I pretty much caught Boyfriend looking at rings on his iPhone a few months ago.
He was showing me some random photos he had taken, and as I scrolled back, I found a few diamond rings. “That’s pretty…” I mumbled, vaguely.
“I was… looking for jewelry for my grandma. For Christmas.” A quick, if somewhat inept recovery.
“Ah, ok… Diamond rings?”
“I wanna help. Let’s look.”
And that is the story of how I tricked Boyfriend into finding out what kind of engagement ring I would want. Naturally he prefers something with a more modern look. I prefer antique. We found some compromises. I’m leaning toward hexagonal settings.
He doesn’t want to get engaged until we’ve lived together, and know for a fact that we can stand that kind of lifestyle. It’s a good idea, but I don’t see that happening anytime in the next year or so. So I made him promise to stay with me forever. Now, when he’s being cute, I look and him and say, “No take-backs,” to remind him of his promise. He always smiles, laughs, and agrees, yes, no take-backs.