A marriage proposal is usually one of the happiest moments for a loved-up couple. However, this engagement turned sour when a disgruntled bride-to-be took to social media to complain about the “tiny” engagement ring that her partner have her when he popped the question.

The woman shared the photo of the delicate gold ring with a minuscule diamond on the internet. She then asked the world whether she was “shady” and “materialistic” for not wanting to wear the “little a**” band, as reported in news.com.au.

She explained that she and her partner had been together for “eight years and talking about getting married for almost three.”

“This the ring he said he saved up to buy me. Am I being shady or materialistic if I tell this mf I don’t want this little a** ring?.”

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A screenshot of the post was shared on Reddit, and has since attracted thousands of comments.


What A Cheapie!

The woman received lots of support from like-minded readers, pretty much calling her fiancee cheap.

One said: “Honestly, I’m with her on this. You can get affordable rings that don’t look like they came out of the little dispenser machine next to the stickers and gumballs at Cici’s Pizza.

“Even with a small budget he could have gotten something that won’t immediately snap if it gets snagged, and I wouldn’t trust that jewel setting to last more than a week with everyday wear.”

Another added: “I’m not materialistic when it comes to things like this but if my man proposed with THAT I would be full-on insulted.

“He went out of his way to find the cheapest possible option; which to me says that he’s probably like that in every aspect of the relationship and will probably be like that in every aspect of their marriage.”

“It’s not about the price, it’s the appearance of the ring. I actually snorted at how tiny and pitiful it looks.”


Talk About It

Many people tried to be helpful and suggested what the woman could do:

“She should gently let him know this is not her style and go with him back to the jeweller and show him what she would like.”

Don’t Get Married

As always, there were also comments that declared that the poster was being nit-picky.

“Don’t marry this guy because if the size, shape colour or style of a ring is more important to you than your future husband’s feelings, what your idiot friends think, what complete strangers think or his ability to buy a big flashy rock? You’re going to make a s***** wife.”

“My personal opinion is that the ring isn’t as important as the one giving it to you.”

Whose side are you on in this situation? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • The ring is the smallest engagement ring l have seen.Maybe he could only afford this one! It is not about the ring it is about love and a commitment.


  • If budget isn’t a problem, then something else is. After being together for 8 years you should know this man very well. Something doesn’t sound quite right. If you are upset – then don’t accept the ring and don’t marry him. Problem solved. If you still go ahead and marry this man knowing how he is, then you have a big problem on your hands.


  • Not unusual to feel upset after the long lead up & disappointing looking ring. Best to have a honest conversation about the ring not making her happy and communicate her feelings.


  • Yeah, honestly,I’d be a little disappointed but maybe that’s all he could afford.


  • It might be small but maybe he thought it suited you because it’s small and delicate. I’d tell him you’re too worried to wear it in case it gets snagged and the diamond falls off.


  • Yeah, I would be unimpressed too but perhaps there was a reason for it. Best to have a conversation about and be upfront!


  • Maybe there is something else going on here? It does look pretty unimpressive, but who knows the real circumstances of their relationship. 3 years of talking about getting engaged???? My guess is that one of them isn’t that into it.


  • I would think that it would depend on his budget. Not everyone can spend a mozza on a ring. At least it looks like a real diamond. My hubby proposed with a fake diamond, which was fine. We didn’t have any money at the time and I loved him so does it really matter. I finally got the diamond of my dreams on our 20th wedding anniversary. Good things do come to those who are patient and understanding. Hubby and I are still very much in love and it doesn’t matter about the rest.


  • Maybe there is more to this than the ring. The guy has gone and chosen a ring for her. Does he feel like she is there for the money more than the relationship and hence the small ring. Does he like small dainty things? Yes small is better in a lot of ways it won’t get caught, scratch a child or baby. We didn’t buy a ring for my husband as it was to dangerous for work . My rings sit in the box as my fingers swell. My daughter has a large diamond and hardly wears it as it gets in her way. Love is not a piece of jewellery.


  • I’m mixed here. Before seeing the photo I was against her, as maybe he couldn’t afford more and it’s still a sign of commitment. However, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a skinny gold band or such a small diamond…


  • The dude got you a ring, it’s not about the ring but more so about the love it represents. And if you cannot see past the action taken to give you the ring, to symbolise he wants to spend the rest of his life with you, then he’s wasted his time with you.
    Disclaimer: Saving up for that long for a ring, a little more thought should have gone into it. However you don’t know his circumstances.


  • It isn’t my style, regardless of the cost, but it’s not about the money spent on the ring, it’s about the relationship … this one is off to a shaky start ….


  • I’ve been married for nearly 22 years now and I don’t think I have worn my engagement ring for the past 20 of those years because I scratched my baby with it a few times so stopped wearing it and it has sat in a box ever since.


  • I agree. If that’s what saving for three years looks like then that’s not saving at all.
    You can get rings that look so much better for 400 bucks at Goldmark!


  • Me and my husband bought the cheapest wedding ring we could find, a simple thin golden band no stone(s). For me, for us it’s not about the ring at all, but being together


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