Post # 1
I love my ring and happy I was engaged but really haven’t had many people ask to see my ring…nor do I ask to look at theirs. Really isn’t that important. Whats important is that you’re engaged and meaning behind it….not how the ring looks nor how many CT’s. Maybe it’s different for everyone….does it really matter how ring looks? or how CT’s? Do you judge? Be honest. I just don’t get it when ring pictures are posted and specifics are mentioned. Someone help me understand. Thanks.
Post # 3
I just like to look at pretty rings. I couldnt care less what other peoples rings cost.. not my money that was spent.
Post # 4
It’d be cool if you made this a poll. I’m interested to see how it turns out.
Personally, I’m in the same boat as pinkshoes. If it looks nice, cool. I don’t care about the cost. If someone has a beautiful ring that didn’t cost much at all, major kudos to them.
Post # 5
I just like to look at rings, it’s not that deep I just like shiny things 🙂
Post # 6
Honestly, I can’t guess how much a ring cost by looking at it on someone’s hand (unless it’s a very recognisable ring, like one of DH’s exes had with her new man).
Post # 7
@SamanthaLovesJames: I’m not sure I understand what you’re asking. I think what’s most important is the symbolism, and I always want to see the ring so I can ooh and ahh over it. It would never occur to me to ask what someone’s engagement ring cost.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I’m hopeless at valuing jewelery, so price doesn’t mean much to me. But I still ADORE looking at other people’s rings. Something about sparkly objects…
Post # 9
I love looking at rings. It’s just fun to see all the different styles that are out there.
Post # 11
I like to look at them. I size up whether its large or small, but not in a “oh its small so he must not love her” or “oh its big he must be rich” or “oh its small so they must be poor” ect. way. Its just something thats hard for me to not notice.
I do pay attention to the style of the setting/shape of stone because I think its an interesting reflection of their/their FI’s taste.
Post # 12
I’ll be honest. DH and I look at people’s rings and “judge” but we just it from a quality standard (e.g. the diamond has a great cut and clarity) and not like “Wow, is that a gumball ring?” After shopping for diamonds for my ring, we’ve really developed a real interest in diamonds and the 4Cs. Usually, our conversation afterwards follow the line of “Do you think that was an H? No, it looked more like a F or G” type thing.
It’s more amusing to us when people look at my ring and judge (based on their comments). It’s a little over a carat, which is pretty common around here, but the quality of the stone is very impressive and the cut is on the rarer side. People who do know something about diamonds are usually quite impressed when they see it but people who only judge based on size (especially because the setting is fairly dainty) are always like, “Oh okay. It’s ‘cute’.”
Post # 13
Let me revise….meant how many CT’s, not how much it cost. Does it really matter? No one really asked me and I don’t ask others.
I just added poll.
Post # 14
I’ve never judged a ring by carats, color, stone, etc.
I have caught myself thinking things like “this person must be very individualistic” when I see something truly unique, but not in a derogatory way at all. More like I find it interesting and fun to see how far off the beaten path some ladies travel.
Post # 15
@SamanthaLovesJames: It doesn’t “matter” plus who cares what I think anyway. But I do love to look at rings and see the different styles, gems, sizes etc.
I do often wonder what made them choose a certain ring.
But mostly it’s just fun never from a malicious standpoint.
Post # 16
I enjoy seeing lots of different rings, and sometimes I think “oh that’s pretty” or “meh, that’s not my style,” but I’m not one to judge based on number of carats or anything like that, just based on my personal preference. And I think the main reason why specs are posted is for those who are interested in rings and also for those who are shopping.