Ring without nail polish…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t think it has anything to do with nail polish.  I think it has more to do with the size of the centerstone. Not sure about your carat size but it does look more than 2 carat or 3 carat to me in the photo… and diamond in that range are very expensive, so maybe that’s why they ask you that question?


I don’t understand why people would be stupid enough to ask if it’s real….. 1) what if it’s fake, you are just going to embarass the bride 2) If it’s real, even worse, you are insulting the bride ……….

Seriously, what kind of answers are they expecting? Duh 

Post # 5
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Inlove2001:  Maybe they think if you can afford to always have your nails painted the ring is legit, but if not it’s fake?  Your stone is HUMUNGO so I think PP is right!

Post # 6
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Maybe the nail polish is more of a…distraction? And the nude nails make it stand out more?  I dont know, I dont really notice the difference.  Pretty ring!

Post # 8
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I don’t get it personally, maybe they assume if you have painted nails you somehow have more money. Maybe just wear a clear coat to add some shine? much easier than keeping up with a color polish


Post # 9
1470 posts
Bumble bee

I dunno why people think that…but that red polish sure does look great with that rock lol I wish you didn’t hate it so much!

Post # 11
1625 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Inlove2001:  I don’t think it has anything to do with your nails, people are just rude and without tact! Keep rocking that beauty, polish or bare 🙂

Post # 12
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

maybe lack of nail polish makes your ring stand out more, thus making it look larger?  it’s beautiful!

Post # 13
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i have a larger than average diamond ering.  i’ve polished my nails once in the 3 months since we have been back from our honeymoon.  i have never been asked if my ring is fake.

and i just cut my nails yesterday, so they are really short now.



Post # 14
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

First off, LOVE your ring!

Second, I think it might have to do with presentation. Maybe people associate nailpolish with putting your best foot forward/spending money on diamonds and when eople don’t see your nails done, they assume you wouldn’t spend on “the real deal”, either?

Post # 15
3524 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Well, I think some may think that those with larger rings have more money, and are more posh.  And while true or not, I think many imagine that “richer” people are better groomed.  Not fair assumptions, but what are you going to do?  

Post # 16
3243 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

If I had to bet, I would bet it was coincidence. It is likely the size alone prompted the question, and the painted or unpainted state of your nails had nothing to do with it. Otherwise, people may have assumed that with the painted nails you were going somewhere special and thus wearing a cocktail style (often not genuine diamond and gold).

Ultimately, your ring is beautiful, and I tend to agree about maintaining perfectly manicured nails 24/7. I like mine to look well groomed, but I rarely have them painted and virtually never have acrylics or artificial nails. If someone thinks differently about my ring because of it, that will have to be their issue and not mine.

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