A BRIDE-to-be is raging after her boyfriend suggested proposing with a ring he bought and customised for his ex-girlfriend.
The woman vented her anger and sadness after her boyfriend asked her if she was “okay” with him giving her an “old engagement ring”.
Posting to Reddit, the woman said the ring had been just been sitting in a cupboard, and “he felt like there was finally a purpose to that old ring.”
Giving some background, she wrote: “He and his ex had broken up about 3 years ago, and while he has dated girls between then and now, I was the first girl he saw a future with and wanted to marry.
“So anyway, he and his ex were together for about 4 years and he had planned to propose to her, however the proposal did not happen because the girl had broken his heart again and again and he finally had enough.
“Before that though, he had ordered a customised a ring from overseas for her.
“I’m not sure what the actual value of the ring was, but according to him he spent few thousand dollars on the ring in total.
“This was not even including the money spent flying to and fro.”
She added he had tried to sell it, but the ring itself was only worth a few hundred pounds, it was the customisations which made it expensive.
And while she saw the “practicality of it”, deep down she wanted to reject the second-hand ring.
The bride-to-be added: “It’ll go to waste if he doesn’t use it.
“We could save the money for the new ring and use it on other more important things like our house instead.
“However something in my heart just can’t get over the fact that the ring was originally made for someone else in mind.
“He assured me that she never wore it, but I just don’t want something that wasn’t made for me.
“I don’t need an expensive ring, and I don’t need diamonds, but I’d like the ring to be bought with me in mind.”
Her post has racked up dozens of comments, and people agree she shouldn’t have to wear a ring made for another woman.
One person commented: “That’s gross, trying to give you a ring completely made for someone else. You’d look at that thing every day, and resent him for his cheapness.”
Somebody said: “If there’s ever a time to throw out practicality and focus on a little romance, it’s when it comes to your engagement ring.”
A third wrote: “You’re not being unreasonable. Rings carry stories and history.
“That ring was customized for another woman, not for you. Get another ring!”
And someone else added: “Sometimes in life you just have to cut your losses and start fresh. He should sell the ring, be done with it, then get a new one and cop whatever the loss is.”
A few people suggested a compromise, using the diamond and jewels but resetting them in a new ring.
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