(Closed) “Is it real?”

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Has anyone ever asked "Is it real?" in a NICE way?
    Yeah! : (30 votes)
    16 %
    Nope! No one has ever asked me if my ring was real. : (147 votes)
    77 %
    Nope, because they were rude/snarky about it. : (13 votes)
    7 %
    Other? : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    650 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Someone asked me that at work because she never saw a whole center stone as big as mine. Mine isnt big but she apparently thought it was! I was not offended, she was like, ooohhh wowie

    Post # 4
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    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Haha yeah my Fiance is a teacher so some of his friends were like “That’s not real. How did he get a ring like that on a teacher’s salary?!” Haha

    Post # 5
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    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It happens to me all the time!  I have a blue diamond and most people that see it ask me what kind of stone it is.  After I tell them it’s a blue diamond, they usually respond with, “What?  I’ve never heard of such a thing!  Is it real?”

    I always just smile and said, “Yep, it sure it!”

    It isn’t offensive to me in the least bit, I truly think people ask because they’re genuinely curious, not to be snotty.

    Post # 6
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    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yup this happened to me!  I was an older woman I worked with…I’d put her in her late 60s.  She asked to see it and was like oh wow it’s BEAUTIFUL!  Is it real?!  The way she asked seemed genuine and sweet to me.  I didn’t take offense at all. 

    Post # 7
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    3720 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I grew up in a poor area and my cousins (much younger) live in an area where the only people with rings over a half a carat have non-diamond look a likes (CZ or mossinite). My 11 year old cousin knew I liked diamonds and did not like non-diamond stones but was shocked at the size. Her response “It is so pretty! It is it real? Or is it like your old one from Claire’s? A Claire’s one is really pretty and special too!”. It was so cute and innocent, but I assured her it was a real diamond. She responded “I have never seen a real person with one that big!”. 

    Post # 8
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    9686 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No, that’s never happened to me.  My ring has center stone of almost 2 carats and I live in the South.  I live in an affluent area so my ring doesn’t seem larger than the average around here to me.  My co-workers and friends all have about the same size rings.

    I would think it very strange is someone were to ask me (or anyone else) if their ring was “real.”  I mean, you can see it on my finger, right?  How much more real can you get than what you see right in front of you?  If they’re asking because they want to know if it’s a real diamond or not, to me that’s pretty rude.

    Edit:  Other than a cute child and a sweet little old lady asking, that is!  LOL.

    Post # 9
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Nope, no one has ever asked me that.  I live in NYC, and my ring is actually smaller than the average here, so I wouldn’t expect it. 

    @Pollywog:  That is absolutely adorable! 

    Post # 11
    Member
    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    nope, because it’s too small to be mistaken as a not real diamond.

    Post # 12
    Member
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’ve never had anyone ask, which is kind of disappointing because I’m always at the ready to say, “Nope, totally a figment of your imagination.”

    Post # 13
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    9686 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @icallitvera:  Haha!  Good one, I’m going to remember that, just in case it ever happens.

    Post # 14
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    2031 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    No one asked me outright (if they did, I’d fess up) but one person looked at it for a LONG time and said something like ‘Wow, it’s amazing how they can cut stones so they look so sparkly!!’ and I just agreed.  It wasn’t a lie, since she never said ‘diamond’ but I kind of felt guilty.  

    Post # 15
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    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Only once. Backstory: most of my friends know that I have a backup CZ ring because I had to get my ring adjusted right after Fiance gave it to me and I wanted ringbling for holiday photos. I also wear my stunt double ring when I’m at the gym or beach. 

    We were at a bar for my birthday and a female friend said, “Is that your real ring?” from across a long table. My CZ is 2 ct equiv and my engagement ring is just over 1 ct. I have no idea why she asked- she shouted it across the table. I’m guessing it caught her eye and the sparkle was so awesome that she had to ask and she thought it looked like 2 ct. That’s the positive way of looking at it. The other way of looking at it = she thinks my ring looks fake, despite having seen both rings in person before and pictures online. Maybe she thought I’d wear my fake one to a bar since the goal was “get wasted” but yeah. I replied to the tune of, “Yeah, this is the one Fiance gave me heh” and wrote it off as tactless. 

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