Post # 32
@kansas_nurse: OT, but I hear you on the Kate Middleton thing! I’m having a lace dress (NOTHING like hers; it’s just lace. Hers wasn’t even lace all over..), and two of my bridesmaids will be wearing ivory, and I’ve had a few people go ‘Oh, you’re wearing lace, just like Kate!’ or ‘Oh, so you’re going to have your bridesmaids in ivory, like Kate!’. Umm no; I just happen to like lace dresses, and wanted those two bridesmaids in ivory, yeesh!
Oh, and because I’m having a long veil, that also means I’m ‘copying’ Kate… SMH
Post # 33
A co-worker/frenemy made this comment:”It’s so shiny! Like, it’s almost too shiny! You know how well cybic zirconia shines…?”
Seriously. Excuse YOU!
This is also a person who is DYING to get engaged, and flirts with my SO at any given opportunity.
Post # 34
My stone is huge. It’s not a diamond (moissy girl!) but you genuinely cannot tell. I once had a jeweler try to convince me it was a diamond.
So my quirky story is peopel seeing it and remarking at how big it is and how I lucked out, how I’m marrying rich, how I clearly must have earned such a huge rock…
It doesn’t bother me, but it is kind of surprising to see how many people assume that a large rock MUST mean I’m a golddigger or something.
Post # 35
On the rare occasion that I am helping out on the retail side of our business I get some crazy comments. One lady I had never seen before in my life GRABBED my hand as I was typing on the computer and said “did he get you platinum? My husband got me platinum.” she was in her 50s and I’m in my late 20s. I was slightly terrified.
Post # 36
The rudest comment I got was from a formerly close friend. My ring is an heirloom and belonged to my DH’s grandmother. My friend said, “Does it make you feel bad that he didn’t buy you your own ring? I would want my OWN ring.” Mind you, she is someone who told her Fiance what to buy her, which was a huge diamond that he couldnt afford, but the poor guy did it because he was desperate to hold on to her. They split up now and she and I are also no longer friends.
Post # 37
@Honey-Bee: A colleaguue once asked to look at my ring, so I took it off and gave it to her so she could try it, and she actually checked the hall-marks and carat weight stamp (or whatever it’s called lol) and went ‘Oh good, it’s real!’. I mean, WTF?!
Also thought of another thing that really bugged me when I was ‘upgrading’ (ie getting my ring copied in platinum with better quality stones) was jewellers trying to push me into getting a halo/solitaire. Our budget was £2500-3000 (I didn’t disclose it though) and a lot of quotes for the re-make were coming in in this range (my ring is valued at £2800). Several jewellers actually said ‘You do realise you could get a decent solitaire, or, if you like the antique-look, a halo setting for that money?’
Umm, yes, I DO realise that, thanks; in fact, I tried on a 1 ctw halo with a 0.65 G VS1 excellent-cut Round Brilliant centre stone for £2800. Funnily enough, I actually LIKE my engagement ring, and wanted that ring; not a solitaire, and not a halo.
Honestly, I felt like punching some of them as a) it was patronising and b) the assumption/implication was that I had chosen a cluster because I was cheap, and deep-down would have preferred a solitaire. Urgh.
Post # 38
My step-brother literally asked if it “cost the house” when he first saw it…as in, he thought it must have been so expensive that it cost similar to a house lol. I guess in a way its a compliment. I didn’t take offense or anything, I just thought it was a funny/odd comment. For reference, this is my e-ring…and while it wasn’t cheap, it definitely did not cost anywhere near a house lol
Post # 39
I have gotten a few “whoa what does your fiance do for a living??!!” comments, but it’s a compliment! I’ve heard nothing negative about my ring thankfully.
Post # 40
- Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay
The most annoying was since my Fiance and I are not well off the most pressing question was:
“Your engaged? Did he even get you a ring?”
really? This question has come from mostly his family but it bothers me to no end. It really upsets me. It just tells me that no one in his family has any faith in him. No wonder he has such low self worth. 🙁
Post # 41
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
Hurm well I got some really rude comments about my old set and I decided to change it….here is my old thread about it:
I changed up my set (smaller in size but better quality stone and different band)and have not really had any other remarks IRL. Just comments on how sparkly it is and a few have said they like the purple in my wedding band.
Post # 42
- Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)
The day I got engaged when I sent my friend a picture, her soon to be fiance sent me a text message that said “Now you and (friend) can match!!”
Our rings are both twisted bands but that’s where the similarities stop. My fiance went to a small jeweler and actually designed the ring and picked out the exact stone he wanted in it. Even if they were more similar, I don’t think anyone wants to hear they have “matching” engagment rings!
Post # 43
I don’t have a story necessarily just about my e-ring, BUT whenever people see I’m wearing one, they ask all exasperated “YOU’RE ENGAGED?!?!? How old are you?!?” because I am young and look a lot younger…I never even get a congrats or anything after!
Post # 44
@MUAbride2be: i just had a friend randomly text me and ask me for a picture of my ring the other day. i was flattered but it was super random. she was like “sorry i’m a creep but can you send me a picture of your engagement ring??” hahaha
i never get ‘weird’ comments, but people do tell me its beautiful a lot, which is always flattering. makes my day.
Post # 45
@MUAbride2be: if someone told me my ring is ‘cute’ i would assume their first impression was that it was small. i seriously accidentally said that to someone once because i was really caught off guard when they showed me their ring and i felt horrible after! =X