So I'll get started by saying that I am not engaged yet (in case that isn't obvious based on where I'm posting). On that note, I will go on to explain that I am not planning my wedding in advance, nor am I trying to rush anything.
My issue has to do with shopping for a ring...with my boyfriend's parents. He plans to buy a ring in the next few months, and he's told me that he'd like them to take me ring shopping. Now, by no means is he dependent upon them normally--he just doesn't know anything about diamonds and still wants it to be surprise, so he wants someone other than me there to help him. I completely understand that, but I feel like shopping for an engagement ring is a personal experience, and I don't really know that I feel comfortable enough with them for that. They're really nice people, but I can be a little shy and their taste is very different than mine, so I'd be nervous about being too quiet to disagree with them on things.
I'd rather at least go with my own parents the first time, and then maybe go with his after I have a better idea, but I worry about bringing it up myself because I don't want it to sound as if I'm rushing him. My parents live far away, but I'm expecting a visit from my mother next month. Would it be terrible to go ring shopping with her and not tell my boyfriend, should I just forget it, or am I making too big a deal about mentioning the idea to him?
**Edited slightly for clarity.