(Closed) What's the rudest thing someone has said about your ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 166
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

is_a_belle:  Wow! That’s nuts. I have a pad as well and I get nothing but compliments. I would have went off on them. Lol.

Post # 167
6 posts

My ring is super teeny, and I’ve been looked down on, asked if my fiance is poor, told I should be disappointed with how small it is (a few, “Oh, that’s not even worth it” comments), and should have expected more. My ring is vintage yellow gold with white gold setting & a single diamond chip, and is indeed one of the smallest I’ve seen – however, it belonged to his late Nanna & means more to me (as well as him and his family) than a $5000 stone, and it never imposes or gets in the way.

Post # 168
263 posts
Helper bee

gingermamalife:  that is a beautiful ring, and even more so with the sentimental value behind it.


Post # 169
2089 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

is_a_belle:  I cannot believe those awful things people have said to you! I must admit I didn’t know what your stone was so I googled it and it is so pretty!!

Post # 170
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

One of the rudest comments about my ring came from Future Sister-In-Law, her ring is tiny (not that its bad, but just to give some perspective) and cost £250. However when she saw my ring she exclaimed ‘I see *insert FH name here* feels the need to buy your love” as if I was high maintenance and demanded an expensive ring! His whole family think I am controlling (I am not, however due to family conflict he doesn’t want to see them, and they blame me…I suppose its easier than admiting your own brother/son/nephew doesn’t want anything to do with you) sigh. Rant over 🙂 

Post # 171
407 posts
Helper bee

My own mother took a look at my ring (which I picked out, I should mention) and said it didn’t look like an engagement ring, that it looked like a fashion ring. It has a .25 ct center stone which is very good quality and a thin 1.6 mm band. She hasn’t said anything nice about it, actually, and keeps telling me that I can upgrade at our 10-year anniversary.

And then Future Mother-In-Law said it was tiny too, and it made me a little sad all over again. Fiance just finished graduate school (today, actually) and doesn’t have a job, but isn’t in debt. Starting off a marriage without debt is worth far more to me than having a large ring.

Post # 172
45 posts

I have a non-traditonal gemstone e-ring. 3.5 carat peachy pink spinel in rose gold. I’ve only gotten one negative comment so far, but I only recently got engaged in February. I’ve been debating on getting my ring resized, and I also wanted to buy my Fiance something to wear as I think only women wearing rings is an antiquated notion. So we went to a local jewerly store to check my ring size and see if sizing down would be appropriate. The tactless lady assisting us took my ring and said in the most snotty tone ever, “Oh, it’s still pretty even though it isn’t a diamond.” I could have crawled across that counter and stuffed her into one of those jewelry cases. I grabbed my ring and walked out before I sunk to her level.

Post # 173
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

“I can’t see it”.

I work with a really loud but well-intentioned sweetheart of a woman.  Earlier in the day she noticed my ring and was so excited and happy for me.  Later that day, I bumped into her and a couple of other ladies I work with.  Wanting to spread my exciting news, she grabbed my hand and shoved it towards one of them saying, “She’s engaged!  Have you seen this ring?”  To which one woman replied, “I can’t see it”……my hand was literally right in front of her.  I just put my hand back down by my side and walked away.  Ain’t nobody got time for people like that!!

Post # 174
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

In college, I worked at a coffee hut.  One of my regulars who ALWAYS came to my shifts and visited with me and was SO freaking nice to me once said “so when is he going to buy you a real ring?” and it made me feel so sad 🙁

But this guy was really a great guy!  Once, I fell off the ladder reaching for a special cup we kept in stock just for him (a 32oz cup for a mocha breve omg!!!!) and I said, “32oz mocha breve guy, help, I just tore my ACL” (I’ve done it three times now so I knew right away) and he called 911 and the lady asked him how far I fell, and he said, “Like, 24 inches, tops” and the lady said “um are you sure you need to be calling 911 for this?” and he said “Um well I AM sure I don’t need your attitude right now” hahaha.

One girl in college also once told me that she hopes her ring is dainty, because she “couldn’t handle anything as big as mine”

I have a half carat center stone in a three-stone ring, nothing elaborate!

Post # 175
35 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

“Rings are just a waste of money, you could have donated that to charity!”

wasnt rude, necessarily, but it was completely uncalled for!

Post # 176
8984 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

OnLoanFromAbove:  Really ? must be a different Bee than the one I visit, which has pretty much nothing but involved , knowlegeable  and almost ALWAYS complimentary  things  to say about people’ s  rings.

Post # 177
532 posts
Busy bee

I had someone ask to look at my ring and said ‘ohhh, you’ve got such small fingers – sometimes that’s nicer with a smaller ring.’ 
Literally had no words – it’s a 0.8 rb on a size 5 finger – plenty adequate IMO. Even though I’ve had it a few months now and have the occasional ‘has it shrunk?’ moment – I’ve never considered it remotley small. 

What a b*tch!!!

Post # 178
57 posts
Worker bee

My fiance and I bumped into a friend and his girlfriend a few months after we got engaged. The girlfriend asked to see my ring and as soon as she saw it she sniffed, turned her head, and said to her boyfriend “I want more than that”  (It’s a 1.4 carat excellent cut, internally flawless diamond on a size 5 finger btw). Can’t say I was very sad when I heard that she got dumped a few months later…

Post # 179
109 posts
Blushing bee

I have a Sapphire with a halo. My cousin asked “is THAT your engament ring?” then proceeded to say nothing. Some random girl my hubby’s friend is dating “so huge and blingy.” I also get the constant reference to princess Diana’s ring. There isn’t a patent on using Sapphires as your centerstone.

Post # 180
521 posts
Busy bee

I went to a jeweler to look at wedding bands and to ask about custom wedding bands and he told me my e-ring was cheap and probably wouldn’t last very long. He then went on and on showing me very elaborate e-rings and wedding bands that he thought I should purchase telling me that they’d last forever. I’ve been down on my e-ring ever since. 

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