Sandra burst into tears when she saw the engagement ring her boyfriend had bought for her. It looked so expensive and beautiful!
But when she found out how much he paid for it, she turned to social media to complain about her “cheap fiancé.”
Sandra met Daniel in college, and they became a couple almost instantly. He was her soulmate, and she couldn’t imagine her life without him.
One day, Daniel told Sandra that he had planned a weekend getaway for them in the mountains.
The couple packed their things and drove to the Smoky Mountains, where Daniel had rented a small cozy cabin for them. There, he was planning to propose to Sandra, but her reaction wasn’t what he expected at all.
They had discussed marriage before, but Sandra wasn’t sure if he wanted to marry her. So, when Daniel suddenly got on one knee and asked her to be his wife, she was in shock.
Of course, Sandra said yes! With tears in her eyes, she looked at the engagement ring, and that’s when she noticed something strange.
The engagement ring looked cheap and was too small for her finger. Sandra didn’t want her fiancé to know that she was upset, so she turned to social media to express her concern.
Sandra then asked Daniel how much he had spent on the engagement ring. When he told her the number, she was speechless.
While Daniel posted their engagement photos on Facebook, Sandra shared her story online, explaining how frustrated and upset she was.
A few hours later, as the couple got ready for bed, Daniel got a text from his close friend, Georgia. The message contained a link that led him to Sandra’s post on the forum.
Georgia was browsing the forum when she noticed Sandra’s post. “DP proposed and presented me with the ring he’d chosen – a diamond solitaire in white gold,” Sandra wrote.
“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,’ Sandra continued.
“There’s nothing to dislike about the type of ring per se. Like 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.”
Daniel wasn’t broke by any means. “His salary is nearing a 6 figure sum, and he’s usually very generous. Having seen the receipt, I know he paid $130 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,” Sandra continued.
Sandra then asked people for advice. Daniel couldn’t believe his eyes as he read her post. Was she using him for his money this entire time?
Daniel decided to respond to her post. “As your present fiance, I thought you’d understand it’s not the money behind the ring but the love that goes into buying the ring that matters.”
It wasn’t long before his comment gained thousands of likes and responses. People felt bad for Daniel and were shaming Sandra for being so materialistic.
Sandra felt her heart pounding in her chest as she read the comments under her post. She had made a terrible mistake…
“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”, one user wrote.
Sandra began to panic. She knew her marriage might be over because of her silly post.
One user, however, defended Sandra, claiming she understood her frustration.
“You will get flamed for this, and people will call you grabby, but I can see where you are coming from — not the cost per se but the fact you will be wearing it every day, and you are not totally in love with it. I can see both viewpoints”, she wrote.
“You are the person who will be wearing the ring and having to look at it all day, every day. The cost is not as much of a factor, but you must be happy with the look of the ring,” another person wrote.
“Just tell him you are not keen on the setting and you would prefer to choose another ring together.”
Another user had a few stern words for all the people who criticized Sandra, writing, ”Talk about sisterhood!”
“Most of you seem to think it’s fine for a woman to be presented with any old ring, chosen by the man, and should be f**king grateful to be proposed to and given a ring.”
Sandra made a terrible mistake when she shared the photos of her engagement ring online, and she knows that now.
How would you react if this happened to you? Would a $130 engagement ring upset you?