Post # 1
Has anyone ever made rude or snarky comments about your e-ring? How did you handle your haters?
It happened to me twice:
After a year of working at my previous job a coworker noticed that I was engaged (I had been for well over a year). She asked to see my ring (3 stone). She exclaimed in a sarcastic way that she liked how it had “all the small stones” and that she didn’t care for big rings. Meanwhile, her ring is at least two carats. I just smiled and told her I agreed, the big ones look tacky and like the wearer has something to prove! Then promptly walked away.
My childhood best friend and I got engaged around the same time. A former friend of ours gave us each a rude and uncalled for harsh crituque of our rings. My bff replied that when she finally found a boyfriend willing to propose to her she could design her own ring. That shut her up!
Post # 3
@justagirlxo88: sometimes people call my ring cute which annoys me but I’ve never had rude comments like you’ve experienced! That was a perfect comment that your friend had! Love it!:)
Post # 4
@justagirlxo88: Fiance bought my ring at one jewelry store. We were shopping for his band at another store, Kay Jewelers, and the woman who had helped us a few months prior (when we were browsing rings, so he could get an idea of what I’d like when he went to pick it) helped us again. My ring is a somewhat unusual shape, so we asked about how getting a custom band would work and what prices we’d be looking at. She looked at my ring and sort of smirked and said “well blah blah blah… a gaudy ring…” and then said “Not that it’s gaudy. I just mean….” I don’t even remember. Like “It’s just not very typical” or something snotty.
I was like… wtf? Talk to customers much? Totally not buying anything from you ever.
We just ignored the comment. Figured she was pissy because we didn’t buy it at her store. lol
Post # 6
I swear people only say rude things and put other people down because they are so miserable in their own life it is all they have to make themselves feel better. I am sure your ring is beautiful!
Post # 7
I hate when people tell me that my ring is cute and when they ask if it’s real.
Post # 8
Not about my ring yet (but rude people lurk everywhere, I’m sure it’ll eventually happen) but one jeweler told my FI when we were looking at loose stones, that he really knew his stuff but I clearly had no idea what I was doing… because I was looking at the stone’s inclusions from all angles instead of just top down. I was standing right there.
Not only is that not true… I know they’re only clarity graded from the top…lucky jewelers. So what? From the side they don’t matter anymore then? Even though we’re putting it an open setting that shows off the side? …But also, ever heard of not insulting the customer, right in front of her? To her boyfriend who is telling you he’s planning to propose?? Yeah, no sale for her. I know the stone she was trying to sell us was embarrassing her, but no need to take it out on me.
Post # 9
I’ve had nothing but positive comments so far, but my stone is a Morganite, so for thefirst few days I braced myself for a comment about it not being a diamond. Instead, people who expect it to be a diamond think its a pink diamond. I allways let them know.
I think some people are overly sensitive about their rings, and see rude comments where there is none sometimes. If you love your ring, rock it with pride! Screw what other people thing 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I haven’t really gotten any rude comments yet. Just a couple “Oh I would have never picked that out…” and I say, “Me either, but my FI knows me better than I know myself!”
Also, on the boards I hear a lot of “marquis cut diamonds are so OLD looking…” I’m 22 years old, I want something that will look classic when I’m 82. 😉
Post # 11
@missmorganista: Rude. I love marquis rings! Maybe you should say that your ring will still look timeless in 50 years, unlike their face… Yikes!
Post # 12
We should turn this thread into a “rude ring comments come back thread” haha.
I laughed at your comeback “the big ones look tacky and like the wearer has something to prove”
Post # 13
My friend said “well it is different and that is what you wanted.” It was the ephasis on the word different that got me. Oh well. I don’t care for her ring either, I just didn’t say so. I love mine and that is what matters right?
Post # 14
@mandy102: No. It’s not real. It’s actually a hologram…
Post # 16
@mandy102: I absolutely hate that question! Is it real. YES IT’S REAL. It’s a real ring, right in front of you.
I have an Alexandrite and people ask me if it’s real all the time. I usually say something like that. “No it’s actually not real, just a really good 3D tattoo.”