(Closed) Is your ring a social media star?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is your ring a social media star?
    Hells yeah! : (80 votes)
    23 %
    No way! : (219 votes)
    64 %
    I just like to vote but I'm not on social media sites. : (28 votes)
    8 %
    I don't have a ring. : (15 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 32
    Member
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Haha oops, I definitely have two pics of my ring on Facebook/Instagram. And only one was right after the engagement was announced – the other was a year later. Guess I’m tacky and annoying. I genuinely like when people post theirs once they announce their engagement. I don’t think they are fishing for compliments. I have family on there I hardly see ever that would want to see it and honestly I think it’s a visual representation of one of the happiest periods of time in my life. I don’t know why I wouldn’t share that with friends. 

    Side note: maybe it’s my age or friend group, but if you didn’t post a ring pic you would be dodging questions left and right about why you didn’t post one. 

     

    Post # 33
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    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014
    Post # 34
    Member
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I posted one picture when I got it, but that’s been it. 

    Post # 35
    Member
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

    Nope! Just on WB in the rings section

    Post # 36
    Member
    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    No.  My set doesn’t even make it on to this board – although I do love other ring pics!

    Post # 37
    Member
    2250 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I did a few weeks after we got engaged, because people kept asking for it! If anyone was offended they can feel free to hide me from their newsfeed… Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn 😉

     

    Post # 38
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    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i posted one picture on facebook when we got engaged and that’s it (other than posting it here). i don’t see why it’s a big deal to post 1 or 2 pics when you get engaged. you’re excited and want to share. there’s nothing wrong or tacky about that. an entire album dedicated to your ring is tacky. i had people asking me to post a pic so obviously, some people were interested in seeing it. 

    Post # 39
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    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have one picture on FB of our hands together with the ring. But it’s in a whole album of engagement weekend photos. I sort of feel guilty because I love my ring, but feel it’s a little show-offy. My mom totally called me out on it Embarassed

    Post # 40
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    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I am surprised that most people are replying with “no.” my Instagram feed is always filled with girls posting their rings!

    Post # 41
    Member
    854 posts
    Busy bee

    @skippydarling:  +1

    what the heck is the difference? My ring is awesome and looks great on me. While I haven’t posted a photo on my fb I’ve definitely posted on my IG. I’ve had tons of people ask to see it and tons of people say they are glad I posted it. 

    If people can take pictures of their Starbucks, watch, and selfies all day then Im definitely posting my beautiful ring that I love. 

    ETA: My IG has tons of photos of girls posting photos of their “nails” or just of their rings. Getting engaged is excited and people like to share the excitement. Erings are also a big investment and so if people want to show off their rings Im not going to judge them

    Post # 42
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    9950 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I only post of WBee… cause I love reading / hanging out on the RING Board.

    In fact, I don’t have a FaceBook Page etc.

     

    Post # 43
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    1579 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I did right when we got engaged but just because 90% of our family and friends don’t live nearby so we all use FB to keep up with everyone.  I didn’t do it to brag or anything, it was more of an announcment.  Everyone congratulated us and then it was done. 

    I will say that pretty much every one of my friends on FB that got/are engaged posted a ring picture as the announcement.  Kind of like the sonogram picture for a baby announcement.  

    I don’t think one is bragging or showing off, but more than that, yeah, its a little much.

    Post # 45
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    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    No, I feel weird about it. Anyone who lives far enough to not get to see it in person is close friend or family who I’d rather text than facebook (the only social media I use). Someone asked me why I don’t have any photos of it on there and the best way I could put it into words was this: In real life, if someone asks to see my ring I gladly show it off, but I’m not about to bring it up just to show off to people who aren’t interested. Putting a picture on facebook is kind of like that. It’s great for people who would ask/want to see it, and kind of rude/showing off/attention grabby to people who don’t give a crap.

    I wouldn’t feel weird about this for other things, like photos of my cat, something I baked, or trip photos, but an engagement ring is a valuable material object, so it just feels different. This kind of explains why I love it when other people we know post photos of their engagement rings on social media. I love looking at people’s rings, and I’m interested! But I just feel weird sort of forcing other’s to look at my ring. And even though I love all the ring porn threads on here, I have yet to post a pic of my ring, because it feels like bragging? Not that I think other bees are bragging (and seriously, keep the ring porn coming!. I just feel weird kind of…imposing on others.

    Post # 46
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    1812 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I posted one pic when I got engaged, one pic was in the giant album of engagement shots, and now my cover photo is of a bouquet, program, our wedding rings, and our class rings in a little diorama sort of pic, lol. Not really a “star” but if you want to see my ring and are my facebook friend, you can find it.

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