Has this ever happened to you…?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Have you ever had someone closely examine your ering?
    Yes, but only by females : (41 votes)
    43 %
    Yes, but only by males : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Yes, by both females and males : (18 votes)
    19 %
    No, and if someone tried I would say, wtf are you looking for : (31 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @SoNLoveWithHim:  a lot of my girls have been with their bf’s longer than FI and I, and so sometimes it goes that way for you too – the girl will look quickly, say pretty, whatever, but the guys are examining closely, thinking bout their own future purchases!  One of my BM’s BF’s asked FI for our jeweler’s card! wish I could tell her!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2155 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I have noticed that men, especially married men, are far more interested in my ring than women are in terms of really examining it and asking questions about it. I think it could be because, more often than not, men are the ones buying the ring and dealing with jewelers so they kind of have an idea of what specs mean, prices, etc.

    Post # 7
    Member
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

    @SoNLoveWithHim:  I’ve gotten that from guys and girls, but mostly guys. The only girls who’ve done that worked in the jewelry industry and it made me a little uncomfortable. When I first got engaged I actually had a co-worker pull on the diamond/setting and comment that it was a good setting. People are weird!

    Post # 9
    Member
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    No… Honestly I havent really had any guys particularly interested in looking at my ring, haha. Maybe my dad and FIL, but thats about it.

    Post # 10
    Member
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yes, it does happen to me. More women than men, but both. At first it made me feel awkward (I think I even made a thread about it) but even though I don’t know exactly why they do that I’ve decided to enjoy the experience when it happens (after all, I’m very very proud of the ring… FI designed it himself, so if they are interested, then great!)

    Post # 13
    Member
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I haven’t.  I would probably yank my hand away if someone tried to do that, because I’m weird about people I don’t know well touching me.  

    The only reason I can come up with is that perhaps they had examined engagement rings for their ladies in a jewelry store in the past, and they figure they are “experts” on what they’re looking at. Wink

    Post # 14
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    Strangers say how beautiful it is all the time, and have had three acquaintances and one friend closely examine. It is moissanite and sparkly as hell so that might be why haha

    Post # 15
    Member
    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I have had both men and women do this to me. And the only thing I could ever conclude is that they were looking for inclusions. And I always wanted to just say ummm… you aren’t going to find anything wrong with it. lol. People are just weird. Period. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    2927 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Mostly men ask and want to hold it to look at it closer and etc! Only 1 stranger and 1 friend has been genuinely “wowed” by my ring.

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