(Closed) How do I respond to people who are critical of my e-ring?

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 46
4556 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Wth, I know several people with this exact engagement ring…I wouldn’t think anything else of it.

Post # 47
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

i would just shake my head in bewilderment while looking at my ring and say, “what a strange thing to say…” 

PS: i don’t know in what universe a 3 stone, halo, all diamond ring doesn’t look like an engagement ring? like, um, what? 

Post # 48
452 posts
Helper bee

Some people are idiots. I’d just ignore them. Or, if you need a quick comeback, you can say something like: “By non-traditional, do you mean I’m not following what others do? I’m not a sheeple, I love my ring, and that’s really the only thing that matters.”

Post # 49
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

“Your ring doesn’t look like a real engagement ring”

“Your face doesn’t look appropriate for children under 13 but they still let you out in public.”

Post # 50
1520 posts
Bumble bee

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misspb:  Depends on how rudely they asked the question! If not so much I would most likely say ‘oh… Well I think it does and I think it’s beautiful’. If they were being rude ‘Well it’s a good thing that you don’t have to wear it then!’

Any ring can be an engagement ring. Quite a lot of people comment that when it isn’t your stereotypical solitaire ring. But it’s not what they want, it’s that you love it that matters. 

Post # 51
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

It’s beautiful!  The most I’d say in response is “I love it!”  If it makes you feel any better, my own mother made dumb comments about my engagement ring b/c it’s a sapphire instead of a diamond.  A sapphire I picked out, I should add.  (eye roll)  Some people are just dumb.  

Post # 52
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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misspb:  Neither ring in my set is a typical engagement ring (one of them actually IS an anniversary band)  The ring is supposed to be a symbol of your commitment with your partner, it shouldnt matter what it looks like. 

Post # 53
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Pause long enough before responding to make things awkward and then say “wow. Criticizing someone’s engagement ring is sure to hurt their feelings. Was that your intention?”.

Beautiful ring!

Post # 54
459 posts
Helper bee

I wouldn’t say anything. I would ignore the comment and move on to something else. Anyone that feels comfortable enough to make a critical or rude comment about your ring doesn’t deserve the supply a response with provide. 

🙂 I think your ring looks like an engagement ring and it’s beautiful! i think the negative Nellies are jealous. 

Post # 55
2175 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Extend the finger to the immediate right of your engagement ring and retract the other four.

Your ring is gorgeous!

Post # 56
2163 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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misspb:  for the record, that’s a beautiful ring. Unfortunately, I know how that feels because I have a sapphire ering and I have received many comments about how it should be a diamond. My response is, It’s unique just like me and I won’t have it any other way!

Post # 57
214 posts
Helper bee

I can’t give very good advice on how to be nice to negative feedback about erings. Lots of things pop into my head but none of them are nice. 


My ering looks even less like an ering than yours does- which btw, your ring looks exactly like an ering. Those people are crazy. 

Rolling your eyes and saying “well, you didn’t get it for me, did you?” or  “Well, you can shell out the money for a different one in a few years” or even ask to see theirs and then something super passive agressive, “oh, THAT’S your ring? well, *side eye* I GUESS it’s cute”

like I said. I don’t have anything nice to say.

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