Budget £19 engagement ring divides opinion as women are branded ‘spoilt’ for insisting they wouldn’t accept the cut-price gem
- A customer spotted a £19 engagement ring on offer at local Warren James store
- Shared her find on Facebook saying it’d made great engagement ring on budget
- Some said they would refuse whoever proposed to them with the cheap ring
- Were branded ‘materialistic, as many countered price of ring shouldn’t matter
A £19 engagement ring has divided opinion online – with some women claiming they wouldn’t accept the budget jewellery.
Fay Goddard, from Bexley, south-east London, started the debate when she came across the £19 sterling silver ring at her local Warren James Jewellery store and shared a photo on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group.
Fay said she thought the ring, which features diamond-inspired glitz, would be a ‘great’ choice for anyone on a budget who wanted to pop the question.
Fay Goddard, from Bexley, south-east London, started the debate when she came across the £19 sterling silver ring at her local Warren James Jewellery store and shared this photo online
Fay said she thought the ring, which features diamond-inspired glitz, would be a ‘great’ choice for anyone on a budget who wanted to pop the question, pictured. The post proved divisive
The post gathered nearly 4,000 reactions and 2,000 comments, with Facebook users divided between those who said price did not matter, and others who felt it did.
One posted: ‘I would say no if my partner gave me that.’ Another wrote: ‘Omg. If I was proposed.to with this they’d be single let alone married.’
A third added: ‘Sounds terrible but if someone gave me that as an engagement or wedding ring id run the other way yes its the thought that counts but seriously think again.’
However, the majority of the group felt the price of the ring did not matter as much as the commitment it symbolised – and criticised those who disagreed.
Some argued they’d refuse the engagement and the ring because it was too cheap and didn’t show real commitment
One wrotte: ‘I prefer a cheap ring, cause I’m clumsy and am likely to lose or break any ring I get bought. id be heartbroken if the ring cost a lot of money, the sentiment is hard enough to lose!’
One posted: ‘Blimey I am quite shocked by how many people are money driven! Surely love doesn’t come with a price tag.’
Another criticised: ‘Some people are even saying they would say no wow!.. Such spoilt princesses.’
Another added: ‘Wow so many materialistic people – the question is – would you even know? The price tag shouldn’t matter.’
Some slammed those who said the ring was too cheap and added it was the symbol rather than the price of the ring that mattered
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