When people ask to try your ring?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Honestly, I’ve never had this happen. I would politely decline with a “I’m sorry I never take it off”. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Are these people who are asking to try on your ring strangers? If so then that’s a hell no. I would either say something like “sorry I’m not comfortable taking it off” or even come up with something like “My hands are a little swollen today. I might not be able to get it back on if I take it off.” I have let friends try it on but made sure I got it right back after a few seconds. No way would I let some random person try it on. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’ve actually heard of people being superstitious about letting other wear their ring.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

You are just too much

Post # 7
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Helper bee

WTF? I’ve never heard of this. Wow. People are unbelievable. Who asks to try on someone else’s engagement ring?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - New York, New York

It’s hard to say no! I totally get it. However, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or any other negative emotion, for that matter), you need to find a way to say no. There are so many excuses that you could give. I love the PP about saying your fingers have been swollen, or like PP said you could say you or your fiancé is really superstitious and think it’s bad luck. You could also say that you don’t let other people try on your ring because when someone tried it on once and they accidentally dropped it and damaged/almost lost your ring. You could say you don’t let other people try it on because it got stuck on someone else’s finger and it was really hard getting your ring off (you could always say this if you have a small ring size). 

Or think up another excuse! Could you say letting other people try on the ring bothers your fiancé? Could you say you just had it cleaned so you don’t want to take it off and get your fingerprints on the band? Find something that works for you so you don’t feel uncomfortable. I know it would bother me if other people were snapping pictures wearing my ring, so don’t let other people push you into doing something you don’t want to do! 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

This reminds me of a post from a long time ago that was deleted. The woman said strangers would stop her in the street to ask why she is with her fiancé, that she was way too pretty for him. Even the employees in the bridal store who were trying to sell her a dress told her not to marry him, he was too far beneath her, too ugly for her beauty

Saying that people everywhere you go ask to try on your fab ring reminded me of this, they are both over the top posts 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

A month or so after I got engaged, it was TGE and my friends, fiancé and I went bar hoping in our home town. This girl I knew from high school was at one of the bars and kept hounding me about the ring. And yes, at one point she asked to try it on WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PULL IT OFF MY FINGER. I was just astounded. Like girl, you REALLY think I’m going to let you play dress up with a $15k piece of jewelery in a crowded bar? Are you nuts?

Yeah. And the answer is, people are nuts. 

Post # 12
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Newbee

I just tell them my ring’s insurance only covers me wearing it. I had a previous incident where someone dropped it while trying it on, and it got damaged. Thank God it wasn’t too serious, but never again. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve only had close friends ask, never people I just “know”. 

5-6 women? All the time? I’m not calling you an exaggerator, but it’s definitely exaggerator adjacent. 

I’m not going to lie, you’re an interesting one. Sometimes, I think you are humble bragging, and then other times you say things like “my mother calls me a retard”. 

I just edited this because I confused you with another Bee. You never told anyone to “get the fuck over” anything. My bad. 

I stand by your conflicting personality though. It’s hard to believe you are this dimwitted. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

Strangers dont get to try any of my jewelry on.. the answer is no, sorry.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

People actually do this?  This has never happened to me and I think most people would think it’s bad manners to ask to try on someone’s rings. I’ve had people tell me my rings are beautiful and admire them, but that’s it.  If people are bugging you to let them try on your rings and posting pics of them, they are nuts.

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