Post # 1
Who looks at some pictures of rings and has to resist the urge to say “NO! UGLY! TERRIBLE!” I will never, of course, actually say this to anyone directly. And all that really matters is that you love it. I’m sure many people think my fiancée and I are ridiculous for choosing a Victorian style ring, with an oval cut blue sapphire surrounded by 8 small diamonds, all in bezel settings.
But I can’t be the only one who looks at certain rings and goes “that thing’s just awful.”
Post # 3
@Duncan: Well yeah. Everyone has different tastes. I see some people’s dresses, shoes, rings, whatever and it’s totally not anything I would ever get. If they are asking if the dress is flattering, I can comment on that regardless of my feeling on the style. If they are just like “oh… look at my pretty things!” I just don’t comment. No point.
Post # 4
@MexiPino: Oh yes – I just tend not to comment on those threads, unless someone’s asking for help choosing between two things, and I actually have an opinion.
There are some elements that people choose sometimes that I don’t understand. I would never say what they are, though, because I don’t want to make anyone to stop liking her ring because of some careless comment they read on the internet.
Post # 5
I’m a magpie; if it sparkles then chances are good that I’ll like it.
Post # 6
@Flanders: Haha I like to call myself an octopus; I am acquisitive.
BUT I am a really picky octopus, and I certainly don’t like a lot of the rings other people seem to gravitate toward. All that matters is that the wearer likes it, anyway.
Post # 7
Nope you’re not the only one. It seems to me that my taste is quite diffrent from the majority of the Bee, for instance I’m not a big fan of halos, ruffles, or tulle. Sometimes I”ll see a ruffled dress and go ‘oh, I can see why she likes it’ even though it’s not my taste other times I’m afraid the dress is going to eat the Bee. I just don’t say anything when I don’t like something usless I’ve got something constructive to say.
Post # 8
If someone asks, “so what do you think about blah blah blah?”, then it seems perfectly fine to me to give an honest opinion.
However, if the question isn’t there & one just implies you’ll agree with how beautiful it is, then I say keep it to yourself.
Post # 9
I tend to think that I can recognize something as being very nice, but also recognize it as completely, absolutely nothing I would ever want for myself. I’ve always been that way with friend’s fashion and whatnot, it just translates the same here.
Post # 10
I don’t usually comment if I don’t like it. Why rain on someone’s parade? But if they are genuinely asking, like “tell me what you honestly think of this..” then I will be honest.
Post # 11
I think everyone does this, I certainly do. And not just with rings. We all have different tastes but it’s fine as long as nobody is making comments like that. Like the saying goes – if you have nothing nice to say, keep it to yourself.
Post # 12
While being on the boards has certainly broadened my taste as far as jewelry is concerned, there are still rings/styles/etc. that I just do not like. In those instances, I x out of the thread, or (if the poster loves her ring) just post congrats.
Post # 13
There are a lot of ring styles I do not feel attractive in the slightest. If other women do, that’s cool, but I find them horrendous.
Post # 14
All the time. I usually can’t bring myself to lie so I simply say nothing. That is nothing compared to some of the wedding dresses I see. I mean every woman looks lovely in her wedding dress but sometimes I think if I see one more sleeveless “mummy wrap” Mermaid dress I will puke.
Post # 15
@trueblue14: LOL I call them lace/tulle-wrapped full body casts. I have grown to despise this look.