Size really does matter to some women, at least when it comes to their engagement rings. A woman has returned the ring her boyfriend gave her when he popped the question because it didn’t cost 10% of his salary. In a post to Reddit’s “Am I the A-hole” section, he explains that she was happy with the ring when he proposed, but after talking to her parents, she changed her mind and gave it back.
Now this guy didn’t skimp, he says he spent $3-thousand on the sapphire and diamond sparkler – which was what she wanted – and even had the sapphire custom cut into the pear shape she prefers. And while she liked it at first, after her mother – a former jeweler – called it “cheap” she gave it back and accused her boyfriend of undervaluing her and what she does for him. That includes caring for their 18-month-old child, cooking and cleaning, but he also pays her $450 a week for the work.
He explains that he makes a good income and if he had followed the 10% of his salary guideline she wanted, he should’ve spent between 10 and $15-thousand. But he’s been financially supporting his parents, sister and nephew, who all had COVID, and he’s being smart about his spending because his job may be laying people off next year. So now his girlfriend refuses to talk to him and he’s asking Reddit if he was wrong for spending $3-thousand on her engagement ring. And pretty much everyone is on his side, with lots of users questioning how $3-thousand could be considered cheap and others saying the price tag shouldn’t matter anyway.