(Closed) Silly- but frustrated! (Kate related)

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would just respond with ‘she and I have similar taste in jewelry!’ And wouldn’t worry past that. I’m sure when you first got engaged, no one said it looks like Princess Di’s ring, right? It will pass 🙂

Post # 4
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Awww that must suck.  Don’t worry because she got Diana’s ring which was made in the early 80s for her, so it’s not like it just came out.  

I would try to find something witty to reply back to them then just leave it at that. 

Maybe the other ladies have some ideas. 

Your ring is very pretty! Looks totally different than kate’s to me, and it’s not like they’ve patented sapphire rings! Sheesh, some people. 

Post # 5
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I wouldn’t let it bother me, seriously- and your ring is stunning! It really doesn’t even look like it, I would actually prefer your’s over Kate’s…. 

Post # 6
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would be flattered if someone said that to me, and would reply well thank you we both have good taste in jewelry. 

Post # 7
189 posts
Blushing bee

I would be highly flattered that a ring similar to the one given to royalty (Diana) from the 1980’s would catch the eye of everyone. I would just say “no, but THANK YOU for the royal compliment”, with a big smile. 


Post # 8
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Get what you want!!  After a few months the excitement over the royal couple will die down (hopefully no more comparisons if it bothers you).  A few years down the road you will wish you got what you wanted, so just do it now.

Post # 9
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

I know it must really be a pain… for you and everyone else with a halo sapphire ring right now! (Just think of all the brides who have already chosen their lace-top illusion dress!)

I agree with YellowJacket; that ring is like 30 years old! It will die down in a bit. You just have to smile and say something like, “I know, she stole my idea!” or something similarly cheerful. Hopefully people will get the point and not make any more comments. 

Post # 10
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

It’ll die down in a few months. People will get over it and her… because they don’t really know her. I say you rock your two rings! 🙂

Post # 11
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Sorry you feel so upset about it.  I dunno, I got engaged in September with a sapphire so perhaps I missed most of the Kate Middleton hoopla, but I did get a few comments about it being “so regal and royal, just like Princess Diana’s ring!”  But I took it more as a compliment.  I think both Princess Diana and Kate had/have very lovely taste, so I guess it personally didn’t bother me so much.  

Its kinda funny, my original wedding hair and my wedding dress were sorta kinda similar to Kate too.  My hair WAS supposed to look like her’s, but I went with a full chignon pony instead of a half-up at the last minute and I had a white, lace, sweetheart neckline gown with a sheer long sleeve bolero.  So I guess it could be worse – I’m sure looking back at my wedding photos people will make the Kate comparisons and ask me if I had been “inspired” by the Royal Wedding and I’ll have to explain I got married six weeks before her!

Actually, it was my husband who kinda complained a little about the Kate ring thing because he felt that sapphires were going to become so much more popular and he wanted my ring to be unique (what a cutie).  But sapphires are much more common as an engagement ring in England anyway, and the Welsh gold was in the royal family so I guess you can’t really help it.  I don’t think Kate COULD have had any other type of jewelry with that kind of family history.  In reality, I think she just had a lot less choices than the average girl.  (Can you imagine the talk if she wanted a different engagement ring?)

The bottom line is your fiance wanted to get you a ring worthy of a queen, so enjoy it.  Your ring is beautiful!  Here’s mine:

Post # 12
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Well, it does look similar. So what? You know you weren’t trying to copy her. Just say “Actually, it’s always been a pretty classic style. But thanks, I guess if you’re going to have something in common with royalty it might as well be your jewelry!” 

Post # 13
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with previous posters – in a couple months all the royal wedding mania and hopefully most of the comparisons will die down.  I would use one of the great comebacks above and get the wedding band you really want and ROCK IT!  Your ring is gorgeous, and I think a rose gold band would look so unique with it!  I’ve definitely never seen a combo like that.

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