PSYCHOLOGY

Tennessee Bride Defends Her $130 Engagement Set Of Rings On Social Media Post

Date January 4, 2018 10:24

Media constantly show us what a perfect life should look like: big houses, expensive cars, and gorgeous engagement rings with huge sparkling diamonds. But does the price tag on your engagement ring really matter? One woman from Tennessee faced this question, and her response astonished people from all over the globe.

Ring shaming at a jewelry store

Ariel and Quinn McRae were dating for a few years and could not wait to tie the knot. The only problem was that the couple did not have a lot of money, so there was no expensive church wedding or engagement ring with a large diamond. The wedding took place at a local court-house, and for the wedding ring, Ariel had a modest but beautiful set from Pandora.

Ariel chose a $130 set of two matching rings – it was all they could afford at the moment. And right when they were purchasing the jewelry, one of the store workers came over and said the words that both humiliated and devastated Ariel's then-fiance.

Y'all can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic.

Instead of causing a fight, Ariel put that ill-mannered lady in her place with a mature but very touching and emotional response.

It isn't the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one that matters.

Because price tags don't really matter, right?

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Personal story that went viral

Later, Ariel took to Facebook to share her story. She recalled the events of that unpleasant encounter and shared her thoughts on the issue.

When did our nation fall so far to think the only way a man can truly love a woman is if he buys her $3,000+ jewelry and makes a public decree of his affection with said flashy ring?

Ariel wrote that she would marry her significant other even if he gave her “a 25¢ gum ball machine ring,” and that with a $130 set, she is “happier than I could ever imagine.”

People were impressed and inspired by her story. Many rushed to tell they loved her rings because, after all, they were very beautiful, even though not very expensive.

The others shared their own stories of getting engaged and married with cheap rings and living a happy life together.

Her story went viral and reached people from different corners of the planet.

And shortly after, Pandora officials reached out to Ariel and apologized to her, reports Daily Mail.

Now, Ariel and Quinn are happy together. And her emotional post still inspires other couples to pay attention not to the cost of the ring but to the love they have for each other.

And what would you do in a similar situation? Share your thoughts with us in a comment below.

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