Post # 1
DH and I were at Target last night when the lady standing behind us in the check-out line told me, “Your ring is just beautiful!” I was so flattered because it came completely unsolicited from a complete stranger. It really made my day (and my DH was pretty proud of himself, too, since he takes most of the credit for my ring, haha). ALSO, for various reasons, I was wearing only my plain band with it, not the new sparkly one I’ve posted about on here. So it felt even more special, for some reason.
Just wanted to share the experience that makes me smile! Anyone else had a random stranger compliment their ring? It’s a nice feeling. I might do it for a stranger to pay it forward 🙂
Post # 3
@howtobeawife: I was at my butcher, whom I’ve known since I was ten, and the owners wife was handing me my order for the week, she grabbed my hand and oogled it, and oohed and ahhhed over it….its funny how many people have told me they’ve always wanted the emerald cut, but didn’t think they could pull it off…as if you have to have special hands for it or something!?
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA
@howtobeawife: Yesterday, Fiance and I went to a christmas party & saw some friends we hadnt seen since we got engaged. And one of our friends looked at my ring & said “ITS HUGE!!!” – Fiance got a big ole smirk on his face lol Everytime i get a compliment on it, he feels like hes getting a pat on the back- which he totally is!!
Post # 5
@howtobeawife: yes I’ve received a number of compliments on my ring from strangers, usually when FH is there, so I think they are letting him know he did a nice job 🙂 it is very sweet.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Ranch
I worked the front desk of a busy dental office when I first got engaged so I always had people complimenting my ring, especially all the girls from the college around the corner. One of my childhood male friend’s first reaction was: CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT ROCK ON YOUR FINGER. I wasn’t sure if he meant it as a compliment. It really confused me, but I eventually chose to take it as a positive comment and we will leave it at that lol
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
I get it too. I work as an administrator at a physio clinic and one day when FH was in to see his therapist, a patient stopped and commented on how beautiful it was. FH was standing right behind me and the lady had no idea he was the ‘bestower’ of the ring. His face lit up brigher than the diamond…it was adorable.
Post # 8
@howtobeawife: I actually get compliments on my ring several times a week. It just happened yesterday while we were out to breakfast. She complimented my ring and I complimented her adorable baby girl (seriously the kid was want to pinch her cheeks cute).
I saw another comment on another thread stating that this doesn’t really happen in real life and I had to smile because it does happen to me all the time. DH is always so flattered every time and for a while he was keeping count. Silly guy! It is a really great feeling to be complimented and frequently. While I love my ring beyond words it is nice to know that other people appreciate its beauty as well.
Post # 9
@howtobeawife: I get a ton of compliments on my ring as well. I was actually in the ER on Saturday and an EMT came in and says “ohhhh let me check out your ring. Wow it’s gorgeous.” He just got engaged and we talked wedding talk for a good 10 minutes lol totally random 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin
@howtobeawife: yes! I love when it’s from a stranger! We were out to eat the other night.. We all know.. The glorious restaurant lighting… And our waitress said.. “I just want to say, I love your ring, your solitaire is so beautiful and classic”.. And then looked at my DH and said, “and big.”. Haha… So he got a compliment too.. He loves that!
Post # 11
I was handing my credit card over to a drive thru barista at star bucks who was adorably homosexual and he sing-songing-ly yelled out his window “BLESS MY STARS! THAT RING!” and grabbed my hand, instead of my card, and said “That is just about the neatest thing I have ever seen! Congratulations!” I was so tickled. My husband was in the passengers seat and looked awesomely validated.
Post # 12
god I love gay men! You know you have a nice ring when a gay man compliments it.
A couple of girls at the apple Genius Bar asked to take pictures of mine! I was incredibly flattered!
Post # 13
@howtobeawife: That’s awesome! I had almost the same thing happen today at Target. The cashier complimented my ring, and grabbed my hand…never had that happen before, lol. It sure does make you feel flattered, huh?
Post # 14
these definitely make my day too. im a waitress so they see my hands a lot, ive had a handful of compliments! none from COMPLETE strangers yet 🙂
Post # 15
@howtobeawife: I had this happen last week at work. I travel between a bunch of clinics and I was meeting with someone new. When I held up a notebook to show her something, she grabbed my hand and was like “OMGORGEOUS!” I was super flattered and texted my Fiance to tell him how well he did.
Post # 16
@howtobeawife: OMG! I was gonna start this very same thread this morning!!! I went to a new Ophthalmologist for an appointment last night after work and there were 5 girls working in the front office and they were oogling my rings and yelling for each other to come over and take a look at my gorgeous rings..I have to say…it made me smile and kind of embarrassed over the attention and gushing. They had those jewelry store lights in there and I looked down at my hands when I was filling out the paperwork and I almost got blinded…It was really nice because I work all day in flourescent lighting which for some reason does nothing for my rings..