Didn't our parents teach us that it's the thought that counts? For one woman, the thought just wasn't enough when she learned that her engagement ring only cost £1,300 (about $1,600). I mean, how dare he, right?
Her original post, which looks to have been deleted from the Mumsnet forum, read: "DP [darling partner] proposed and presented me with the ring he’d chosen — a diamond solitaire in white gold. I was so happy and excited to accept but was disappointed when I first saw the ring. The first word that entered my head was ‘small’. 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 color of the gold, the setting, the small stone, and relatively chunky shoulders."
"His salary is nearing a 6-figure sum and he’s usually very generous. Having seen the receipt I know he paid £1,300 for it — which is a lot less than I would have imagined he would have spent on such a significant piece of jewelry."
"He’ll be more disappointed in me for making a fuss over it when, in his eyes, it fits and there’s nothing actually wrong with it rather than being disappointed that I’m not truly happy with it. Someone at work apparently told him that, ‘If she makes it all about the ring, then she’s not the girl for you’."
"Ideally I would have loved for us to have chosen a ring together and made a special day finding one we both liked. As it’s something I’ll be wearing every day and is such a special piece of jewelry I wanted to really love it and I just don’t. Has anyone else been in this situation? What did you do?"
Of course, people on the forum had a lot of feelings about the post.
"Blimey. I'd have been delighted; talk about being ungrateful, the person at work is 100% right," someone named MavisFlumpTheFairy commented.
"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 a ring?" PinkHear5911 wrote.
That said, some people did come to the woman's response, saying essentially that because she has to wear the ring for the rest of her life, she really should be able to get something that she likes.
Rings don't have to cost a lot to be thoughtful, beautiful, and brimming with sentimental value. Obsessing over the cost and how much he earns was her big mistake
What do you think?
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