Did you pick out your E-Ring with FI/DH or did he choose?

I was looking at my beautiful e-ring during my staff meeting yesterday marveling at it's beauty and this topic popped in my head. It seems to be the new era where the women are picking out their own rings & I was wondering how many brides stuck with tradition of being surprised or helped choose their ring.


Me and DH went to Florida for my birthday two years ago. We stopped in a jewelry store and the jeweler was astounded that I had no interest in looking at rings and told my DH maybe I didn't want to get married. I teared up and explained that I am traditional in this way and wanted him to choose my ring. The jeweler apologized and said it was refreshing to meet a lady who wanted her future beau to choose the ring. The only input I gave is I wanted a solid stone with a thin band. DH picked out my e-ring and wedding bed all on his own. I love him so much that if he had proposed with a twig fashioned in a ring I would have said yes!


So ladies, did you pick out your own ring or did DH/FI?


 


 

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:19 am
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DH picked out my egagement ring and my wedding band. His sister went with him to the jewelry store, her friend worked their so it made it alot more easier to him. They picked out rings that I would like the best and put them all in front of DH. He looked through them all and picked one he liked the most. He asked his sister and she said, "She will love it, great choice!"


 


YAAAAAAAAAAY,<3 I love my ring!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:23 am
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my exhusband picked out my ring.  It was def a nice peice but it wasnt anything that i liked.  And I never had kahunas to tell him, for fear of hurting his feelings. 


Oh well, signs in the stars I guess!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:27 am
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FI chose mine and I love it. I'm struggling now though because I will have to get a wedding band that will fit it and I don't like the style of them.
I am looking into getting my e-ring straightened so that I can have a straight wedding band with it
Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:48 am
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Technically i picked it but he brought me to the jeweler and had alsready chosen the same one. great minds think alike. I was really happy that we were on the same page about it :)


 

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:50 am
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Awww Jules! That is so wonderful to hear!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:50 am
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Hey Canookic! Did you try on any bands with it? My E ring is not straight either and when we went and looked at bands, al lot of the jewelers said I would probably have to have one custom made. DH got me a small band with baguettes and I love it with my ring!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:52 am
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Sorry you did not like your ring Rebecca!


Aww Lorna that is so precious!!! I love hearing that!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:54 am
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We were shopping one day and he brought me to the jeweler, and asked which styles I liked.  I showed him what I liked so I guess you would say that we both chose it.  : )

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:54 am
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drew and i went ring shopping bc i wanted to make sure he would pick out the right one, well i tried on half a dozen rings of the style i thought i liked and hated them all on my hand (ok, not haaated... but they werent as beautiful on me as i thought they would be) so drew suggested this one ring, i tried it on and didnt want to take it off!! it THE ONE. opposite style i had ever imagined but it looked so good on me. it was double our/his budget, so we looked at simpler rings and i picked one out that "would do". 6 months later, he proposed to me with the one that i picked out, and a month after that he surpirsed me with "the one" that he origionally picked out! i couldnt be happier!! 


drew and i went photo 3424299-1proposal ring


drew and i went photo 3424299-2actual ring(s)

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:56 am
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DH picked mine out all by himself! It wasn't at all what I had thought I wanted, but he did SO well!! I am in love!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 2:13 am
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How sweet Becca!


Kelly, okay I am so loving your engagement ring story and thanks for the pictures! Your set is gorgeous!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 2:14 am
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MissJess I know exactly what you mean! My stone of choice has always been a pear shaped diamond. To my delight, hubby picked me out a marquise and I am in love as well!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 2:16 am
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I did try a couple of bands but my e-ring just wobbles around and I know it will drive me crazy.

I can't post a piccie right now, but you can kind of see my ring in the Halloween nail thread http://www.projectwedding.com/post/list/challenge-paint-your-nails-halloweenish?page=3
Posted on November 8, 2012 at 3:20 am
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Okay, I see what you mean. At first my wedding band was going to be that same shape. I love the shape of your e-ring! I love all things unique. Lol. Can you get something custom made?

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 3:50 am
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My DH picked it and he did better than what I expected :) it was a big surprise!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:10 am
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I picked it out FI bought it :)

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:15 am
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I could get something like this http://www.brilliantearth.com/Oceana-Wedding-Ring-Platinum-BE23004/
but I really wanted a straight band. I have time to think about it though.....
Posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:39 am
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When we got engaged, I searched and searched for rings that I liked. I really didn't like anything. And then I found these gorgeous butterfly rings. I printed the pictures and told FI what stones I wanted where and he had it made for me. I absolutely love my E-ring!


When we got engaged photo 3424377-1

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:52 am
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Montse that is wonderful! What a great surprise and your ring is gorgeous!


Lol @Elle. You got what you wanted!


Canookic that ring is gorgeous! Have you tried on a band like that to see how you like it with your e-ring? You may be surprised that you may just fall in love with it!


Awww Silverstar what a beautiful story and sentiment! Your ring is unique, gorgeous and fits you! My sister loves butterflies and she would die for this ring!


 

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 5:10 am
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We went to the jewelry store he buys all his jewelry from and he asked me what did I  like.Of course I picked the most expensive one in the showcase. But when I came back to reality I picked this one. But I should be getting another one soon.We went to the photo 3424467-1

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:05 am
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