(Closed) Ring shots on Facebook/social media?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I like it if it’s when you announce your engagement. Unfortunately too many things get labelled as “Braggy” and it sucks….

what IS safe to post on social media? People complain if you post pics of material things, selfies, too many pics of your kid/pet, etc. 

 

Post # 32
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Busy bee

 

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@FantasticFawn  Generally, it doesn’t bother me. I don’t mind when people post a pic or two…they’re excited and want to share their good news.

A full album complete with the, “I have the best fiance in the whole world! I can’t believe he bought me this 7 carat princess-cut in 18K gold personally autographed by Zeus.” (obviously, I’m being sarcastic, but my point is, a picture is fine…a list of specs or the receipt, not so much)

Post # 34
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Busy bee

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@FantasticFawn  i posted my ring pic and Fiance did as well the day we gpt engaged. I see ALOT pf my friends rings pic on facebook right after engagement. Not randomly though like you seee on wedding bee. That would be weird.lol

Post # 35
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Busy bee

I posted a pic when I announced our engagment- just one pic- that’s it. I didn’t even think about it- I have friends who posted a lot of pics of their rings- so I didn’t think it would be a big deal. Honestly I would much rather see a diamond then yet another photo of what someone ate for dinner!

Post # 36
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Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t post close up shots of my ring on facebook like I do on weddingbee. Most people in real life don’t care that much about engagement rings and/or will judge you based on your ring. That said, when I see my faraway friends getting engaged, I am so curious about the ring, probably because of weddingbee!

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@KC-2722  

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I just think of this bit from Seinfeld…

Post # 38
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Honey Beekeeper

IMO it’s really no different than the days before social media.  It’s classier to show the ring privately to your nearest and dearest than it is to show it off to hundreds of people unsolicited.  I think of a FB ring post the same way as someone who would stick her hand in your face in real life. Status change or a photo of the two of you after telling everyone who counts in person is fine.  

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee

I see nothing wrong with it if someone posts one when they’re freshly engaged. Like, “She said yes!!” and a pic of the ring. Personally though, I won’t be doing it. If anyone asks, I’ll either say, “I’ll show you in person” (I feel diamonds just look so much better in person hehe) or if it’s a relo or friend from away who I probably won’t be seeing in person anytime soon, I’ll PRIVATE MESSAGE them a picture.

Post # 40
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Honey Beekeeper

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@gelaine22  The truth is very little is fit for mass distribution. People don’t make nearly enough use of the PM feature. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@FantasticFawn  I never did it either, if friends asked i would send them a text of my ring. i am just not comfortable being flashy and wanting that sort of attention. I love it and it’s not something i want to brag about.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

It’s fun AND braggy and that’s the whole point! There’s a type of bragging that toes over into the line of obnoxiousness, but if someone just got engaged? Who is seriously going to get their panties in a twist because they want to show off their brand new ring? Or even if they’ve had their ring for awhile, I still don’t care. That ring is a pretty significant symbol and it’s beautiful! Why rain on their parade if they love to look at it and take pictures of it? I most definitely posted my very first engagement pictures of it and don’t feel the slightest bit guilty about it. My Fiance spent a LOT of time and thought into it, it’s so beautiful and yes, I wanted to show it off! So sue me 😉

I don’t tend to take any photos of it now since my nails are always crap and I suck at taking pictures, but if the urge hits me then you can bet that I’m going to and not give a hoot if people think I’m bragging. Especially on freaking Facebook of all things. The point of that website is to talk about your own life and connect with other people.

Post # 43
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Busy bee

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@FantasticFawn  A couple post-engagement, definitely. Constantly? A bit annoying but that is just my opinion. 

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

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@FantasticFawn  I’m guilty as charged!! I posted like 2-3ish right after the engagement bc duh of course! And I do like to post pics of my newest manis, mostly because I’m obsessed with nail polish and have always gotten manicures regularly. But in my defense I always posted “mani/hand” shots on my fb and Instagram long before I got engaged. So I feel like the way I do it isn’t braggy or focused on the ring…..more like, look at my awesome nails! Haha

Post # 45
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Busy bee

I think the initial engagement photo with the ring is fine on FB, but it’s pretty tacky when you post it again later showing off “your nails” or even worse you just cleaned it so now it sparkles more. 

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