Post # 47
I have a blue diamond so I have gotten the “is it real?” yes it is a high quality diamond, actually.
I also got the “thats a friendship ring!” Hmm, a halo friendship ring. I wish I had more friends like that
When I got back to work I expect more comments to fly. Most everyone I know has traditional rings, mostly solitares. Should be interesting. Hey, I don’t care its what I wanted.
Post # 48
Someone I thought was a good friend asked to see my ring and said “What shape is that meant to be I can’t tell” I reply “Really? It’s square!” She says “is it really or are you trying to make a round look square”.
I shit you not, 4 days later I see her again with my fiance. She says “Congrats guys oh let’s see the ring I haven’t seen it” my fi says “yes you have you saw it the other day” so she grabs my hand and says “oh yeah it’s that. I just can’t ever remember it after I’ve seen it”.
Post # 49
@MUAbride2be: “Get your crazy finger pad off my ring!” I just snorted at my desk! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Post # 50
@mimi123: FYI I LOVE your ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it deco? Its stunning and the history nerd in me would love to own such a thing! Its stunning.
Post # 51
Reading this thread, I’m left wondering what the heck is wrong with some people lol.
I mean, I only ever comment on someone’s ring if a) it’s someone I know, and so a compliment is expected or b) it’s a really beautiful stranger’s ring, and I just HAVE to tell them how gorgeous it is.
In the case of a), where a compliment is expected but the ring may not be to my taste, I will say something generic like ‘It’s gorgeous/beautiful/[insert other acceptable word here]’. I just don’t get why ANYONE would comment on cost/size, or say something that could be construed as rude eg ‘cute’. I’m even careful about using words like ‘different’, as while for me that’s a huge compliment, others might see it as rude, so I stick with safer words. And I’d never ask things like ‘is it real?’ because it’s just none of my damn business!
Post # 52
one time I was discussing with a former coworker how we had eloped. She said ” I didn’t know you had gotten engaged. I thought you were just wearing a cocktail ring.” My stone is 1.21 ct, so I guess she assumed it was fake. another time someone said it was cute. I don’t picture jewelry as cute, but ok. To me, cute= precious, like a baby, not jewelry. But I don’t care. 🙂
Post # 53
When I was first engaged YEARS ago…my hubby (then fiance) couldn’t afford a large ring, but what he did get me was very pretty. Anyway, about the same time I got my e-ring, my dad had upgraded my mom’s e-ring/wedding to a 3/4 marquise…my e-ring happened to be a marquise shaped stone also. Well, one night my parents had some family over dinner…my aunt was admiring my ring (which I placed in a ring box to avoid it getting dropped or lost) and my mom’s new ring which was also in a ring box. She looked at my mom’s ring first then I passed her my ring..when she opened up the box she went..”OH..I thought you’re mom’s ring shrunk!!!” granted I knew my ring was small, but really…did she have to make a comment about it? LOL
Post # 54
@VictorianChick: Thank you! I think my Mother-In-Law said that the ring was Edwardian actually. I think it’s from the late 1910’s.
This ring sat in a vault for most of its life. They were poor but my DH’s grandfather saved up for the ring and his grandmother never wore it after she was married. I believe it was purchased in Russia. She gave it to her daughter to give to her first-born son (my DH) for when he got married. So the ring has mostly sat in a vault since the 1920’s until we got engaged last year!
She passed away before I could meet her unfortunately. But I would love to tell her what a big favor she did us. First of all, DH was unemployed when he proposed so it spared us some expense and awkwardness. Second, I ended up really loving the ring!
Post # 55
@mimi123: I think it’s incredibly special and an honor to have an heirloom rling. you’re a lucky girl!
Post # 56
I work in customer service as well, and while I don’t mind if people comment on my ring so much, it’s when they want to touch it that bothers me. If you want to look at it closely, fine, but keep your hands to yourself, please!
Post # 57
the things some people say really make me roll my eyes in disbelief! Seriously, the only things you should ever say to any woman about their ring should be a version of “It’s beautiful!” Even if you don’t like the ring, it’s not your ring to judge.
The thing I get most is “it looks like an eye.” My brother straight up pulled out his phone, took a picture and said “looks like an eye” before he said anything else.
My sister said “it’s pretty but I like bezel better.”
I’ve also gotten “Your ring is HUGE” to which I immediately feel the need to explain that it looks bigger because it’s turned horizontally … like an optical illusion.
Post # 58
@MUAbride2be: I am an elementary school teacher and kids say the most ridiculous things. I am in hysterics almost daily. I had one girl ask me once if I was married and when I said I wasn’t yet she said, “Oh, so you’re gay?” Another little girl looked at my engagement ring and asked if I was having a baby and when I said “No, why do you ask?” she replied, “Cause men only put a ring on it when you got a bun in the oven.”
Post # 59
@Elrodien: Ugh! I get that ALL THE TIME. I’m 26 years old, but I look younger. We went out to dinner at a hibatchi place for my bachelorette party and everyone at our station kept asking me if I needed my parents to sign the wedding certificate. I mean, I recently got carded to watch a rated R movie, so whatever… I just laugh! Someday when I’m 40 I’ll be happy I look young!
Post # 60
@MrsSnowMountain: Is your engagement ring the ring in your picture? If it is, I LOVE IT! I love a vintage, more non-traditional look. If I was that jeweler, I’d be gushing over it, not asking you to buy something else! Don’t let it get to you… what you have is so special!
Post # 61
Fiance and i were at a hockey game a few months ago and a super drunk girl next to Fiance asked him if she could try my ring on. Um NO! I dont know you, but even if i did the chance of me letting someone else try it on is slim to none