Beauty & Style

Fri, 17 Aug, 2018Over60

Woman complains after boyfriend buys her a $2.3K engagement ring

Woman complains after boyfriend buys her a $2.3K engagement ring

A bride-to-be has been criticised for complaining about the amount of money her boyfriend spent on her engagement ring.

After finding his receipt, the woman took to Mumsnet to vent her frustration that he had only spent £1,300 (AU$2275) on her ring.

 "DP (Dear Partner) proposed and presented me with the ring he'd chosen - a diamond solitaire in white gold," read the post, which has since been deleted.

"I was so happy and excited to accept but was disappointed when I first saw the ring. The first word that entered my head was 'small'.

"There's nothing to dislike about the type of ring per se, as a diamond solitaire would have been my choice, but it's the whole thing - the colour of the gold, the setting, the small stone and relatively chunky shoulders.

"His salary is nearing a six-figure sum and he's usually very generous. Having seen the receipt I know he paid £1,300 for it - which is a lot less than I would have imagined he would have spent on such a significant piece of jewellery."

While some Mumsnet users agreed with the bride-to-be being disappointed, others were appalled at her complaint.

"The cost is not as much of a factor but you must be happy with the look of the ring. Just tell him you are not keen on the setting and you would prefer to choose another ring together," wrote one person.

"I think you sound grabby. Why is it about the size of the diamond? He's making a commitment to you. It doesn't have to be about money or 'flashiness," wrote another.

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