Engagements are meant to be exciting.
They’re meant to be one of, if not the most, romantic moments of your life, as you begin to plan your future with (hopefully) the love of your life.
But for many women the engagement itself is… stressful. Especially if you aren’t exactly stoked with your ring.
Recently, one woman expressed her disappointment with her engagement ring on the online forum Wedding Bee, after her boyfriend asked her what she wanted and gave her his family ring instead.
“I got engaged a couple weeks ago to my boyfriend of 10 years. I always wanted a larger caray yellow diamond ring on yellow gold. A few months ago my boyfriend asked me to send him photos of the ring styles I liked and I told him exactly what I wanted,” she wrote in the post.
“His mother called me later and told me that she always wanted a yellow diamond as well but that they don’t have a yellow diamond in the family. Apparently she wanted me to have his grandmother’s ring and he was just gonna take the diamond and change the setting,” she added.
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She explained that she really likes “blingy” looks, but that she was given the grandmother’s ring anyway.
“After they kept insisting I sent him a photo of a 2 ct diamond with a halo and pave band. I like really blingy looks. Well he finally proposed on January 3rd. The proposal wasn’t spectacular either. The ring… is his grandmother’s diamond which I didn’t want and I’m suppose [sic] to pass it down to our future children,” she wrote in the post.