(Closed) “Is it real?”

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Has anyone ever asked "Is it real?" in a NICE way?


    Nope! No one has ever asked me if my ring was real.

    Nope, because they were rude/snarky about it.


  • Post # 17
    2076 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @ladyartichoke:  I know!  That’s what I always think!  My FI’s younger brother is actually the only person that ever said, “Oh yeah, a blue diamond like in that one movie…with the ship…Titanic.”  Haha

    Post # 18
    4640 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    nope. i don’t know anyone who would be that rude!

    Post # 19
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think the worst thing was that someone grabbed my hand, placed it under a streetlight and stared at it.  Then went on this tirade asking me if this was a blood diamond – not even waiting for my response.  Didn’t congradulate me at all. 

    Turns out my diamond is huge compared to hers and she was a little bit jealous. 

    Post # 20
    1841 posts
    Buzzing bee

    becuase my diamond is rather large for the area and also a rose cut (which I think people haven’t seen a lot of lately) people ask me if it is some sort of ‘crystal’ or quartz or glass all the time. I don’t care, I love it and thats all that matters, I honestly don’t htink they are trying to be mean, just that it doesn’t look like a typical ‘engagement’ ring

    Post # 21
    1841 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    @LindsayMaree:  haha! that one movie with the ship… that made me lol

    Post # 22
    2597 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Nope, and I was all disappointed becasue I had my comeback all teed up:

    “Yes, it’s a real engagement. Thanks.”

    Post # 23
    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ve never been asked that I know of or can remember. But that’s nice that some people ask in a nice way. 

    Post # 24
    1853 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    My first Engagement Ring that ultimately was returned for jeweler problems got a loooot of questions.

    My mom asked in a really nice way, because she was dumbfounded at how big it was. She was like “Well I know (your FI) is well off…but are those ALL diamonds?” Haha I didn’t get offended at all, I was laughing.

    But this mega bitch at a jewelery store asked in a not so nice way, I actually posted a thread about it a while ago: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/i-hate-rude-jewellers-long

    She ^ was soo mean!!!

    My new ring still gets the occasional question, but only by people who reaaallly know me. 

    Post # 25
    11265 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i get a lot of compliments but never asked if it was real.

    Post # 26
    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Once I believe – and I responded with “What else?”

    Post # 27
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My ring is larger than most in my area (2.6 carat, New England) so I get asked often, and so far it’s always been in a nice or complimentary way. I feel a little awkwrd having such a large ring in certain circles sometimes, so I don’t mind if they ask. If I feel weird, I will actually lie and say “No, it’s a white sapphire”. 

    Post # 28
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’ve had quite a few rude comments about my ring ie

    “Is it a diamond? Is it real?”

    “It’s nice but I’m practical and I would have insisted we put it towards a house deposit or something else” 

    And the latest one – I found out that someone else I work with just got engaged and I was going to go downstairs to congratulate her and look at her ring, someone said “Don’t worry, I’m sure its not bigger than yours” Seriously WTF

    My ring is bigger than the average in my area (1/2 – 3/4) but I don’t flash it around. These comments are all from work colleagues, my real friends have all been really lovely.

    Post # 29
    5408 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @Pollywog:  That’s so so cute! (:

    Once at work one of the supervisors joked that it must be fake and we should do all these ‘tests’ on it, like try to cut glass and stuff haha. No one has actually seriously asked me.

    Post # 30
    1175 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Someone once asked if mine was real and I assumed they were asking if I was really engaged, so I said yes. Ironically, I haven’t been asked much at all and my center stone is white sapphire!

    Post # 31
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2004

    my best friend asked me if my ring was real when I upgraded it. It’s a 1.2 carat solitaire, doesn’t look fakely huge to me or anything. I wasn’t offended by it, and she wasn’t rude about it. I just simply told her it was.

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