A woman who dissed the size of a diamond engagement ring on social media has instead inspired women to share their gratitude for their own so-called small rings.
On Aug. 18, Twitter user @Daymjina from Sydney, Australia, tweeted a photo of an engagement ring and wrote, “Imagine finally being proposed to & this is the ring you’re given.”
Her comments evoked a passionate blowback from people bothered by the woman’s “shallow” and “unappreciative” comments, including men who insisted that “size doesn’t matter.”
Then people started tweeting photos of their own modest rings in defense of love.
While several people defended their small rings on Twitter, many women don’t like their engagement rings: A 2013 survey conducted by David’s Bridal found that 36 percent of women wanted to upgrade theirs and 19 percent wanted a bigger one.
As for the ring in question, @Daymjina tells Yahoo Style that, although she’s in a relationship, she is not engaged. “I saw [the ring] on Facebook and thought I’d tweet about it, knowing it would trigger people,” the 21-year-old makeup artist says, admitting that her Twitter account is meant to “troll” others.
However, she stands by her controversial post. “Look, if that’s all someone can genuinely afford, then it’s not right to reject it, because you love the person. But if he can afford better, then it’s not bad to expect more,” she says. “It’s a declaration of their love and they’re supposed to get the best ring they can for the person they want to spend life with.”
She also offered this advice for couples: “You should be having these conversations with your partner anyway throughout the relationship.”
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