Woman Shames Fiancé Online With Receipt As She Thinks Her Engagement Ring Is Small

  • By Asad Tipu
  • August 17, 2017
  • 4 minutes read

Marriage is a huge milestone in a person’s life.

It’s like graduating, having a baby, or landing that dream job. Socially, it falls on the man to approach his bride-to-be with a ring, get down on one knee, and propose. Things have gotten more elaborate, mind you, where we see people arranging for hidden camera crews, fireworks, the whole nine yards.

But apparently, some women aren’t satisfied with that either. Case and point, one mumsnet user who complained about the £1,300 engagement ring being too cheap.

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The user explains:

DP 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 colour of the gold, the setting, the small stone and relatively chunky shoulders.

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She goes on to say:

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’.

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It costs around $1675 US dollars.

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?

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Unsurprisingly, a lot of people were irked.

If you’d said you didn’t like the style I’d have been fairly sympathetic. But if it’s simply not big and flashy enough…it sounds like you’re more interested in showing off the ring than you are in him.

Someone else stated:

Blimey. I’d have been delighted; talk about being ungrateful, the person at work is 100% right. 


They just couldn’t understand why someone would care about a ring over a happily ever after.

I don’t really see your problem? All you don’t like about the ring is it’s “small” and only cost 1300 where you think he should of spend more. 

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? 

Someone at work apparently told him that ‘if she makes it all about the ring, then she’s not the girl for you’ Well I agree. Marriage and a life together is about so much more than a ring 

Maybe be an adult and understand that a ring doesn’t make a marriage?

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There was just no winning for some.

Blokes can’t win. They’re criticised if they don’t pick the ring themselves and criticised if they do.

And the thing about how many months salary he should spend… It was a marketing slogan by DeBeers who control the diamond market. Essentially an advertising scam that the world has fallen for.

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But there were some defending the woman.

Well I don’t think you’re being unreasonable – maybe a bit about the size but you’re the one who has to wear it for the rest of your life so you need to at least like the style! 

I would very kindly tell him that it’s lovely but you would rather have a different style and ask if you can choose something together. If you can’t have that conversation with him then you probably shouldn’t be getting married!

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But at the end, it pissed more people off than those who were sympathetic.

Holy fucking shit.

Is this serious or are you trolling?

What do you want? Do you want to marry him or do you want a big twatty ring? 

1300 quid is a lot of money to most people (I don’t give a shit how much he earns) and you sound like the worst person imaginable. I hope he dumps you.

Where do you stand? Do you think she’s justified or do you think she’s being shallow?


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