Pippa Middleton, sister of some woman named Kate, is apparently shopping for rings -- her own engagement ring, to be exact. Pips was recently spotted window shopping at Cartier in Switzerland with her boyfriend of a little over two months, Nico Jackson, and while they didn't buy anything, Pippa reportedly "let Nico in on the kinds of rings she likes."
Picking out your own engagement ring, huh, Pippa? While I'm not totally against it, there's a mighty fine line to be walked with that one.
I personally am not one of those people who's like, "Ohmahgah, no!!! You can't pick out your own ring!!! That's, like, so obnox!!!" But in a way, I get where people with this mentality are coming from. Having a sketch of the exact ring you want, complete with carat size and whatever else goes into engagement ring making, is a little much.
But on the other hand, if you and your lovah are serious (which, not sure how serious one could be after two months), I certainly don't see the harm in discussing the general types of rings you're into. I mean, you're going to be wearing it (hopefully) for the rest of your life. You want to like it. Here's the thing, though: A big part of marriage is relinquishing control. Giving up some of the power. Splitting things 50/50. If you have a certain ring in mind that you luuurve, why not just give a general idea instead of an email with a link? Be part of the process, not the entire process itself.
And besides, isn't part of the fun of getting engaged being surprised? Just sayin', Pippa.
Did you pick out your own engagement ring?
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