- Mar 12, 2009
My husband proposed with just the diamond....a beautiful asscher, which was what I wanted....then I got to have fun trying on different ring styles and get a feel for what I really wanted. Women are sentimental creatures but we''re also pretty fussy over our jewelry so if you''re unsure of what she really wants, I think it''s a great idea to just focus on the stone and then have fun together picking out the setting.Date: 4/8/2009 3:38:12 PM
Wow, thanks for the great responses. It''s great to have the opinions of so many people who wear gloves frequently and you all have given me a lot to think about. Currently she doesn''t know what field she is going to go into (i.e. she likes most of them still), so it''s difficult to say that she will or won''t be doing surgery, for example.
I think I''m going to try to better figure out what type of style she wants. I would prefer to pick out the ring and keep it a surprise as much as possible, but not at the cost that she won''t get what she wants. I''m actually toying with an idea I heard of somewhere of picking out the diamond, getting an acceptable looking temporary setting to propose with, and then letting her go shopping for the setting with me (perhaps to a jeweler where I''ve already chosen a set of rings for her to chose from -- in our budget and with styles she obviously wouldn''t want taken out). Whether I do this or not will depend on how confident I am that she will like the setting I end up with.
Regardless of what I do, I promise to post a picture when it''s all done