A Stranger's Comment Made Me Smile!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
5909 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@howtobeawife:  I was at my butcher, whom I’ve known since I was ten, and the owners wife was handing me my order for the week, she grabbed my hand and oogled it, and oohed and ahhhed over it….its funny how many people have told me they’ve always wanted the emerald cut, but didn’t think they could pull it off…as if you have to have special hands for it or something!? 

Post # 4
1248 posts
Bumble bee

@howtobeawife:  Yesterday, FI and I went to a christmas party & saw some friends we hadnt seen since we got engaged. And one of our friends looked at my ring & said “ITS HUGE!!!” – FI got a big ole smirk on his face lol Everytime i get a compliment on it, he feels like hes getting a pat on the back- which he totally is!!

Post # 5
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@howtobeawife:  yes I’ve received a number of compliments on my ring from strangers, usually when FH is there, so I think they are letting him know he did a nice job 🙂 it is very sweet. 

Post # 6
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Ranch

I worked the front desk of a busy dental office when I first got engaged so I always had people complimenting my ring, especially all the girls from the college around the corner. One of my childhood male friend’s first reaction was: CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT ROCK ON YOUR FINGER.  I wasn’t sure if he meant it as a compliment. It really confused me, but I eventually chose to take it as a positive comment and we will leave it at that lol 

Post # 7
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

I get it too.  I work as an administrator at a physio clinic and one day when FH was in to see his therapist, a patient stopped and commented on how beautiful it was. FH was standing right behind me and the lady had no idea he was the ‘bestower’ of the ring.  His face lit up brigher than the diamond…it was adorable.

Post # 8
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@howtobeawife:  I actually get compliments on my ring several times a week. It just happened yesterday while we were out to breakfast. She complimented my ring and I complimented her adorable baby girl (seriously the kid was want to pinch her cheeks cute).

I saw another comment on another thread stating that this doesn’t really happen in real life and I had to smile because it does happen to me all the time. DH is always so flattered every time and for a while he was keeping count. Silly guy! It is a really great feeling to be complimented and frequently. While I love my ring beyond words it is nice to know that other people appreciate its beauty as well.


Post # 9
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@howtobeawife:  I get a ton of compliments on my ring as well. I was actually in the ER on Saturday and an EMT came in and says “ohhhh let me check out your ring. Wow it’s gorgeous.” He just got engaged and we talked wedding talk for a good 10 minutes lol totally random 🙂

Post # 10
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

@howtobeawife:  yes!  I love when it’s from a stranger!  We were out to eat the other night.. We all know.. The glorious restaurant lighting… And our waitress said.. “I just want to say, I love your ring, your solitaire is so beautiful and classic”.. And then looked at my DH and said, “and big.”. Haha… So he got a compliment too..   He loves that!  

Post # 11
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was handing my credit card over to a drive thru barista at star bucks who was adorably homosexual and he sing-songing-ly yelled out his window “BLESS MY STARS! THAT RING!” and grabbed my hand, instead of my card, and said “That is just about the neatest thing I have ever seen! Congratulations!” I was so tickled. My husband was in the passengers seat and looked awesomely validated.


Post # 12
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Mrs.Metalm:  god I love gay men! You know you have a nice ring when a gay man compliments it. 

A couple of girls at the apple Genius Bar asked to take pictures of mine! I was incredibly flattered! 

Post # 13
1170 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

@howtobeawife:  That’s awesome!  I had almost the same thing happen today at Target.  The cashier complimented my ring, and grabbed my hand…never had that happen before, lol.  It sure does make you feel flattered, huh?  

Post # 14
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

these definitely make my day too. im a waitress so they see my hands a lot, ive had a handful of compliments! none from COMPLETE strangers yet 🙂

Post # 15
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@howtobeawife:  I had this happen last week at work. I travel between a bunch of clinics and I was meeting with someone new. When I held up a notebook to show her something, she grabbed my hand and was like “OMGORGEOUS!” I was super flattered and texted my FI to tell him how well he did.

Post # 16
889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@howtobeawife:  OMG! I was gonna start this very same thread this morning!!! I went to a new Ophthalmologist for an appointment last night after work and there were 5 girls working in the front office and they were oogling my rings and yelling for each other to come over and take a look at my gorgeous rings..I have to say…it made me smile and kind of embarrassed over the attention and gushing. They had those jewelry store lights in there and I looked down at my hands when I was filling out the paperwork and I almost got blinded…It was really nice because I work all day in flourescent lighting which for some reason does nothing for my rings..

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