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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I love the tradition as well. I told alex only I wanted a ring as unique and special as him. and that the ring had to speak to me. not an easy job eh? so, well, when he was ready ,e told me: can you help me chose the ring? what if the ring i chose speaks to me and to you it has nothing to say? giggle. we chose it together then

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:17 am
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Before we were even talking about getting engaged, my sister dragged me into Tiffany's...lol. DH didn't even go in with us! lol. Right away I fell in love with a ring ($13,000....umm no) so I showed him a picture of it, and he remembered that and bought me a much more reasonable and still incredible ring! Before we were even photo 3424492-1 Both of our rings e-ring/bands are from ShaneCo!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:59 am
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We picked my e-ring together, we always do everything togther.


 

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 9:50 am
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DH & I picked out 5 I told him to pick the one he loved. He did NOT disappoint!
Posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:40 am
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DH picked my Engagement ring out all by himself - he knew that I don't wanted a huge one becaue I'm not kind of girl who wears a lot of jewelery. He did a great job on my ring.


But we picked out our wedding bands together because we wanted matching ones, except my ring should had some diamonds :) (I'm a girl , sorry *lol*)


Here they are :)


DH picked my Engagement photo 3424651-1 The day he proposed


DH picked my Engagement photo 3424651-2 on our wedding day


DH picked my Engagement photo 3424651-3 close shot of them

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm
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Awww Jan! You are getting a new ring? Your guy loves you and by the way, the one you have is beautiful!


@Nicole - I love your story! How sweet and funny!


@Elise - Your band and e-ring are just gorgeous!!!! Love it!


@Yasmin - Awww!!! I love it!!!


@senioritas - So happy he picked your heart's desire out of the five!


@GermanBride - I felt the same way. I am not a flashy gal and I have small hands, so I appreciate your husband's sentiment! The pictures are just gorgeous!!!!

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 12:35 am
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DH knew exactly what I wanted but he let me choose the stone and style of the band just incase he got it wrong!

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 12:39 am
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Awwww! How sweet adamsapple!

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 1:08 am
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We went ring shopping together.  He wanted me to get exactly what I wanted.  Although, it's nothing what I thought I wanted (I just knew I always wanted a pear-shaped stone and I ended up picking out a round.  LOL.), I love my ring.  Jim also told me I could upgrade my large stone, but I'm afraid if I do, it will take away from what I love most about the ring (the curves around the large diamond).  We also ordered the wedding band at the same time because of the curve on the ring, we wanted it to fit against it perfectly.We went ring shopping photo 3424812-1

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 4:28 am
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Oh my your ring is just lovely hibiscusgirl! I love it!

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 6:03 am
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DH picked my e ring (and he was extremely picky too!) and I picked my wedding bands with his approval before they were purchased. We went looking together so he could get an idea of what I didn't like but it was ultimately his choice and I love my ring. He did really good!


DH picked my e photo 3424979-1DH picked my e photo 3424979-2DH picked my e photo 3424979-3

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:51 am
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I already knew I wanted a solitaire so I just had to show hubby a few websites that he could research and of course showed him what I liked. We ended up going to a diamond store and looked at stones and we sort of picked out the stone together w/a plain band for the stone (6 prong), but he picked out the matching bands.The actual ring below, she is a beauty, he is so proud to see me wear it.


I already knew I photo 3425103-1

Posted on November 10, 2012 at 3:21 am
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I picked out my ring with DH! He proposed to me without a ring, and afterward we went to every jewelry store in Oregon and many in Washington together and I finally found one I loved at ShaneCo. 


We put it on layaway as soon as I found it and it took FOREVER to pay for it. Since neither of us made enough money for anything but food and rent and gas (barely that), any time we had an extra $20 we would run to ShaneCo and pay toward the ring. 


Several of my family members donated old gold jewelry to us so we could sell the gold and put the money towards my ring. So my ring is a product of a years worth of hard work on mine and Alex's part, my dads old wedding ring, several of my mom's and grandmothers rings, and my step dads old wedding ring. Even though we could upgrade it to something "bigger" or "better" for an anniversary or something, this ring could not be more special to me. 


It was the most exciting thing ever when I finally had it on my finger. 


I don't have the pro pics back of my ring yet, and my DIY shots do not do it ANY justice. The diamonds are so flawless and bright and sparkly. But this will give you an idea of it.


I picked out my photo 3425135-1I picked out my photo 3425135-2

Posted on November 10, 2012 at 5:55 am
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@Ashley- Your rings are just gorgeous and I love the pictures!


@Gerri - No wonder he is proud to see you wear it! I love it!


@Chelsi - I love the story behind the ring! That is something to share as a tradition and your ring is just beautiful!

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 7:25 am
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He picked out my e-ring, together we picked out my wedding band.  Pics are in my bio.

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm
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Aww Susan that is awesome!!!

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 2:59 am
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I helped pick out my E-ring. DH convinced me one day to go look at rings, even though "it won't be happening anytime soon". Then the next day he surprised me with the ring that out of the three I said I liked was my favorite. so it was a little bit of a surprise, but I still got some input in!

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:05 am
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Awww Alycia! What a lovely story!

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 4:12 am
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I picked out multiple rings that I liked and than he suprised me

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 5:11 am
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I'm untraditional in the sense that I don't follow vague and outdated rules for living. I'm also rather concious about the environment and my conspicuous consumption so I did not want a ring at all.


FI was determined to get me something so we agreed on a price point and that it had to be an antique ring (not canadian or whatever because that still requires tons of earth to be blown up and polluted). I gave him a few examples of what I like and, yes, when I saw this ring I lit up and stared at it a few other times online.


I didn't think he'd actually buy me one because I wasn't thrilled about the idea and months had passed since he asked me to marry him and we booked a venue... but he surprised me!


 


I m untraditional in photo 3425840-1I m untraditional in photo 3425840-2

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 6:07 am
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