Post # 1
So I am very much not worried about status symbols. But I really love my engagement ring, DH picked a perfect one for me, not massive but lovely. So I have a new coworker who is apparently is a serious jewlery-aholic. Some of our other coworkers are looking at engagement rings and so we were all talking about them. And since I was wearing my ring, classless coworker asked to see it and asked how big it was. When I answered she proceded to laugh and say how she had lots of “pebbles” like mine at home she let her granddaughter (who is five) wear.
I just had to laugh to keep from saying something snarky back. I know my ring is lovely and don’t care what she thinks but I don’t know why anyone thinks saying something like that is okay.
Now she is going on and on about her five carat diamond and fox fur coat and I am trying to keep my eyes from rolling out of my head.
And no, I am not jealous, I like spending money on things I like, she likes buying big jewlery, to each their own. But there is no need to be a witch about someone else’s engagement ring, especially at work when you just met them! !
Post # 2
Wow, what a classless asshat.
Post # 3
ewwww some people are just awful.
Who wears fur today anyway?! Where do you live that you NEED a fur coat? And 5 carats? REALLY is obnoxious- if it is even real. I would not worry or even think twice about people like this. She clearly has issues with being in touch with reality and the world around her. She obviously does not understand the concept of senitment, which is sad.
BTW I think you must be the nicest person. I would’ve said something beyond snarky and I am so surprised that none of your other co-workers said anything in your defense.
Post # 4
You appreciate yours and it is special to you because your husband gave it to you. Sounds like your diamond is wonderful, and really nothing like the diamonds she lets her granddaughter wear.
She’s a shallow, mean person.
Post # 5
Sometimes the only thing you can do when someone says something that stupid is channel Ace Ventura.
Post # 6
SparkleBee11: Best part? Texas. It has never been cold enough in her lifetime to need fur. It really just makes me laugh. I am sure her rings are lovely but there was no reason for her comments.
The poor other guys looked very concerned when she started talking like all women would be super offended and say no if it was anything less than a small house on their finger. We are nurses, not bad but certainly not loaded enough for them to buy the hope diamond in a ring like she seems to think we all should desire.
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
Jabberwocky: LOLOLOL you got a good laugh out of me there.
chasesgirl: some people are just assholes. And it’s worse at work because it’s unprofessional to tell them off. Stupid professionalism 😉 If it’s any consolation, think about what a brat her child and grandchild probably are. Any kids raised by you would be much better because, hey, MANNERS. It’s a thing.
Post # 8
W.O.W…. all I can think is she is insecure. I love jewelry too and own my fair share – many just unique bands I treasure for their style and the era they represent and pretty or unusual pieces that “speak” to me – regardless of monotary value. Jewelry is art – a form of individual expression – not just a means to carry aroung a big ass stone/status symbol. How shallow. I applaud u for not buying into her game!
Post # 9
chasesgirl: she sounds like a real treat to be around! I have no doubt your ring is divine – and I’m certain everyone else is thinking the same thing about her as you are! What she said screams sad/bitter/jealous.. Or all of the above!
Post # 10
chasesgirl: Well…. that’s just rude. Pay not attention, she may have all the big diamonds but you are the one with the class.
Post # 12
chasesgirl: Most of the time people like that (who flaunt their crap) don’t have a dime in their pocket, or a pot to piss in. Yeah, they may have stuff, but they’re up to their ears in debt. My neighbor, who drives a Mercedes (that belongs to BF), is same way.
The way you handled it shows you have more class in your little pinky than she could ever dream of having.
Post # 13
How unfortunate she has so much of her sense of self worth tied up in possessions… and by that I mean what a hag.
Post # 14
You are so lovely because I would have told her to take her 5 carat ring and shove it right up her ass.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Rings, no matter the size, always look better when worn with class. It’s not the size of the stone, but how you wear it.