(Closed) Be honest…do you judge how ring looks? or how many CT's?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Anonymous Poll...Be Honest!!!

    Yes, it matters how the ring looks, how many carats, etc?

    No, no big deal...it's the meaning behind it that's important.


  • Post # 3
    12326 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I just like to look at pretty rings.  I couldnt care less what other peoples rings cost.. not my money that was spent.

    Post # 4
    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    It’d be cool if you made this a poll. I’m interested to see how it turns out.

    Personally, I’m in the same boat as pinkshoes. If it looks nice, cool. I don’t care about the cost. If someone has a beautiful ring that didn’t cost much at all, major kudos to them.

    Post # 5
    7321 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I just like to look at rings, it’s not that deep I just like shiny things 🙂

    Post # 6
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @pinkshoes:  +1

    Honestly, I can’t guess how much a ring cost by looking at it on someone’s hand (unless it’s a very recognisable ring, like one of DH’s exes had with her new man).

    Post # 7
    2405 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @SamanthaLovesJames:  I’m not sure I understand what you’re asking. I think what’s most important is the symbolism, and I always want to see the ring so I can ooh and ahh over it. It would never occur to me to ask what someone’s engagement ring cost.

    Post # 8
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    I’m hopeless at valuing jewelery, so price doesn’t mean much to me. But I still ADORE looking at other people’s rings. Something about sparkly objects…

    Post # 9
    2604 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I love looking at rings. It’s just fun to see all the different styles that are out there.

    Post # 11
    2674 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like to look at them. I size up whether its large or small, but not in a “oh its small so he must not love her” or “oh its big he must be rich” or “oh its small so they must be poor” ect. way. Its just something thats hard for me to not notice.

    I do pay attention to the style of the setting/shape of stone because I think its an interesting reflection of their/their FI’s taste.

    Post # 12
    2503 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ll be honest. DH and I look at people’s rings and “judge” but we just it from a quality standard (e.g. the diamond has a great cut and clarity) and not like “Wow, is that a gumball ring?” After shopping for diamonds for my ring, we’ve really developed a real interest in diamonds and the 4Cs. Usually, our conversation afterwards follow the line of “Do you think that was an H? No, it looked more like a F or G” type thing.

    It’s more amusing to us when people look at my ring and judge (based on their comments). It’s a little over a carat, which is pretty common around here, but the quality of the stone is very impressive and the cut is on the rarer side. People who do know something about diamonds are usually quite impressed when they see it but people who only judge based on size (especially because the setting is fairly dainty) are always like, “Oh okay. It’s ‘cute’.”

    Post # 14
    1388 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve never judged a ring by carats, color, stone, etc. 

    I have caught myself thinking things like “this person must be very individualistic” when I see something truly unique, but not in a derogatory way at all. More like I find it interesting and fun to see how far off the beaten path some ladies travel. 

    Post # 15
    1390 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @SamanthaLovesJames:  It doesn’t “matter” plus who cares what I think anyway.  But I do love to look at rings and see the different styles, gems, sizes etc.

    I do often wonder what made them choose a certain ring.  

    But mostly it’s just fun never from a malicious standpoint.

    Post # 16
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I enjoy seeing lots of different rings, and sometimes I think “oh that’s pretty” or “meh, that’s not my style,” but I’m not one to judge based on number of carats or anything like that, just based on my personal preference.  And I think the main reason why specs are posted is for those who are interested in rings and also for those who are shopping.

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