A woman sharing her engagement ring online was hoping for ‘oohs and aahs’ and mountains of admiration. Instead, she got a virtual battering, with people calling her proposal ring cheap and tacky costume jewellery.

Recently, we shared a story about a woman complaining about her minuscule diamond. And now we’re talking the opposite end of the spectrum – about jewels that are just too big (is there really such a thing?).

The enormous purple stone was likened to a grape, knuckle duster and even a cockroach when it was shared in the Facebook group That’s It, I’m Ring Shaming.

The woman picked a colossal violet amethyst as the centrepiece of her ring, instead of a classic diamond. The jewel is described as being “over 40 carats” by the proud owner.

The wedding band has been designed to fit at the base of the gemstone and is dotted with more large amethysts.


People Were Not Impressed!

When the post was shared online, cruel comments came rolling in.

Many were amazed that the woman could actually lift her finger with the weight of the stone.

“She’s gonna have a buff a** finger,” said one commenter.

“Can she even bend her finger? That’s just so tacky looking,” said another.

“She takes that thing off and loses 5lbs,” added another critic.

A Bit Funny

The reactions were quite comical:

“Looks like the colour purple pooped all over her,” said one.

“Looks like it came from a cereal box! What the actual hell,”


“She has a helicopter pad on her finger.”

Another quipped: “It looks like princess plastic jewellery from the 25 cent bin.”

“I almost threw my phone and stomped it. I thought that was a roach on her hand,” shared one commenter.

According to the person who shared the image, the owner of the ring had been “humble-bragging” about its size and seemed really pleased with it. Good for her.

What do you think of this ring? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • How rude some people are. As long as it was given with love and you are happy with it then thats all that matters. It really has nothing to do with anyone else.


  • Not sure why you would want a ring that big let alone why you need to post on SM about it.


  • It’s sad when people are so negative. I believe if one does not have something nice to say, don’t say anything ☺️????


  • Definitely not my cup of tea!


  • She obviously loves her ring and after all, she is the one who has to like it. My hands are too tiny to have a large stone like that, but to each their own.


  • I don’t have to wear it so I don’t care. To each their own. How boring life would be if we all liked the same thing.


  • In my opinion that is the most disgusting looking ring I’ve ever seen and no idea why anyone would want to wear that everyday? But I wouldn’t have said that to her!


  • Well it’s certainly big but haters gonna hate. If she loves it, good on her

    • Exactly! Not sure why anyone would get upset.


  • It’s not my kind of ring at all but… it’s to her liking and taste, so that’s for her to love.


  • The ring is not my style, but I would not be mean about someone else’s taste in rings. If she loves it then that is all that matters. Congratulate the person and move on!


  • In all honesty I don’t like it but it’s not my ring. If she loves it that’s all that matters.


  • Oh dear! Not to my taste but each to their own. My daughter loves it though.


  • It’s definitely not something I’d wear. I’d be too scared I’d scratch someone or myself. Anyway she’s the one who is wearing it but why did she need everyone to give her oohs and aahs?


  • Doesn’t matter what I think of this ring, as long as she likes it !
    In this weeks article there was a rather small ring and this is rather big.


  • It’s not my cup of tea but it doesn’t mean I’m going to slander this woman and her taste for it.


  • I like both rings. I think individually they would look even better! As long as she is happy with her ring that’s all that matters! I would say some people just need to keep their opinions to themselves, however, she did share it with the intent to hear what people had to say.


  • Every one should have a ring that they love. Doesn’t matter what any one else thinks at all!!!!


  • Not for me but if she’s super happy then that’s great!
    Better to be content than not.


  • I think it’s garish, but if she’s happy then my opinion shouldn’t matter.


  • If she likes that is all that matters.


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