Getting engaged is usually a joyous time -- but when it comes to the ring, there may be pressure to pick the "perfect" one. To some who don't have enough money to spend on a ring as they'd like, they may fear being looked down upon.
One woman proved that it's the meaning behind the engagement ring that counts, not the price tag.
Ariel Desiree McRae was frustrated when she experienced judgment for her ring. She shared her discontent on Facebook, along with a photo of the ring:
"My husband doesn't have a lot, neither of us do," her post began. McRae discussed how her and her fiancé, Quinn, don't have a lot of money but wanted to get married regardless.
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When they went to Pandora and purchased a $130 ring set, the cashier was rude and said, "Can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic." McRae could see that her fiancé was ashamed that he couldn't afford something more, but she said it didn't matter.
"I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25¢ gum ball machine ring," she said.
She ended the post by commenting, "But here I am though, Court-House married, $130 ring set, the love of my life by my side and happier than I could ever imagine."
The post rapidly went viral, getting thousands of likes and shares. In an update thanking everyone for support, McRae told her and her fiancé's story. They ended up eloping after two years of dating. She said, "I've never been this happy in my life and I couldn't imagine spending it with anyone else ever."