Post # 1
Today at work a co worker asked to see my rings…I have only been at this job for 2 mths….she said “oh those are beautiful…what is the diamond 0.7?” I said ” Nope its a carat” and she said ” no it cant be!” I said “ummm yup that is what my paperwork said lol” and she said “oh it looks small it must be the setting that makes it look small”
Weird I know but she is a strange bird…what is a random comment you have had about your ring/s?
Post # 3
@GelaMac: So rude!!
I got “hmmm some men juts dont know how to pick out jewlrey” and then handed me a jewlrey catalog… my ring might not be HUGE but i love it.. the day after i got engaged too.. ughhh i hate people sometimes
Post # 4
Whoa that’s really rude of your co-worker! And to persist after you were nice enough to answer… so clueless!
Right after I got engaged, my (male) friend said “How did you know it was an engagement ring? Looks like a regular ring to me.” Wtf.
Other than that people have only said nice things, other than bitchy ladies in jewelry stores whenever I go in to look at wedding bands. One of them said to me “Oh your wedding is soon do you have your engagement ring yet?” And I was like “Yup, see it’s on my hand right here…” I think she was pretending that she missed seeing it because it was so tiny, lol.
Post # 5
@GelaMac: A colleague once asked to try my ring on (which I’m fine with); however, once I’d taken it off she looked at the stamps and went ‘Oh good, I’m glad it’s gold and not silver’… Umm, what?!
I’ve also had a few colleagues ask how much my ring has cost as it’s a replica of my original one; I didn’t hide that I was getting my ring copied, but I’m not really prepared to share how much the replica cost, esp as I work in retail and people aren’t on high salaries and most would never dream of spending what we have on a ring.
I’ve also had customers ask if OH ‘picked it himself’. Perhaps I’m sensitive because he didn’t (unusual for the UK where most people get the same kind of ring and it’s kind of a ‘given’), but I do find that kind of rude.
Post # 6
@GelaMac: I know you will personally love this one. 😉
Someone asked me recently if my ring was a moissanite because it was “so big.” My response was something like “ugh, no” after my initial shock wore off. They, I’m certain, meant nothing by it.
Post # 7
@GelaMac: That is such a strange thing for a co-worker to say to you, although my guess is she didn’t mean any harm by it. Some people are just odd. She probably thinks your ring is gorgeous which is why she asked about it in the first place.
I haven’t had any odd comments said to me, but my sister has a blue diamond and sometimes people will repeatedly ask her if it’s an actual diamond. Some people can’t wrap their head around the fact that diamonds can be blue. It’s weird because they ask more than once, as if they think she’ll suddenly say: just kidding, it’s actually a sapphire/aquamarie/plastic.
Post # 8
Thanks for the replies…people are strange creatures lol. I should have told her it was made of my dead granny to shut her up lol…my Nan would have laughed her ass off at that lol
Post # 9
I get a lot comments about my ring at work because I’m in customer service, and I guess it’s always pretty visible to customers.
A funny one I had recently was when a woman said “Oh your ring is so pretty…is that your original e-ring?” I answered yes and she said “Oh, it looks like a step-up ring!”. I guess that’s a compliment?
I also recently had an older male customer ask “Is that a real diamond?” to which I answered sort of dismissively “yes”. Some people are just rude!
Post # 10
Honestly, do people REALLY say things like that?? wow….I think the reason for rude comments about e-rings is jealousy. When men do it it’s because they are just men..LOL.
I personally have never had anyone say anything negative OR really positive about ring. I’ve it for 7 years now and have gotten 2 compliments on it (not including my family, of course) but I have also had family members not even glance at it right after I got engaged….that’s odd to me anyway.
Post # 11
I get a lot of ‘Did anyone tell him that’s a wedding ring?’ The rudest? ‘Oh sweetie, he doesn’t love you, he didn’t even want to get you a real engagement ring!’ Oh she got an earful. And a cussing. And another earful.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Person grabs my left hand. “Oh, it’s small.” (What, were they expecting 1 carat to be the norm?)
or.. “It’s cute!” (To which I hope they’re not referring to my stubby short child-like fingers)
or.. “Are those diamonds?” (I had wanted to say, “No, they are carbon atoms found in the Northwest Territories.”)
My favourite comment was a neutral: “How did he propose?”
Post # 13
One of my “bosses” at work said “Your ring is too much diamond for your finger.” Um…… its not that big and I didn’t want a solitare so….?
Post # 14
When I was announcing my engagement the day after at a company picnic, the CEO looked at my (then) .45ct diamond*, then at me and said, “You said yes????”
*I have since swapped for a 1.25ct moissy, and he was the only person in the world to call me out on the change without me saying anything. At lunch he was like, “Did you get a new ring? Is that the same ring?” I lied and told him I just cleaned it so it’s really sparkly now. I felt hurt by his first comment, so I didn’t want to give him the satisfaction of being correct in his observation.
Post # 15
My favorite wasn’t offensive but funny: “Duuude, it looks like the Heart of the Ocean.”
Post # 16
@GelaMac: That’s so rude!
My best friend said to me (snarkly) “Ohh.. so that’s what it feels like to own all the money in the world?” What the f… And that’s my best friend! Seriously, it’s not that big (roughly 1/4 carat I would guess), and if it was, who cares? Fiance picked it out himself and I love it.