(Closed) What are some of the rudest comments you've gotten on your rings?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 256
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Helper bee

DH proposed with a diamond flower shaped engagement ring. He picked it out in 15 minutes the day before just so he had *something* to propose with (it was a complete surprise) and then we decided we would pick the ring together when we had money for it. In the process of looking for ideas online, I stumbled across this site and discovered Moissanite for the first time. We ended up getting a forever brilliant moissy ring and an unenhanced moissy wedding band for me. His family used to own a jewelry store and while they didn’t know the wedding band was moissy, the knew something was “wrong” with my forever brilliant. They ended up convincing themselves that it was a cheap little ring that I was experimenting with to see if I liked the style. Ultimately, I ended up selling that ring because I personally didn’t like it and DH and I picked out an unenhanced 6.5mm moissy solitaire. DH still feels like my ring is “fake” and when his family saw it for the first time in the sun they asked if something was wrong with it, then decided that I went with “another CZ” and asked when I’m finally going go back to my original ring that DH proposed with because I’m not fooling anyone with those colors coming off of it. (I never once even tried to pass it off as a diamond.)

Post # 257
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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Astar312:  that story kills me! The fact that they were in the jewelry business too!

Post # 258
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Helper bee

ive had a few rude comments…

 

one from my aunty was ‘what a joke for someone to spend so much on a ring’ 

 

second one, from my next door naughbour… she grabbed my hand and pulled off my ring and put it on herself… infront of about 5 other naughbours and her husband she said, ‘yeah its big but mines better quality’ i was in shock. mind you i know that stats of her ring, and shes wrong… 

Post # 259
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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LittleMrsSunshine:  

im a flight attendant soon i almost feel akward when i know people are staring at my ring like i can tell they want to say something esp during service when im pouring a drink .. Some people just flat out grab my hand and others ask  politely but i just assume everybody thinks its fake because lots of FAs wesr rings to deter some thirsty pilots or male pax 

Post # 260
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Busy bee

My mom saying are you sure its real!! Knowing that Fi’s dad is a jeweler. She does this solely because she’s not ready for me to get married! I’m the first one in my group to get engaged besides the ones that had kids by accident. My ring is considered pretty big.

Post # 261
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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hsharp2001:  haha, thanks 🙂 I’m sure your ring is lovely too!

Post # 262
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Worker bee

the first time I saw one of my “friends” after I got engaged: 

“Oh- that’s it? Well it’s interesting. It even sparkles a bit…”

I didn’t know how to respond, but my sister who was standing right next to me said, “Yes, diamonds sparkle, it’s kind of what their known for. How are the cats?”

lmfao!!!

Post # 263
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Worker bee

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FutureMrsTY:  this is crazy! Propps to you for not going crazy on her right then and there

Post # 264
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Had a customer comment on my ring saying, “Well clearly he doesn’t love you if he bought such a small diamond.” 

Another was, “Your ring must be fake. It doesn’t even sparkle.” 

Im a dog groomer so it was covered in shampoo residue…

Post # 265
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Newbee

My Fiance and I went with a diamond alternative. My Fiance grandmother asked us why. So we explained our reasoning (don’t need to belabor the points on this forum) and when we were all done she goes “Ok so I still don’t get it why?”. /bangs head 

 

And my maid of honor hates my ring. She told me she disliked it before I got it. She and I have always had that very (at times painfully) honest relationship with each other and have very different styles so it is more of a “I don’t like it but if you do more power to you” kind of thing. 

Post # 266
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Bee Keeper

Peoples ignorance never ceases to amaze me….

I had a dealer at a casino stop the poker game to grab my hand and spew profanities in disbelief at the table.  The other players were not amused.  I didn’t say a word, grabbed my chips and chuckled walking away.  She never asked if it was real, or what the stone was.  Judging by the number of teeth in her mouth, I made the right call.

Post # 267
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a 2 carat princess cut black diamond. I get a lot of comments on it (I work with some very opinionated people), most of the time if I mention I am married, they immediately ask to see my ring, then say, “Oh”. I find that kind of insulting. Even something along the lines of, “That’s unique” or “Cool ring” would be better. Once I had a random coworker see it in the elevator and asked if my husband couldn’t afford a “real” diamond. That hurt. I don’t understand why people have to jump to conclusions so quickly. This is the ring I chose and I love my ring. 

Post # 268
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Got a few ones…many people think my bypass ring is weirdly shaped. I actually love it because it makes my diamond look like it’s floating. Another asked why my diamond was so small (0.57 ct) knowing my Fiance couldn’t afford much else. And a friend of mine actually berated me for asking my Fiance to spend so much money on me.

It’s very rude to comment on people’s rings, you have no idea what their situation is. Chances are if you don’t like the ring, they LOVE their rings. It shows the love and committment they have with their Fiance.

Post # 269
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Blushing bee

I haven’t really gotten any rude comments about my ring, but I have a friend who likes to put her ring on other people and tell them it looks ugly on them  and makes their fingers look fat, only to take the ring back and croon over how pretty it is on her hand.  So that’s kind of weird.

Post # 270
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Blushing bee

I haven’t really gotten any rude comments about my rings, but I have a friend who likes to put her ring on other people and tell them it looks ugly on them and makes their fingers look fat, only to take the ring back and croon over how pretty it is on her hand.  So that’s kind of weird.

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