(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 # 107
    Member
    391 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I posted it on FB announcing the engagement.  

    Post # 108
    Member
    3400 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I posted 2 when we first got engaged, & then one pro pic of our rings together in our wedding album on facebook.

    I think to consistently post pics of it for no reason is sort of weird…

    Post # 109
    Member
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @HappyInLove11:  Hell yeah! But only when we got engaged. Anything else seems really braggy and weird. I didn’t even want ring close-up shots taken during our engagement photo session.

    Post # 110
    Member
    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Pffff I have a whole photoshoot of my ring on facebook and I totally don’t care if anyone thinks it’s tacky or bragging hehe. Why so stuck up and judgy, people?? I don’t think anyone judges that much IRL, and the ones who do the judging don’t really matter anyway.

    I’m proud of our decision to go with moissanite and wanted to share it with people who might be considering diamond alternatives. Moissanite isn’t well known outside the US 🙂 Also I think it’s beautiful and very unique among my friends so of COURSE I wanted to share. It didn’t even cross my mind that people would think it was tacky – I’ve posted pictures of earrings, shoes, furniture… why should my engagement ring be left out? Chill out people!

    Post # 111
    Member
    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @HappilyEverAfter54:  

    @skippydarling:  

    @marzipanda:  

    @futuremrsk18:  

    @QuirkySocialite: 

    Exactly, right! I don’t get these judgy comments. I wasn’t doing it to show off how much money we have (none… I made clear it wasn’t a diamond lol), but just because I think it’s pretty and wanted to share a significant life change without resorting to the “Engaged” status change. Heaven forbid I’m excited about owning something pretty that my fiance worked hard for…

    I’d be interested to see what the people who are calling it out as “tacky” feel about people posting pics of their new house, talking about their new job, posting pics of their cute baby… They fall under the same category of “bragging”..?

    Post # 112
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    1877 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @HappyInLove11:  I live far away from my family and many of my best friends.  When I announced my engagement on FB, many people asked to see the ring, so I posted it and received over 100 likes within an hour.  I have found that pople love seeing things like engagement rings, depending on who the poster is.  If you brag a lot on Facebook and/or are otherwise obnoxious in posting (dozens of baby and dog photos every single day, along with pictures of your dinner) then, yes, your ring pics might get judged amidst that annoying behavior. However, if you are not the type to brag and are sincerely sharing a joyful event and experience, you will probably get hundreds of likes and lots of well wishes when you post a ring photo.  

    Post # 113
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    6290 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @HappyInLove11:  I have 3 photos of my ring on Facebook; one from when we first got engaged, and 2 of my new ring as a few people wanted to see (and I see them very rarely). So, I voted ‘Hell yeah!’ but it’s not like I post them every day.

    Most people I know who are engaged have 1 or 2 photos of their rings, for the same reason: people who they don’t see much were desparate to see and/or they were just excited to be newly engaged.

    The people I know who haven’t posted photos are the ones with very expensive (for the UK) rings; I think in those cases it’s because they don’t want to look like they’re showing off.

    Post # 114
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    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @itsmeetam:  So what are people allowed to share on facebook without it being tacky?

    I thought the entire point of facebook was to share things about your life?

     

    Post # 115
    Member
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The only place I’ve posted photos of my ring are here on Wedding Bee. I wouldn’t post my ring on Instagram or Facebook – that just seems super tacky.

    Post # 118
    Member
    1489 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I totally did!  Both of my original e-ring and then the replacement one. Especially the replacement one because I was so excited to finally have a new ering!!    I have friends across the globe, and people were begging for pics!  

    Post # 119
    Member
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @skippydarling:  It was just my opinion, what’s the point of these threads if not to share it? Sorry, I don’t mean to sound like a smart alec, you have a point… I think everyone is different and we perceive things differently. In my personal opinion, posting ring pics on fb is tacky and I’m talking the pics where it’s just ring ring ring see my bling. Who gives a crap what/how the big the ring is, you’re engaged! That’s the main thing. I just find it all feeds into turning such a beautiful moment and time into a shallow, materialistic one (I’ve read the threads where ladies aren’t happy with their rocks, the size, design, etc) – and I’m not being self-righteous (I love showing off my bling too but to people I know in real life and on this forum, not the people on fb I barely talk to). In saying that though, I acknowledge that not all ladies think like that. I don’t mind pics of girls with their ring, it’s just when we get a slide show off the ring and only the ring, never mind the happy couple, is when it’s all a bit too much. I don’t mean to sound preachy or rude, sorry if this is how I came across. 

    Post # 121
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    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @kuteelea:  I’m in the same boat as you. My ring is custom, and I used to post it on the bee, and then I started seeing it all over Pinterest, so I took the photo down. I mean, it’s already out there, circling the interwebs, but nothing I can do about it now. Its my avatar, but that’s really small and you can barely tell what it looks like. 

    I have never posted my ring to Facebook or Twitter. I sent pics to my BMs and family when I got engaged, but that’s about it!

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