After her boyfriend popped the question at a beautiful, expensive restaurant, one woman was in such a loved up daze, that she didn’t take much notice of the ring on her finger.
But when she finally came down from cloud nine, she was less than impressed with her rock.
Writing in a post on Reddit, the unnamed woman claims her partner of three years is a doctor, who has no debt and earns an easy 200k a year.
So with all that in mind, she was shocked that her ring looked “cheap” and the diamond was “tiny”.
She Is Not Impressed With The Ring
After a few days, curiosity got the better of her and she decided to ask how much the ring had cost.
She said: “He actually looked really proud and said he got it for a huge steal; the jeweler said it was worth $1000 but he got it for $350.
“I’m not going to lie. I was hurt. This man makes an incredible salary and he couldn’t even get me a ring worth a day of his salary. Not a single friggin day.
“I told him I appreciated the proposal and I do want to marry him, but I don’t really like the ring he picked out, it looks really cheap, it is cheap, and it seems like he didn’t really put effort into it.”
So she gave the man an ultimatum – she would only marry him if he got her a ring she actually liked, one that cost around $3,000 instead of $300.
“He told me I was being materialistic and that he’d be more comfortable saving that money towards a honeymoon or a house,” she continued. “He said he will get another ring if I really hate my ring, but spending more than $500 was straight up not happening.
“I told him that’s fine, but my ‘yes’ is conditional on getting a better ring that I actually like, and he will be very hard-pressed to find one I like for less than $500. If I’m not worth the cost, then I know where he stands.”
She later updated the post, revealing how he’d recently spent $4,000 on a trip to Vegas and had wine that cost more than her ring.
However this didn’t stop people from being horrified by the whole thing.
One person wrote: “I understand that you don’t feel valued, but the way you’ve said it here kind of makes it sound like you’re a gold digger.”
Another commented: “She values the ring more than the engagement. Think about that for a moment. She won’t marry him unless she gets a nicer ring. Is that the kind of wife you’d want?”
A third added: “They shouldn’t get married and he should find someone who doesn’t base their relationship and love around money.”
Not everyone agreed though, some thought he should have made more of an effort with the ring.
“He is willing to spend big bucks on things he values, but not what she values. Even on something that is supposed to represent to the world his love for her. I see that as the fundamental issue here,” responded a different user.
“A wedding ring is one of the most important symbolic gifts you can give someone – it symbolises your commitment and investment in one another. It’s also something she’ll wear everyday of her life and something all her friends and family will beg to see,” posted someone else.