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2007/06/19 10:14:13 (permalink)
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Getting Engaged

Thinking about asking her this Sept in Rome

Would i need to order a ring or if i picked one could they make it the size i need???

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 10:20:39 (permalink)
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    Just thinking of doing this soon too mate.

    What I did was have a good look online at different types of ring, try to find out what style of ring she likes, Gold? White gold? Platinum?
    Then what type of stone? single diamonds are very popular these days and the square "princess" cut is the most popular right now.
    She may have a certain idea in her head of what type of ring she wants so try to get as close to this as possible but its also important to pick one you like too, no use spending a bag of sand on a ring that makes you think of your granny if you pick a traditional style or a footballers wife wag if you get a blinged up one.

    The Beaverbrookes website has many types to look at but are very expensive.

    The best thing to do is go to your local jeweler and ask, if they are any good then they will walk you through the whole thing.

    Does this help?
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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 10:24:20 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: SatansJester

    Just thinking of doing this soon too mate.

    What I did was have a good look online at different types of ring, try to find out what style of ring she likes, Gold? White gold? Platinum?
    Then what type of stone? single diamonds are very popular these days and the square "princess" cut is the most popular right now.
    She may have a certain idea in her head of what type of ring she wants so try to get as close to this as possible but its also important to pick one you like too, no use spending a bag of sand on a ring that makes you think of your granny if you pick a traditional style or a footballers wife wag if you get a blinged up one.

    The Beaverbrookes website has many types to look at but are very expensive.

    The best thing to do is go to your local jeweler and ask, if they are any good then they will walk you through the whole thing.

    Does this help?
    SJ

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    Its just getting to know what type she likes without giving the game away. I could ask her sisters to maybe try finding out but maybe they would mess up too.

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 10:33:35 (permalink)
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    I know what you mean, luckily my girlfriend and I started a joke about getting married and whilst we joked about it both realised it was what we wanted and through that I managed to find out what type of ring she likes, it may have taken a little of the mystery out of it but I would rather have this than get the wrong ring, she still doesnt know when I am asking her and it is really winding her up, lol.

    To answer your question, is there any of her mates or like you say sisters who have got married? if so go talk to them, your girl would have talked endlessly about ring types when the friend showed her ring off to your girl and this friend will be able to point you in the right direction.

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 10:47:09 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: SatansJester

    I know what you mean, luckily my girlfriend and I started a joke about getting married and whilst we joked about it both realised it was what we wanted and through that I managed to find out what type of ring she likes, it may have taken a little of the mystery out of it but I would rather have this than get the wrong ring, she still doesnt know when I am asking her and it is really winding her up, lol.

    To answer your question, is there any of her mates or like you say sisters who have got married? if so go talk to them, your girl would have talked endlessly about ring types when the friend showed her ring off to your girl and this friend will be able to point you in the right direction.

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    Hmmm could be worth a try. However they all wind her up by saying im taking her to Rome to ask her! Even her workmates are at it. And i havent even mentioned it to anyone yet

    I guess i will need to get her drunk in order to find out.

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 10:55:40 (permalink)
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    Hmmm, i would be tempted to avoid the get her drunk thing.

    Think about it, all her mates are winding her up that your gonna ask her, if she is still going with you then she obviously is hoping you will ask her and is happy and more importantly very excited at the prospect of you asking her.

    At the moment no matter how much her mates wind her up the only person who knows for sure is you, if you start asking her about rings she will definately know, if you go to her mates and get the info from them then even if they say "Paul was asking about rings" then so what? they have already wound her up about it and you can just deny it, she still wont know for sure that your gonna ask her, they only way she will know for sure is if you speak to her directly.

    Dont see a massive problem if she does find out either TBH, if you ask her outright you can get the perfect ring and she will look forward to sept like nothing before in her life, it will still be pretty special.

    What do you think?

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 12:35:11 (permalink)
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    you can amke it seem like a spur of the moment thing so you do not need a ring

    i got engaged on spur of the moment. so did not have a ring. still went down well.

    just say this is perfect yarda yarda marry me.
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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:03:00 (permalink)
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    I know someon who got engaged but never had the ring, they bought it after, but get this he paid £70 for it..! People like him sicken me.
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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:10:26 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: SatansJester

    Hmmm, i would be tempted to avoid the get her drunk thing.

    Think about it, all her mates are winding her up that your gonna ask her, if she is still going with you then she obviously is hoping you will ask her and is happy and more importantly very excited at the prospect of you asking her.

    At the moment no matter how much her mates wind her up the only person who knows for sure is you, if you start asking her about rings she will definately know, if you go to her mates and get the info from them then even if they say "Paul was asking about rings" then so what? they have already wound her up about it and you can just deny it, she still wont know for sure that your gonna ask her, they only way she will know for sure is if you speak to her directly.

    Dont see a massive problem if she does find out either TBH, if you ask her outright you can get the perfect ring and she will look forward to sept like nothing before in her life, it will still be pretty special.

    What do you think?



    I get your point mate. Ive been dropping some hints months back and she did tell me once but it was on a night out and i forgot the next morning

    I also asked her if she would want a ring when i actually asked her and she said probably not as she would want to pick one. I told her i was against this as it would ruin the suprise!

    Seems my only option is probably to ask her wee sister (aged 14) to drop a few hints...maybe be looking on the internet one day at rings then call her in and ask her what kind of one she would like to have in the future.

