(Closed) Weird reactions to ring, SHARE your stories!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Went for a wedding fair with my Fiance. Saw a jeweller, and the assistants really loved my ring. The main stall person comes over, says ‘oh nice. But it isn’t a diamond, is it?’ very condescendibly. I said ‘no actually, it’s moissanite, beautiful stone!’. 

Otherwise mainly positive reactions. I’m sure some will look down and think ‘what a gaudy ring’ or ‘she’s too young for a stone that size’ or ‘what, not a real diamond?!’ but I couldn’t care to be honest. Fiance and I lovingly picked it out together and it’s what makes us happy! 

Post # 62
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589 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

“oh, it looks better in real life than online!”

 

ummm yea. 

Post # 63
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Buzzing bee

“So I guess he was planning to upgrade later on?” 

I have an aquamarine in my “promise” ring (hate that term, but that’s pretty much what it is). I guess she figured that he cheaped out on a diamond and got me a gemstone (which happens to be my birthstone). 

I usually get lots and lots of nice comments though- the funniest part is when I work with clients in events and the mom gushes over my $325 ring while her daughter is standing there with a $45,000 ring. 

Post # 64
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Blushing bee

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LoveLikeCrazy:  I got that too “Omg it’s so much better in person!” …wut?

 

I also get the “Is that what you wanted?” My ring is a little unique (oval diamond/halo) but it’s exactly wanted. And I just say “Yes! It’s exactly wanted. Fiance did such a good job” 🙂

Post # 65
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2049 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had someone argue with me that my center stone was a white sapphire and not a diamond…that was fun…

Post # 66
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

A girl who is notorious for making everything about her saw me for the first time after I got engaged, picked up my hand, looked at the ring, and said, “Hmm well that looks a lot like my ring doesn’t it.” No congratulations or anything. First of all it doesn’t, and even if it did who cares, but thanks for making my engagement about you. My fiance picked it out anyway! She’s a piece of work.

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

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geekychinchilla:  My marriage commisioner just told me it reminded him of his mothers ring…. bittersweet for me as it is an heirloom. I am hoping it is more classic vintage than dated. I’m already a little sensitive about the high setting so it was like a knife in my ribs lol. Your ring is gorgeous btw.

Post # 68
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Busy bee

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geekychinchilla:  I love your ring its beautiful. I dont see anything wrong with it at all. Its far differnt from my very plain jane ring (Which I love for my self) But Its beautiful and not ugly, Over powering, too small or whatever else your feeling like people may think is wrong with it. I think maybe they are happy for you and your just misunderstanding how the comments are ment to be taken or sound like? Too Blingy to me would be like a 3,4,5,6+carat stone with a tripple hallow and 2 8mm dubble row full diamond bands to go with it lol! I would just simply reply no matter what ones comment is with “Thank you, I love it! He did fantastic and its a perfect fit for us both!”

Post # 69
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Busy bee

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housebee:  I never heard of mossy untill 2mths ago when I joined here, that being said If you and I met and I complimented your ring and you folled with “ITs mossy” I would not ask what it is, make a snarky remark, stick my nose up at it, roll my eyes, mumble under my breath or what ever other kinda neg reactions Im leaving out. I would leave it put as my actual thought of its beautiful. Im really confused as to why people make any kinda of fuss over a ring not being what they invision for themself! There is no right or wrong stone/setting! All jewlery is beautiful in its own right for what it is. Everyone was created and born differntly for a reason, That being said We all are not ment to walk around with the EXACT SAME REPLICA E-RING on. We are all created equal, but with different taste and it should be that way and expressed that way. To me all E-rings are beautiful in its own way beacuse they were given with love and whats not beautiful about that?

Post # 70
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3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

One person called my first engagement ring (a RB black diamond) “cute.” That was the only “strange” comment I got about that one.

 

Post # 71
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Helper bee

My comments more have been along the lines of “Are you happy with that for a ring?” “It’s not a diamond – are you getting a real one closer/later?” “Well you definitely went the different route” I have a blue topaz stone and it has a lot og side design, and we love it and love the symbolism of it – but I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea – just don’t always get the rude comments. Everyone’s ring is beautiful because of what it represents, there are a lot of rings I would/could never wear myself but love seeing on other women. So enjoy your beautiful ring and rock it with pride!!

Post # 72
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

DH’s Aunt held up her e-ring next to mine and said “See how much BIGGER yours is!!” I was so uncomfortable.. it’s not a contest! And she said it in a way that had slight condescending undertones like her point was that we were being too extravagant and all we really needed was a ring the same size as hers. I just laughed it off because she’s actually a very nice person adn I know she wasn’t trying to be mean, but.. awkward..

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