(Closed) Have people ever asked you rude questions about your e-ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Have you ever gotten one of these questions from RANDOM people (not close family/friends)?
    How much did your fiance pay for your ring? : (35 votes)
    25 %
    Is that a real diamond? : (11 votes)
    8 %
    Both of these questions? : (22 votes)
    16 %
    No! : (70 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    @Jane8530:  I have been asked both questions…can you make it so you can choose both?

    Post # 4
    1468 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    @Jane8530:  Maybe just make it a yes/no poll and ask people to comment on what the exact question(s) were.

    Post # 5
    9552 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013


    Post # 6
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Nope, but Darling Husband has offered up how much he spent and I was mortified.

    Post # 7
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    no one’s ever asked me either one


    Post # 8
    6021 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I dont know if I would say rude, but I get things like “ohhhh its so pretty….why is it blue?! *insert stink face* ” lol. I have a blue topaz center stone. I tend to respond with “well because Fiance said he loves me as much as the whooooolllllle sky so its supposed to represent the blue of the sky, its soooo romantic!!” to which they tend to give me a strange face. so then I laugh and say “no im kidding! its just what I chose, I love it and I did not want a diamond so this is what I was drawn to. I couldnt be happier :)”  it breaks the tension after an awkward question like that is asked. I think with erings its best to say “oh its beautiful! congrats!” and leave it at that. anything else can sometimes come off rude or pushy or whatever depending on who you are talking to. I would rather not risk it and just be polite and sweet about it all.

    Post # 9
    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Nope never. All I get is compliments.

    Post # 10
    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Someone asked me last week if it was fake (!) but that’s really been it…

    Post # 11
    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    “did he actually pay for it or did you have to?”

    Post # 12
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    No one has ever said anything negative about my moissanite ring. The most attitude you’ll find about them is online where people can throw out opinions and don’t have to really deal with the in-person awkwardness haha.The last compliment I got was last night picking up a takeout salad for dinner and the girl behind the counter said “Oh my god, I love your ring!”

    When I had a sapphire someone asked “Did you mean to get a pink ring?” and that was a little weird, but I think she meant did I pick it out (which I did).

    The problems tend to arise when people make assumptions about what a lab stone is.

    Post # 13
    47 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I got a double whammy. When we told his mom the good news, she (almost immediately) asked if the stone was real.  I got super awkward, and started babbling about how nice of a diamond it is, clarity, etc. His sister responded with, “Is it a blood diamond?”  No lie.  I thought my Fiance was going to explode.  But that’s just how they are…

    Post # 14
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve been asked “is that a diamond?”  but I’m in a slightly different camp because I have a yellow gemstone, not a moissanite, and I think they’re just curious to know what it actually is.  I know for a fact that had I gotten a moissy nobody in my real life would ever question whether it was a diamond or not, they’d simply assume that a clear sparkly stone was a diamond.

    No one has outright asked the cost, but my somewhat snarky SIL went to the trouble of telling me how much her ring cost, I suppose hoping I’d offer up the price on mine too.

    Post # 15
    9627 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve only ever gotten compliments on my engagement ring (diamond).  And I have only ever GIVEN compliments on anyone else’s engagement ring as well, regardless of the stone.  And congratulate them, of course.  Where I live and work and socialize people actually seem to have very good manners.  Wink 

    Post # 16
    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I was teaching a sample lesson at a high school in Boston yesterday, and one of the girls asked me if my diamond was real. I said yes, then she goes “Daaamn, your man went big.” As I was walking away, I overheard her say to her friend, “She’s lying, it must be fake.” haha I wasn’t offended by this at all, I actually thought it was hilarious. Maybe I shouldn’t wear my ring while teaching?

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