With This Ring, I Thee Wed


Anyone see the sh*t storm that went down on social media last week? It’s where I get all of my ‘news’ seeing as I don’t get to watch actual news until 10pm when the TV ninja has gone to bed and I get to use the remote myself. 


A woman took to Mumsnet to complain about her engagement ring. She was disappointed (that’s the actual word she used) at the paltry diamond presented to her by her now (she still said yes) fiance. 

Apparently, he earns six figures and she couldn’t understand why he only spent £1300 on it. Yup. Only. 

Now, don’t get me wrong, you’re going to be wearing your engagement ring for the rest of your life (you’d hope!) so you want to love it. You want that little sparkler to give you butterflies every single time you look at it. Of course you do! 


Can you judge it on how much it costs alone? Why did she even ask how much it cost? Did he actually tell her the price? Was it that important?!

Gah I’m so annoyed by this! If she hated the ring, it wasn’t her style, they’d picked one out specifically together and he went against that just to save money, then, go on girl, tell him all the things he did wrong and throw in a few surprises for good measure. You know: 

“This isn’t the ring we picked AND you didn’t put the bin out seven Tuesdays ago so I’m still really pissed about that too thank you very much”. 

But jeez love, don’t hate the ring based on the price! 

I love my engagement ring. It hold all the memories of the time we got engaged, all the excitement about planning our future, our wedding and just feeling like we were invincible as a couple.

As it turns out, we had to change the band on mine, as I (weirdly) became allergic to gold, so it’s now a newer ring, but the same stone, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

I have no idea how much it costs, and I doubt I would remember anyway, because, why would it matter? It’s a symbol of how much we love each other, and how brave my bloke was to get down on one knee and ask me to be his wife.

It’s not blingy or in your face, and I would bloody hate it if it was! Do I want the worlds biggest diamond? Nope. Is it perfect? Yes.

What do you think? Would you judge the most romantic ring you’ll ever own based on the cost of it? You wouldn’t, would you? 


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