I’ve never been married before, but the craziness that surrounds engagement rings sounds totally crazy to me.
But that’s just my opinion…
But there’s no doubt that people take this stuff very seriously and this guy is now in some hot water because his bride-to-be found out that the ring he bought her doesn’t contain a diamond.
Uh oh…let’s take a look.
AITA for not buying my GF a diamond ring?
“My GF and I were talking about getting engaged and I wanted her to be happy with her engagement ring so I took her to a local jewellers.
She picked out a $2,600 ring with a lab grown diamond which thankfully was cheaper than the real thing. But it was still insanely expensive for a ring. We agreed on saving to retire early but now she wants a crazy expensive ring?! She told me she wants that one since it will be forever she doesn’t want to settle for a less nice ring.
I tried to convince her to go for a cheaper ring and she wouldn’t go for it. I went back the jeweller and the lady said they could do one with quartz for $1200 less so it would be $1400. I thought that would be fine since it was exactly the same.
I proposed with the quartz ring and she looked super happy and accepted. I didn’t conceal that it was quartz but I didn’t tell her at the proposal either,if she wants to marry me a ring that looks exactly the same but with a different stone shouldn’t be the dealbreaker.
Well she lost some weight this summer and went back to the jeweller to get it refitted and found out from them that it wasn’t a diamond. She was super angry and said I lied to her. I told her she got the receipt (but it didn’t say the ring with diamond) and it was $1400 so did she think it was a diamond at that price?
She said I totally overpaid for a quartz ring and I told her it was because she was pressuring me to get the style she wanted that I had to pay whatever the jeweller wanted for that style of ring since I couldn’t find it elsewhere.
She has been extremely cold to me the last few days.”
Uh oh…now see what Reddit users had to say about this.
As you can imagine, a lot of people weren’t on this guy’s side. This reader said that it sounds like this guy is too immature to get married.
Another reader made a good point: does this guy know how much weddings usually cost?
This individual said that the ring in question wasn’t even really THAT expensive when you think about it.
And finally, this reader said that the bad part was that he lied about it, not how much he paid for it.
What do you think?
Did this guy really blow it or is it no big deal?
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