Post # 92
99% of the people who see my ring compliment it, but I think back and laugh at one comment. When I got engaged, i had one recently engaged friend that was the only person who asked me how big the diamond was. Not thinking, I told her(a little over a ct with a halo of micro pave stones and micro pave stones on the sides), then remembered hers is smaller so I felt bad for saying anything!
Not long after(maybe a week?), she told me about a classmate who got engaged and went on and on about how “ugly, big and gaudy” her ring was. She described the ring as a center stone with a halo of micro pave stones, and micro pave stones on the sides… I said, you mean like this? waved my ring. And she did a lot of backtracking.
That is nothing compared to some of these comments though!
Post # 93
@Roux: I love your come back! “yeah, your Fiance must love you more than mine loves me. Thats how they measure love, in carats.” Classic!
Post # 94
I’ve had two people ask if my stone is colored. It infuriates me.. That’s like asking if someone is pregnant!! You just don’t do it. The worst part is that my stone is not a cheap stone.. It’s a G-color diamond, which isn’t fabulous, but it sure as heck isn’t cheap or yellowy. The damn thing cost more than my car! Uggggggh. Makes me mad again just thinking about it.
Post # 95
That sounds exactly like my ring 🙂 Do you have a pic? I’ve had a lot of people tell me that my style is gaudy (as a joke) because I didnt want the typical solitaire, but it didnt bother me cuz I’m not into the more plain look…. to each their own.
Post # 96
@stacyreeves, wow, i never noticed any kind of color on your ring other than the pink stones! 🙂
@europomme, mine is a little different because it’s a pear stone, but the style is similar to yours i’m sure! 🙂 Share a pic? Gaudy rings unite? 🙂
Post # 97
I experienced a NYC girl ( a wife of my FI) who looked at my ring and said, “Oh that is a good size for your hands,because you have small hands. I have big hands and needed a bigger ring.” I just responded by saying, “yes, your ring is lovely.” What I wanted to say, if I let my less tactful self come out was, “Well, if I were you, I would have paid less for a ring and put the money towards food at your wedding. It’s a good thing I put my microscope in my purse and brought it to your wedding because it helped me see what the passed hor d’oeruvres were. And it was great that Mc Donalds was right across the street from your venue, because we were starved when we left so we went to the drive thru!” Good thing I held my tongue 🙂
Post # 98
I’ve had mixed reactions – most people tell me it’s beautiful, it’s so sparkly, things of that nature. I’ve had newly-engaged friends ask to see it more than once to see how it compares to theirs, which annoys me. But all in all, I just tell people it’s exactly what I would have picked out myself, and my hunny did a great job! It’s perfect!
Post # 99
lol I would love to, but I’m waiting for mine!!! Hopefully it wont be too much longer, then I will share pics 🙂 Mine is a circle middle stone…
very pretty ring!!!! I love it. I don’t think it’s gaudy at all.
Post # 100
LOL @ the entire concept of the “NYC girl” and ring size. There are bitchy, materialistic girls in every state. Let’s not hate on NYC. If anything, we have less money because our rent is STOOPID expensive and we have nothing left to be buying bling with. Yes, there are rich people in NYC who can afford to buy bigger rings but most people (at least most people my age) are broke as a joke due to cost of living.
Post # 101
Just FYI y’all, Miss Damask’s ring is one of the prettiest I have ever seen in my life (and I’ve seen a lot of rings). It’s so unique and sparkles like the dickens. That picture doesn’t even remotely do it justice – it is goooooooorrrrrge.
Post # 102
Living in the midwest… I would say the people around here are a bit more modest when it comes to money… we dont have a whole lot of it haha. Most of the women I know who are engaged or are married dont even have engagement rings…. so when I got engaged…. my whole 3/4 ct center diamond… people were astonished. I actually get rude comments about mine being too big, like “doesnt that get caught on everything” or “I think its so vain to want a guady e-ring.” Funny how different regions get used to different standards! 🙂
Post # 103
I have been guilty of being the “NYC girl” and I feel totally guilty about it. It’s just so ingrain in our heads about what an engagment ring should look like. After I got engaged, an indirect boss came over and we were talking and she showed me her ring which was just a celtic love ring but without any stones. I had no idea what to say. I know the symbol of it was amazing but for some reason I couldn’t think of anything to respond that didn’t sound rude.
Post # 104
In the midwest, a 1 carat diamond is huge. I haven’t seen anyone else with one. Most people have very modest rings, it really varies on where you are. I can’t believe @moderndaisy’s friend saying she’d want one bigger, when her’s was two carats!!!
Post # 105
On the whole “NYC” thing.. I think it has a lot to do with what industry you (or more your FI) are in, not just the fact that you live in New York. I used to work on Wall Street and a ton of my girlfriends from NYC have gotten engaged in the last year and the smallest ring of all of us is 1.7 carats. None of us would have judged the others for smaller rings of course, but it’s just ingrained in the culture to expect large diamonds.
I definitely do get some rude comments on the size of my ring. A few people (including random strangers) have asked me if it’s real which annoys me to no end. Of course it’s real! I’ve also had a bunch of people say to me “Oh well I would never want something so large on my small finger.. but it works for you”.. um, are you trying to say I have fat fingers? Because I wear a size 5 which is pretty darn small.
Post # 106
@ east coast bride – HAHAHAHAHA BEST “what I really wanted to say” story EVER.