(Closed) a cardinal sin

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: is it wrong to try on someone's engagement ring?
    nope, i don't mind : (117 votes)
    44 %
    heck yes... that is MY ring : (54 votes)
    21 %
    dont care either way : (92 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 17
    1368 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    It wouldn’t bother me at all if it were one of my friends. And obviously I’ve tried on my mom’s and grandma’s…or is that just something I do, lol.

    futuremrskgt 3.75, me too! They can try to shove it on their pinky if they want, haha.

    Post # 18
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I have a friend who is SUPER crazy about it but SHE wanted to try mine on which I thought was funny. But she is married and she let me try hers on before I was engaged. I am not superstitious at all so I don’t think it matters. I think it’s up to the ring owner and if they want to let you.

    Post # 19
    1318 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My friend and I both got very different rings from each other that we love (of course) but we each got the ring the other kind of wanted, so we switched them and tried them on. No problem. It was nice to see that we each loved our own more than what we thought we wanted. 

    Post # 20
    895 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m kinda supersticious about it. I don’t try on other peoples engagement/wedding rings and I don’t want people wearing mine. Feel free to look at it just don’t slip it on lol

    Post # 21
    4801 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It seems kind of rude to me to ask to try on someone else’s ring. I’m not really sure why I feel that way because I’m not supersititious…but it’s something my husband spent a significant amount of $$ on to ask me to be his wife and show his love for me, I’m just not cool with taking it off so someone else can put it on their finger and ooh and ahh.

    Post # 22
    2552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Doesn’t bother me at all. A lot of my girlfriends are younger and wanting to get engaged, so I really don’t mind them trying on my ring- or at least getting it part-way on their fingers. I have tiny hands.

    When I was a senior in high school I was a TA for a very young female teacher at the school, and we became friends- she used to offer to let us girls try on her gorgeous ring all the time. I thought it was kind of sweet.

    If anything, I think it’s pretty flattering that someone likes your ring so much that they wanna wear it. 🙂

    Post # 23
    9951 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Wonderstruck:  —> THIS

    Lol, I don’t SHARE my Hubby, and I don’t SHARE the ring that binds us together as Man & Wife.

    BUT then, I am indeed a tad superstitious.  Infact BEFORE I actually got my ring (when we were looking for it)… I ONLY tried potential E-Rings on my Right Hand



    Post # 24
    927 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    i may be biased because my ring was once my great grandmothers but i dont see any problems with trying it on i have let my sister try on my ring before

    Post # 25
    1924 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    As long as it’s a friend, I don’t mind!  It would really weird me out if it was a stranger though!

    Post # 26
    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    It doesn’t bother me.  As long as it is a friend, whatever.

    Post # 27
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I wouldn’t mind at all. I’ve tried on my best friend’s and sister-in-law’s rings. They didn’t seem to care. If anything, I would be paranoid about something happening if someone was trying mine on – like them dropping it and not being able to find it or something.

    Post # 28
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Not at all.  Ive had several friends try my ring on when they are trying to decide what kind of ring they want.  At one point a few of us were passing them in a circle trying on each others to see the different styles on our own hands just for fun… but I guess it would depend on the group.  I wouldn’t let just anyone try it on, but these are my best friends

    Post # 29
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I personally wouldn’t care. When my best friend got engaged she freaked out when my Boyfriend or Best Friend at the time asked if I could try on her ring  because we were looking for rings (I kicked him under the table for asking). She didn’t let me because it was new and “didn’t want something to happen to it” even though I was 2 feet in front of her at dinner lol. I didn’t think much of it but I did think it was a little silly, but I of course respected it.

    She’s grown out of it and lets me try it on whenever now that I’m getting engaged any day now. 🙂 She’s already asked to try mine on! HA! We plan on having lunch and wearing each others rings to see how it looks from a distance.. we’re dorks. 🙂

    Post # 30
    17 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Personally, I don’t mind letting other people try on my ring. It’s an heirloom so someone else has already worn it anyway. If trying on my ring brings another person joy, then it’s just paying forward the joy my marriage has brought me.

    Post # 31
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    For me it depends on the person, not for superstitious reasons but more a comfort thing.  I let my mom and my sister try my engagement ring on, but there are some people who I wouldn’t let try it on (i.e. aquaintances or some friends).  Although I can’t imagine that anyone else would ask to try it on unless they thought I’d be okay with it.  I’ve never tried on or asked to try someone else’s ring… just never even considered it.

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