Post # 1
So I love my ring but I inadvertently chose a Will and Kate ering. I LOVE the ring. It’s an antique from the 1880s so I think it’s even older than Kate’s but I don’t know what to respond to people when they point out the resemblance. With friends it doesn’t bother me but with strangers I want to say something witty. Any ideas of what to respond when I get the comment, “Oh, are you Princess Diana?” or “Oh, it’s the Will and Kate ring”.
Post # 3
Respond with, “Actually no, it’s MY ring.” It’s stunning!
Post # 4
So pretty!! I can’t imagine someone asking you if you were Princess Diana, I would literally just crack up because that person is a nut. I can see you getting the Will and Kate comment though, maybe say something like… well we both have excellent taste! or something like that, if it was me personally I would just smile and change the subject.
Post # 5
@MrsPom: Haha, I love the “We both have excellent taste!” comment. I hadn’t thought of that. I often do just end up changing the topic quickly.
Post # 6
What is the ring’s history, if you don’t mind me asking? If it’s vintage, it may just be a great opportunity to tell the asker what makes your ring so special (while also correcting them).
Post # 7
I see the similarity, I suppose, but quite honestly, I would never look at that ring and think it looks like Kate’s. Just because it’s blue doesn’t make it the same.
Post # 8
First off, gorgeous ring. I wouldn’t feel self-conscious about it all.
And for the come-back reply, I’d make some sort of “fun” comment that acknowledges the similarity… something along the lines of…
YES, my Fiance thinks I am a Princess too
YES, my Fiance is a Prince
YES, my Fiance considers me his Queen
YES, my Fiance treats me like royalty…
You think this is great… you should see our castle !!
PS… Sorry, I don’t get your reference to “I inadvertently chose a Will & Kate E-ring”. Not sure how you couldn’t have realized that when you made the choice… that there is a similarity and that comments might ensue… as the Diana ring (now known as the Will & Kate ring) is truly is the MOST FAMOUS piece of jewellery in the last 35 Years (prior to that it would have been the Taylor-Burton Diamond in 1969 = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor-Burton_Diamond … and lol, I’m saving up to acquire that one sometime in the future myself *wink* )
Post # 9
“Call me the Duchess!” then I would laugh and say it wasn’t intentional.
Post # 10
First off, stunning ring!
I’d probably pull a statistic like “Actually this one is about 100 years older than hers! Don’t you just love the color?”
“I just went with what I loved!”
Post # 11
@KatyElle: “Actually this one is about 100 years older than hers! Don’t you just love the color?”
Exactly… it’s an antique and I guess people from way back then thought that it was a good idea to match blue gems with diamonds all around… gee
Post # 12
@anemonie: This is all I know: http://www.langantiques.com/products/item/30-1-3668. We looked it up on their website after we bought it.
“A modestly sized, but superb, vibrant blue, cushion cut sapphire sits front and center of a glistening wreath of 11 old-mine cut diamonds in this classic antique ‘Lady Di’ style ring, circa 1880. As is common, the shank was replaced at a later date.”
Post # 13
I’d probably say ” Why yes, I AM Princess Diana” but that’s just me : D
Post # 14
@This Time Round: I really inadvertantly chose it because I knew hers was round or oval, I didn’t know how the diamonds were set. I was never much interested in that stuff. I was honestly just in love with how the ring looked on my hand and in love in general. We purchased it the day after we got engaged so I was on cloud 9 and not thinking about it.
Post # 15
Everything about your ring is just so gorgeous! I think I’d just respond with, “Yes, it’s an antique, classic setting. It is so perfect for me”.
For what it’s worth, my ering has a sapphire center stone with two side diamonds and I get the “just like Princess Diana/Kate” comment simply because it’s a sapphire.
Post # 16
@MrsPom: I’ve gotten a few snarky comments from people who barely know me.