(Closed) Umm…no you can’t try on my engagement ring! VENT

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a friend ask me to try on mine, and definitely said no. As my fiancé put it, he bought it for me, and it has a meaning behind it that was meant just for me. As far as I know iim the only one who has ever worn this ring, and I’d like to keep it that way!

Post # 33
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Busy Beekeeper

Thats very weird. I don’t know why someone would even ask this, I have never, ever even asked my BFF of 25+ years to try on hers. 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

lol, you would hate going to Ireland as a newly engaged person!! It is a custom there to put the ring of a newly engaged woman on your own ring finger and twist it 3 times for luck!! We just got back a few weeks ago and all my female family and friends (and a couple of my aunts coworkers I didn’t know) wanted a turn at it!!

I had to get over it pretty quick and just enjoy it, consciously choosing that approach made it way less stressful and more fun. It’s a ring, not an important bone or organ that I need to live lol!!

Fiance thought it was great, made him all proud that everyone wanted to try it on haha!!

 

 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

eek! no one random has ever asked me! i have let my Future Sister-In-Law try it, and i tried hers.. etc (wearing them at the same time, lol)

but i wouldn’t let someone random wear it! i would say.. it’s too small and i cant get it off! hahah

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I haven’t been asked this but when Ive shown it to people nearly everyone has touched the face of my diamond. To the point where if someone goes to I blurt out, “don’t touch it!” and I’m sure I sound rude or snobby, but I don’t want a finher print on my new rock!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

wow! pretty pretty!!! but that is WACK that a strager would ask to try it on. creepy!

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hmm, that is strange. I’m happy to say I haven’t had that request. But, if I did I’d have a pretty easy excuse…I have size 4 fingers so my ring would be too small for most people.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been telling people it’s a superstition in my culture, that you don’t let others wear your egagement ring.  It will bring bad luck to the couple and their marriage.  That is actually not a lie though.  My mom says it actually is a real superstition for us.  But, whether or not I believe in it or not, I tell people so they can’t get their grubby hands on it.

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

aww, they just like your ring. think of it as flattery, they think your ring is gorgeous and they want to imagine when they’re going to recieve something as nice as yours. they’re not trying to be rude. ): i’ve had it happen to me before as well. 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I know I would be SUPER irritated if this happened to me….I can’t even imagine how sassy I’d get with a stranger. I have a friend who is married, and one other friend is always trying on her wedding ring and Engagement Ring while we’re out at a bar or party, and I always think…she better not do that to me when I finally have one on my finger! I personally don’t care how long I’ve known you, how you’re related…no one’s trying on my ring but me. Maybe I’m thinking I’d be super protective because I’ve wanted one for so long? I just think it’s rude though! If a friend asked to drive the car I just got, I’d make a joke but say no…trying on a ring that’s so special is def a no-no.

Post # 42
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Worker bee

Be careful letting anyone try it on! I let my friend try on this little white gold with diamond chip ring while sitting in a restaurant at the University. She was taking it off, lost her grip and it went flying. We laughed… until we realized that even though it looked like it “just landed over there” it didn’t. I went in after hours with a flashlight– no luck. I left a note with my name and number… nothing. It’s either in a crack in the floor or has been swiped. >_<

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

OMG I would find an excuse not to let them put it on. What if they run off with it? Also, this seems really strange. During my engagement, nobody ever asked to try it on. Two of my closest friends did try my rings on after we got married, but that was the first time anyone had asked.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Hehe most of my friend’s and family members all have MUCH bigger fingers than me, so they can’t try it >:)

Although I wouldn’t say no if they asked. My aunty actually asked and I let her try it 🙂

It doesn’t bother me, although I wouldn’t let someone I hardly knew try it, just in case they ran off with it!

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My friends have asked to try it on and I let them..its doesnt bother me. Id be wary of a stranger, say in a bar, asking though.

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

I read this topic when you posted it and thought “Oh wow, how rude, surely nobody would ask me that…” and then between now and then I’ve gotten engaged and the first thing my co-workers asked was if they could try it on. I said No Way!

This ring is the most special and sentimental thing I’ll ever get from my man. It’s for my fingers only!! =P

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