There are many questions surrounding engagement rings. How much do you spend? What style do you go for? Will they like it?
The opinion of the sales assistant, however, rarely comes into it. This wasn’t the case for Ariel Desiree McRae and her fiancé in a Pandora store in Tennessee.
After saving up enough money to buy two sterling silver and cubic zirconia rings (costing $130 each), Ariel’s now husband Quinn was shocked to hear one sales assistant comment on his choice, saying: “Can y’all believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic.”
Ariel took to Facebook after the event in a post that has now gone viral. “When she said that, I watched my now husband’s face fall. He already felt bad because he couldn’t afford the pear-shaped set that so obviously had my heart and covered my Pinterest page,” she wrote.
“My husband was so afraid of me not wanting him because he couldn’t afford a piece of jewellery. The world has made it this way and it it so sad. It isn’t the ring that matters, it is the loves that goes into buying one.”
Proving that superficiality is nothing but a bad trait, Ariel highlights one of the many pressures associated with weddings.
And with the average person spending £573 on an engagement ring, it makes you stop and think: is this really necessary?