(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 # 32
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    just not on the wedding ring finger. slip it on your pinky or something – idc but not on your ring finger of your left hand. thats just wierd to me.

    When my sister got engaged she like handed me her ring to see. I didnt want to put it on my left hand. Thats her and her fiances ring – she’s marrying the guy not me! so i put it on my middle finger instead.

    When my friend asked me to try on mine i said no cus i knew she’d put it on her wedding ring finger.

    Post # 33
    1402 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    No way, I know my friends will want to try mine on when I get it.  That’s just how they are.

    Post # 34
    3356 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    nobody can fit my ring anyway lolol but I think it’s weird to try on other people’s rings, e-ring or not.

    Post # 35
    9504 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My mom always wants to try mine on (she thought it was so fun when I needed an MRI and had to remove all my jewelry so I let her wear it lol) but no one else has ever asked. If it was a close friend I wouldn’t care though.

    Post # 36
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Doesn’t bother me at all.

    Just as a reality check, if you didn’t have your ring special ordered, it was probably the same one that was sitting in the jeweler’s case, but sized to you. Which means that before you said yes to that ring, lots of other brides probably tried it on and said No or Maybe later.

    I know mine came straight out of the case, and the jewelry I’ve bought before (including a wedding band) has been the same. It doesn’t bother me that other girls tried it on and rejected it, because that means that it was waiting for me!

    If someone else wants to try it on, more power to them. It doesn’t make them engaged to my Fiance any more than me putting on some camo from the surplus store would make me a soldier.

    Post # 37
    1462 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Interesting! I was admiring my friend’s ring once and she asked if I wanted to try it on.  I said no, it would have felt weird, for a reason that I can’t pinpoint.

    Post # 38
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I don’t think it’s weird if they’re a close friend, and it DOESN’T go on the weddng ring finger! You wanna try it on your right hand, have a ball….no left hand!


    Post # 39
    6107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I let my friend try on my ring last weekend because she told me her finger was sized at a 6.5 and I was like “umm, no it’s not. Try mine on, it’s a 5.25”. And it fit perfectly. Thank goodness she did because she would have told her boyfriend the wrong size when that time comes lol

    Post # 40
    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It doesn’t bother me allowing someone to try on my engagement ring.

    I am far more protective of my wedding band… the only person allowed to try that on is my 1.5 year old baby sister. She likes to wear it on her pointy finger and move it around to make it sparkle and then she likes to put it back on my finger. It’s too cute.

    Post # 41
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I dunno, I have an issue with letting people try on my ring not because I’m superstitious, but because I just don’t like people touching my stuff. 

    Then again, I’m weird like that. 

    Post # 42
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Doesn’t bother me at all. One of my friends got engaged a few months before me, and we wear the same size ring – we love to try each other’s on every time we see each other. It’s fun because she has a blue sapphire and I have moissanite, but in really similar settings. I’ve let other friends try it on, too.

    My mom didn’t love it when she found out other people have tried on “MY RING” but I really don’t care. I’m not superstitious about it at all. 

    Post # 43
    390 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Me and my cousin are both engaged and we tried on eachothers rings because they are completely different. Her’s is a 3 stone with side stones and mines a square halo with side stones. My grandma also lets be “try” her wedding set on when im there but its only a sz. 4 so it doesnt even got past the forst knuckle(im a sz 9)

    Post # 44
    1504 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Meh, I don’t mind at all.

    Post # 45
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Nope, I’ve tried on rings of people I’m close to & vice versa. Calling it a cardinal sin is alittle dramatic.

    Post # 46
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t think it’s wrong to try someone else’s engagement ring on, but I do think it’s kind of an awkward situation to ask. Unless they’re a good friend or a close family member, I wouldn’t ask. 

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