Anyone get weird reactions to your ring?

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 61
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Worker bee

I had a small morganite ring for my first ring and my family shamed the heck out of it. My father in law questioned my husband and asked why he didn’t buy me a diamond. When we explained that I don’t like diamonds he said that they are a great investment and we should have gotten one lol 

Post # 63
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2007

adriannamonet :  Your ring is beautiful wear it enjoy it. Everyone’s cup at tea those not always fit everyone. As I have got older I have learn I am my own person and have to love and except myself first. There will always be opinions but that is all they are opinions. I went to my jewelrs this past weekend which they have known me over 10 years. I am looking for a setting for my pear I can get something from them and have them take care of me always instead of sending it out and waiting months. When I pull the stone out the owners wife asked what kinda of stone it was I said a DIAMOND she looked at me and laughed and said NO it is not multiple times. This is the 1st time I have dealt with her her husband came and was examining it because of how rare it was cut and told her it is a diamond he said it was beautiful and unique. Did it bother me yes but whatever I have worked very hard on myself as a person to give people the pleasure of getting a reaction. Sometimes people don’t realize how rude they can be but don’t let it affect you. Live your life and love it 😍 😍

Post # 65
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2007

adriannamonet :  YUP! That is mine. I have reach out to designers and no luck. I think I might just get something local thinking of something out of the normal. 

Post # 66
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266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: London

I’m usually very meek and simple, but i LOVE your ring, its absolutely incredible! 

FH designed my ring and had it made – all without input from anyone! We had obviously talked about what i liked and stuff. 

When i got it i got so many comments, mostly from people that don’t know me that well, and a few from friends about its being a “knuckleduster” and how i hardly had a finger under it…. which is just insane really. 

I’ve learned now to ignore it and just remind myself its because their taste is just so different and standard! 

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Post # 67
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377 posts
Helper bee

Your ring is BEAUTIFUL! Wow i usually don’t like this style ring but that one is amazing.

Ive only gotten one weird reaction and it was one time the other day when I was saying I loved my ring so much. She said to me “if u didn’t pick it out I’m sure you’d feel differently about it… bc some girls are materialistic like that…” since her husband picked her ring on his own I guess that’s the only way to do things now πŸ™„ lol

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

I’ve got a peridot instead of a diamond, and while I’ve had mostly positive responses, I have had a few odd ones. I’ve had a couple of people who assumed I chose it because we couldn’t afford a diamond, and who then got all incredulous when I said I hadn’t wanted a diamond, almost like I was trying to make excuses for not having one.

The truth is I just love colour, I wanted something bright and colourful and green is my favourite. I specifically wanted a colourful gemstone and that’s what I got.

I’ve also had several people say “it’s lovely, it’s very YOU”, which I’m never 100% sure is actually a compliment!

Post # 69
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

Your ring is gorgeous. I think people sometimes will have weird reactions to nontraditional rings. I have a Ruby engagement ring and I got a lot of weird responses to it too because it just was not what people ordinarily see. But that makes it better because it has a special wow factor to it that is atypical. Not everyone has to have the same types of diamonds or styles, as long as you love it. 

My uncle thought it was weird I chose a red ring and my parents were just like “red is her color. All her jewelry is Ruby so she just chose what she identifies with” you do not need to explain your choice or your fiances choice. Your ring is yours and everyone will judge regardless so you may as well do and have what you want πŸ™‚ 

Post # 70
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

I just got engaged, so many of my coworkers around the office have asked to see the ring and hear the story all week. I’ve gotten a few interesting comments so far. My one coworker asked what FH does because of the diamond size. A few other coworkers said they love “the square shape” meaning my cushion halo. I had another coworker say my ring is beautiful and looks vintage. All of the comments made me amused lol. 

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Style and taste are personal, and they can change over time πŸ™‚ Your ring is lovely and if it YOU, then that is all that matters. My newer, regular set is the complete opposite. It is VERY modest and I chose it for that reason. My life has changed over the past few years; I left my professional field and am in school to re-enter the work force in the medical field. As I am looking in classes and looking for an internship with people who are much younger than me, I wanted something simple and minimalist. For our 5th anniversary my husband asked me what I wanted and I chose this set. It is a .25 ct round and feels perfect for my life now. I have had some  strange reactions from people who know me, especially from my “past life” and my family is a little perplexed but they understand my motivation πŸ™‚  You have to be YOU. I ave no clue what a HG ring costs but people have to understand two things: 1. people spend their money the way they want and it is no business of theirs, and 2. you cant judge what something costs by what it looks like.

Post # 72
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My mother in law said “Oh….that’s….cute.”  

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

mamabat :  “cute” is not a word I would use to describe that ring πŸ™‚ It looks quite substantial!!  I always wonder if the term “cute” is a compliment or not. Somehow it doesn’t feel like a compliment when it comes to an e-ring. I alwasy say “Oh, that is PERFECT on your finger”. That compliment covers everything. Another good compliment is, Oh…that sparkles like crazy!”

Post # 74
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ponyrider :  oh she wasn’t complimenting it at all. She’s kind of….not the nicest person in the world. But we stay out of each other’s hair for the most part. 

Post # 75
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I myself on the other hand would NEVER say anything bad or even luke warm about another woman’s ring. Even if it’s not my style I’d say something positive about the stone or like..”Oh my god it looks so great on you! It’s so sparkly! Got that vintage vibe to it! It’s so you!”

any woman who shows off a ring wants to hear it be praised and I am 100% down to do that any day of the week.

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