Post # 1
Hi all, this is my first post on here – so excited!
My FH just proposed a few days ago, and we’re still in our engagement buzz 🙂
He bought me a gorgeous ring from ashadiamonds.com that we picked out together a few months ago, and I’m so in love with it. I don’t have a picture of it on my hand yet, but here’s a picture from the website:
I can’t stop looking at it!
Anyways, we’ve run into a problem that i don’t know how to fix. Everyone asks him ‘Where did you get it??’ and of course we’re not sure how to answer. Both of us are comfortable with the fact that we got an Asha ring, because it’s beautiful and we didn’t want to spend a ton of money on it. Plus it’s a ‘green’ ring, and sparkles and feels like the real thing.
I’ve thought of maybe lying, and saying we got it at Shane Co. or another big chain jeweler, but what do you all think?
I need your help Bees! 🙂
Post # 3
Are you not comfortable saying you got it from ashadiamonds.com?
Big chain jewelers aren’t for everyone (myself included). You shouldn’t feel weird/bad just because you guys went in another direction.
Post # 4
Well first of all, I think your ring is gorgeous! Congratulations on getting engaged!!! We’re so happy to have you here.
I think you should tell people whatever you are comfortable with. You could simply tell them that he custom ordered it online. That’s the truth, but without too much detail.
Post # 5
I’d be uncomfortable lying outright, but that’s just me. I just tell people where mine came from, but if you’d rather not disclose that, I would say just so! You could trying something along the lines of “Does it matter?” or “oh my gosh! I guess I don’t know/care” or “why do you care, nosy?! None of your business!”
People are overly curious about weird things, and sometimes you need to call them on it, I think. I get “how did you afford that on your student budget?” a lot–like that’s any of their business? People are strange.
Post # 6
Just say the truth. He got it from Asha Diamonds. I dont know why people even ask where did you get it from. I don’t think its anyone else business if you have a 10 dollar ring or 10k as long as you both are happy with it thats all that matters =)!
Post # 7
Hi Ladies! Thank you for your help!
I realized it posted twice – silly internet 🙂
I don’t think i meant to say ‘lie’ but more like a fib. But i like the idea of saying we got it online – it’s vague enough to make my parents happy (mom has a 5 carat cusion cut – she’s a little judgmental about rings!), and to also answer the question without getting flustered.
And thank you Gemstone – it’s so beautiful. I’ll post pictures of it once i get a chance!
Post # 8
@napabridekelsey: Awesome! Can’t wait to see it on your hand!
Post # 9
i think it’s beautiful! i’ve actually never heard of asha so it’s possible that plenty of other people haven’t either. although just saying that he ordered it online is a fine “out.” i can’t believe everyone is asking him where it is from in the first place–unless someone is asking because they are interested in the same ring, it’s none of their business really.
Post # 10
I agree, I think it’s super pretty and would love to see pics on your hand. I’m actually pretty surprised that anyone asked you where you got it at? That seems kind of rude to me…but I guess if it’s your mom that’s a bit different. I think what a previous poster stated, “he customed ordered it online” is a great way to tell the truth without too many details.
Post # 11
Well, it’s not only my mom. I was actually surprised by how many people are asking where it’s from, but I really do think they want to know because they like it.
I said on the other post that i actually got my best friend’s boyfriend to purchase an Asha, because he wants to buy a beautiful ring but she doesn’t want him to spend a ton of money, and she doesn’t care where it’s from.
All I care about is that now we get to plan our wedding and start our future! Eeee I’m so happy! 🙂
Post # 12
Just say it’s from an online jewelry store. That isn’t a lie.
Post # 13
Whenever people ask me how big my diamond is I just say “I don’t know” so you could do that! The girl doesn’t have to have the answers and it’s a rude question for people to ask anyway.
Post # 14
I say “I don’t know” when people ask me where my Fiance got my ring. I think it’s rude to ask.
Post # 15
I don’t understand what the problem is with telling them where you got it? Is there something I’m missing about Asha diamonds? I think as long as you and your Fiance are happy with it, who cares what anyone else thinks?
If you really don’t want to tell people, you could just change the subject with a joke like “Why want to be ring twinsies??”
Post # 16
I am shocked that people are asking where you got the ring from! I think just saying “online” is very appropriate, but if they are nosey enough to ask where it was from, then they may have the nerve to ask what website. Your ring is beautiful! Congrats on your engagement!