Bride-to-be slams engagement ring size online

Morning Talk 16/08/2018
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A bride-to-be has complained online about the size of the engagement ring given to her by her fiancé.

Posting to social media site Mumsnet, the woman complained the ring, worth nearly $3000NZD, was too small.

The first word that entered my head was small.

Her post has gone viral, with many people commenting about how ungrateful and spoiled she is.

In the post she wrote: "DP [Mumsnet slang for 'Dear Partner'] proposed and presented me with the ring he'd chosen - a diamond solitaire in white gold.

"I was so happy and excited to accept but was disappointed when I first saw the ring. The first word that entered my head was 'small'.

"There's nothing to dislike about the type of ring per se, as a diamond solitaire would have been my choice, but it's the whole thing - the colour of the gold, the setting, the small stone and relatively chunky shoulders."

Olivia Moore, design and sales coordinator at Auckland’s Naveya & Sloane Jewellery, says that generally, a couple make the decision about the ring together, but every now and then a man will come in by himself.

“We still have a lot of guys that come in [with] sweaty palms and pretty nervous to come in and see us and select something for their partner.”

Speaking with RadioLIVE’s Mark Sainsbury, Ms Moore says that for some of her male clients, buying the engagement ring is an ego thing, and many know exactly what they want and how much they are expected to spend.

“They want to be able to say ‘look what I did, I’ve done really well!’"

“I think everybody’s different, it totally depends on where you’re at in life, what your other goals are,” she said.

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