Post # 241
Her: “What is that?” *Asking about my gemstone.*
Me: “It’s natural alexandrite! I love color, and it changes color depending on the light, so I’ll never get sick of it!”
Her: *Looking at her mother.* “Do women normally get sick of their engagement rings?”
Her Mother: “No… They dont.”
*silence and snooty glaring from both women*
Me: “So anyway…” *change the subject*
I learned later that this woman was engaged a few years prior, and then broke it off. Apparently both her and her mother are still bitter about it. It was easy to brush off after I learned they were probably just jealous, and jaded.
Post # 242
Nothing to my face. Thankfully I’m surrounded by polite people that know to keep their mouths shut if they don’t have something nice to say about someone’s ring. That, and they now I give zero fucks about their thoughts about anything, so…
Post # 243
gkennedy: I am obsessed your ring! I have a nice oval emerald my mother gave me that I might just have to start wearing as an alternate wedding set!
Post # 244
vintagelover32: Ovals are my favorite shape for ering stones! I would have chosen one if moissaniteco offered them with inclusions.
Post # 245
gkennedy: I know, right? I don’t mind synthetic stones (sapphire, rubies, etc.), but for some reason, I love natural emeralds with inclusions that you can’t find in synthetic ones. Now I just need to find a yellow gold band to pair it with!
Post # 246
I think it’s funny when people say it’s not a real engagement ring if it’s not a diamond since the use of diamonds in engagement rings is a relatively new phenomenon. It was not until around the 1950s that diamonds became popular thanks to the De beers company’s aggressive campaign to push diamonds as a symbol of eternal love. Before then, plain rings and gemstone rings were the norm for engagement and wedding rings so yeah…Techically speaking, having a gemstone ring is about as traditional as you can get.
Post # 247
SlyVixen: You hit the nail on the head!! I really wanted to look at her and be like “well, bitch, it’s actually a ridicuously expensive ring with a nearly flawless .75 carat diamond in it purchased from a very reputable jeweler in the city, but since you never had the pleasure of receiving an engagement ring, I don’t expect you to understand!”
Not to mention, I haven’t stepped foot in a WalMart in like 3 years 🙂
Post # 248
Aus_Bee: I’ve been there before, and it was seriously disappointing, especially right after I got the ring. Thankfully on occasions when my my mother in law was there, she would pointedly mention how beautiful my ring is, and have me show everyone. A good wing lady makes things a lot better.
Post # 249
17 pages later and I’ve learned A.) you all have great taste and B.) you’re ring is going to be too small- or too big.
I’m still waiting on mine. (grump) we had to delay for some unknown to me reason. But I expect to get mine this week- and I’m looking forward to- I’m so excited to see what he got me- I know it’s not a diamond- or if it is it’s black. So I’m kind of bracing for impact. I’ve got a few good zingers lined up already…. including
“if I were fu*king you- then we could have talked about it- but I’m not- so I didn’t consult you”
because seriously- fu*k people. aint no body got time to be polite to ass holes.
Post # 250
CookieLady: that ring is everything!!!
Post # 251
yogahhh: thanks!! I just made the last payment on it so I’m waiting for it to come in…. Eeeeee!! I’m a bit giddy with anticipation!! *turns into a 5 year old* lol
Post # 252
ajs248: People are lame, period. You can’t control what they think or say…just be happy for yourself…
There are alot of people who cant find love, it’s a blessing to have someone who can love you for who you are. So a ring does not make a difference 🙂
Post # 253
vespria: now I want an alexandrite ring too!
Post # 254
My great aunt, who is just a colossal materialistic snob anyway, was snooping about my ring.
“What is that anyway? IS it a diamond?”
“No, it’s an aquamarine”
“oh….aquamarine…” and then proceeded to talk about her amazing diamond rings. I don’t care.
Post # 255
My grandmother gave her ring, and its absolutely beautiful and around 3 karats. I’ve gotten- “OMG, its so beautiful it looks fake” same person again said on a different occassion, “its so big, doesn’t it look fake”.
RUDE. Should this bother me?