Popping The Question

  • minionstu84

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    Jul 09, 2014 1:03 AM GMT
    I've never been one to be fussed with putting a ring on it but I recently witnessed a friend of mine lose their partner and it made me re-evaluate and think of how I want my future.

    I am going to propose to my partner of 8 years, my soul mate but I have no idea where to start. I kind of have a plan on how I want to do it but I have no idea on whether I should pick rings, should they be matching? Are rings the thing to get or is there something else that I should use to represent our connection?

    While gay marriage is not legal in Australia yet, I want to be ready and show my soul mate how much he means to me.

    Any suggestions?
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    Jul 09, 2014 2:08 AM GMT
    human nature being what it is; some or all of the marriage folk lore will apply in your relationship. So get a ring. Try a 5mm Platinum ring from bluenile.com, fairly standard stuff. blue nile will work with you, has a good customer service setup.

    you will have to have the discussion with your partner if you dont know his ring size. you get his ring, he gets yours is how it might work.

    my partner saw his at an antique store in Chelse nyc. I am rough on jewelry so got a 14c channel ring 14grams yellow gold with yellow diamonds. I got mine on line and it has been repaired once already.

    get a ring or not but best of luck.
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    Jul 09, 2014 3:19 AM GMT
    If you're lucky he already wears rings so you can get his size that way.
    However, it was finding my mans size at a jewelry counter that got the conversation going on who should do what--who knew I was so conservative?
    Ours are matching Titanium--not a good choice if you have to have it resized.
  • minionstu84

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    Jul 09, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    thanks so much for the feedback. I never imagined wanting to get married but hearing others talk about it and wanting to take things to the next level with the one I feel I need and want too.

    I am leaning towards the rings and sticking with tradition. Just still unsure on matching rings or 2 different with something engraved. Ideally I'd want to keep it all a surprise so I guess I could just use a "dummy" ring so to speak to propose and then go pick rings we both like and get it fitted correctly.

    I'm so nervous about it!