(Closed) Do you ever let anyone try on your engagement ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you ever let anyone try on your engagement ring?

    Yes. I don't have any superstitions around this either.

    Yes, but I'm a little concerned with bad luck and I just don't know how to say "no."

    No. I don't have any superstitions, but I'm not taking my ring off for anyone.

    No. It's horrible bad luck!

  • Post # 77
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I would let somebody try on my ring, no problem. but I have a horror story!

    when I was 16, my sister was getting married and got to have our grandmother’s ring. I asked her if I could wear it for a day. she allowed it because she felt bad that she got to have the ring and I didn’t. my hands were too small, so I put it on my middle finger – only I had to force it on. I didn’t think much of it, but after a day, my hands swelled a little and I couldn’t get it off!

    seriously, for the next 2 days, everybody and their mother was giving me advice: “ice it”, “butter it”, etc, etc. no matter what I did, I could not get it off! the wedding was about a week away!

    finally, after 3 days, my dad cut the ring off with wire snips. I felt so horrible. my grandmother was no longer alive, and this was a precious keepsake for my father. he made me feel better though- he pointed out how the small diamonds around the larger one had fallen out a long time ago. my sister couldn’t afford to replace them so the main diamond needed to be reset anyway. but still, I knew he intended to keep the setting so I felt bad that it had been cut.

    my family is pretty good natured. nobody gave me a hard time about it at all.

    so, let this be a warning story- if people try on your ring, don’t let them force it on!!

    Post # 78
    923 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d never heard about these superstitions!  I’ve let a couple people try mine on – I think really only my sister and my mom.  I wouldn’t have any issue with a close friend wanting to try it on either. 

    As far as it getting stuck goes – my fingers are pretty big, so most people wouldn’t have a problem with it getting stuck, I would think.  🙂

    Post # 79
    41 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    When I first got the ring (before it was sized down 1.5 sizes), I let everyone who asked try it on, but after I got it sized and it fits, nobody fits it so the questions stopped. 

    Post # 80
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I don’t believe in any superstition about it, but I think it would just be weird.  Get your own ring!!

    Post # 81
    45 posts
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I had a friend recently visit and ask to see my ring. I stuck out my hand and she said, “no, take it off.” I was stunned so I did and before I knew it, she was trying to jam my size 3 ring on to her wide fingers. @[email protected]

    I was pretty horrified. … and still am.

    There’s got to be a polite way to say ‘no’. :/

    Post # 82
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Funny timing!  Today at work, we were checking out each other’s rings (talking about how I am wedding band shopping this weekend) and passed around each other’s rings.   I’ve never heard of any superstition about this!    Too funny!

    Post # 83
    1371 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have a friend who has the same size fingers as me, as well as my older sister, and we’ve put on each others’ rings.  In fact, my friend went for a sea-doo ride and I wore her rings so they wouldn’t get lost!  I think the superstition stuff is silly.  The only reason I wouldn’t let friends try on my rings is if their fingers might get stuck in them.

    Post # 84
    9816 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    One of my friends wanted to see how a halo looks on her hand and asked if she could try my ring on, I was more than happy to oblige! If a stranger at a party had asked, not so much. But that’s more of a security thing than a superstition.

    Post # 85
    26 posts

    I wouldn’t but simply because I don’t like things that are special to me in other people hands. Plus, I would find it pretty cheeky for someone to ask that! (no offence to anyone)

    Post # 86
    923 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t believe in this superstition, even though I am superstitious about a lot of stuff!

    Post # 87
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Yeah, I let friends try it on all the time

    Post # 88
    3194 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mrs.peters.to.be:  sheer silliness.

    i’ve never had anyone outright ask to try it on, but if they grab my hand and gush about how beautiful it is i almost always offer to take it off so they can take a closer look (its a Tacori and the hand-carved laticework is my favorite part) – and sometimes they put it on (if they can, I’m a size 4.) I don’t mind in the slightest. It’s very flattering to me to think that someone wants to picture themself having a ring like mine. 😉


    Post # 89
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My best friend is CRAZY superstitious about this. She told me a story once that was like, “So then my sister asked me if she could try on my engagement ring. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??? OH MY GOD. WHAT WAS SHE THINKING????” and I was completely confused. I would have no problem letting people try on my ring, but nobody has ever asked.

    Post # 90
    3101 posts
    Sugar bee

    @mrs.peters.to.be:  I am the least superstitious person ever.  I don’t remember anyone in particular asking, but other than my students, I would probably let someone try it on (that I trust).

    Post # 91
    503 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I mentioned to FH that one of my friends wanted to try my ring on and he was extremely adamant about no one but me ever wearing it…. So my friends dont try on my ring haha

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