(Closed) Random comments about your ring….

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 92
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Wannabee

People are weird!!  I’ve mad more than a few people GRAB my hand and twist it all around and observe it very closely from all angles.  It makes me wonder what they are looking for!! Dont let other people rain on your parade 🙂

Post # 93
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

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@BlueMockingbird  ugh, so much better, I can’t even explain how good it feels! lol

Post # 94
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@madelise  I had at promise ring at 21 but it was a pebble compared to yours.  But I loved it to death until he broke up with me.  LOL, your FB friend is nothing but a frenemy.  

Post # 95
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Sugar bee

@GelaMac  Wow! That’s nuts. I haven’t encountered any negative comments about my ring, which I actually totally expected as I do not have a diamond. I guess I haven’t come across any jerks yet. lol

Post # 96
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I quite frequently get “Oh. I don’t like hearts.” Ummm ok. Well I do, so good thing it’s my ring. I mean what do you say in response to that??

 

Post # 97
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hasn’t been a post here in a bit but I’d like to share lol

So my Fiance has some serious serious health issues that can affect our social life as a couple. Sometimes we have to cancel last minute, I’ll have to go alone or we have to leave early etc. It’s not easy but I love him and that’s that. So one day he wasn’t feeling well and we to had leave a get together early apparently after we left a friend said (and the same friend is the one who told me she said this) “and THAT is why she deserves the ring she got. I couldn’t put up with that.” I saw red. A 1000 ct D-FL diamond wouldn’t make up for how hard his issues have been on both of us, especially him. I’ll leave it at that cuz I could rant on.

A second comment that I’ve heard from a different friend on a few occasions. “wow your ring is really big Mr. Friend could have gotten a big ring but he decided to go for QUUUALITY (swear this is how I heard the word) over size.” ugh so mine is poor quality?! How would you even know? and it’s honesltly not even that big it’s 1 carat which isn’t small but it’s not so big that someone would think “oh it’s probably a piece of shit that’s how he could afford one that big”

I just don’t understand people sometimes say something nice and move along all I’ve ever said about it ring is “it’s beautiful/gorgeous/so pretty!!”. Because my opinion about someone elses ring really doesn’t matter.

Post # 98
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I had my boss at the time say “Whoa that’s huge! What does your fiancé do?!” I think that was pretty rude, especially because he kept pressing me for info about FI’s income. Pretty sure it’s not his business!

Post # 99
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 1993

@GelaMac  How rude of her!!!  I have had the opposite reaction, which has been nice — two of my coworkers asked me “how many carats is it” — and in both cases I was honest and told them it wasn’t even a whole carat!  It’s actually .93, which ended up being an accidental coincidence — we were married in 1993, so it being .93 is actually sort of cute!

Post # 100
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Love this thread! I think the worst comment I’ve received is no comment at all. Within minutes of us telling my Future In-Laws that we were engaged, Mother-In-Law asked my fiance to send pictures of my ring. We did and she never said anythig back. I’ve seen her in person multiple times since we got engaged and she, along with the other female members of his family have never asked to see the ring. How odd is that?! That’s usually the first thing people want to see. Of the two or three who have asked, one said “so was that a family heirloom from his grandmother or yours?” What the heck?!

Post # 101
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@springflowerseh  oh my goodness! SO RUDE! THe catty digs about quality are bad enough but the comment about “putting up” with your fiance? OMG. Who needs enemies wiht a friend like that?!

Post # 102
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Geez Louise, some of these stories are really bad… cannot believe how RUDE some people can be.  It truly is shocking !!

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As an Encore, and Older one at that, Mr TTR & I get a lot of ribbing from friends… especially those who have been married for a few decades (like my peers from the 1970s and 80s, when the price of Gold was thru the rood and interest rates out of sight… people who like in my first marriage, have very modest ring sets… which By The Way I’d still be happily rockin if my Ex hadn’t been a dick and we were still married)

BUT because we are Older, Mr TTR & I, and in a different place now in our lives than we were when we were younger… there was money to be spent on my Bling (lol, that an Mr TTR really wanted to make a statement to me about his love & commitment, as well as that “guy thing” of one-up-manship against my Ex).  Hence my Rings are outside of the norm for our social circle

(Except for a few couples / GFs who sport an assortment of Diamond Rings due to either Gifts from significant Milestone Anniversaries… or now in many cases, where their Moms have passed on and left them their rings).

So after we got engaged, and still occasionally someone will make “a crack” about how my hand must be very heavy…

I smile, as I know it most of the time is “good hearted” kidding from people who tend to socialize with us / love & care for us… and happy we were both able to find love again at our age etc.

But after hearing so many times, I’ll be truthful, it sometimes does wear a little thin

(And for the record my ring isn’t nearly as big as many others I’ve seen… as it is under 1 C. it just is that is pretty large for our social circle / age group)

 

Post # 105
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

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@GelaMac  Weird! Am curious, post a pic of your ring with your ring size if you don’t mind.

Post # 106
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

wow these comments are so surprising I don’t even know what I would do if someone made rude comments about my ring..i’ve only ever gotten nice ones thank god

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