Post # 1
The other day my fiancé and I were at the mall and I could see a sales associate eye up my ring as I passed by- it was so obvious! She grabbed my hand and said “girl let me see your ring!” I showed it to her and she told me it was beautiful and I thanked her but I felt really uncomfortable.
If this has has ever happened to you, do you feel uncomfortable or welcome the unprovoked attention? How do you handle those types of situations?
Post # 2
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
I’ve never had someone grab my hand but I’ve had several people in passing compliment it.
Post # 4
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
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
Nope, this does not happen to me. Either my ring is underwhelming or I have mastered the unwelcoming resting bitch face.
Post # 7
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
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
Yes, actually. I’ve had multiple compliments on how sparkly it is or how pretty it is.
Post # 10
- 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
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
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
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
Yes it does because it’s not “typical”
Post # 15
Yep – nobody has grabbed my hand, but I get compliments frequently. I think it’s flattering and say thank you.