Post # 1
So, I just wanted to put this out there and see if anyone else has received any absurd “comments” on their ring.
A few days ago, an aunt (who feels like all jewelry is competing with her own), said “Oh, is that a yellow diamond?” (My center diamond is an F, halo diamonds are D- not exactly yellow!)
It was so preposterous it made me laugh. Anyone else have some comments or backhanded compliments to share?
Post # 2
I guess it isn’t rude as much as it is silly and stupid, but one girl at my office was gossiping about me and said I copied her ring style. I have a round bezel halo and she has a princess halo. Okkkkkkkkkkkkkkk….
Post # 3
Oh, I’ve got one! At the mall with my boys and husband, to put this in perspective the lady in question was in her 50s with teenagers. I’m 26 with a 5 and 2 year old, married for 5 years.
We walk into the elevator (we have a stroller, they didn’t want to walk around to the escalators) they follow in and she proceeds to go into this rant under her breath to her kids about “how brown my diamond is” and “how small it is compared to hers”.
I just shot her a look and rolled my eyes after we got off. I couldn’t believe someone twice my age likely married for 20+ years would have the audacity to make such a comment. Plus, in what world is an H colored diamond brown? Some people are just ridiculous.
Post # 4
Diamondgurl: whoaaa PETTY!!!
headlighted: I guess class and wisdom don’t necessarily come with age! What a horrible example she set for her kids!
Siobhan713: Guaranteed it was just jealousy! I sometimes take those kinds of things as compliments that someone has to put my ring down to feel good about herself.
As for me, it’s not so much rudeness about the ring as it is rudeness about my CHOICE to get a large stone. I have had people insinuate that they would spend money on something more useful / better / less superficial than a large rock.
stuff like this – “Imagine what you could do with the money for your kid’s college fund if it weren’t sitting on your finger!”
“It’s like you’re wearing a CAR on your finger!”
Post # 5
I went out with a group of ladies and one of them who was a friend of a friend made a remark saying how dainty my e-ring was (it’s a .75 tcw halo). But she laughed and said it being nasty and I got the last laugh when her friend called her out on her 10 carat Avon wedding set lol. I didn’t let it get to me I adore my ring and my man even more.
Post # 6
My Mother-In-Law hates my ring. It has a center sapphire stone. She said at dinner shortly after Darling Husband and I were engaged and after she had SEVERAL glasses of wine, “[Son], did you get insurance for that, that, [points to my ring and wrinkles nose] whatever that is?” Um, ring? sapphire? lol
Post # 7
I’ve really only got one irritating comment from the wife of hubby’s friend who said something like, I guess it was important to you to get a bigger ring than his first wife.
Post # 8
Siobhan713: Someone asked me if my FI’s parents helped him pay for my ring! I guess the implication was they thought it was too big for him to afford it himself? For the record, he paid himself.
Post # 9
Diamondgurl: Haha what?? I guess she owns the copyright to halos 😉
headlighted: That is shocking!!!! She clearly has some issues. Even if your ring WERE “brown” (which is nowhere near H!!), that’s just a horrible thing to say.
lilsweetie: Yup. Why don’t people keep their mouths shut if they don’t have anything nice to say? I love big rocks!!
Post # 10
Someone insinuated that my husband couldn’t afford a diamond because my e-ring is a sapphire. It’s a 1.6 carat Ceylon sapphire, untreated, expertly cut and I picked it out myself. I can definitely attest that it costs more than most diamonds.
Post # 11
kmark2688: that is simply low-class and ignorant! Anyone with any knowledge of jewelry that extends beyond a Kay Jewelers commercial would know that!
Post # 12
Siobhan713: my friend at the time saw it and said “aw, cute”. It was annoying but I let it go.. Then when we were out celebrating with a group of people someone said it’s gorgeous! And then my friend chimed in “it’s good for her because her hands are so small, right?”
its a .75 ct with a pave band. I guess that’s not big enough to be considered anything other than cute! Whatevs, haters! Lol
Post # 13
Siobhan713: Since my Boyfriend or Best Friend already asked permission from my moms (yes I got two) about his intentions to marry me, this of course spread throughout the family like wildfire. They asked if he got the ring, and I said yes. I took one photo before my SO hid the ring and showed it to everyone. These are the reactions:
My Cousin L: OHMYGOD so huge! When my Boyfriend or Best Friend proposes I want one just this big.
Mom #1: That would hurt your image at work, wear with caution (she’s like the butch/father figure so I love her to death)
Mom #2: I think it’s nice! He did a good job
My Aunt E: Don’t you feel guilty he got in debt for you? That seems like such a bad way to start a marriage. You should be like us, we got a small stone to commemorate our youth and worked our way up as we age. Younger kids nowadays don’t know the meaning of working hard–you guys are all entitled.
[Yeah I work for a Big 4 firm, averaging 60+hours a week working. I’m currently working on my certification and maybe going for my Master/PhD in Econ. Yeah, I’m so entitled]
My Aunt M: Yeah I agree with Aunt E, your stone is ridiculous and frankly too big for your age. You should trade that in for something smaller, it doesn’t suit your lifestyle as a MOM to be so blingy. You should be more down-to-earth and focus on your children. It’s disgusting how much you guys spent on a ring, aren’t you ashamed of yourself? **walked away all huffy and pissed**
^_^ Family be cray.
Post # 14
my 30 something yr old cousin and I were sitting by a lake a she found a piece of broken glass that was green… She throws it at me and said “here you go it matches your emerald” I have an emerald w diamond pave. This is someone who I considered a sister but sometimes unhappiness shoots in all directions. Oh well, love my ring!
Post # 15
MrsAAA: That’s what I thought too! This person wasn’t exactly… erm, high brow or anything (it was one of my step-mom’s trashy friends) but when she saw the ring she literally said “oh, a sapphire, huh… I guess he couldn’t fork over the cash for a diamond.” DA FUQ, LADY?!