Post # 1
My Fiance and I have only been engaged for a few weeks (YAY) and I’ve already gotten SUPER RUDE comments about my ring that I would neveeeeeerrrr even dream of saying to someone.
1. Mean lady told me her husband went into debt to buy her ring and then lifted my hand and said “wow that’s so sparkly and big it looks fake!” then pulled my arm to show a few other people while screaming “doesn’t this look fake???” UGH
2. A**hole at work today looked at my ring, started laughing, and said “OMG you have a CZ!” I replied “no, I don’t, but thanks for inquiring” but I was so shocked anyone would even have the audacity to make that statement, even if I had a CZ – – none of your damn business!
I think I’m mostly angry for not coming up with something more clever to say. Does anyone have good combacks???? 😀
Post # 2
My roommate (at that time) told me that my ring wasn’t big enough and that must mean he doesn’t love me, haha.
Post # 3
Wow, that’s so rude! Some people.
I’m so sick of stupid people insulting my e-ring that I just say “okay” absently like I’m half-listening, or nothing at all. These people are looking for a reaction, so I don’t give them one.
Post # 4
Wow…they’re both asshats! I don’t understand why people want to question if someone’s ring is real or fake. Why do they care? To that mean lady…great if her husband wants to spend all his life savings for a ring…however she needs to realize an expensive ring doesn’t always equal a happy home.
Post # 5
I’d ignore them! People that matter shouldn’t make those comments anyway.
Post # 6
Some people are arses. I don’t know why they NEED to tell the person they don’t like their ring or whatever. What do they get out of it other than the knowledge they’ve made them feel like crap.
Post # 7
People are assholes 😒
Can we see a picture? We love sparkly things around here 🙂
Post # 8
I have a sapphire center stone and while I’ve mostly had positive comments I’ve also gotten some rude ones like: Oh your Fiance couldn’t afford a diamond? Is it a placeholder? Why would you want a sapphire, that’s weird.
I just ignore them. I love my ring, its exactly what I wanted. Some people are just rude,
Post # 9
- Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza
I’m also someone who can never think of the amazing comeback in the moment. But what I’ve found (and honed) for these types of situations… basically, when someone is being completely effing asinine and inappropriate: I give them a perfected, imperial eyebrow-raising stare-of-expectation. It lacks the reaction they’re going for, while not backing down submissively, and makes it clear there’s massive intimidating disapproval.
I thank my mother for this look.
Post # 10
Yikes! People can be so ridiculous and unkind.
After getting engaged, I texted a friend of mine who lives far away a picture of my ring. She said something along the lines of it being beautiful and that if we (my FH and I) ever break up then she and I could use it to fund a vacation. Ummm what?
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard
What!?!?! I can’t even. forget a snappy comeback. I think I’d just flat out call them an asshole and walk away
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard
So, now I’m curious though-what kind of ring do you have (not that it matters) and can we see pics?
Post # 13
I haven’t gotten any rude comments about my ring- people have either said nice things or kept their opinions to themselves, but I did have someone ask me how much my ring cost and if my Fiance spent more on me than on the ring for his ex?? (we’re both divorced) Of course she got the look
And I said to her “what a weird thing to ask!” and she brushed it off saying she was curious (nosy is more like) and that my ring was really nice but she wondered if he spent more on me than her or vice versa. FWIW I don’t know what Fiance spent on my ring. I don’t know what he spent on his ex’s ring either (and what earthly difference would it make?), I’m sure he got her a nice ring at the time because he’s a sweet guy who would put thought into it, but I love my own ring….I’m not sure I understood what she was getting at, like it was some sort or contest and he’s supposed to ‘prove’ he loves me more by spending more??? I dunno but I found it an odd and nosy thing to ask.
Post # 14
RobbieAndJuliahaha: so wierd. Who goes there?
Post # 15
thessely: Ha, I totally have that look and inherited rather than learned it from my grandmother. This sums it up:
OP, people can be idiots and it doesn’t matter what you do they’ll never be pleased.
I was shocked by the amount of comments I got insinuating my diamond was big. It was a real shock to me that that was even a thing, let alone that people would even comment on such a thing. A big diamond was the last thing I’d wanted. It’s .9 which is apparently larger for UK rings. I looked it up and the average here is .3. I felt kind of bad after that for a while. I’d solely picked my ring because I’d gone gaga for the detail.
I was also on the back foot when my sister randomly started attacking how ostentatious my ring is on a train journey home. She was vehement about it. Even said ‘you could never wear that to a foreign country because it’s sign of wealth and there are people who have nothing’. Right, thanks. I had to bite my tongue on that one as she was going through a lot. We were on our way home from our grandmother’s funeral and my sister was in love with a guy from a distance but thought he’d gone off with his former nanny for a dirty holiday… Turned out nothing of the sort and they finally got together but still, try not to be a dick.