A US woman has made a passionate statement about love after her husband was shamed for his “pathetic” ring choice while at a jewellery store.
The couple had settled on the perfect set that suited their modest budget, picking out two sterling silver, cubic zirconia Pandora rings for US$130 (AUD$175).
However, right as they were about to purchase their rings of choice, a woman came over to help her fellow sales assistant and made a shocking comment.
"She said, 'Y'all can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic,'" Ariel shared.
Now, Ariel has confirmed that the store who sold the rings had issued her and her husband with an apology.
"Pandora has reached out to me and offered me their sincerest apologies and I accepted," the 22-year-old told Daily Mail.
She was also asked to reveal the name of the employee who said the comment, but she declined.
"They asked if I would divulge the name and place where I bought the rings and I declined. My intention with this post was never to get anyone fired. If that were my intention, I would have complained while at the store. I believe this post going viral is wake up call enough for her," she said.
In her emotional post, the 22-year-old said she replied to store employee with, "It isn't the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one that is", bought the rings and left.
When she got home the Tennessee woman added some stronger words into her account of the story in a Facebook post that has now been shared and liked more than 47,000 times.
Ariel described what had led up to the moment they purchased the rings and how Quinn felt after hearing the callous comment.