Post # 1
I just need to vent. I just got engaged last week (!!!!) and my ring has received some less than favorable feedback from some people.
I have an adjustable glass ring that cost maybe $5.00 and I am not the least bit ashamed of it because I am every bit as engaged as a girl with a $500,000.00 ring. Yes it is a REAL ENGAGEMENT RING. I’m pretty sure it’s not a figment of my imagination and my fiancé proposed with it so there you go – I don’t see what’s so shocking about that.
When people assume that my fiancé doesn’t love me and tell me I should have said no it just pisses me off and makes me love my ring even more. It’s pretty and blue and I WISH I could keep it forever – unfortunately the material won’t last through daily wear and the fiancé has already put a lot of effort into the ring I’ll be wearing forever. To be honest while I am really excited about the new ring because we’ve both put a lot of time and effort into it I am SO attached to my sweet little surprise ring and when people talk shit about it it makes me want to buy a million little adjustable blue glass rings instead and confuse people for forever. I will always consider this ring my “engagement” ring and the new ring my wedding ring since I’ll be wearing it before and after the wedding – but I got proposed to with THIS ring!
“But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
Post # 3
@gatorlovesturtle: Don’t feel bad. My ring has my forever setting, but the stone isn’t “real” — it’s a CZ stand-in. That’s how I’d describe your ring, as a stand-in. Not fake. I personally believe it’s not possible to have a fake engagement ring without also having a fake engagement. An e-ring can be whatever you want it to be.
Post # 4
@gatorlovesturtle: people hate on trivial things to feel better about whats wrong in their own relationships. your ring is more than quite a few have gotten from their mates. Some would trade emotional distance or infidelity in a second for your ring. Keep beeing proud (not a typo)!
Post # 5
Aww thats sweet congrats! As long as you love it, thats all that matters!
Post # 6
People are rude. I wish I had a snappy comeback to help you out with. How about “He’s working on another ring but he loved me so much he wanted to give me this one right away.” Or “FI wants me to wear a more expensive ring but I prefer this one.”
You know what? Scrap those, because they’re giving in to people’s assumption that your ring is not enough when it totally is! How about you tell them to mind their own business?
Post # 7
Psh, whatever. Forget them.
All I have to say to the haters is… at least it’s on your finger and not still at the store!
Post # 8
Who cares? You love it, that’s all that matters! I really wish I hadn’t fallen in love with a $2500 moissy, if I found a ring I loved for $5 it would be mine in a heartbeat!
Post # 9
Who cares what others think. U can do what ever you want!!! Congrats on ur engagement girl! Rock what you want!!!
Post # 10
Honestly I think your proposal ring is beautiful. People who are too blind to see it’s beauty I feel sorry for. It shows that what’s important to them isn’t a wonderful partner to go through life with, and it isn’t even about a beautiful ring, to them it’s about status and materialism – how tragic for them that their life lacks so little meaning. I love big diamond rings, but I also love all stones, I love smaller stones, I love silver, gold, platinum, I love a lot! But I have perspective and can see things for what they really are, as you obviously can too. Congrats, you have a wondeful engagement ring and I’m sure your second will be just as lovely and special but in a different way to you and your SO.
Post # 11
People are petty! And you are absolutely right! The cost of the ring makes zero difference on how much a person loves another person! My mom and dad have been married for 40 years with nothing more then a plain wedding band! I have friend who forced her husband to spend large amounts of cash on a ring that she wore for maybe 3 years then ended up divorced! It is not and should never be about the size of the ring! Congrats on the engagment!
Post # 12
Ignore the rude people and enjoy the beauty of your ring!
Post # 13
I’m shocked that people who are supposed to be your friends could be so rude. I actually really like your ring! It’s dainty, cute, unique AND something special to you. People are just jealous. Don’t let them get to you.
Post # 14
Lol I didnt even want a ring I wanted an engagement jacuzzi :p the ring is just important to Fiance. There is nothing wrong with your ring. I think it is wonderful! Maybe I can convince Fiance to get me one like that and still have my engagecuzzi? hmm….
Some people are just catty 🙁 Ignore them. You are engaged which some gals on here fear will never happen for them so yay!