    Damn the more i think about this the harder it seems

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:11:22 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: edinburgheire

    I know someon who got engaged but never had the ring, they bought it after, but get this he paid £70 for it..! People like him sicken me.



    £70! I suppose you pay what you can afford but 70 quid seems to be taking the mickey

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:13:46 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: edinburgheire

    I know someon who got engaged but never had the ring, they bought it after, but get this he paid £70 for it..! People like him sicken me.


    Some people just don't give a toss about expensive trinkets.
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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:15:40 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: pauld


    ORIGINAL: edinburgheire

    I know someon who got engaged but never had the ring, they bought it after, but get this he paid £70 for it..! People like him sicken me.



    £70! I suppose you pay what you can afford but 70 quid seems to be taking the mickey


    Lol your right Paul people pay what they can afford, tradition suggests the ring should cost one months salary but £70 is taking the p*ss.


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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:22:39 (permalink)
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    After reading your reply Paul I would be tempted to propose in Rome and then get the ring after when you get back, or even at a jewellers over there.

    I asked my girl if she would want to help pick the ring and she said no and that "you could propose with a coca-cola ring pull for a ring and I wouldnt care" and that it would mean a hell of a lot more to her if she knew that I had taken the time to pick the ring that she was going to wear for the rest of her life, this is the crucial point that if she had said she wanted involvement then I would have proposed and then gone out ring shopping with her after, if your girl has suggested that she wants to pick it then I very strongly suggest that you let her.

    I know you feel as though it will take away from the moment but its better that than proposing to her without the perfect ring.

    I asked some couples if I should get my girl involved with the ring choice and it was a 50/50 split between definately and not at all, but they were very sure in both situations which tells me that if your girl has said she wants to pick it then I would let her.

    What do you think fella?

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:40:45 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: SatansJester

    After reading your reply Paul I would be tempted to propose in Rome and then get the ring after when you get back, or even at a jewellers over there.

    I asked my girl if she would want to help pick the ring and she said no and that "you could propose with a coca-cola ring pull for a ring and I wouldnt care" and that it would mean a hell of a lot more to her if she knew that I had taken the time to pick the ring that she was going to wear for the rest of her life, this is the crucial point that if she had said she wanted involvement then I would have proposed and then gone out ring shopping with her after, if your girl has suggested that she wants to pick it then I very strongly suggest that you let her.

    I know you feel as though it will take away from the moment but its better that than proposing to her without the perfect ring.

    I asked some couples if I should get my girl involved with the ring choice and it was a 50/50 split between definately and not at all, but they were very sure in both situations which tells me that if your girl has said she wants to pick it then I would let her.

    What do you think fella?




    Yeah i think maybe your right. Im hopeless at buying her jewellry anyway and digging too deep to find out what she likes could mess up the suprise. I'll more than likely ask her in Rome and then once we come back from holidays she can choose what she wants


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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:47:54 (permalink)
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    I honestly feel this is the right thing to do, but to be sure ask around a bit to get a few other peoples input, especially ask some couples that have already done it, and tell them what you have said here and you will be able to make your mind up as to the best course of action.

    Focus on the suprise part of it instead of the ring, if she suspects right now that you may propose then are you able to put her off the scent at all? maybe suggest casually that marriage isnt what its cracked up to be and get her doubting that your gonna ask her, depends on your relationship though tbh, you dont want her thinking that you dont love her, just a thought.

    Rome is a major Capital city mate, you could always shop for a ring over there after your proposal, this may make it even more special for her...

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:52:02 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: SatansJester

    I honestly feel this is the right thing to do, but to be sure ask around a bit to get a few other peoples input, especially ask some couples that have already done it, and tell them what you have said here and you will be able to make your mind up as to the best course of action.

    Focus on the suprise part of it instead of the ring, if she suspects right now that you may propose then are you able to put her off the scent at all? maybe suggest casually that marriage isnt what its cracked up to be and get her doubting that your gonna ask her, depends on your relationship though tbh, you dont want her thinking that you dont love her, just a thought.
    Rome is a major Capital city mate, you could always shop for a ring over there after your proposal, this may make it even more special for her...


    LOL...she would probably run a mile mate

    I'll think about this one over the next few weeks. However hetting the ring when we come back is probably the best option.

    Thanks for the advice mate.

    Hope everything goes well for you and she says Yes.

    Good luck

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:53:16 (permalink)
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    lads what are you saying ...........think about it lol

    fair play good on you
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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 13:58:07 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: predator1984uk

    lads what are you saying ...........think about it lol

    fair play good on you


    Lol, didnt expect any other response from the Pred-man, ha, ha, nutter,

    Yeah good luck to you too Paul, reckon I know the answer to mine though, she has already said that if I leave it too long to ask her then she is gonna ask me!

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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 14:01:38 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: SatansJester


    ORIGINAL: predator1984uk

    lads what are you saying ...........think about it lol

    fair play good on you


    Lol, didnt expect any other response from the Pred-man, ha, ha, nutter,

    Yeah good luck to you too Paul, reckon I know the answer to mine though, she has already said that if I leave it too long to ask her then she is gonna ask me!


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    RE: Getting Engaged 2007/06/19 14:02:25 (permalink)
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    Most jewellers will let you exchange it. They'll also re-size it at a later date to.

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