We looked together and decided on what we both liked. I did pick out the stone though, because nice ovals are hard to find (many are too boxy, too round, and/or have an obvious bowtie). I looked for weeks!! After that purchase was made, he worked with a jeweler locally to design the setting, and at that point I was out of the picture. I have the ring now and I love it! I'd love to see pics of other people's rings.
I didn't pick it out but my FI knows me very well and knows I love simple. I had told him I think my sister's ring is way too blingy and ridiculous (2 wedding bands around the E ring- why?). He always said he loved the classic solitaire as well so he picked a perfect one.
It was funny, when we went in to get it sized the man said we can have it ready in 20 minutes, why don't you take a look at wedding bands while you wait. So the same man who sold him the ring was helping us and he was trying to show me all these bands encrusted in diamonds and I pointed to the plain gold and said I like that. He looked at FI, laughed, and said well you were right, you said she would chose plain!
Yes, we started looking together this weekend, and I believe he is making the purchase today!!!!
I am VERY picky, and the BF is not a very good personal gift giver, so I knew that not only would it not be my taste, but I made the process 100000% easier for the future DH