(Closed) RANT: Let's compare the rings and see who's is better.

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 62
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

what a tool.

I hate the “let’s compare rings” phenomenon, no good can come of it.

Post # 63
2181 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Ibblet:  just wanted to say I loooove the hearts on the side of your ring!! gorgeous!

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@wrkbrk:  love the heart on yours too!!

Post # 64
2246 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@bebero:  +1

The people getting offended over criticisms about their rings being small and then criticizing others with “big” rings by calling them gaudy, tacky and foolish are being just as petty as those who insulted them in the first place.

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@Ibblet: Your ring is beautiful and no one should be made to feel inferior about their ring, regardless of its size. 


Post # 65
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honeslty, your coworker was a douche. Your ring is lovely and classic. I love it!

I got an antique amethyst ring from my husband as my wedding ring. I love it but friend lovingly told me “Well, I guess it would be nice…for you. I mean, it is so different! He not only got it used but it’s not a diamond!”  It took me all my strength not to flip.

Post # 67
1934 posts
Buzzing bee

@Ibblet:  First of all, your ring is absolutely beautiful. For anyone to say otherwise is ridiculous. 




Secondly, I know exactly how you feel. I picked out my own ring and went with something delicate beause I’m 5′ 2″ and my ring size is a 5.5. The whole ring itself is only 1/2 carat. But it’s what I wanted. I’m a teacher and my husband is a cook, so we don’t have tons of disposable income. I wanted to put what we had towards the wedding and honeymoon, plus I love my ring. But I’ve gotten comments like that, too. Snide coments about how “simple” it is or asking me if it’s a “starter ring”. What’s most important to me is that it’s the ring my husband put on my finger, so to me, it’s priceless. 




Your ring is gorgeous, and you rock it! Don’t let rude people get you down. 🙂

PS: Here’s mine: 🙂





Post # 68
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Your ring is beautiful! I absolutely love it. Forget your coworker…he won’t have much luck with the ladies if that is really how he acts.

Post # 69
1699 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

yours is beautiful. A 3 carat high quality diamond is $100,000  approx. on Blue Nile. Bet she just has a huge A– simulant! 

So, he probably embarassed her too. what a jerk

Wear your lovely diamond ring proudly hon!

Post # 70
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Men say the dumbest things! (Trust me I work with a ton of them!) Your ring is absolutely gorgeous,  I love the little hearts under the diamonds.  It looks perfect on your finger. Enjoy your ring (which it sounds like you do!!) and ignore dumb comments (there might be more, I know I had some and I still get some! You just get immune to them or even come up with some awesome witty comebacks!) 

Post # 71
1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That guy was totally out of line. If that is how he thinks, then that is exactly the type of woman he will beget…. one who will take him for his money. 

I have a similar ring to yours. And it appraised for the same amt. And i was unhappy still because i wanted something even less flashy and more cheaper than that. I dont know why ppl want such expensive rings. The sentiment is the same irrespective of size. I rather put that money in other stuff like furniture, house down-payment, car, baby items, etc. Those things are not cheap!

Post # 72
370 posts
Helper bee

Dude, that was a sucky thing for him to say.

But it’s funny to me that you say it would turn your stomach to have your SO spend 10k on a ring… because I feel the same way about spending 3k, as yours did. >:}

Post # 73
9637 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

@Ibblet:  +1000 to everyone on this thread!  First off, your ring is gorgeous and I think it’s the perfect size!!  Also, he did an awesome job getting it on sale!  That’s a huge plus because now you have saved money for the honeymoon or wedding or a house or boatloads of other things, so go him!  

I would ask the man you work with to see what he bought his wife?  Let’s see if your rings are better… but I’m going to go ahead and assume he doesn’t have a wife/fiancee/maybe even girlfriend because 1) he’s a HUGE douchebag and 2) he obviously doesn’t have a CLUE how much e-rings actually cost.

As far as the 3 carat princess goes, it is either well over 10k (I’ve never seen a 3 ct ring for a deal like that), or she’s passing a moissy or high quality cz as a diamond.  I’m a total skeptic on anything over 1.5 ct… but I live in the Midwest so if you’re on a coast or you know her Fiance earns a ton then I guess it could be passable.  I just can’t justify spending that kind of money on a ring when there are so many more important things, but that’s MY opinion.

Being engaged isn’t a competition (which it’s clear you know that from your post) but obviously some people are jerks and don’t realize that.

Post # 74
7382 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Sounds like someone either had issues buying a ring for someone, or has fears about doing so in the future!

If I were the woman he made the comments to I think I would have said that they were both amazing rings and you two are so lucky to have FIs who know your styles so well!

Post # 75
75 posts
Worker bee

@Ibblet:  who cares what shallow stupid ppl think. the ring is the smallest piece of the puzzle, the size doesn’t mean one relationship is better or stronger than the other. ppl should be putting this wasted eagerly towards ensuring a lasting marriage instead of negativity meant to make others feel bad.

Post # 76
2039 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Your ring is lovely and it looks good on you. That guy is clearly a an obnoxious butthole.

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