How do you feel when people call your ring interesting, different or unique?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you’re being way too sensitive and reading into things. If I say something is interesting or unique, I pretty much mean exactly that. It’s not a a way for me to tell you I really think it’s ugly.

Post # 5
2150 posts
Buzzing bee

@TG123:  It makes me feel like it’s probably not their style, and yes, maybe they even think it’s ugly.

But who cares. I LOVE my ring for so many reasons. It’s unique, antique, awesome, handmade, not some cookie-cutter big-box jewelry store ring, and one of a kind. 

Not everyone likes everything that you like, and vise versa. I love my hair long, FI likes it best short. My best friend likes rap music, I hate it. Life goes on. 

Post # 7
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I recently called someones ring unique, because it is. It is a raw cut opal. That being said, I absolutely adore it! It’s so amazing and beautiful… But it’s not at all traditional. There’s nothing wrong with that though 🙂

Post # 8
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


People are going to comment on everything you do as you plan your wedding. Take it as an opportunity to work on being a bit less sensitive? People are going to comment on your budget, colors, invitation, how many bridesmaids, time of year, etc. People have comments for everything! Comments don’t mean they are being rude either, they are likely just tyring to make conversation.

Take their comments as complements.  Even if they don’t like your ring, who cares? Not everyone is going to like everything. What’s important is that you like your ring Smile

I recently told my friend I thought her ring was unique, because it is unique. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it, in fact, I LOVE it. Her design kinda made me wish I had thought about getting a ring like that! 

Post # 9
2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I get that “unique and interesting” comment alot, but I don’t get offended because I knew that I wanted something unique….and not everyone likes unique things….if they did….then it would become “trendy”..and would not be unique


Post # 10
3698 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

People call my ring unique all the time – because it is. It’s from the 1920’s and no one I know has ever scene one like it. So I take it as a compliment.

Post # 11
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It depends. I don’t know if I’d feel good about someone calling it “interesting” because usually when I hear that it’s in a fake-polite context.

But I LOVE when people tell me my ring is unique or different. Usually women say that when they see the ‘peek-a-boo’ diamonds in my e-ring, and that’s EXACTLY the reason I hinted to DH that I wanted them- because it makes my solitaire a little different.

Post # 13
122 posts
Blushing bee

Honestly, very few people take the time to come up with thoughtful, personal compliments of engagement rings, and very often, compliments are totally well-intentioned, but entirely generic.

If your stone is over like 1.5 carats, I bet you’ll hear “what a rock!” over and over again.(Depending on where you live, I suppose.)

If your stone is under a half carat, you’ll hear “It’s so dainty, I love it!” over and over again.

If your ring is rose gold, that’s the compliment you’ll get the most. “Oh, I love rose gold! So unique!” Over and over and over.

If you have a pave band or a halo, you’ll get “Wow, so sparkly!” over and over again.

People try to give you nice compliments; they say they like it, and then they say something more specific about the ring to show they’re being sincere. If your ring is a unique style, I don’t blame them for saying so. They’re trying to be nice. I know it’s easy to mistake that particular phrase for veiled criticism; growing up as an artistic child and being called “unique” when people mean “weird” certainly taught me that lesson well.

But if I were you, I’d interpret “What a unique ring!” as “I like it and I’m happy for you but I’m not creative enough to think of another way to say this”. Which is totally fine. They mean well! Take the compliment, and enjoy your ring. 🙂

Post # 14
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

I like it. It’s all in the tone. I can tell they mean it in a positive way.

If there were an awkward pause between the “it’s…” and the “unique” or something, that would be different, but wouldn’t it be the same if they said “it’s… beautiful” in the same way?

ETA: I also don’t spend a lot of time thinking about whether they really actually like my ring or were just being polite. Just being polite is good enough, only I need to love my ring (and I do!) 🙂

Post # 15
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t get offended if I hear “interesting, different or unique” because my ring is interesting, different and unique. It’s a purple sapphire. It’s not the norm…and that’s why I chose it! FI and I wanted to get something unique, so it would bum me out if people thought it looked common. Maybe there are people out there who use those comments as code for saying they think it’s ugly, but I don’t care. I love my ring, FI loves my ring, and that’s all that matters!

Just own it! 🙂

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