As someone in a three-year relationship, I’m in that all-too-common boat of knowing you want to spend the rest of your life with someone but not having nearly enough money to buy some 2-carat jewelry and a steak dinner for our 150 closest friends. Sure, we could elope or have a courthouse wedding, but in the age of social media and Pinterest, we’ve become obsessed with having the biggest, the best, and the sparkliest in order to be happy, and I’ve certainly fallen prey to that as exhibited by all of the screenshots of heinous and tiny rings I’ve sent to my other single friends over the years.
Ariel McRae found herself in the situation many of us have been in, knowing that she wanted to marry her boyfriend but not having a ton of freedom in her checking account balance, but that didn’t matter to her. She went to Pandora with her soon-to-be husband to check out a $130 ring set, when the saleswoman slammed the set to McRae, knocking women who purchase those for wedding sets as “pathetic.” McRae, however, took to Facebook and decided to set the record straight.
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Well, I officially feel like shit. I’m officially going to lay off the criticisms of rings under a carat and try to be a bigger person (that is, unless you decide to get married in college, and I’m still going to make sure you know my opinion on that). While I probably still won’t settle for a smaller diamond or cash bar, I do have a little more respect for those who do. If my boyfriend is reading this, sorry, but this newfound revelation doesn’t apply to you, and you’re still on the hook for that 2 carat Yurman cable cross set. Sorry. .