(Closed) Post YOUR MINI RANT and get it OFF YOUR CHEST!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2892 posts
Sugar bee

Yeah…I rarely see the phrase “big stone” used without the almost obligatory “lifeless, cloudy, or included.” Not always. But enough to be annoying. Large not-shitty stones exist and they don’t automatically indicate a lack of priorities or desire to “keep up with the jones.” It doesn’t actively bother me and doesn’t ruin my day – I ignore the comments. But since this is a rant- I’m joining you. πŸ™‚ Yes, everyone’s stone is pretty. Just because I own a larger stone doesn’t mean I think everything else is crap and same goes for most others. But for some reason it’s thrown around here quite frequently. 

I think people overthink stones and rings in general and what they imply or how it makes others feel. Is it pretty? Yeah? Great. Let’s move on. Just my 2 cents. 

Post # 4
1360 posts
Bumble bee

@Mrs McCain 2012:  I like this. It’s like the reverse of what I’m used to seeing on here. My e-ring, personally, is a 1 carat moissanite….but I LOVE the bigger center stones on here! Especially yours; I’ve seen it many times and am always awestruck by it!

Post # 6
5073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

my rant for today

the word is




stop pronouncing it that way!!!!

Post # 7
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love looking at other women’s bigger stones, and it really does get under my skin when women are always saying “My fiance chose quality over quantity”. Ummm….last I checked, there are large rings that are excellent quality, they’re just expensive. Also, carat size is a quality of the stone- we all choose which qualities to prioritize based on our budget, that’s how ring shopping works. Otherwise, we’d all have 15 ct, D, IF, excellent cut stones (well, most of us ;)). I went down in color slightly because a. I like warm stones, and b. I wanted a slightly larger carat size. So, it really irks me when women are saying that their man chose “quality” as if they are somehow better because they prefer a smaller stone higher on the color scale. I chose “quality”, too, but I value one C more than another, and that’s my perrogative. Rant over πŸ™‚

Post # 10
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

OK, I’ll play.

A diamond fell out of my ring and I’m having problems finding someone I trust locally to work on it for a variety of reasons. It’s old, it’s platinum, the diamonds are bead set, etc. I noticed this on Monday after spending 18 hours in the car over a 2 day period (I was NOT wearing the ring) so I was definitely already cranky, and I couldn’t even find the little diamond. I almost destroyed the original ring box looking for it. I also have no clue when or where this managed to happen and now I’m even more paranoid about wearing my ring than usual.

Oh, and it’s uninsured -_-. I know, I know. #firstworldproblems

Post # 13
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Mrs McCain 2012:  The only thing I ever think when I see a big ring is DAMN!!! and I’m jelly and wish I had one that size.  LOL I totally get what you’re saying!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen your ring!! Throw that puppy in here!! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
788 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I just really want to ROAR. Like really let out a loud growly ROAR! Unfortunately I’m in the office and would look like quite the raving idiot.

Post # 15
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My parent’s aren’t paying for anything and they are being incredibly bossy (mostly about who to invite). Last I knew.. who pays gets a say, and it’s not them!

Rant over.. I feel better πŸ˜‰

Post # 16
2601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have a small stone–.5 cts. 

Drives me crazy when people are like, “Oh, that’s okay!” or “How sensible!” or whatever. I don’t need your assurances that it’s okay (or your pity) or your suggestions about upgrading etc. and I also don’t need to be lumped in with self-righteousness in some sort of variation of “well, YOU obviously aren’t materialistic” or “you probably have your sights set on the right things” or “you must be financially responsible.” 

Seriously? People can get ALLLL that from a freakin’ ring? 

All that my rings should tell you is that I once was engaged and now I’m married. End of story. 

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