Post # 1
As the title of this post states, is it bad luck to try on a friend’s engagement ring?
I’m amazed at how I am able to patiently wait for my own engagement ring as I watch almost every single one of my friends get engaged over the past several months.
And what’s even more amazing is that although I’m dying to try on a ring, I am able to refrain from asking my friends to try on their rings. I heard that it’s bad luck, is this true? If it’s not… I may crack and ask the next friend I see to try on her ring….
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of such a thing, but then I’m a guy who generally scoffs at superstition anyway. What do I know.
Post # 4
@Koreanna: I don’t think it’s bad luck and I have let others try on my ring. Some people are very sensitive about it though.
I think as long as you are really careful about how you ask it should be fine. Maybe something along the lines of, “I love your ring and I was wondering if I could try it on.” Just be sensitive to the fact that some people may consider it bad luck to let others try on their ring.
Or you could see if one of your girlfriends wants to go ring shopping with you so you can try some on in stores.
Post # 5
I’ve never heard of it being bad luck. My little cousins always ask to try on my e-ring and I am flattered. Fiance is too, since he picked it out.
Post # 6
I don’t really believe in luck, but for what it’s worth my Grandmother always said it was GOOD luck for the non-engaged girl, and the the bride got to make a wish while her friend tried the ring on… so it’s win win.
Also, on a practical level, it lets you see different styles/sizes on your hand, so you’ll know better what you want for yourself when the time comes.
Post # 7
@Koreanna: I dont think its bad luck as the PP said. But everyone has their own opinions. Before I got engaged I asked my friend if i could try it on and she said yes. I think it all depends on the person but I have found in my circle of friends i dont mind if people try on my ring, my mom tried it on and so did all my cousins.
Post # 8
I’ve never heard of it being bad luck. My girlfriends ask to wear my e-ring all the time. They’re usually just straight forward about it and say something along the lines of “let me wear your ring!” lol. We are straight forward people. I cough it up without an issue. I find it as a compliment. My Fiance only got not so happy about it when I let my friend wear it in the pool. So I had to ask for it back. But Fiance doesn’t like it when I wear it in the pool either.
Post # 9
My friend and I always try on each other’s rings because they’re so different from one another. I even tried on my SIL’s before they got engaged because my brother left it in his sock drawer.
Post # 10
I’ve tried on my mom’s but that is it. I never heard of this superstition, but I wouldn’t necessarily like someone else putting on my ring.
Post # 11
I wouldn’t mind letting a friend try on my ring (it’s a size 3.5 so it won’t fit most people but they are welcome to try). However, I’m very careful not to ask any of my friends to try on their rings. Some people don’t like it.
Post # 12
Thanks for your opinions!
As I said, I’m trying to patiently wait and to be honest, I can’t stop thinking about rings, looking them up, and envisioning my own. This board has definitely fueled my ring craze with tons of pics of e-rings everywhere!! I love it. haha.
Friends usually ask if I want to try on their rings, so next time it comes up, I think I will take them up on the offer! haha
@KatNYC2011: I never thought of how the owner of the ring would feel about letting others try on their ring… I will definitely keep in mind that this may not be cool with the other person!
Post # 13
I’m glad you got a positive response to this because when I read the title I thought “Oh no! I hope not!” Because I’ve tried on/let other people try my rings! Another way to open the conversation would be to ask what ring size they wear. I never really meant to try on someone’s but when we realized we were the same size, both times we ended up “trading” for a second just to see! =]
Post # 14
Engagement rings are not as big here as in America for example but we have this superstition about wedding bands – you should never ever take it off for at least a year after the wedding – otherwise you may bring bad luck on yourself. The only thing worse than removing your ring is letting someone else wear it!
And even though I am not big on superstition I would never have anyone try on my rings – be it e-ring or wedding band… In words of one famous ring owner: “It’sss mine. My own. My preciousss…” 😉 I am mean like that 😀
But I mean – if somebody asked, I would explain nicely and not go all berserk on them, of course 😉
Post # 15
@MissNoodles: I like that idea. I tried on my grandma’s (now my) engagement ring a couple of weeks after I started dating my fiance and I think we’ve had generally good luck (although I’m not a great believer in luck these days).
Post # 16
I’ve heard that its bad luck to let someone else try on your ring, but…thats just silly. Letting someone try on jewelry is not going to wreck your marriage. I say…ask your friends! I always asked for my sister’s 🙂