Getting engaged is a huge step in many people’s lives.
Many men and women look forward to the moment their significant other will “pop the question,” and prepare their life-long future together. But, what do you do when you receive a ring that you absolutely hate? Does it make you a terrible person if you hate your engagement ring and want to exchange it for a new one? Does that make you an awful fiancé? Well, one woman asked the Internet what she should do after she received what may possibly be the ugliest engagement ring we’ve ever seen (sorry, it’s true).
The woman shared her story on Reddit–saying that she was so excited to get engaged to her boyfriend of five years. Except, of course, one tiny little detail–she hates that ugly ring. When they talked about getting engaged, she had some “rules” for the ring–she didn’t want pink, blue, or diamonds. But, she also thought they would possibly look at rings together, or maybe he would ask her friends or family.
Instead, she got a ring that she absolutely hates. She claims it’s “huge and gaudy” and something an “old woman would wear.” She also said it’s shaped like a heart (not for nothing, I wouldn’t wear a heart ring every day for the rest of my life either). And, amber will scratch super easily.
She asked the Internet for some help in how to approach the conversation about getting a new ring. Obviously, she wants to get something she can proudly wear forever–not something she’s embarrassed to have around her finger. And, obviously, she wants to have the discussion without hurting his feelings (as anyone would).
She then shared a photo of the ring–and, wow.
If you had gotten this ring–would you want to wear it? I get when people say it’s “rude” to tell your fiancé you hate your ring because the “diamond is too small” and whatnot, but this-this is something worth discussing. Twitter agreed.
my favorite thing about this is that the ring is exactly as she describes it but you still get just, gobsmacked when you see it
— ?Natentacle Hearthorne? (@DrPalutena) June 30, 2017
That’s grounds for divorce jfc
— james (@jamesgray_56) November 20, 2017
Did he get that from a vending machine? I’m not remotely materialistic, but I can’t imagine why he would think she would want that if they specifically talked about styles.
— Small Screen Girl (@KiraJW) November 20, 2017
— Kristen (@pushing30withk) November 20, 2017
I was expecting to think she was some materialistic bitch, but I can see her point. She did word her thoughts in a respectful manner, & she was looking at the practicality of the ring & not just if it’s pretty or expensive. The ring is also pretty gaudy that helps her case too
— MagnetoDorito (@VinceShadell) November 20, 2017
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— Ruin My Week (@RuinedWeek) December 26, 2018
How did a jeweler allow this to be sold?m
— Disaster Zyla (@zylalovesyou) November 19, 2017
…You’d have to throw away the whole fiancé at that point pic.twitter.com/wT9h5BU6d4
— Isabella? (@FestiveHime) January 9, 2018
I hate heart shaped jewelry too! Esp for an engagement ring She gotta just talk to him and make it clear its the ring not the engagement
— رينا?rina (@r1nabeana87) November 21, 2017
They should “out” the jeweler. Or at the very least, let the goldsmith know they are telling their engagement story, complete with credits to the designer. Perhaps, subtle extortion, but c’mon, this should never have happened.
— NiceVixenGems (@NiceVixenGems) May 24, 2018
It looks like something you’d get for a dollar out of a gacha machine.
— Boss (@YazaNico) November 19, 2017
I’m not even joking, I legitimately let out a guffaw when I saw the picture of the ring.
— merricat blackwood (@DrAlisonStrange) November 19, 2017