Kati makes an excellent point. Really, one could have a 4ct, D, IF RB from any number of world-reknowned stores/designers and someone would find something less than positive to say. Of course, these rotten commments really tell us much about the insecurities of the the snarky person, don't they?
I may have written about this somewhere before, I can't remember: Many, many years ago I accompanied my BF to a restaurant for dinner with a group of his new acquaintances, people he'd met through his friends at work. I was the only one there who didn't know most of the people in the group so I was pretty quiet most of the time. At one point, someone looked over to me and said, "Oh, what lovely pearls you are wearing." Before I could utter a response, a woman from across the table snapped, "Those aren't pearls, they're BEADS." And she gave me a snarky, superior smile. I was so shocked, I could think of nothing to say. There was stunned silence at the table. Eventually, conversation moved on; needless to say, I felt like a fish totally out of water. And, that was the point, wasn't it? I'd never met this woman before, I don't think we spoke at the table before that, and I never saw her again. Why she needed to humiliate me, I can only guess. For the longest time, I'd wished I'd had the quickness of wit to have responded with something equally snarky, like, "Oh, I'd NEVER wear my GOOD jewelry someplace like THIS," or "I save my good pieces for my friends." Anyway, now I'm glad that I said nothing. In the end, I would have felt worse knowing I'd stooped to her "skunky" level. After all, she wouldn't have changed her opinions about me regardless how I'd responded, and I would have looked and felt just as snotty as she did.