(Closed) Do people ask you how big your rock is?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
493 posts
Helper bee

No one has ever asked me what size my center stone is.  I think it can be rude depending on the person it is coming from and why they are asking.  If anyone asked I didn’t want to answer, I would probably say something like, “It’s the perfect size” with a giggle, while secretly wishing them a multitude of stubbed toes.

Post # 3
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

That’s so rude! Nobody ever asked me that but if anyone ask i would not answer. Nor would i answer any other questions about my ring i find rude like if its “real” or the cost. Its just none of their business!

Post # 4
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I have people ask me a lot actually. I politely say the truth: I dont know, but it’s so beautiful and I’m proud to wear it and that my fiancé is so thoughtful/kind/etc 

Post # 5
7881 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Only one of my friends asked me about carat size, and I just told her straight out. She likes jewelry a lot, so I didn’t feel like she was judging me through my ring. I agree it would be a little weird for a random person to ask me those specs because you don’t know if they have ulterior motives. 

Post # 6
9565 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

My work friends did, albeit sheepishly. But we work in jewelry so they love talking about gemstones. I told them because I sensed it was genuine curiosity not any other motives. 

it is rude in general, because it’s like asking how much something costs (which my coworkers also asked- that one I didn’t answer). It’s always okay to say “I don’t know exactly”. Which is true, you probably don’t remember exactly the dollars and cents with tax and all 🙂

Post # 7
192 posts
Blushing bee

No one has ever asked me that but people comment on how big it is, never has anyone asked me straight out. 

Post # 9
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

yes people asked me all the time when I got engaged.  I think it was to see how much my husband spent on it!

Post # 10
1188 posts
Bumble bee

No one has asked me. I mean I have told pretty much everyone that I’m close to (my mom/dad and closest friends). Aquaintences never seem to ask. If anyone ever asked me though I would think it would be straight curiosity and nothing more, but it would probably strike me as odd to why they would even care/want to know badly enough that they’d ask me. 

Post # 11
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

One coworker.  He has a live-in girlfriend and his line of questioning quickly made it apparent that he was in the process of researching things.  Given that, I didn’t find it rude.

Edited to add: I forgot, one more: my mom’s boss.  She is very into jewelry, so I also didn’t think that was rude.

Post # 12
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

No. I had a few comments about the size when I was first engaged but not in a nasty way. 

Post # 13
2864 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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FutureMrsHodgy: sure, but in a way that made it clear that they thought my center stone was bigger than it actually is. 

I blame / credit my tiny fingers. 

Post # 14
8679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013


Post # 15
412 posts
Helper bee

I have more people telling me it can’t be real than asking me what the size is. That’s what pisses me off. 

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