Post # 1
While hanging out with one of my recently engaged friends (and trying to keep my ring envy to a low howl), we ran into one of her friends from high school. My friend (let’s call her…L) told her friend (and she shall be called…N) that she had gotten engaged. N immediatly asked to see the ring, and exclaimed, “Well! That ring fits your personality, like, perfectly!”
L smiled and thanked N, but gave me the WTF!!! look.
What does that even mean? Are rings supposed to fit personalities? Or is this just something you say to someone when you have nothing nice to say about their engagement ring?
On a slightly related note, I am currently on the ring search (or the OMG RINGS DIAMONDS OMG phase, as my SO calls it), and I honestly don’t know if I’ve seen any rings that scream my name and “fit my personality”. When looking for your ring, did any of you have an experience where you knew EXACTLY which ring you wanted, because it was just…you?
Post # 3
I can kind of see what she meant. It’s just like any other piece of jewelery you own. Some women where big hoops, some wear studs. I don’t think she meant anything bad about it.
Post # 4
I get that all the time… and I consider it a compliment. I think my ring is very “me.”
Post # 5
Hmm, no one has said that mine suits my personality, per se, but many have said that my ring “suits” me. Then they pull nice things out of their asses about how it’s classic but with a little sumthin sumthin that makes it unique and special. awww….i dunno =)
Post # 6
I can see that. Like if you’re a very “classic” kind of person you’d probably want a solitaire. If your’e alternative you’d want something unique, etc.
Post # 7
Yeah, I wouldn’t think anything of it if someone said that to me, either. You can see how an outfit would fit someone’s personality, right? Rings can, too. Like a quirky friend might opt for something very non-traditional, and someone who is very conservative might prefer something understated.
Post # 8
People tell me all the time that my ring is very “me” and I definately am not offended by it 🙂 its definately a compliment that your Fiance (and maybe you) were able to come up with something that fits your style taste and personality. its like in Sex and the City when Aiden gave Carrie the yellow gold pear shaped diamond ring…it was a pretty ring but SOOOO not Carrie!
Post # 9
I can understand that. Some people are big and flashy, or pretty and sparkly, or like me, with my little solitaire, simple and classic.
Post # 10
My ring fits my personality. It looks like an antique ring even though it’s new but the antique/character is me.
Post # 11
Yeah I can see what she was saying. If her tone was wrong though, I can see why your friend might have taken it as more of an insult.
Post # 12
I know what everyone is talking about. There are certain types of jewelry that I would never wear because they are just not “me”. My ring is a combination of art deco and antique… it’s very, well, me. If I had ended up with a ring that had a lot of baugettes for example, would so not be me.
Post # 13
I’ve gotten that a zillion times already. I tend to be kind of quirky and odd, and my ring is a very nontraditional sort of ring. I had one friend tell me, “You know, if I saw every single engagement ring of every single girl who graduated with us all laid out in a row and then had to guess which one was yours, I wouldn’t have any problem.”
Post # 14
I got that from one friend. I took it as a compliment, because my ring does fit me and was chosen specifically because it’s what I wanted (a claddaugh). Some rings may be more distinctive than others, but hopefully it fits you 🙂
Post # 15
Yea, I see that as, “Wow, he did a good job picking it out” or “The ring is something that definitely fits who you are”. I’m having a hard time re-phrasing it because people tell me this all the time and I tell other people this as well. I dunno how to explain it 🙁
Post # 16
@mrand2008: to answer your question on how do you know which ring is right for you? unfortunately, that’s going to have to be your own experience. but yes, I think it’s possible to have a ring “epiphany”. It may or may not happen, but just do lots of searches online and in stores, and you’ll find it I’m sure. try test driving some CZ rings too. you might wear them for a few weeks and then figure out what you do and don’t like about them before you buy the final ring.