According to a LinkedIn blog post by male job recruiter Bruce Hurwitz, a woman shouldn’t wear an engagement ring to an interview because it sends the message that she’s “high-maintenance.”
Hurwitz wrote in his post:
A colleague interviewed a woman. I was not present during the interview. When they left the conference room the woman asked my colleague, “You know, I have had a number of interviews and no offers. Did you find anything wrong with my interviewing skills?” My colleague assured her that she had not. Even though I had not been introduced to her, and despite the fact that, at that moment, I was alone with five women all of whom were wearing engagement rings, I said, “Lose the rock!”Everyone looked at me. The woman had the Hope Diamond on her finger. She, and my colleagues, asked for an explanation.”When a man sees that ring he immediately assumes you are high maintenance. When the woman at the office who has the largest diamond on her finger, sees that ring, she will realize that if you are hired she will fall to second place and will, therefore, not like you. Lose the ring!”
Apparently, this woman’s ring was so big (Hope Diamond big) that Hurwitz claims a male employer just can’t pay attention to his own job. It does not matter that a woman is skilled, talented and right for a position. There’s something shiny on her finger. Not a good fit.