(Closed) Most memorable ring comments?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 136
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Sauk Valley Resort

I had a customer at work wearing almost the same ring as me as a RHR (mine is white gold and rose gold, hers was solid rose gold) ask if it was really an engagement ring. I told her yes and her response was just “cute”. Her E ring was massive though.

Post # 137
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Blushing bee

I am reviving this thread because the snark is amazing. All of your rings are gorgeous, it’s insane how much people reveal about their own insecurities when they say derogatory things about people’s rings.

The worst/most awkward comments I get are people asking what my fiance does for a living within basically the same breath as asking to see the ring. It is so transparent! To me it’s like asking what our financial situation is, point blank. Another time I was sitting at a roundtable with senior lawyers, one stopped to mention how beautiful it was and another joked about the cost, which made me think “I want to be treated the same as any other male lawyer at the table and this is kinda getting in the way of that”. Aside from that people have been pretty nice, aside from one complete stranger taking a zoomed in picture of my finger when a mutual friend asked to see it, which was uncomfortable.

The best are when people say it is classic. My parents just finished three years of ugly and messy divorce litigation after 25 years of marriage. I grew up seeing a classic solitaire on a gold band, and despite all the chaos and disillusionment that comes with divorce litigation… when I look at it I see tradition and devotion and it brings me contentment. 

Post # 138
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Helper bee

I have had postive remarks.   Though two people have commented that it is small/petite.   I guess it is because they were expecting something over the top and huge.   I love my ring so much, the style is beautiful to me.

Post # 139
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Helper bee

Lol some of the comments are unbelievable…. I’ve had mine recently called “delicate”…. didn’t know how to react to that!

Post # 140
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Blushing bee

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glitterandshine :  I think people are kinda clueless about using the word delicate and dainty, but for the mostpart it is just misguided – I have seen so many gorgeous rings and on this specific thread where ‘dainty’ is one of the few available words to accurately describe the unique beauty of the ring without saying something generic. Like how bone china is very dainty, but is also one of the finest types of china. If they say it in a condescending way on the other hand, you know right away what they mean… and ignore them. 

Post # 141
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Worst comment:

“Oh…it is kind of pretty I suppose”. That was from a work colleague in her 60s who’s never been married or engaged and is rather bitter about that fact.

Best comment:

“Your ring is genuinely the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen”. I’ve had that a couple of times and I was SO made up after ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Post # 143
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Blushing bee

Them: “Ooh, a sapphire like Princess Diana’s ring!”

Me (super politely): “Uhh actually it’s a black diamond!”

Them: “OoOoOoh expaaaansive gurrrrrl!”

Me: *awkward laughter*

Post # 144
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Worker bee

a “friend” while holding my hand looking at my 1/2 carat, plain shank solitaire:

“He’s an engineer, right?”

We had drifted a lot by this point and barely spoke any more. We didn’t need to be friends after that.

Post # 145
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Helper bee

A male colleague of mine stated “you clearly want attention waving that thing around” …I’d placed my hands on the table, you know, as you do at work! This came after a week of getting engaged though so errrrm yesssss please notice my ring LOL 

Post # 146
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

The only people who have positively commented on my ring are my FI’s family and my best friend. Everyone just says “congrats!” Or “is that a pink diamond?”. No it’s morganite. I guess people are just so stuck on diamonds….kind of bringing me down. 

 

 

Post # 147
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Park Winters, Winters, CA

My sister: “Oh gee, nice rock! I hope you don’t end up having to give it back to him when you divorce!” ๐Ÿ™„ 

She had one too many drinks at that point and had a messy divorce recently with a custody battle, so I just clutched my ring to my chest and gasped, instead of punching her in the throat. 

Post # 148
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Park Winters, Winters, CA

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nurseybee55 :  

Oh my Lord, how rude!! I think your ring is gorgeous! Every time I see it on the boards I just zoom way in lol. 

Post # 149
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Blushing bee

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holisticbabe :  I might have asked if it was a yellow or pink diamond too, but only because I don’t know much about morganite. Don’t take it too personally, I’m sure they are innocent mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 150
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Blushing bee

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dook :  Oh your poor sister! Reminds me of the time I was giving a lift to FI’s work colleague, a bitter divorcee whose ex-wife had taken the house, the kids and everything in between. He had just finished ranting about how he believed humans aren’t supposed to be monogomous, and that he doesn’t believe in love, or that any relationship can ever really last… “But don’t worry, you two will be fine.” All just shortly after we got engaged. Personal experience can really taint your outlook, hey? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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