(Closed) Would you call someone out on their stone?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Aquaria:  if it was a close friend I’d ask her what the deal was.  if it was just a casual acquaintance/someone random, I’d probably give her some side-eye but won’t say anything!

Post # 4
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Aquaria:  It would be mighty tempting, but I hope I would have the grace not to say anything to them. They must have big insecurities to lie about something like that and I hope I’d pity them, not get angry.

but… That doesn’t always happen, lol.

Post # 5
45658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Aquaria:  No. What business would it be of mine what they think of their ring or what they want others to think of their ring? It doesn’t affect my life at all.

The polite thing to do would not include rolling your eyes.

Post # 6
1847 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Depending on the person, I may, but probably not. I would likely only say something is the person was a pompous ass to begin with. Personally I don’t really know anyone who goes on and on about their ring regardless of it’s stats, so that in and of itself would get an eye roll from me. 

I also am not the best at telling stones apart, so the truth is I probably wouldn’t know one way or the other.

Post # 7
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Probably not. I wouldnt trust myself to be able to actually tell if it was a fake. I mean, for example diamonds can end up looking vastly different based on the color, clarity, and the quality of a the cut. Just because it’s dull or lacks shine – I don’t think I could confidently tell.

Post # 8
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@Aquaria:  Depends on the manner in which they were speaking. If they were bragging and acting like they were better than you because of their large fake stone I would say something. But if they were just showing off their new ring, excited about it I wouldn’t care.

Post # 9
1910 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Nope. I know quite a few people who would claim their diamond was a carat, instead is the half it looked like. It came from a place of not being knowledgable on the subject, not deceit. How rude would it be of me to be like, “umm actually! Miiiine is a 1.5, yours is maybe a half carat!”

Post # 10
9000 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Nope. I don’t care enough about other people’s property.

Post # 11
1579 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it completely depends on how well I know the person and whether or not they are trying to come across as superior because of their possessions, even when said possession is not what they say it is. Like MoonlitMagnolia said, I would hope to have the grace to let it slide by because there are obviously underlying security issues this person has.

Post # 12
1608 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Aquaria:  def. not.  Theres a girl in my office who obviously had a moissy (its got WAY too much “fire” to be diamond, it almost glows with reds and blues) and her ring is GIGANTIC.  She frequently gets compliments on it  and comments about the cost and never says anything about it not being a diamond- whatever, it’s none of my business. While she hasnt ever explicitly said that it’s a diamond, I believe she’s trying to pass.  But really, who cares? If she likes it, good for her. Its none of anyone’s business.

Post # 14
583 posts
Busy bee

Nope. I really don’t care enough to correct people on that. At least not publicly. If it were a good friend they might get an “Are you sure…” later on.

But I know at least one friend of mine who was insulted when someone guessed that her 0.6ct center stone was “about half a carat” so people can be weirdly sensitve about their rings- so I probably would just smile, nod and look the other way.


Post # 15
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Nah…let her have her fun.

Post # 16
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

nope, seems pointless

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