(Closed) I keep getting the "oh that's pretty"

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
866 posts
Busy bee

I don’t understand, what do you want to hear people say? Isn’t pretty a good thing?

Post # 4
1125 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think anyone should jump up and down freaking out over another persons engagement ring, or am I wrong about that? A “Oh that’s pretty” is a relatively common response to an engagement ring. As long as you love it than no worries. I get the “Oh that’s pretty” and “Oh wow, I’ve never seen a ring like that before” comments but that’s because I have a black diamond e-ring. For a solitaire (my favorite type BTW) it’s probably just that common that no other comments need to be made

Post # 5
3042 posts
Sugar bee

@SweetieP:  what are you looking to hear? For you it is a very special ring, to the rest of the world, it’s another diamond ring. Outside of maybe your mom, I think you’re expecting too much!

Post # 6
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@SweetieP:  Are they giving you a dismissive, “oh that’s pretty” or a “ohh that’s pretty”?

I would be offended if someone asked to see my ring and said, “Oh that’s pretty” in a “that’s nice, I guess” sort of way, but otherwise I think that’s a pretty normal response.

Post # 7
11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009


I have to agree with prior posters. I think that is a very positive reaction. Can you give us some idea of the types of comments you thought you might be receiving and wish you were receiving instead?

Post # 8
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@SweetieP:  My dream ring it’s a solitaire, I also like the 3 stone kind of setting, but I mostly see myself with a solitaire. It’s simple, but its beautiful. I girl I know has the most beautiful ring, and it’s a plain solitaire. I looked at it, and said: “wow, that so pretty!” and that’s it, i loved it, but I said that, because what could I said more? “I love how simple it is!” no! I would end up offending her or something.

People don’t always say what’s in their minds, so don’t bother yourself with that. You love the ring right? It’s yours, the only person that has to love it and adore it is you… so… f*ck what other people think/say.



Post # 9
16 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

I agree with others, it doesn’t matter what people think. You have a timeless design that you love. I am also one who think the simpler the better. But honestly, there are certain ppl who actually don’t know/care as much about erings like we do on the bee. 😉 So those are the kind of ppl who need to see a whole lot more going on to be wowed. I’m sure it’s gorgeous, and for the record, I am wowed by many different styles of rings on different ppl, even solitaires cuz I pay attention to diamond quality. Congrats and enjoy looking at it and don’t worry about anyone else’s opinion!

Post # 10
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@SweetieP:  What are people supposed to say? Jeezus. Do you expect them to jump up and down and crap themselves at the sight of your ring?

Post # 11
9567 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think that is a pretty normal reaction. While it would be nice if your closest family and friends would be a bit more enthusiastic, that is a normal and good response. I think solitaires are beautiful, and they are my favourite style 🙂

Post # 14
7564 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’d be happy if someone told me my ring was pretty. Why do you care what they say anyways? You love it, that’s what’s important. 

Post # 15
8141 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@SweetieP:  i don’t like the halos.  i think a solitaire is very elegant. 

Post # 16
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@SweetieP:  Okay, I can understand that.  If people looked markedly disappointed after ASKING to see my ring and tossed off an “oh that’s pretty” in a dismissive way? Yeah, I think I’d be pretty disappointed.

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