$20,000 engagement ring: Not good enough for a fiancée?


A 30-year-old man has spent $20,000 on an engagement ring but his fiancée doesn’t find it good enough.

The man took to Reddit to as for the opinion of people, asking if it’s wrong to buy a lab-grown diamond for his fiancée and refusing to exchange it for a natural stone, reports Yahoo News

The man explained that his 27-year-old fiancée was initially happy with her engagement ring. Things went down the lane when she asked him how much she had spent on the ring.

“I told her that I had spent about $20,000 on it that I had been squirrelling away for the last 10 years,” he said.

“She was initially floored that I had spent so much but later became suspicious that I had managed to get such a large stone (3.6 carats) for the price, and asked to see the diamond certificate I got with the ring. I, of course, showed it to her (I thought she was worried I had been duped into buying a fake) and when she saw it was lab-grown she got upset that I hadn’t bought her a ‘real’ diamond,” he added.

He explained, “This reaction stunned me for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I had always been open in my distaste for the natural diamond industry, and secondly because I had employed the assistance of her friends and mother and everyone agreed that she wouldn’t care if the diamond was lab-grown.”

The man tried “multiple times” to explain to his fiancée why he chose a lab-grown diamond. He said, “It is better for the environment, I know the exact origin of the stone, so I know it isn’t a conflict stone, and ultimately it is better value for the money and I wanted to get her the most beautiful ring possible

He went on to say that she would have had “no clue” that it was a lab-grown diamond had he not told her as they are “indistinguishable from natural ones unless you look at their certificate”.

The fiancée then asked him to exchange the ring with one that has a natural stone “of equivalent value”.

The man continued, “So I said no, and said if she wanted to give the ring back and end our relationship, that is fine, but I would not exchange it. She called me an a**hole and went to stay the night with her parents.”

He said, “Since then I have received multiple texts from her friends telling me to just acquiesce and exchange the ring (and, ultimately, I will if it means saving the relationship) but I just feel like this is something worth being firm on.”

Reddit users sided with the man, saying that his fiancée was materialistic.

One user commented, “I can’t understand why you’d want to be with someone who is willing to actually end a relationship over a non-conflict diamond that was given to her out of love and a hope for a future together.”

Another asked, “You spent $20,000 on a ring and she isn’t happy? I think you have bigger fish to fry. What’s going to be enough for her?”


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