Woman Defends $130 Engagement Ring That Store Employee Called ‘Pathetic’.

Share on Facebook

Woman Defends $130 Engagement Ring That Store Employee Called ‘Pathetic’.

One couple is showing the world that love has no price tag, despite a world that celebrates lavish weddings and expensive luxury.

Ariel Desiree McRae and her then boyfriend Quinn were ready to get married, after two years of dating. Both Quinn and Ariel, a student studying to be a teacher, struggled to pay bills, and while Ariel said she didn’t need a ring, Quinn insisted.

The happy couple went to Pandora Jewelry to pick out Ariel’s rings: a $130 sterling silver and cubic zirconia set.

Their special moment, though, was marred when a sales associate said, “Can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic.”

Quinn’s face fell as he listened to the clerk. “He already felt like a failure, asking me again and again ‘Are you sure you’ll be happy with these? Are you sure this is okay?'” Ariel wrote in a Facebook post defending her husband. “He was so upset at the idea of not making me happy enough and of me not wanting to marry him because my rings didn’t cost enough money or weren’t flashy enough.”

A week later, Ariel and Quinn went to their local courthouse in Tennessee and got married — without going into debt over an expensive wedding or ring. They hope to adopt children when they’re ready, and plan to honeymoon in Montana next year, according to Today.

Ariel’s ring may have been inexpensive, but she and Quinn still begin their married life with a strong foundation of love. “I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25-cent gum ball machine ring,” Ariel wrote.”It isn’t the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one.”




You Might Also Like:


A film student just made one of the best animations ever. Wow.

A sad woman sits alone in the park. Then, a complete stranger walks up and makes her day.

A heartbroken woman spends an entire week in a fast food restaurant after being dumped.

A lonely boy finds a toy wagon in his grandpa’s garage. When he goes for a ride, it’s just magical.

A Czech doctor is stopped at the airport returning to America. Then, they take her to the back room.

A racing driver who turned down a bribe to crash his car gets the surprise of his life.



Join Over 128,000 Subscribers!


Sign up to our daily e-mail and be the first to get notified of
new, inspiring stories. No spam, ever. Read more.





Omeleto Inspires People to Do Better,
Be Better.


Inspiring and insightful. Entertaining and enlightening.
That's what you can expect here: no fluff. Just a steady
stream of the best stories delivered to your inbox.