Post # 1
ok bees i just have to get this off my chest, (this is a made up name, i am a frequent poster and dont want to b judged)
I have this frenemy we will call her B, her FI is my FI’s Best friend. We both got engaged around the same time, our rings are similar, same size, shape, and style. Anyways B and her fiance are always bragging that he got such a good deal on the ring($1500 for 2 ct.). this just floored me. At first i went along with it and kept it to myself. But after a while it really started bothering me that they kept bragging about the great deal they got, and they are known for lying and streaching the truth. Well one day after haning out with them and hearing about how they cant believe that FI spent so much on my ring, and they got such a great deal i decided that i was going to do some research, i went online to the jewlers and found her ring, it was almost $6000. WHAT??? it was still less than mine but not anywhere close to $1500. I was so irritated. About two days later a close friend of mine went to the mall and we walked past the jewlers that B’s ring came from, i had just got done venting to my friend about all of this, she suggested that we stop in to the jewlers and ask about that specific ring. well the guy that was working there actually pulled up B’s account (prob. Really illegal) and he starts to chuckle, THE RING IS PREOWNED!!!
anyways i have known this info for a few months and have just kept it to myself, but last night we all went out and her FI made a comment about how he couldnt believe that My FI spent that much, Mine and B’s rings are like the same, when really they are not. He goes on to tell me that he thinks b’s ring looks bigger too. I couldnt believe it i was so close to just blurting out that i knew everything.
Bee’s it is so hard for me to keep this info in i just dont know how much i can take. Advice please
Post # 4
Huh?? Why in the WORLD is this such a huge concern of yours?
Post # 5
Are you serious? Grow up! What difference does it make if her ring was “PREOWNED”? Maybe they would rather spend their hard earned money on something other than a piece of jewelry.
Post # 6
Good for them for getting a great deal on a pre-owned ring! They sound like they’re very financially responsible!
Post # 7
Wow i think that this was takn totally wrong… I feel that my FI and i are always being put down about the mony he spent, and the style of my ring. Constently saying that her ring is nicer and last night being told that hers looks better, quite frankly made me feel like shit. Yes maybe went overboard, with going to the jewlerystore. I didnt go in there with the intent of asking the man to look up the account it just happened that way. knowing this info and consantly being put down about it is eating at me. I thought that some of you may relate, or have KIND words of advice but that is apperently not the case. So for fellow readers if what you have to say is Rude please just keep it to yourself!!!!
Post # 8
Wow, what an interesting life you must lead if this is what you spend your time fixating on.
ETA: KIND words? What have you said that’s so kind?
Post # 9
Wow, sounds like they did get a great deal! Good for them! I’ve never really heard of pre-owned rings, I’m gonna go do a google search on it. Thanks for the tip 🙂
Post # 10
Go to cnn.com. Read about real problems.
Seriously, next time they bring up the price of your ring or hers, change the subject. I don’t understand why this conversation keeps coming up – can you move on to discussing wedding plans? I also don’t understand why a jewelry store employee would laugh about an expensive ring purchased from their store, regardless of whether it was preowned or not?
Post # 11
This post is full of lulz.
Lady, get a grip. Everyone that owns a vintage or estate ring is wearing a preowned ring as well… hell, even Kate Middleton has one! Are you going to look down your nose at them too? Oh the horror!
I think it’s awesome that they got a great ring for a great price. No ifs, ands or buts about it.
Post # 12
Yeah it’s pretty lame that they are bragging like that, but really I think you need to let this one go. It’s really annoying that they compare your rings and prices and such, but maybe anytime it comes up just say something like “Well it’s perfect for me and I love it” and don’t contribute to the conversation…hopefully they’ll get the hint that this isn’t a conversation you want to elaborate on.
Post # 13
Really…this is gtting out of conrol i hav no issue with them getting a preownd ring, however making me feel like shit over it does bother me. the point i was trying to get across that i wish they would be honest
Post # 14
@mg1363: Thank you for your KIND words, i agree, i just needed a place to gt my frustration out and thought i could do that here, i plan on doing exactly what you suggested
Post # 15
@ohheavenlyday: I just literally LOL’d.
Post # 16
I think your first statement on this post says a lot already… you shouldn’t post something so negative if you don’t want to be judged. That’s all I have to say! :/