Post # 1
Just curious if other woman have experienced not so nice comments about their engagement ring. I LOVE mine. It is my dream ring. Tacori 2620PR. 1.08 carat with fine pave diamonds around the main stone. Also very fine Pave Diamonds down the Band. F Colour and Ideal Cut. Other woman (generally single) LOVE to gossip about it’s size in an unflattering light, saying it is way too large and possibly fake. I find it a bit hurtful.
Post # 3
How do you know they’re gossiping? Are they saying it’s small or large? Because 1 carat is a pretty average size, I can’t imagine most people thinking that’s crazy huge or crazy small enough to talk about it.
I just wouldn’t worry about it. Talking about a ring can only be interesting for so long, they’ll move onto something else.
Post # 4
i would boil that down to jealousy – dont let it bother you.
Post # 5
Saying it is too big. Maybe it looks larger as I have small hands. (5.25 ring size). I agree 1 carat is an average size so I don’t get it either.
Post # 6
Petty people like that have their own issues. Don’t let it get to you.
Post # 7
I can tell a lot of people think my stone is fake b/c of the size (although it’s only a little over 1ct – but most of my friends/family have closer to 0.5ct or less). Several people have asked to see it and they just look at it and say nothing, not even “oh that’s nice”. One day my mom asked me if it was real b/c my aunt had said something about the size, and my brother’s first reaction to it was “oh I see some inclusions” (even though it’s a VVS1 and was appraised as IF by an ind app). This to me just boils down to jealousy. Yes it was probably VERY expensive relative to what someone else would spend on a ring, but for us it was affordable and Fiance wanted to spend what he did on it. If people are talking sh*t about your ring, they likely have nothing better to do (poor them!). Also, congrats on your engagement and that Tacori setting is STUNNING!
Post # 8
Thanks for the wishes and a compliment on my setting!
The same thing happens to me. People want to see my ring (even want to take a second look at it) and say NOTHING. I don’t get it. In the past, if someone showed me their ring and even if it wasn’t my style/taste I would find something positive to say about it. I feel Co- Workers, who I thought were my friends talk behind my back and don’t even wish me a congratulations. We have only been engaged for 2 weeks so hopefully this will wear off soon.
Post # 9
@bobsoon2bewife2013: I will have a ring in the 1 carat range and I think it is too small. It sounds silly for people to be jealous of something so practical. I envy Khloe Kardashian’s ring but its like 10 carats;0) Ignore the silly remarks, your ring is nice but nothing to be catty about.
Post # 10
It sounds like jealousy, I just don’t understand any other reason why anyone would make ANY negative comment about an engagement ring. I’ve seen some rings that were REALLY far far FAR away from my taste, but I still look at them and think “Oh how sweet, two people fell in love and are getting married”. You know?
And I agree 1 carat is a totally average and normal size. Depending on where you live it could be considered large, but I think in most areas it is average or small. Hey I have a 2 carat diamond and a size 3 finger and I had a friend say mine was small 🙂 I just ignore the comments honestly because the ring is a thing, yes, but it represents something more important which is the love Darling Husband and I have for each other. There’s almost nothing anyone could say that would make me feel bad about it. And if people want to give it a deer in headlights stare, that’s their problem because they were obviously raised in a barn.
Post # 11
Your ring sounds beautiful! I’m with the others in that it sounds like jealously. Just try to let their comments roll off of your back and enjoy your gorgeous ring!
Post # 12
are these people your friends? I don’t think I could be friends with such petty people.
I’m not at all religious, but there is one creed I do believe in (in certain situations, that is): turn the other cheek.
Post # 13
Wow, I could have written this post myself. I too have the 2620 with pave band, and a 0.96 (or something in that ballpark) centre stone on a 4.75 size finger and have generally received great compliments but I’ve also received super rude ones too. Once of which was a girl asking ME to see it (I didn’t offer it up myself even) and after seeing it, she grabbed her friends arm and whispered in her ear and then said NOTHING to me?! I was so in shock that it happened. I’ve never asked to see someone’s ring and not commented on it, whether I liked it or not. I’ve also had some of my closest friends not even ask to see it after they notice it from accross a table which I thought was also odd, even if I could see one of my closest friends ring accross a table I would DEFINITELY ask to see it closer and gush over it/be excited with them. I truly feel hurt that I put forth so much effort being excited for my friends when they got engaged and really have received nothing in return. I feel like I can’t even talk about my wedding around them.
Anyways that got a little off topic, but I totally hear ya sister. Must be something about this design!
Let’s enjoy them together and see a picture of yours!!
Post # 14
I have a 1.2 carat diamond with an very intricate cathedral setting. It’s extremely hard to miss it on my small finger. I haven’t heard anyone talk behind my back about it. I think it’s the perfect size, but I have nothing to compare it to. People have joked with me about how big it is, but for the most part they think it’s beautiful and they love it… and are trying to figure out how my Fiance paid for it. Baha, it’s called saving money 🙂
Post # 15
nobody has ever expressed any jealousy, distaste, or anything bad about my ring. I’ve only gotten compliments on it. I’m sorry this happens to you ladies!
Post # 16
Thanks Ladies for your posts!!
Miss Sawyer…Our story sounds identical! The exact same scenerio where friends/co-workers have asked to see my ring (twice in some instances) and make no comment on it. I just don’t get it. How can you ask to see someone’s engagement ring (symbol of two people’s love for each other) and not say anything nice about it. I have seen many engagement rings that are not my taste at all but I would still find something nice to say and be excited with them. My feelings have been REALLY hurt too, where some days it actually has taken away from this exciting time for me. (Which I will say, I have waited a long time to find the love of my life and I deservie this! lol!) I agree with you that I don’t’ even want to discuss the wedding with friends who made me feel this way. The one good thing that has come out of this is I have seen who my true friends are.
Yes, what is it with this design! Did you pick this setting out yourself or did your fiancé choose it all by himself?
Here is a pic of mine…Post yours! I wonder if we are ring twins!