(Closed) Does your engagement ring get a lot of attention from strangers?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

It happens somewhat often. They don’t necessarily grab my hand, but they’ll tell me how pretty and sparkly it is. I just say thank you and usually the conversation ends there. 

Post # 3
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’ve never had someone grab my hand but I’ve had several people in passing compliment it.

Post # 4
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yes, it happens frequently. My ring is a fairly large size for my very small hands so I think that’s why. They are always nice comments and I don’t mind it. My husband, however, is very modest and gets embarassed whenever someone makes those comments in his presence.  I’m flattered, though. I usually just say thanks and move on, the same way I would if someone complimented my outfit or my hair.

Post # 5
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

It’s happened a few times, mainly from sales women as I am at the checkout, I guess my ring is obvious to them when I am fiddling with my wallet, especially if the store lighting makes it sparkle like crazy. I don’t like attention and have some anxiety so I feel awkward and flustered, but I know they mean well so I just thank them and move on.

Post # 6
4509 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Nope, this does not happen to me.  Either my ring is underwhelming or I have mastered the unwelcoming resting bitch face.

Post # 7
1339 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m not sure I would say it happens a lot and I don’t think anyone has grabbed my hand, but usually once or twice a week someone will comment that it’s beautiful or how much it sparkles.  

The strangest was an elderly gentleman in line behind me at target.  Usually it’s women who comment, so I was a little uncomfortable about that but just thanked him and moved on

Post # 8
7225 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

My ring gets attention sometimes. People usually comment on it because of the color.

My blue moissonite ring gets a lot more attention because of how sparkly it is. It’s also larger than my regular ering so it catches the eye more.

Post # 9
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yes, actually.  I’ve had multiple compliments on how sparkly it is or how pretty it is.


Post # 10
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Sauk Valley Resort

I get it a lot, and I’m super socially anxious, so it makes me really uncomfortable. It’s not that my ring is big or anything, I think a lot of it is because it’s a pretty modern design, and I look really young, so people are sometimes surprised to see that I’m engaged. Actually, most comments people make about my ring come AFTER they’ve made a comment about my age. It makes me really uncomfortable.

Post # 11
1422 posts
Bumble bee

I rarely get comments from strangers, but I do have some patients that comment and compliment my ring. I come in contact with a bunch of older ladies, and they love to talk about all the wedding bliss!

Post # 12
389 posts
Helper bee

Yes I occasionally get unsolicited comments on my ring. I find it flattering.

Most recent ring comment by a stranger was when I was at the airport for a business trip, connection in Atlanta to Chicago and I was scanning my phone (holding it in ring hand) as my boarding pass at the gate and the flight attendant at the gate told me how beautiful my ring was. I thanked her and proceeded up the walkway to the plane. 

Only once has someone grabbed my hand to get a better look. I was meeting with 2 older women clients and one told me it was exquisite and the other grabbed my hand to get a closer look. While I appreciate the pleasant comments, I am not a fan of the touching. 

Post # 13
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

It has happened a couple of times but mostly it is a your ring is pretty not a full on hand grab .. I wouldn’t mind honestly I mean it could be worse they could be rude and snarky . I will take a random your ring is awesome girl anyday . 

Post # 14
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Yes it does because it’s not “typical”

Post # 15
1117 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Yep – nobody has grabbed my hand, but I get compliments frequently. I think it’s flattering and say thank you.

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