(Closed) Obnoxious Ring Comments

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 107
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ cheese fries — glad you liked it!!!  🙂

Post # 108
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been asked “Is it real?” Uh, yeah it’s real. WTF?!

Post # 109
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

People are awful!! One i got was… where did you get your band? when I told them I got it on overstock they said… ohhh… uhm. Thats… nice.

Post # 110
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve had a few of these comments. Most thought I would have GIANT ring–not me. My hands are small and I didn’t want something to overpower my hands.

I had someone at the store (just yesteday) ask me why my ring wasn’t BIGGER! Um, bigger? We bought what we could afford and I PICKED MINE OUT! I didn’t want to look like I was a money whore! Just a little something to say that I was married, (and to the best husband ever).

Post # 111
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve gotten the ‘Oh, that’s very… you.’ quite a few times. My sister told me should would never have accepted anything so plain. It’s beautiful and simple, and although might not have been the ring I would choose – it shows his love for me and that’s all I care about.

Post # 112
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Like many have already posted, I too have been asked SEVERAL times by the same person oh, how big is it.  As if that is really appropriate to ask my husband.  Um, no.  Have some class!  I do find it awkward when people are flashy abuot their rings, almost fishing for compliments and I don’t know what to say.  Obviously, even if the ring is not my style – they still LOVE it and I just tell them it is beautiful.  It is not my place to say those things – as long as they love it, so should I.

Post # 113
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m an NYC girl too and am mortified by some of the comments that you all have received!!  I’m not yet engaged and now I’m anxious with anticipation given what you all have dealt with! 

I can sllligghtttlllyyyy relate since I became a vegetarian two years ago this August and EVERYONE had something to say about it.  What do you care what I put in my mouth, it’s not YOUR diet I’m changing! 

Iiiish–I feel for you ladies, but congrats on holding it together and being so ladylike with your responses!  (Though I would support a daydream about a punch in the face anyday!)

Post # 114
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

people always say stuff to me about my center stone being small. i think my ring is 1.3 all together, but my center stone is only .80. i honestly did not think it was small at all until people started telling me it was. is that small to you ladies?

Post # 115
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Okay – so I have a question in all this – is it a flat out rude question to ask someone the carat weight of the center stone?? If so, I’m guilty (and embarrassed) because I asked a number of acquaintances when my bf and I were shopping for rings. I always worded it like this “if you don’t mind my asking, how many carats is your ring – I’m just trying to get an idea of what stones look like they when they are set” and I NEVER said anything like I want bigger or smaller than that. I think everyone I asked told me and no one seemed offended, but now I’m worried I said something wrong.

I don’t have my ring yet – but these stories are good prep for the kind of comments and questions I can expect. 

Post # 116
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@flutterbi: It’s an honest mistake! You weren’t trying to be snarky or rude, you were literally just doing your homework!  But yet, unless it’s your sister (and maybe even not then), I don’t think it’s considered “correct” to ask any specifics about someone else’s ring.

I’m not engaged yet either, but I’m fairly certain you’re not supposed to ask that. 

On the bright side, it doesn’t sound like you offended anyone, which is great! I know that I definitely have friends who will outwardly tell me, but I make it a point to steer clear of asking. Doesn’t seem like you crossed the line with any of your friends though.  🙂

Post # 116
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Helper bee

east coast bride:  A wife of your fiance? I don’t understand…. did you mean a friend of your fiance? SOrry for my confusion lol

Post # 118
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My goodness reading this people are SO RUDE!! To my knowledge no one’s said anything rude about my ring to me at least, maybe behind my back they have? lol. I did hear that a former colleague said to another colleague about me when I was looking at rings that I was “Obviously very money orientated”. This is crazy as I may be a diamond magpie but I am also one of the most frugal money sensible people ever and if we spent anywhere near what people consider a lot it would be because your ring has to last the test of time. You’re wearing it for the next 70-80 years! I think her comment translates as jealousy me thinks. Silly little girl.

Post # 119
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I live in Kentucky. My center stone is 1.3 carats, which is pretty big here. Most of the “rude” comments I’ve gotten are over how huge my stone is. on the coasts, it would be little. We are more conservative here. I love my ring. I think it’s perfect. I don’t care what anyone else thinks. We got it on line too. Who cares. gIA certified is GIa certified. 

Post # 120
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have family that live in nyc as well..and for some reason they think they are better than everyone..im not saying everyone in nyc is like this but my family is..I get rude comments about jewelry..clothes..hand bags..you name it! I live in a average city in WV and people here are less flashy than new yorkers..i agree I dont understand why they cant just keep their mouths shut!..I would never put someone down like that..im sure your ring is amazing!

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