Post # 92
I get a lot of “don’t let my wife see that”.
And once a colleague said he hadn’t seen it yet and another colleague replied, “how could you not? She could put someone’s eye out with that.”
I would share a pic, but I can’t figure out how to post one from my phone!
Post # 93
I’ve had some weird comments. I had a friend make a comment about the size in relation to my engagement ring I had from my ex husband. She asked if I was sad that my ring is smaller now. While it is smaller, I love it more and it has more feeling for me. It was kind of rude though, but she didnt’ get it – she was just like, well it’s okay you can upgrade (no thank you). I’ve had more comments during the 2 weeks I wasn’t wearing my engagement ring (the stone was loose) so I only had my wedding band – lots of people made comments about me not having an engagement ring. Honestly, that’s not a super huge deal to me, but it was weird how many people said stuff – especially people who said stuff to my partner!! I have some health issues and take plenty of medications, so at our regular pharmacy we were standing there and I mentioned that my name changed, as we eloped. A lot of the staff knew we were engaged and were so happy (one lady even came aroudn to hug us!! That meant so much). This one girl (who always seems confused – I’m so serious) just looked at me, then him, then said “Well, now you need to go get her a real ring. Doesn’t she deserve one?” It was so awkward.
I hadn’t seen a friend in a while, and she wanted to see my ring while we were catching up. I show her and her face falls a little and she goes “… oh. It’s so … simple. That’s nice” and changes the subject.
@Regina Phalange: I have a peridot ring that I love. My grandmother got it for me when I was a child. It’s a smaller stone, but it makes me so happy. I constantly have people ask me if it’s “real” – I think they believe it’s a colored cz or something (which even then, it’s “real” IMO). Your ring is fabulous – I love the setting.
Post # 94
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
A cousin who lives 3 hours away from me.. grabbed my hand and was like, “Oh, it’s.. small. [pause] .. and cute.” (Uh, thanks?) However, I later found out that she has got a tendency to spend on what she couldn’t afford… as there was an episode of her sending me rude text messages about me not responding to her about lending her [boyfriend] money for a car downpayment. So, remarks like that reflect more about the person than the rings we pick.
My Fiance bought the ring when he was working in his previous job. The ring is symbolic to the two of us. It is small (.53 ctw), but they are Canadian diamonds; conflict-free.
I do admire bigger diamonds on other people, but not on myself. 🙂 I like small and dainty things.
Post # 95
MUAbride2be on a side note your comment “ike um, thanks? Get your crazy finger pad off my ring!” made me actually laugh outloud. I am defintiely using finger pad as part of my vocab now 🙂
Post # 96
I got a weird one a couple of weeks back. I was talking to this 18 year old intern at work and she asked me if that was my engagement ring. I said yes and she goes:
“I thought only old ladies wore rubies”
Post # 97
@mimi123: Your ring is exquisite! I would love to see additional pictures of the side. So unique & beautiful.
Post # 98
I’ve actually gotten this comment like 5x from different people: “Ooh, he did good, he’s a keeper!”
Um, yes, he’s a keeper, obviously because I’ve got this ring on my finger. And no, I didn’t suddenly decide to “keep” him just because he “did good” and got me something more than a Ring Pop to express his eternal love for me. Saying yes to him was actually based on the past 8 years of bliss together, not based on a ring.
Post # 99
I get “that’s enormous” and once someone told me “you could put a down payment on a house with that”. :/
Post # 100
The only weird comment I got was “He must have a lovely job!” Everyone else says the usual pleasantries, it’s pretty, etc. Not sure if they mean it but I can listen to ring compliments all day long!
Post # 101
@Tibbs: ACK! Seriously? Well no one told me that, as I just bought my ruby wedding band! 😉
Post # 102
I had my first “is it/are they real?” question about a month ago. I was in a shoe store at the check out, when the salesperson noticed my engagement ring and right hand ring. She first commented on my engagement ring saying “that’s a pretty ring” and then caught sight of my diamond cluster rhr, and said “oh actually they are both nice!”. I said thank you and continued punching in my pin code on the debit machine when she asks “are they real?”. It caught me so off guard that I stuttered “yu-yes”. As I was walking out I was running the conversation over in my head and all I could think was “what kind of a question is that?”. Is it because I look young and couldn’t possibly afford two diamond rings? Regardless, even if they weren’t diamonds, they are still real rings. What I should have said is “nope, they are a figment of your imagination..” Some people..
Post # 103
@wrkbrk: I’m afraid so. I fear we’ve made a gorgeous, crimson mistake. 🙂
Post # 104
@Tibbs: As my former employer used to say, never underestimate stupid. !!
Post # 106
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Agreed. Even if it were to mean small how is that bad? There’s nothing wrong with smaller rings…