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

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
51 posts
Worker bee

is_a_belle:  I had to google what a padparadsha was, it looks beautiful, very unique! would you mind sharing a picture of it?

Post # 47
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Banquet hall

I was lucky that I talked about sapphires enough, and got engaged close enough to the Royal wedding, that my sapphire and diamond ring hasn’t attracted negative comments. It’s small…less than 0.5 total weight, but I’m not a very flashy dresser. Future Mother-In-Law thought it should have been platinum instead of silver. (No white gold or yellow gold due to nickel allergy) but the platinum was 10x the value of my silver ring and I didn’t want to be responsible for wearing our savings on my finger everyday.

I’m also from a small, northern town. I’m moving to a large, southern city and wonder if I will get different comments.

Post # 48
1049 posts
Bumble bee

My FI’s family came from very humble beginnings and they’ve done well for themselves but aren’t used to people with big(er) rings. They are constanly making comments about how huge my ring is, like “that’s definitely a ‘nuke bonus’ ring” or “whoa you can see that thing from space” and if I hear my Mother-In-Law talk about my “bling” one more time I might scream. I love them to death but they won’t leave it alone, my ring isn’t exactly huge (.9 ct center cushion halo with a tiny pave band) and yes it was half of FI’s bonus and I’m very proud of it but I get it, they think it’s huge. Let’s move on already.

Post # 49
683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

right after I got married a regular customer was trying to hit on me… Again… For the last time though lol. This time he thought of insulting my ring (which I picked out) as a way to hit on me.

“You know, you could be with someone like me… Someone who would get you a real diamond instead of whatever that is.”

I have a black diamond wedding set that I picked out. Since its my second marriage and my husband and I are an unusual couple I wanted something to show that sp I picked out a black diamond. I shot back at him with a hard core attitude and he never hit on me again lol

Post # 50
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I never helped pick my ring! I was at the point where I just wanted to be engaged. The ring didn’t matter anymore. I never imagined he’d pick a 3 stone ring but I’m in love with it now!  I love it more because he picked it on his own. 

One person told me “Ugh that’s just too much ring. I would never want something that big/bulky!” My response ” Well good thing it’s mine and not yours!” (smile) 

My FBIL’s wife told Future Mother-In-Law that my Fiance should have invested the money he used from the ring to upgrade his car. (new tires, brakes, ect) . Fiance shouldn’t be spending that kind of money for one ring.  

Post # 51
5225 posts
Bee Keeper

is_a_belle:  WOW. I can’t believe people are so rude about that gorgeous pad sapphire! These are people who clearly know nothing about jewelry. I’m betting your stone cost more than my whole ring!

Next time some saus something rude, the conversation should go like this:

Asshat: That’s (insert something rude here).

You: But it’s a padparadscha sapphire.

Asshat: A what?

You: Exactly(insert eye roll here).

Post # 52
24 posts

My boyfriend and I have found my diamond, which is a Marquise, which will more than likely be set in a thin, yellow gold solitaire band. Because that’s what I love 🙂 Anyway I was having a meeting at work and before we all got down to business I was showing a colleague my pictures of having gone ring shopping. She always gets super excited and I can relate to her e ring since it’s a pear and it’s a little different than what I see. Anyway I had to step out the room but left my phone with her. I came back and another colleague was looking at the pictures on my phone… first thing out of her mouth when I walked in was, “I don’t like the yellow gold… I like white gold. I don’t really like yellow gold. But that’s just me”! I don’t even have an e ring yet! Lol. There was no positive comment that came out. I’m sure she wasn’t trying to be rude but I can’t deny that it was really annoying. 

Post # 53
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My grandma told me she has a ring exactly the same from Marks & Spencer and it cost her £15. 

I responded with ‘well this one is a 1ct diamond and so obviously cost a little more than that’. Bless her. 

Post # 54
2252 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

When ny Fiance reset my ring into a different setting (I have a flower setting- large petals encrusted with baby rubies and internal petals with tiny diamonds, then my 0.5 diamond in the center) my stepmother blurted “Oh I did not realise how small your diamond is”. Sometimes you wonder about some people’s intelligence level…

Post # 55
352 posts
Helper bee

Ukulele4You:  i am a sucker for unique rings… This is absolutely stunning!

Post # 56
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

To be honest, some of the rudest comments about a person’s ring that I’ve encountered have been on The Bee… 



Post # 57
3292 posts
Sugar bee

cbpokrz85:  Well thank you! I am sucker for it too! It is made from Sleeping Beauty turquoise. The mountain it was mined from was said to look like a sleeping woman. 

Post # 58
255 posts
Helper bee

Wow guys — some of these comments directed towards nearly colorless diamonds has me nervous.  

I’m technically still waiting (“engaged to be engaged”), but I know the diamond I am getting, which is an heirloom that first belonged to his great grandmother and about 80 years old,  was appraised as an M-color.  (Other than it’s size — 1.61 carats — it’s other specs are not that impressive either, good cut and it’s got a visible inclusion [so they tell me — I looked and looked for it and couldn’t see it, so it’s at least not obvious.])

I do honestly think the stone is beautiful, and it’s got an excellent character.  I honestly never thought I’d be a diamond person, but it’s warmer tones and butteriness are actually really awesome to me, plus the family history is a nice added bonus.

But now I think I need to work on some sort of preemptive comeback for the haters. 

Post # 59
1276 posts
Bumble bee

Nona99:  Yes, step-cuts can be a bit aloof. 😀  I’m guessing my relative was expecting something more blinding & blaze-y (It’s there but it’s subtle.)  It’d be great if people could just love what they love without insulting other people’s choices.

Post # 60
255 posts
Helper bee

Ukulele4You:  Your turquoise ring is so beautiful!  It might be on my favorite rings I’ve ever seen on Bee. 

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