Woman Complains After Her Boyfriend Buys Her A '£1.3k' Engagement Ring

A bride has been criticised for complaining that she was disappointed in the amount of money that her fiancé spent on buying her engagement ring.

Now, the thing's not exactly made of plastic, either. In fact, it cost about £1,300 and has diamonds in it - I mean, the love of a good man should be good enough, but that's also a pretty damn expensive ring.

Either way, she found the receipt and was less than happy about the amount that he'd splurged on her, so she went to that bastion of reasonable and considered thought, Mumsnet, to vent her spleen.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

In a post - which has since (wisely) been deleted - she said: "DP [Mumsnet slang for 'Dear 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 colour of the gold, the setting, the small stone and relatively chunky shoulders.

Credit: Mumsnet
Credit: Mumsnet

She continued: "His salary is nearing a six-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."

"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.

"Has anyone else been in this situation? What did you do?"

Jeez. Most of us will never get £1,300 spent on us, so just enjoy it while you can.

Some posters immediately called her out for being money-driven and sounding ungrateful. One said: "I think you sound grabby. Why is it about the size of the diamond? He's making a commitment to you. It doesn't have to be about money or 'flashiness'."

Obviously, this is the internet, so some people have also defended her standpoint. One said: "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. Just tell him you are not keen on the setting and you would prefer to choose another ring together."

Domino's ring, perhaps? Credit: PA
Domino's ring, perhaps? Credit: PA

A third person then offered their hot take on the situation. They said: "There's no way on Earth I'd allow someone else choose a piece of jewellery for me that I'd potentially be wearing for decades. I wouldn't even let my partner choose this year's winter coat."

Conclusive proof - as if any were needed - that romance is dead and love is meaningless.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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