Woman disappointed with engagement ring sparks MASSIVE online debate

15th Aug 17 | Weddings

A woman has been labelled 'greedy' and 'ungrateful' after her online complaint about her "disappointing" £1300 ring goes viral - but who is in the right?

After her fiancé proposed with a £1300 engagement ring that she didn't like and didn't think cost enough given his salary, the disgruntled woman took to Mumsnet to share her problem, explaining: “His salary is nearing a six figure sum and he’s usually very generous,”

She wrote:

"[He] 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. 

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 jewellery.

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 jewellery I wanted to really love it and I just don’t. "

The response however, was far less considerate that what she was more than likely hoping for, with most people expressing shock at the bride-to-be’s reaction to the ring’s price tag.

One commenter wrote:

“Blimey. I'd have been delighted; talk about being ungrateful,”

While another posted:

“£1,300 quid is a lot of money to most people (I don't give a sh*t how much he earns) and you sound like the worst person imaginable. I hope he dumps you,” 

What are your thoughts on the situation?

 

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