(Closed) My engagement ring is cute?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I agree with the PPs that in this instance she meant cute as lovely, beautiful, etc.

Post # 18
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Newbee

I heard that before, and it was from a girl who I know is materialistic and judgemental so I couldn’t help but wonder what her meaning was behind it.  I just let it roll off my back though…it’s better then some other things she could’ve said.  My friend told me that someone told her, ‘aw your ring is so plain and simple! How nice for you!’   Now my friend’s ring is HUGE and really bling-y (almost too much for me) but not at ALL simple.  But yea, i’d rather hear cute, lol.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It is probably just the way she talks! I wouldn’t be offended! πŸ™‚

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

‘aw your ring is so plain and simple! How nice for you!’ OMG I can’t believe anyone would say that!!  Yeah I would rather have “cute as well.”
At least she commented……I never get any comments on my ring!  I almost want to be like…..LOOOK I’m engaged…but I don’t.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Lol, when the firstperson told me my ring was ‘cute’- it went like this in my head- “cute, reallllly, cute, bunnies and kittens are cute!!!…dianty, yes, maybe, delicate, def…..but cute- CUTE!” After that a few ppl called it cute, I think its just a bad choice of words, so dont be upset, (I know thats rice coming from someone who had a angry internal monologueat the mention of cuteness, but just smile and let it go). I really think people use cute to refer to dainty or delicate (not refering to the actualy diamond size) but the ring and its detail.:)

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Like everyone else, I wouldn’t worry about it.  It would irk me a little too though πŸ™‚  I always hear Annie from Bull Durham when something is referred to as cute. πŸ˜‰

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

my best friend saw my ring for the first time in person and said “aw its so cute, it looks a little different from the pictures”…
haha i didn’t say anything cause i didn’t know what to say. althought I know she’s expecting a huge rock and when I say huge i mean minimum 40k

I would just ignore it. everyone has their own opinion of things.

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Cute, modest, simple, dainty, demure… these are all things I’ve heard people say about my ring when they don’t want to mention that it’s small. I’ve learned not to take offense because I love it and that’s the only thing that matters.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oh come on! in this case (as in many) cute means gorgeous.. I mean, if she doesn’t know you, she isn’t gonna tell “because it’s soooo perfect” as if she were drooling over your ring.. that would sound weird. She obviously really liked it, or she wouldn’t have said a thing.

Also, regarding some of the things some bees have commented, I really don’t understand why a small ring can’t be called gorgeous, etc.. and asume they say cute or dainty because they don’t want to point out it’s small… My SIL’s e-ring is tiny and it is really GORGEOUS…  I never thought her ring was small, I only thought it was really beautiful… however, the first time she showed it to me, what I said was “oh, that’s pretty”, because at that point in life I didn’t care about e-rings… my e-ring came a total surprise, I never asked for one. However, after I got it, I now love looking at beautiful rings LOL.. and so next time I saw my SIL’s ring, really took notice of it.

Also, I always say “oh that’s cute” to most people, if I’m not paying much attention…

Btw, post your ring!! Smile

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had someone say my ring “looks better in person.”  Some people just don’t think about what they say!!

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I got “cute” before, but didn’t really think much of it until I went on weddingbee. *shrugs*

 

I think people just don’t know how to react when they look at rings, so they say the first thing that comes to mind. I think I rather get “cute” than “oh, that’s nice.”

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yes I’ve gotten that. Mine is a half carat too totaling the diamonds on the setting. The only thing is that my fiance’s family is very materialistic and they are all about the money. If you don’t have it, you’re inferior. He’s lived sitting in the back the seat his whole life as he hasn’t had much value in their eyes. Anyway when we announced our engagement at the Christmas party people made comments like “cute” “oh yes” “I see” “nice” and his sister said to me “where’s the other half??” and not one person said “Good job” to him. I felt so embarassed and so small I wanted to hide it. But I was torn because it is a beautiful ring. It’s small but mighty. It’s a flawless colourless excellent cut diamond, but all they saw was that it’s small and that translated somehow to cheap I guess and somehow they all think our wedding is going to be cheap. THAT doesn’t sit well with me. The judgement that is. 3 months later his cousin got engaged and she got a 1 carat ring very plain bezel set on a plain band but everyone was all over it and commended her fiance the same people who called mine “cute” and all the rest.  Some people just imagine a ring being a carat I guess, and only accept it at a carat, and others like myself, I just accept it for whatever it is because it’s from the man who loves me and contrary to belief, just because I, or anyone else got a smaller ring doesn’t mean my fiance or their fiance loves them any less than the one who got the carat. I did get my carat, I got it inside my fiance’s heart. “cute” can be hurtful and sting a bit, but after I got over it , it was fine with me, because the 10 Carat diamond heart my fiance has is stunning I see it shine right through his eyes and you can’t put any price to that.

PS: I know some people as well who use the word “cute” for everything – both to genuinely like something and to pass it off. In your case I think your co-worker probably really liked your ring πŸ™‚ In any event show it off it’s yours and it’s your pride and joy πŸ™‚  And let’s see your ring!! I love rings of any size shape or colour and yours is probably beautiful so SHOW IT!!! πŸ™‚

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