(Closed) Woah woah woah…engaged bees, did anyone ask you if they can try your ring on??

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 91
Hostess
9616 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Strangers, no. Friends, yes.

At my engagement party my girlfriends literally stood in a circle and passed around my ring to try it on. It didn’t bother me one bit because I’m one of the first to get engaged and I have an alternative stone that they wanted to check out.

Post # 92
Member
3457 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Once, a friend came by my house while I was washing dishes (so my ring was on the counter behind me). When I turned around to dry my hands, I saw she was wearing it and admiring it. I didn’t really know how to feel. I wasn’t offended or anything, but I don’t think I’d dream of wearing anything of anyone else’s without asking. Also, my feeling was probably influenced by the fact that it was a stand-in anyway and I didn’t really want anyone inspecting it so closely. I probably had some type of look on my face because she said as if on cue “oh, I hope you don’t mind.” But she still didn’t take it off until she was good and ready. 

Post # 93
Member
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Two of my dearest friends. One married, one not married. Didn’t bother me..I’m not sure why it would, but everyone’s got their own comfort level.

Post # 94
Member
9175 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Nope, no one’s ever asked. And thank god since I’m pretty much Gollum with my ring.

Post # 95
Member
1307 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Like many others have said…. I’d say no to a stranger, but I wouldn’t mind my friends trying it on at all. My sister LOVES to put my rings on for a minute and stare at them…and one of my best friends who’s married, we sometimes put on each others rings just for a minute, because they are so different. Those things don’t bug me at all. 

Post # 96
Member
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Estate

I guess I’m just a trusting person, but I’d probably let someone I’ve met just a few times try on my ring. All of my close friends/FSIL/sister have tried it on, and I actually asked most of them if they wanted to. I like seeing what my ring looks like from a different view!! 🙂

Post # 97
Member
836 posts
Busy bee

milabeehappy:  yeah i had a few jewelry store young ladies ask to try it on and a girlfriend of my fiance’s friend who i had just met wanted to try it on, i didnt know her at all. My best friend also wanted to try it on, most tried it on their pinkies though since i am a size 3.5.

I never care if they ask, I mean I have never done it before and never ask to try on other people’s rings but again, i dont care if they ask and I let them try it on. 

Post # 98
Member
246 posts
Helper bee

YES with family and friends

NO to acquaintances and strangers, but I’m totally fine with people looking at it closely on my finger.

I saw that post, and even though I have a diamond, I get quite uncomfortable when people ask if my ring is “real” or not. But then again, the only people who’s ever asked are those I don’t really know very well.

Post # 99
Member
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My mom asked me try it on and I didn’t think it was a strange question so of course I let her. But if a stranger asked me my answer would definitely be no.

Post # 100
Member
26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My fiancé’s ex asked me if she could try it on…. to me, that’s a no no. 

Post # 101
Member
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Not a chance! I don’t take it off my finger and would prefer not to have someone else’s skin oils on it! Gross and disrespectful lol

Post # 102
Member
2872 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Some of my coworkers admire my ring very much…some of them are single, one is divorced and one is married but with a different e-ring style.

They’ve all asked to try my ring on and I have let them. They have bigger fingers than me so they can’t really wear it. I don’t mind letting them try it on…it’s their way of appreciating my ring!

Post # 103
Member
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My girlfriends and I have all tried one another’s rings on. They are just pieces of metal. The relationship they symbolize is what matters – no one can touch that by trying on a piece of pretty jewelry. I would not let a stranger try it on because it’s expensive! 

Post # 104
Member
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

A friend or family member, sure. Doesn’t phase me. But a co worker or someone I don’t know, no thank you. 

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