Since ancient times when kings were giving really valuable gold and diamond pieces of jewelry to their future wives, brides have been obsessed with having diamond engagement rings. Although this is very nice if you can afford it, a piece of jewelry should not define your love or relationship. This is exactly how Ariel Desiree from Nashville, Tennessee felt after leaving the Pandora store with her $130 ring which one of the employees called ‘pathetic’.
Ariel, who was clearly hurt, didn’t want to make a scene at the store but decided to pour her heart out in a public Facebook post that since then was shared over 120 thousand times.
Namely, the couple went to Pandora to buy two matching rings. She explains that neither she or her now husband never had much money and were scraping for bills and food, but after two years of dating they couldn’t wait anymore and decided to elope.
However, while they were purchasing the rings one of the other employees came around and made a really distasteful comment about it saying: “Y’all can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic.” Ariel looked at her man’s face who immediately got down after hearing this. She explains that he was already really insecure about it constantly asking her if she’s really going to be happy with it and if she is sure about it.
“My husband was so afraid of me not wanting him because he couldn’t afford a piece of jewelry. He was afraid that the love I have for him would pale because he couldn’t afford the wedding set I wanted. The world has made it this way and it is so sad.”
However, this didn’t stop her from marrying the love of her life and her best friend who as she says: “Would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25¢ gumball machine ring”.
To be honest, we couldn’t agree more. Not to diminish every else’s different experience, but it’s really sad to think that someone would throw away their future with someone over a given piece of jewelry. It is certainly not the right way to express the love you have for your partner.
Ariel’s Facebook post gained popularity and support from many women who shared their own engagement story.