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Ring Shopping: Modern or Traditional?

Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Parties and Events 177

Who picked out your engagement ring? Were you involved in the shopping process, or was it a complete surprise? Traditionally the bride had no input on her new rock, but nowadays 20% of couples pick out the engagement ring together! Did you take the modern or traditional approach to ring...

Who picked out your engagement ring? Were you involved in the shopping process, or was it a complete surprise? Smiley diamond

Traditionally the bride had no input on her new rock, but nowadays 20% of couples pick out the engagement ring together! Did you take the modern or traditional approach to ring shopping?


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  • Erin
    Dedicated October 2019
    Erin
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    My FH picked it out himself. We never talked about rings, styles, etc and I wanted to see what he would pick. Our friend is a jeweler and he FaceTimed my sister when picking it out, so he was in good hands 馃槉

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  • Jennifer
    Super September 2020
    Jennifer
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    I picked out my band. He picked out the stone.
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  • Sin茅ad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sin茅ad
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    WOW Erin! Such a beautiful ring!! Were you expecting a proposal or was it a total surprise? 馃槏

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  • Erin
    Dedicated October 2019
    Erin
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    It was a surprise. I knew he would propose in the next 6-8 months, but he woke up one day and decided that was the day and picked out the ring, planned a surprise night out with our friends, and asked my parents. It was the best night and so much fun!!
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  • Sin茅ad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sin茅ad
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    Oh this is so sweet!! He couldn't wait any longer!!!馃槏

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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal
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    We wanted simple, coordinated rings so we bought all three (my engagement, both wedding) from the same seller on Etsy. Titanium with blue/green stones. We picked them out together.

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  • Valentina
    Devoted September 2019
    Valentina
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    Modern I picked the stone and he picked the ring but in the end I had finally say馃槀
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  • Stephanie
    Savvy September 2020
    Stephanie
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    Modern! Smiley ring

    He had it custom-made!

    He told me I wasn't getting a diamond. I said, "Good! Get me a sapphire, ruby, Opal, etc." Smiley laugh

    I recieved a fully custom ring with a blue sapphire! Smiley kiss

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  • Erin
    VIP December 2020
    Erin
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    I'm picking my own engagement ring, but it'll likely be a long time before I get it, our budget is really tight at the moment.

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  • K
    Savvy October 2019
    Karen
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    He did picked out the ring.
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  • Chelsie
    Devoted May 2020
    Chelsie
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    My ring was left to me from my grandmother that past away.

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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica
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    More traditional. I had shown FH rings I liked but he chose the ring himself.

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  • Ashley
    Super November 2020
    Ashley
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    Modern. We picked it out together but he customized it.

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  • Anna
    VIP October 2020
    Anna
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    Modern. I mean I to start with was just pushing my best friend to give him some hints, but he ended up having me pick the exact ring I wanted.


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  • S
    Dedicated September 2021
    Sarah
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    We picked out, designed, and discussed all of our rings together. My engagement and wedding ring, and his wedding band. Smiley smile

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  • Emely
    Savvy August 2022
    Emely
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    My FH and I had conversations about rings. He showed me ones he liked and honestly I hated the styles - they weren't me and were a bit too funky/untraditional. I think if we women, etc are going to wear them for our whole lives, we should get a say in the details. Also modern couples are going for nontraditional stones and styles to cut costs for affordability reasons. It wouldn't make sense financially if we purchased my dream ring at $8k. We did research together for months. Ultimately - he proposed on NYE without a ring, but we were already talking about one for weeks. I figured out 3 options for rings I liked, then he and I decided on one together a week later. No regrets in being a part of the process. Every big decision made should be as a couple.
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  • Sweetness
    Devoted March 2023
    Sweetness
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    It will be modern and traditional. He wants my input on my ring, but he trusted me to choose his on my own.
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