Random comments about your ring….

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@GelaMac:  So rude!!

I got “hmmm some men juts dont know how to pick out jewlrey” and then handed me a jewlrey catalog… my ring might not be HUGE but i love it.. the day after i got engaged too.. ughhh i hate people sometimes

Post # 4
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1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Whoa that’s really rude of your co-worker! And to persist after you were nice enough to answer… so clueless!

 

Right after I got engaged, my (male) friend said “How did you know it was an engagement ring? Looks like a regular ring to me.” Wtf.

 

Other than that people have only said nice things, other than bitchy ladies in jewelry stores whenever I go in to look at wedding bands. One of them said to me “Oh your wedding is soon do you have your engagement ring yet?” And I was like “Yup, see it’s on my hand right here…” I think she was pretending that she missed seeing it because it was so tiny, lol.

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@GelaMac:  A colleague once asked to try my ring on (which I’m fine with); however, once I’d taken it off she looked at the stamps and went ‘Oh good, I’m glad it’s gold and not silver’… Umm, what?!

I’ve also had a few colleagues ask how much my ring has cost as it’s a replica of my original one; I didn’t hide that I was getting my ring copied, but I’m not really prepared to share how much the replica cost, esp as I work in retail and people aren’t on high salaries and most would never dream of spending what we have on a ring.

I’ve also had customers ask if OH ‘picked it himself’. Perhaps I’m sensitive because he didn’t (unusual for the UK where most people get the same kind of ring and it’s kind of a ‘given’), but I do find that kind of rude.

Post # 6
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@GelaMac:  I know you will personally love this one. 😉

Someone asked me recently if my ring was a moissanite because it was “so big.” My response was something like “ugh, no” after my initial shock wore off. They, I’m certain, meant nothing by it.

Post # 7
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1887 posts
Buzzing bee

@GelaMac:  That is such a strange thing for a co-worker to say to you, although my guess is she didn’t mean any harm by it.  Some people are just odd.  She probably thinks your ring is gorgeous which is why she asked about it in the first place.  

I haven’t had any odd comments said to me, but my sister has a blue diamond and sometimes people will repeatedly ask her if it’s an actual diamond.  Some people can’t wrap their head around the fact that diamonds can be blue.  It’s weird because they ask more than once, as if they think she’ll suddenly say: just kidding, it’s actually a sapphire/aquamarie/plastic. 

Post # 9
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7262 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Wow, rude!

I get a lot comments about my ring at work because I’m in customer service, and I guess it’s always pretty visible to customers.

A funny one I had recently was when a woman said “Oh your ring is so pretty…is that your original e-ring?” I answered yes and she said “Oh, it looks like a step-up ring!”. I guess that’s a compliment?

I also recently had an older male customer ask “Is that a real diamond?” to which I answered sort of dismissively “yes”. Some people are just rude!

Post # 10
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1261 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly, do people REALLY say things like that?? wow….I think the reason for rude comments about e-rings is jealousy. When men do it it’s because they are just men..LOL.

I personally have never had anyone say anything negative OR really positive about ring. I’ve it for 7 years now and have gotten 2 compliments on it (not including my family, of course) but I have also had family members not even glance at it right after I got engaged….that’s odd to me anyway.

Strange people…….

Post # 11
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550 posts
Busy bee

I get a lot of ‘Did anyone tell him that’s a wedding ring?’ The rudest? ‘Oh sweetie, he doesn’t love you, he didn’t even want to get you a real engagement ring!’ Oh she got an earful. And a cussing. And another earful. 

Post # 12
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2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Oh yes.

Person grabs my left hand. “Oh, it’s small.” (What, were they expecting 1 carat to be the norm?)
or.. “It’s cute!” (To which I hope they’re not referring to my stubby short child-like fingers)
or.. “Are those diamonds?” (I had wanted to say, “No, they are carbon atoms found in the Northwest Territories.”)

My favourite comment was a neutral: “How did he propose?”

Post # 13
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429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

One of my “bosses” at work said “Your ring is too much diamond for your finger.” Um…… its not that big and I didn’t want a solitare so….?

Post # 14
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

When I was announcing my engagement the day after at a company picnic, the CEO looked at my (then) .45ct diamond*, then at me and said, “You said yes????”

*I have since swapped for a 1.25ct moissy, and he was the only person in the world to call me out on the change without me saying anything.  At lunch he was like, “Did you get a new ring?  Is that the same ring?”  I lied and told him I just cleaned it so it’s really sparkly now.  I felt hurt by his first comment, so I didn’t want to give him the satisfaction of being correct in his observation.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My favorite wasn’t offensive but funny: “Duuude, it looks like the Heart of the Ocean.”

 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@GelaMac:  That’s so rude!

My best friend said to me (snarkly) “Ohh.. so that’s what it feels like to own all the money in the world?” What the f… And that’s my best friend! Seriously, it’s not that big (roughly 1/4 carat I would guess), and if it was, who cares? FI picked it out himself and I love it.

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