Yes I picked out my ring, even though BF (didn't ask yet) is a great giver and knows me very well. I am very particular with an engagement ring; the style, and etc. So we went to a few places and finally landed at Jared's, and I found my dream ring but affordable and ended up buying the wedding band that day as well since it matched perfectly. I know he'll surprise me in a "grand" way of his so ths surprise is when he'll ask me.
We started looking together, I went back to the jeweler alone and picked out two different setting I liked. I think it's important to have a say as you should be wearing for the rest of your life. He made the final call on the ring.
However, because I did really chose the e-ring FI wanted to design my wedding band. We went in for our first meeting last Saturday and I have to say he is doing a brilliant job designing the band.
I did not pick out my ring. To make a long story short, my grandmother became suddenly and seriously ill and spent most of her last year in and out of the hospital. My FI met my family at the hospital. Fortunately, that day was a good day, and she was thrilled to meet her "future grandson". We lost my grandmother a few days later.
From the time I was a little girl, my grandmother had always said that she wanted me to have her rings. She had three sons and I'm the oldest granddaughter. Knowing how close I was to her, FI asked if I wanted to use one of them as "the ring", as an heirloom piece. I loved the idea, and Grandma would love it.