Post # 76
All these answers are so weird to me ! Maybe I need to stop but whenever i find out someone is engaged i get so excited and ask to see the ring, andeven if i absolutley hate it I tell them it’s perfect, congrats, ask how he asked and let the new bride have her moment. When i got engaged in a previous relationship everyone was so excited for me, complimented my ring, and seemed genuinely excited. It felt very good and made me more excited. Of course i got not so pleasant responses from negative people but it didn’t phase me at all because of all the other responses. Now I’m wondering if i make people uncomfortable when i gush over their ring and engagement LOL Your ring is very pretty and unique but i feel like even if it’s not everyones cup of tea it doesnt hurt to say its pretty and move on
Post # 77
aimerxoxo : I’ve felt the same way! I am a very complimentary person in general, I like others to feel good about themselves more than the average bear, but still… I guess I expected just a little of that in return? Mine is on the smaller side, although so beautiful (!!), so I just chalked it up to the size.. But yours is truly eye catching and exquisite!
Post # 78
tallahasseelassie : Actually my husband didn’t get the ring intentionally to mimic Thai design–it just happened to be the one that caught his eye when he chose it. But the designer of the line that the ring came from certainly did take inspiration from Thai art and jewelry, which was why my mom made that comment, so it happened to be a kind of coincidence. Like the images below for example. I suppose to some these designs are quite busy and “too fancy”, though my husband always says the band represents us in a way since we’re from different cultures but are intertwined:
Post # 79
bulma : I honestly have no problem with people complimenting my ring….so if you were to ever come up to me and “gush” I would enjoy it, lol. Though I definitely could see how it could make someone feel uncomfortable. It’s like when strangers think it’s perfectly okay to come up to a pregnant woman and rub their belly or something (though perhaps not so invasive of personal space).
mariestar33 : Thank you! On the whole I feel like smaller engagement rings are thoroughly unappreciated since overall I feel like our culture is so obsessed with huge rocks. Regardless of the size I am always looking at ladies’ rings since I am now too obsessed for my own good (darn you weddingbee!) so I’m sure yours would catch my eye as well 🙂
Post # 80
I’ve never gushed over anyone’s ring. Don’t see the point. Is that really a thing? I’ll say “It’s beautiful” and keep it moving.
Post # 81
- Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond
aimerxoxo : Oh fun! Yeah I go through periods when I like more ornate designs. It’s similar in ways to Brighton stuff- I had a bunch of that for years and then grew into more minimalistic designs.
I’m glad you all are happy and you have what you like- which is the best part. And I love when guys do more than just swipe the card- they’re invested in the design and have their input! I narrowed rings down to 3 styles for my husband and he ultimately went a slightly different way and I love now that he did- he knew me maybe better than I knew myself!
Post # 82
I love the ring Fiance picked out for me; it feels rich with love and meaning, so it’s not about other people’s reactions.
I think when it’s fresh, it’s all you think about so you’re stunned when others don’t notice, but in time it mellows into a deep personal appreciation.