(Closed) How to deal with “Too small” comments?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

A firm, well placed kick in the offender’s shin can help relieve your frustration. However, I don’t suggest kicking one’s mother at any time… imagination is safer.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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MrsSzan :  your ring is FANTASTIC! May I ask where it’s from? I’ve been wanting to do something very similar with a ruby or pad sapphire and I absolutely love the design. 

FU MrsSzan’s MIL!

Post # 20
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Busy bee

“How rude!”

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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MrsSzan :  drooooooooool. I love them, thank you very much!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Your ring is lovely, bee! My Mother-In-Law was like “oh your ring is so….dainty” lol. People have different tastes, but don’t let it change how you feel about your (gorgeous) ring!

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2016

It’s gorgeous!  The only people who make comments like that are people with deep insecurity issues.  You just have to ignore it and realize she’s a sad woman with real issues.  

Post # 26
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Sugar bee

I love it! Outright judging people’s rings by the stone size is about as blatantly shallow and snotty as it comes. All they really DESERVE is a massive eye roll.

However, I know that sort of thing doesn’t go over that well with in laws and coworkers and the like. Just say something along the lines of – I wanted something that really felt like me and that I felt comfortable wearing every day. 

That was my reasoning anyway. If I got a bigger ring I’d probably only end up wearing the wedding band most of the time – which is fine, I just personally like getting to wear both. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee

I don’t consider my ring small (2 carats) but I even had someone say to me, “He should have gotten you a 3 carat.” I was flabbergasted. I didn’t know what to say. I just responded with, “we’ll have more money for the wedding!”

Sometimes people will always have something negative to say about your ring. If you’re proud of it then rock It! It’s hard for people to be negative about it when you’re clearly so happy. 

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

It’s lovely and plenty big enough! I think my diamond is like 0.3 carat and I love it. Say something that shuts them right down, you don’t have to explain yourself to them.

‘Why would you ask that’
‘Why do you think the size of it matters?’
‘What a rude question’
‘I can’t believe you said that’

Post # 29
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Helper bee

Some female comic several years back said something to the effect of, “Yeah, some men have to compensate for–ahem–something with a giant rock. My man has nothing to apologize for.”

 

On second thought, don’t say that to his mom.

Post # 30
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Busy bee

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MrsSzan :  I like your ring! It looks like a magical ring you’d be given on a quest.

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