- A woman, Ariel Desiree McRae, explained how her fiance was hurt after a sales lady called her engagement rings 'pathetic'
- In a post, which has since gone viral, McRae gave her two cents' worth on people valuing the bling more than love
- Social media users loved her post and it gathered over 129 000 shares on Facebook
"My husband doesn't have a lot, neither of us do. We scrape and scrape to pay bills and put food in our bellies, but after almost 2 years of dating we decided that we couldn't wait anymore, so we didn't," Ariel McRae started off a post which has since gone viral.
McRae wrote a post about a bad encounter they had with a sales lady, who dubbed her rings 'pathetic' in front of her fiance.
"I wasn't even thinking about rings, I just wanted to marry my best friend, but he wouldn't have it. He scraped up just enough money to buy me two matching rings from Pandora. Sterling silver and CZ to be exact. That's what sits on my ring finger, and I am so in love with them," she wrote.
However, one day, while they purchased the rings, the sales lady made hurtful remarks about their choice and McRae could see the hurt on her now-hubby's face.
"'Y'all can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic.' When she said that I watched my now husband's face fall. He already felt bad because he couldn't afford the pear-shaped set that so obviously had my heart and covered my Pinterest page," she said.
McRae said her husband was so upset with the idea that he did not make her happy, but she added she did not even care about the rings.
Briefly.co.za learned McRae wrote she kept calm and politely put the woman in her place.
"Mature Ariel said, 'It isn't the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one that matters.' We bought the rings and left," McRae wrote.
"My husband was so afraid of me not wanting him because he couldn't afford a piece of jewellery. He was afraid that the love I have for him would pale because he couldn't afford the wedding set I wanted. The world has made it this way and it is so sad," she added.
McRae added she went on to marry the love of her life in a court house with a $130 ring set, which totals just over R1800, and yet she is the happiest she has ever been.
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