An engagement is an important and exciting time for couples. It’s the first step in a lifelong commitment to one another.
As such, many people are eager to share news of their engagement when it happens.
When one excited woman decided to share photos of her engagement ring with a wedding group on Facebook, she wasn’t met with the well-wishes and excitement she’d been hoping for.
The woman shared a photo of her minimalist engagement ring, which she absolutely loves. The ring, sold on Etsy by JSVConcepts, features a single small diamond on a 14-karat gold band. She posted the photo to gush over how her boyfriend had picked out the perfect ring for her.
Despite the fact that she loves the ring, the feedback from the Facebook group has been very negative. They’ve trashed the woman for her tiny ring, saying it isn’t even worth wearing. The commenters’ cruel feedback makes many wonder what an engagement ring actually means.
There are few moments more magical in a couple’s journey than the moment that they decide to be together forever. A proposal is an incredibly special time for both the bride- and groom-to-be.
In today’s social media age, when people get engaged, they want to share it with their loved ones. The feeds of many 20- and 30-somethings are filled with photos of engagement rings.
When one woman from the UK decided to share news of her engagement in a Facebook group, she didn’t get quite the reaction she was looking for. In fact, other women in the group began to bash her.
The woman posted a photo of her ring to the Facebook group designed to connect women planning weddings. She wrote, “My bf and I ordered my ring online and I am in LOVE with it!”
When other users in the group got a look at the ring, they didn’t agree. Despite the woman explaining that this was exactly what she wanted, they slammed her ring’s look.
The minimalist engagement ring is sold on Etsy by JSVConcepts. The ring this particular woman selected was $132 and featured a single diamond on a 14-karat gold band.
The designer also sells a number of similar rings. The rings are available in yellow, rose, or white gold and with anywhere from one to six diamonds. They run anywhere from $89 to $160.
Since we live in a culture where many believe bigger is better, the ring didn’t go over well. One comment read, “Why even bother having a diamond there?”
Another person joked that it more closely resembled a keyring. “So take that keyring off your finger and show us the ring you ordered online,” they wrote. Someone else compared the ring to a paper clip.
Some women even expressed pity for the newly engaged woman. One wrote, “It’s so pitiful, I just can’t. It’s too sad.”
Perhaps one of the harshest comments read, “I have assembled my colleagues of world-class physicists and astronomers, we are building new instrumentation so we can see your [expletive redacted] ring.”
It seems that many of these women believe that the size of the diamond directly relates to the amount of love in a relationship. Of course, this is nonsense. People are free to like what they like without having to explain it to anyone.
The reality is that plenty of brides value other aspects of the wedding planning experience more than the ring. As a result, they allocate the funds they would once want to be spent on a ring to make other aspects of the wedding that matter to them more memorable.
Or maybe they just don’t like big jewelry.
If this woman loves her minimalist engagement ring, no one should judge her for it. Not every woman out there wants to walk around with a rock weighing down her hand.