(Closed) Anyone get embarrassed by their ring???

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

She’s probably trying to make up for the fact that she’s slightly jealous of your ring, so don’t get embarrased!  If I were you I would just try to casually change the subject if she does it again.

I have been slightly embarrassed before though…my ring isn’t huge (just over 1 carat) but like yours it is SUPER SPARKLY especially in the sun.  I’ve had random people at like bus stops make comments about it (who I don’t even know) and it’s embarrassing and makes me worry someone is going to try and rob me, haha.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My friend has a HUGE 3 carat rock and we give her a hard time about it. Its a completely joking manner though and she will usually spit back something about us being paupers with our “not even a carat” rings. Its all in fun though, but if this is something that bothers you just bring it up to your friend.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I totally understand where you are coming from, people do this to me all the time and it makes me feel so uncomfortable. My ring sounds exactly like yours – not huge, but bigger than average, perfect cut and color with small inclusion (which saves a TON of $ By The Way, Darling Husband is so smart). I’ve had people grab my hand and put it next to their ring and say “Wow, look how much BIGGER yours is than mine!” and I have no idea what to say. Yes, it’s bigger? Yeah, it looks less yellow and sparkles a lot more? I mean, you can’t admit to anything because it would be rude. I always just try to turn the subject back around to focusing on MY ring by thanking them for the compliment and mentioning that I will be sure to tell Darling Husband.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Same here. I just smile and say “thank you!” My parents joke and call it “the rock.”

I would think as long as you don’t brag, be smug, or say something like, “I know” the novelty with folks who see us often will fade.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love getting compliments on my ring.  Mine isn’t huge either, but it is sparkly.  I wouldn’t worry about it.  If it makes you uncomfortable, change the subject.  I’d probably even nicely tell the friend who compares your ring all the time to knock it off.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love getting compliments on my ring.  Mine isn’t huge either, but it is sparkly.  I wouldn’t worry about it.  If it makes you uncomfortable, change the subject.  I’d probably even nicely tell the friend who compares your ring all the time to knock it off.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve had this in a slightly different way – a lot of my friends made comments on how “huge” my center diamond is, how sparkly it is (colorless, hooray!) how big the whole ring itself is, etc, when it really is nothing bigger or better than anyone else’s – the center diamond is even under 1 carat! (I have a pave diamond halo and 1/2 band on each side – it makes it look much bigger that it really is I think!). I absolutely love my ring – FH and I picked it out together – and know that a decent amount of money was spent on it. I get embarrassed sometimes when people refer to how much it cost (not that they actually know) or how big it is in comparison to them or money matters – we are not wealthy by any means but chose to spend a little extra on my e-ring for various reasons, and have had to cut back in a few areas of our lives to make sure it gets paid off. I hate when people assume things of me or call me out when they don’t really know the whole story – I may be a little too sensitive at times, but that’s how it feels to me.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have a friend with a flawless 2 ct princess cut and people constantly grab her hand and gush.  It really annoys her and I think if she had it to do over again, she would have gone smaller.

The only time I’ve been embarassed is when a patient’s mom said, “Don’t worry honey, some day he’ll be able to afford a colorless diamond for you.”  Um, we picked a canary yellow on purpose!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope, not embarrassed by those comments.  People will always point something out or notice something different – oh its so big – oh how cute – wow so sparkly – etc, on and on.  I can’t really try to play down my ring and try to be modest so I just agree with the compliment, smile and say yup, I love my ring! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh poor you… your diamond is big and perfect.  Seriously?? You’re getting upset because people are complimenting you on your ring too much? I guess I just don’t understand.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

my ring sounds very similar to yours and i’ve gotten some stupid comments too.

one night, i was at dinner with a bunch of friends right after i got engaged and my friends were checking out the ring. i was sitting next to a girl who had gotten married recently and her diamond is a little smaller than mine (mines just over 1ct and hers is like .7). another friend was like ‘why is your diamond not sparkly like blondeee’s?” i felt HORRIBLE for her idiotic comment. my friend just replied ‘well her diamond must be really high quality or something’.

seriously, i think my face turned bright red even though i had nothing to do with the comment.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve had people do that to me too.  I always say something like, “Yeah, I love it” or “Yeah, Jim did a fantastic job” or even… “yep…”! haha

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