Post # 1
I am recently engaged (!) and LOVE my ring. It’s an aquamarine stone surrounded by a diamond cushion halo, and it’s exactly what I’ve always wanted.
On Friday, a coworker approached me, saying she’d heard I was engaged, and wanted to see my ring. I held it out, she took a look, and said, “That’s unusual…” and then literally walked away without saying another word! I was surprised at first, because even if I hated a ring I’d find something to compliment. But then I realized that people have opinions, they’re not always polite, and you can’t let it bother you. Now I think it’s funny, and it’s a story I won’t forget!
Has anyone made an unusual, rude, strange or surprising comment about your ering or wedding band? I’d love to hear it!
Post # 2
That’s literally the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Ignore her. Hopefully you two aren’t super close. Your ring sounds lovely, I love blue stones, can I see a pic?
I’ve had the “you’ll get an upgrade” comment a few times. I’m sorry? Did I ask for your opinion?
Post # 3
I have a sapphire and FI’s aunt when on and on about how much better emeralds are when she saw the ring. I didn’t put too much thought into afterwards because she’s just an awkward person in general (very poor social skills) but it was really bizarre at the time!
Post # 4
People just seem to have no filter when it comes to ring comments. When I was first engaged, I got the “WOW! Your fiance must be loaded!!” – yes, my ring was expensive, but what does that have anything to do with it?! And FWIW, he’s NOT loaded (in fact I make significantly more that he does) and comments like that make me feel like they’re calling me a gold digger.
People are dumb.
Post # 5
Rude comments happen… A coworker said to me “you should have gotten him to spring for a large solitaire so that when you divorce its actually work something” I love the design and size of my ring so I just choose to ignore it!
Post # 6
In my incredibly stuck-up circle of acquaintances, I’ve been asked “what brand is it??” It’s from Zales 🙂 but had it been a ring pop I’d have said yes anyway.
Also I was trying to show my ring to my grandmother (who has poor eyesight) and I was trying to catch the light so she could see it better, and a cousin goes “don’t worry nana, maybe if it were over one carat it’d be worth looking at” Now she is THAT girl. Coming from HER it was intended as a tease more than a straight up rude thing to say, but it still pissed me off lol.
Post # 7
my wedding band is textured and apparently the way the light hits it made lots of people assume it was pave diamonds to match the e-ring. The comments like “why didn’t you get a diamond band to match? did you want it and it was too much so you got this to look like stones instead?” annoyed me. Actually, I specifically didn’t want stones because I wanted to be able to leave it on all the time without worrying about damaging it and a smooth polished band looked too plain. Yeesh.
Post # 8
I went kayaking with my ring on and my stepmother asked me why I was wearing it and what if I lost it?! I told her that I wouldn’t and we have insurance if I did. She then accused me of not caring about the sentimentality, that it was the ring that my fiancé gave to me and that all I cared about was how big it was.
I played into it saying that no, it’s how sparkly it is, not how big. In retrospect, I think she was just jealous. Some people say exactly what’s on their mind. Just gotta roll with the punches and love your ring regardless!
Post # 9
Of course, I’d never turn down the opportunity to show off my ring!
Post # 10
Im not engaged, but i was in a past relationship. My coworkers at the time (miserable women) asked to see the ring and said how pretty it was and big. I used to work with my exes family and they ended up telling me that the other girls were saying that there is no way that my ring is real because of the size and that if it was real it would be over 10,000. I was so annoyed that they were being so high school behind my back, but then flattered that my ring looked that high end to them. It was a thousand dollar ring with a bunch of square diamonds together to give it the illusion of a larger stone but it wasnt anything that crazy. I look back and just laugh people can be so weird
Post # 11
Told a recently engaged friend that her ring was so sparkly. Her response?
“Yeah, it’s exactly what I wanted. Yours is just too much.”
Um thanks? (Mine is just a carat with a halo)
Post # 12
That’s nuts! I can’t stand when people comment about “when you get divorced.” I’m not even married yet, how about we hope for the best? LOL.
Post # 13
she’s a jealous hater Your ring is stunning
Post # 14
I got that too, and my ring isn’t even that huge. I even got, “Wow, I thought he was in the military? He got you a ring that big?” Don’t let it bother you. I get told all the time my ring is unique. Everyone has their own style & taste, and it doesn’t matter if your ring isn’t what someone would want. It’s yours.
Post # 15
Thank you!! I’ve always loved blue stones, and when I realized that you don’t *have* to get a diamond, I was so happy. Thankfully, her opinion doesn’t matter!