(Closed) Spinoff-Have you ever been jealous (ever) of a ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Jealous of Ring?

    yes

    no

    yes and i would never admit it but on this poll (no post)

    yes and i will admit it

    honestly could care less uness someone is rubbing it in

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  • Post # 62
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    There are a few bees’ rings I am jelous of, but I wouldn’t trade mine for the world 🙂

    Post # 63
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    1310 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    I’ve never been jealous of anyone’s ring, honestly.   Mine’s a 1/2 carat center, and the design is totally perfect (bonus, it was a surprise, so I had no say in it!)

     

    That being said, I have been jealous of other people HAVING a ring when I didn’t.   Especially if I felt it was too easy for them,  (parents footing the bill, having been together for a few months vs us being together for many man years) when we had to work to earn every little thing we have.    However, as much as I wish money was just handed to us like it is to many people around us, I’m glad it’s not, in a way, because I can appreciate how hard we work for it.    Our wedding was EXACTLY what we wanted, neither of us have any regrets, nothing we wished we had a bigger budget for, etc.   Most of it was DIY and it was a long process but WE did it together, it wasn’t done for us, and that kind of makes me proud if I’m to compare myself with the other people in our entourage.

     

     

    Post # 64
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My current engagement ring is getting a reset before our wedding day and it is a Tiffany-style knife edge solitaire.  However, I do feel a tad envious when I see someone who owns the Tiffany solitaire that is 1.5 carats or over.  Just. Love. It.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t love my ring or think any less of it..  I admit there are fleeting moments here and there that I do wish we could’ve afforded the real deal. 

    +100 to the Bees above who say they feel the green eyed for other things besides rings.  I get envious of those who can afford to travel to luxurious places, be debt free, can say they live “comfortably” financially, etc.  Things I know will come one day for myself, but wish it can happen faster.  ;P

    Post # 65
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    880 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    jealous is a strong word, i’ve seen some rings where i’m like ‘ohhh that’s so gorgeous and just my style i would put that right on and wear it just this very second!’ but i don’t look at it like a negative feeling

    Post # 66
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I voted “yes” but I wouldn’t exactly call that jealousy. One of the Bees (I’m not telling which one! ;)) has my dream ring and while I’m really, honestly happy for her I can’t help but wish we had enough money to be able to afford something like that too. 

    But that doesn’t mean I won’t absolutely adore whatever ring my SO gives me when he proposes! 🙂  

    Post # 67
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    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Someday_Mrs_Maguire:  Have you considered that it’s probably fake? My guess is that it’s a cz or a moissy and they’re passing it off as a diamond

     

    Post # 68
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    3828 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    Oh HELL yes I get jealous…I want to reach thru the screen and snatch half the rings on this board! I am a ring freak and will drool over ur hands if they were not on a screen!!

    Post # 69
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    8480 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I can’t really think of anyone’s ring in real life that I’ve been jealous of, but most people in this area have pretty modest rings anyway. I have seen a few online that I thought were gorgeous, but I just wouldn’t spend that kind of money on a ring unless I won the lottery. 🙂

    I’ve drooled over a couple vintage rings from here! http://erstwhilejewelry.com/

     

    Post # 70
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

    @VivienMarcheline:  as much as I would like to think that, I highly doubt it. She has to have the best of everything. He loves to spend money he doesn’t have (one major reason for our divorce). It’s very unlikely. Also, I’ve seen them enough to notice the difference and you can tell they are diamonds. :/ it’s definitely a weird scenario because I’m not actually jealous of her physical rings, just the whole situation around them. I don’t know if that makes sense lol. 

    Post # 71
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    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I drool over rings on here but I’ve never had a true jealous feeling about another girls ring. Skinny girls who can eat whatever they want and women who have babies and bounce right back with no stretch marks ! Now that just pisses me off! Lol

    Post # 72
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    6375 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    OOooohh… this is a deep, dark secret of mine.

    Fiance gave me a lovely ring. A solitaire, about a 0.3-0.4 carat, probably (not sure), IF, colourless, set in platinum. Practical and pretty.

    …BUT… we have a family ring, passed down from my mother’s side. Probably about a 0.3 carat, also in platinum, also probably an IF colourless. Edwardian setting… very fragile looking and intricate. Been passed down the family for at least six generations. The cut is INCREDIBLE. I’ve never seen anything like it in a modern ring.

    I LOVE the family ring sooo much. I wish he’d given me that ring. But he didn’t.

    I love my ring a lot, and appreciate the man who gave it to me…

    Still love that family heirloom though!

    Post # 73
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    445 posts
    Helper bee

    there are definitely other rings that I think are gorgeous and wish I could afford something like that. But I will never have an attachment like I have to my engagement ring. It is perfect for me, Fiance designed it, it has a secret engraving on it, the stone is reasonable (.75) and the highest quality… My Fiance took a lot of time planning, saving, designing, and setting up my proposal. 

    There are so many rings I love (solitares, rose gold, halos, etc), but none that I would trade my ring for

    Post # 74
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    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @veryberry13:  Hell yes, I tend to get kind of jealous of almost all rings I see, just because they mean the person is engaged or married. It’s really kind of dreadful. It was worse before this summer, when my SO and finally got somewhere with talking about getting engaged. It really helped me to see (naughtily and mostly unintentionally) that he has already bought a ring!

    But when I was waiting to see what was going to happen– if he would be serious about getting engaged– I was unpleasantly jealous of people’s rings.  It was/is absurd to me, but seemingly the ring is a big deal to me! (No thanks to Weddingbee :/ )

    Post # 75
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think every ring I see is beautiful in its own way, but I’ve never been envious or jealous of one.  I love my ring, and it came with my lovely FH – I just couldn’t imagine it any other way. 

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