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  1. Hilary Tan says

    I picked my own ring with some guidance from my husband. We used bluenile.com which worked for us (he was brave to order it online!). Personally, I do not wear my rings including my wedding ring since I can’t wear it at the hospital anyways. My husband doesn’t wear his wedding ring either because a) it’s too big and he can’t be bothered to get it resized and b) he can’t wear it for work.

  2. Toma Ruh says

    Engagement rings are beaaautiful and I love seeing those aesthetic pictures on pinterest with beautiful manicures crowned with a diamond ring. 👸 However, I’m so not an engagement ring gal. Those that are the most beautiful are so bling bling that it’d barely fit any outfit that I enjoy wearing. Also, I understand that buying an expensive ring is showing love to one’s partner. However, it’d rather get a different, more useful gift which would also show commitment and love. My partner spending a huge amount amount of money for something I just wear (and can also easily lose) is not something I’d personally appreciate. But I think everyone has their own taste and opinion, and if engagement ring is important for some people, I don’t see anything wrong with being ready to spend a lot of money for it or nudging one’s partner in the right direction when it comes to ring’s design.

    I’m more into wedding rings. It’s something both partners choose and both wear. Even with those sky is the limit how expensive and original you want to go.

    • Shelly DS says

      Oh wow that’s very interesting and thoughtful of you. You’re right, the ring is really something small for such a big price~ you have such a mature view on this!

  3. C a t a r i n a 🌺 ☕ says

    Hi Sheila how are you doing? 😊 I completely understand where you are coming from and also agree the fact that it should stay a surprise. It has to be and feel genuine. A man should indeed know his girlfriend or partner before buying a ring because then you’ll see if he truly knows you, what you like and what not. I love this post very interesting and on point!

    Xo 🧡 Cata

  4. Delicate and brutal says

    I just love reading about the love story between you and your husband 😍 The open honest communication, romantic gestures, and obvious respect between the two of you is what marriage is all about! 😊❤ As far as engagement rings go, I think it’s a great idea to have an open discussion about them. Sharing ideas on styles, preference, and budget are all helpful and important. This way there’s still room for a loving surprise gift without either party feeling disappointed.

    • Shelly DS says

      Awww thanks Amy! I guess there’s no right or wrong so I’m glad you shared your honest views. I loved being surprised with the ring and to this day I remember the moment it happened, but I value that over the actual ring lol sharing styles and such is a good idea, but maybe keep the proposal a surprise and give her a candy ring in the meantime? Lol

      • Delicate and brutal says

        You’re welcome Shelly! I agree the moment of proposal is more important than the material ring itself. You can’t ever go wrong with a candy ring! Especially if it’s chocolate 😍

  5. kat says

    I actually told my husband I didn’t want an engagement ring because I hate jewelry, but that if he really wanted to get me a ring it had to be small because I run into everything and would hate to have the stone break off. Over a decade later, I’m used to it and actually kind of like it. He really wanted to get me one, so I think of it as wearing a piece of his heart everywhere I go.

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for reading, Kat! That’s such a beautiful description… a piece of his heart. It’s great you let him get it for you, I’m sure it made him feel proud!

  6. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    Your ring is beautiful. I’m a romantic so I lean towards surprising her with the ring. My husband is not one to buy jewellery but he picked out my ring and I love it.

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks Michelle! I absolutely love this thing! I remember being a demon when I sent it in to be resized just days before my engagement party and nearly killed the store managers for not having it ready the day before my flight 😅 Your husband seems to get a lot of things right~ including you😉

  7. Lady B says

    I honestly can see both sides. I am big on surprises, so I absolutely love the idea of my man going to select a ring and giving it to me without notice. However, I also have a certain style and I would love to have some type of say in what I get. I wouldn’t want to actually select the exact ring, but similar to what you did, I would like us to have looked at several options where he knows he can’t go wrong if he chooses something that is similar. Now, my husband proposed at 17yo with a $500 ring that he had saved up for. At 20yo, for our one year anniversary, he upgraded me to a $1000 ring, woohoo!!! It was okay back then, but it’s not a style I would prefer today. I’m still wearing that ring, 18 years later. However, I’m looking forward to upgrading someday, when our budget allows. At that point, I will definitely be a part of the selection process. 🤗

    • Shelly DS says

      It sounds like your man is really about giving you the best he can – that’s really beautiful! Things definitely go out of style so I can imagine why you want to upgrade the ring, but I suppose having been together for so long it is no longer about popping the question, rather giving you a nicer ring. In that case I definitely thing you should literally grab the card and go swipe for the ring you want 😅

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