Bride-to-be labelled as “ungrateful brat” for hating engagement ring
A bride-to-be has been slammed as “ungrateful” after she complained that her partner proposed to her with a family heirloom instead of the “blingy” ring she had originally asked for.
The anonymous woman took to online forum Wedding Bee to discuss her “hate” for the ring that her boyfriend of 10 years proposed with.
“A few months ago, my boyfriend asked me to send him photos of the ring styles I liked and I told him exactly what I wanted,” she wrote, describing her dream jewel as a “larger canary yellow diamond ring on yellow gold”.
She further added, “I like really blingy looks.”
Shortly after, his family got involved. “His mother called me later … she wanted me to have his grandmother’s ring.”
The proposal finally came early in the year. “The ring he gave him is with his grandmother’s diamond which I didn’t want and I’m suppose [sic] to pass it down to our future children,” she wrote.
“At first I liked the ring … but the more days that go by the more I hate it.”
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People were quick to call her out for being a “brat”.
“That’s a big blingy ring,” wrote one user. “You sound extremely ungrateful. Hate is such a strong word. That’s his grandmothers ring that you say you hate. How disrespectful.”
“I understand you’re disappointed it isn’t the large yellow diamond you wanted, but the stone you got is lovely,” said another. “I wouldn’t say anything until you’ve let a lot of time pass, because it will sound extremely ungrateful.”
However, others sympathised with the woman, saying the bride-to-be’s disappointment was understandable.
“I don’t think it’s ungrateful at all to want to love your ring!” one said. “You should probably talk about it (calmly) with him before any resentment builds.”
“I’m not a fan of the idea that a woman should just shut up and be happy that their boyfriend proposed,” another user chimed in. “You have to wear this ring and be proud of it every day – not him, not his mother.”
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