Post # 1
While I really, really love my engament ring (and my wonderful FI more than anything) I don’t like to show off my ring IRL. Something about it feels inapproriate to me. I will tell people I’m engaged, or maybe they will ask if they see the ring, but I never show it to anyone unless they specifically ask to see it. I just feel rude doing so. I also pull my hand away after about .02 seconds. Probably because its so *ahem* not “small” and or “normal” looking. But, thankfully, I only get asked to show it half the time. Also, I feel like the ring is just for me and my FI. Its like our special little blue sparkly secret! And I don’t want to share it with anyone, except FI!
Of course on-line is different! I love oggling at rings online. My FI teases me about being addicted to ring porn alll the time! So I feel its only right to share on the Bee from time to time.
As a side note, why do people ask me to take it off to look at it? No! Or want to try it on? Double No! I always say that with a smile though. 🙂 What if they drop it and it breaks or gets lost? Or a thief snatches it (hey, I do live in NYC)? And, hands are germy (sorry, I can be a germaphobe). The only person I might let try it on would be my sister. We are the same ring size on that finger and I wear her rings for fun when we visit out parents, so its only fair.
Of course, share pics of yours with your response! Let’s all oggle away!
Post # 3
I intend to show everyone when I get engaged, but that’s also because so many people are practically asking me every day when it’s going to happen. So when it does, I’ll be like BAM! But, when I say everyone I mean family, friends, and people in the office. I’m not going to stalk down people at the grocery store to show them or anything.
Post # 4
I am the same way! I am also really awkward when people compliment it. I feel like a 12 year old girl getting told that I was pretty by my crush or something lol. I’m all like, “Teehee, thank you, teehee!”
Post # 5
@sleepingbeauty88: LOL! I totally understand! I would do the same in your situation!
@6598731ssfse3: Yup, that is the feeling I get!
Post # 6
@asi2001: oooohhhh pretty! Do you have a pic of it on your finger you wouldn’t mind sharing?
Post # 8
I totally only show someone if they ask. That is what is so fun about this site…so many people ask! 😉 I also don’t know how to react whem people gush IRL. My coworker when I very first started at this job would not stop for literally 3 minutes. : I mean it’s nice for folks to compliment you but it gets awkward after one comment! lol
Post # 9
I have what would be considered a larger engagement ring with two wedding bands so people notice it…I certainly never purposely try to show it off.
I don’t mind people looking closely but don’t appreciate when they manhandle my hand and/or my ring. I would NEVER allow someone to try it on…it is not coming off my finger.
And OP your ring is beautiful!!!
Post # 10
When someone says something about it, then I definitely show it off, but I don’t bring it up in conversation.
I show it off on WB with no shame.
Post # 11
I don’t show it off but I seriously stare at it a lot, esp when I’m at work. I’ve had it for three years now, ha! I lubb my ring! Wouldn’t upgrade it for anything.
Post # 12
I have a really nice, sparkly ering and DH gave me a gorgeous, huge cluster ring as a wedding gift but like you, I feel so awkward showing it off. I wear them, but unless someone asks, I don’t go out of my way to be showy about it. I’ve had people ask to see it, and sometimes people will notice it out of the blue (even though I’ve worn it around them repeatedly). I’ve never had anyone ask me to take it off to see it though and no one has ever asked to try it on. I personally would never dream of asking someone to try on their ring. I think that’s kind of rude.
Post # 13
I don’t show it off in real life, but on weddingbee….all the time. Hahaha.
Post # 14
I saw off my ring more on the bee than in real life. However there are situations where I do show it off. For example I don’t see a lot of my close girlfriends often because they live in different counties. So when I do meet up with one of them I’ll show them the ring because I posted on FB that I finally got it. However I did not post pics on FB.
Post # 15
I showed everyone when I told them I was engaged or when they asked
Post # 16
Nobody likes a show off IRL but here on WB, it’s all good! Show away