(Closed) Anyone else have a ring from their SO that is mistaken as an engagement ring?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@thearcherandthebull:  Try to be excited that if THAT’S your promise ring, your engagement ring will be spectacular! 😉

It sounds like you’re on the track to marriage. Like i say to everyone, if you’re worried, talk to him about it. Next year’s tax return isn’t *that* far away. I can relate to hating waiting though.. I am too 🙁


Post # 5
1365 posts
Bumble bee

@thearcherandthebull:  Do you wear your promise ring on your left hand? If so, it’d be pretty much impossible for people not to assume it’s an engagement ring, so I wouldn’t blame them. All the same, waiting is hard, do your best, and come to us bees when it is hard. We’re always here for you.

Post # 7
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

my SO gave me a ring on my birthday that’s too often mistaken as a wedding band. doesn’t matter that it’s a 5mm silver ring with psychedelic carvings on it (lol), also doesn’t matter on what hand i wear it. probably because it only fits my ring finger.

Post # 8
1417 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My SO gave me a promise ring, and also asked if I would wear it on my left hand. It made me crazy how many people asked “when is the wedding”.  I finally had enough of telling people it was a promise ring. So I switched fingers lol. I have worn it on my right hand for 4 years now lol. 

Post # 9
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

If you are really getting sick of all the comments, I would just tell him that you are switching it to the right hand to avoid them. If he’s really concerned with how friends and family will react, maybe just wear it on the right hand at work and school, where there’s mostly strangers being nosy?

Post # 10
45 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yes!  I wear mine on the right, but I do a lot of jail art and when I take pictures and my ring happens to be in the shot I will at times get the occasional “engagement??” comment, to which I have to reply, “check again, that’s my right hand”.  I don’t let it but me though…I love my promise ring and im glad my SO has a good handle on my taste in jewelry!

Post # 11
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

My promise ring was mistaken for a wedding set all the time even though it was really just one ring.  It was a tiny diamond set in a rather high illusion setting.  All the time people would ask me “when did you get married?”  

Post # 12
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I stopped wearing any rings at all, I ws getting sick of having to say, “No, I’m not engaged/married,” when asked.  I work with people from other coutnries, and in some, rings are not what we’d consider traditional (my seashell beach rings looked like a wedding band to some), many don’t bother with an e-ring AND a wedding band, and so on, and often are worn on the right hand, so I couldn’t win.  

Post # 13
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My SO bought me an aquamarine for my birthday, and I wore it on my left hand.  One time when we were out with one of his best friends SO’s friend saw the ring and flipped out!  This guy and my SO had every class together, so he definitely would have known if had gotten engaged.  I was so embarassed.  I switch it between my ring and left hands now.  It fits my left finger better, but I definitely don’t want something like that to happen again!

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