A newly engaged woman has been branded ‘grabby’ after taking to the internet to voice her disappointment over the size of her engagement ring. The bride-to-be explained she couldn’t understand by her ‘usually very generous’ fiance, who earns close to a six figure salary, spent $2,141 on such an important piece of jewellery.
“Ideally I would have loved for us to have chosen a ring together and made a special day finding one we both liked,” she explained. “There’s nothing to dislike about the type of ring per se, as a diamond solitaire would have been my choice, but it’s the whole thing – the colour of the gold, the setting, the small stone and relatively chunky shoulders.”
“Someone at work apparently told him that ‘if she makes it all about the ring, then she’s not the girl for you’.” Despite sounding remorseful about the prospect of upsetting her fiance, the woman argued that because she’d be wearing the ring every day, she really wanted to love it.
Users were quick to have their say, with responses ranging from sympathetic to incredibly blunt. “Blimey. I’d have been delighted, talk about being ungrateful, the person at work is 100% right.”
Another commented, “I don’t really see your problem?…I’d be disappointed if I asked someone to marry me and they made a fuss over the ring tbh. I mean someone wants to commit the rest of your lives together and you want to make a fuss over the ring?”
Multiple users stuck up for the woman, with one saying she’d been ‘short changed’ and another arguing that the bride-to-be’s happiness should be a huge consideration. “There’s no way on earth I’d allow someone else to choose a piece of jewellery for me that I’d potentially be wearing for decades. I wouldn’t even let my partner choose this year’s winter coat.”
Another suggested, “Just tell him you are not keen on the setting and you would prefer to choose another ring together.”
What would you do in this situation, ladies?
Images courtesy of Arman’s Fine Jewellery and Mumsnet