(Closed) Anyone tell you they don’t like your ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What do you say to people who criticize your ring?
    No one ever has! All the comments I've gotten were compliments. : (121 votes)
    75 %
    I ignore it and it rolls off my back. : (17 votes)
    11 %
    I simply say/think/assert that I like it, and that's what matters. : (17 votes)
    11 %
    I explain in length why this ring/style was important to me/my man. : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I get offended and snap at the person, or criticize something of theirs that *I* don't like. : (0 votes)
    I end the conversation, then go cry about it in private. : (3 votes)
    2 %
    I cry right there in front of them. : (0 votes)
    I take their criticism seriously and am considering getting a different ring because of it. : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Hasn’t happened yet but I’m sure it will. I think I would be sulky and just let it go.  Then I would agonize over it for days, weeks, months.. for a long time.

    I’m already getting miffed just thinking about it.  Inside I’d be thinking.. what a bi^@*!

    Post # 4
    Member
    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I would get super pissed and hurt.

    I’m still not over the fact that my MOH’s mom saw my ring and said, "Oh it’s just like my FDIL’s ring!"

    My Fiance and I found a gorgeous and very unique, antique, estate piece.  All the time I spend on Weddingbee it was only last week that I saw anything reminiscient of my ring.  I was so surprised that I actually PMed the bee and complimented her on the ring mentioning the similarities (and the differences that made her ring unique).

    When I eventually saw this FDIL’s ring- it was nothing like mine except for the fact that it was antique looking. (I most certainly did feel smug and told my Fiance when I got home, "Mine’s much nicer!")

    That bothered me so much and it wasn’t even a negative comment, that I think might bite a person’s head off if they actually insulted my ring!

    Post # 5
    Member
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    marquisemiss, i’m so sorry that someone was unkind about your ring. All that matters is that you love it, and that it was purchased (or inherited!) by someone who loves you with all his heart. Don’t worry about what other people think. As we all know, there’s always going to be someone who doesn’t like your choices/tastes, and you can’t please everybody. Enjoy your ring – and the new one when it arrives – and wear it with pride!

    Post # 6
    Member
    2030 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Nobody has said anything directly unknind, but my meanie grandmother looked down her nose at it and said, "Oh, that’s only one carat, isn’t it." I didn’t respond. The truth is that my husband chose quality over size, and I love it!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I have a gorgeous cushion cut sapphire ring with diamond baguettes. It’s antique styled and set in platinum. I love it.

    A girl at work said, "Oh, that’s pretty. Couldn’t afford a diamond?"

    Argh! My ring is gorgous and I picked what I wanted! Other people have mentioned how unique it is in a positive manner. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    no way mary-alice! that’s just so rude!

    Marquise – if anyone says anything when you get your ring, just simply say "well I love it and I am so honored/proud that my FH asked me to marry him" Then tell the person you don’t like their face either 😉

    Post # 12
    Member
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Pardon my bluntness, but some people are just A-holes!  I have seen rings that I swoon over, some that I don’t personally care for and some that make me think, "holy crap, how did he afford that!"  But no matter what my personal opinion might be, I always say "it is GOOORGEOUS!"  Trust me, I’m generally known for being brutally honest, but not if its going to hurt someones feelings.  Every gal loves her ring and should feel good about it. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    marquise – please post a pic of your ring and the aformentioned mark it will leave when you get it of course!

    Post # 14
    Member
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I agree with RI bride.  Everyone should feel like their ring is beautiful. 

    I play dumb/ refuse to share when it comes to the 4 C’s of my ring, even though it has good stats.  I just think that, subjectively, I love my ring and it’s no one’s job to objectively critique it.  They only need to know what it looks like on my finger with the naked eye.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1423 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’ve never really gotten a criticsim, but more of a hurtful comparison.  On the day I my fiance and I saw my good friend and told her we were going to make an honest woman of me 😉  She looked at my ring (which is fairly big and and very sparkly) and then immediately started talking about her sister in law’s ring and how wonderful it was (How it sparkles!  Three stones and 1 carat total!).  I just sat there shocked.  We tell you we’re getting married and this is how you respond?  The ring isn’t important — mine or her SIL’s!  It’s just a bauble!

    I got over it much faster than my fiance.  He spent a lot of time picking my ring out, and is a little less attuned to how girls can sometimes be…

    Post # 16
    Member
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think it’s pretty funny when people make comments indicating that they clearly don’t like my ring. I think e-rings are totally a matter of personal taste, just like all other jewelry! I’ve certainly seen some e-rings I don’t care for…(granted, I usually just tell them it’s very pretty). But I don’t think what other people believe is important, it’s my opinion  that counts!

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