I picked out my ring too - I'm pretty picky so I knew I wanted to be part of it and my fiance was more than willing to let me do the work. We went to the jewelry store, he sat in a chair with his iPhone while I shopped. I tried on a lot of different style trying to keep an open mind but ultimately ended up with what I always thought I would get - a princess cut solitaire in a modern classic band. I LOVE my ring. I don't wear a lot of jewelry so I really didn't know much beyond that. I assumed around a carat but ended up with 1.25 which seems to fit perfectly in the setting. We also got a high quality stone. When I heard the price I kept telling my fiance that he can get a lesser diamond - I was OK with that, but he just went with it. Every once in awhile he asks "did I get you a big enough ring?"
As much as I love my ring, I'm realizing its a little struggle to get a band to match. I don't want a lot of bling on the band but I don't want a plain one either. Most of the bands with a few diamonds are round and of course I don't want that to clash with the square e-ring. I need to look some more this weekend but will probably end up going with the one to match the e-ring which is more than I wanted to spend, but I'd hate to settle on something that doesn't look right that I will be wearing every day for the rest of my life.