A woman who dissed the size of a diamond engagement ringÂ on social media has insteadÂ 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, â€œImagine finally being proposed to & this is the ring youâ€™re given.â€
Imagine finally being proposed to & this is the ring youre givenpic.twitter.com/XN64jnbQtw
â€” tyaa fan club (@Daymjina) August 18, 2017
Her comments evoked a passionate blowback from people bothered by the womanâ€™s â€œshallowâ€ and â€œunappreciativeâ€ comments, including men who insisted that â€œsize doesnâ€™t matter.â€
You marrying the ring or the man?
â€” jasonalf (@jasonalf) August 21, 2017
I got no ring when my husband proposed. We had no money. We worked TOGETHER and he was able to get me my dream ring 2 years after wedding.
â€” Sharana Ali (@SharanaR) August 21, 2017
My girlfriend picked out the engagement ring she wants. It’s smaller than that. The size of the ring doesn’t matter
â€” Bad Luck Chris (@bigpancakeguy) August 21, 2017
Then people started tweeting photos of their own modest rings in defense of love.
this is the beautiful ring that my fiancÃ© proposed with. it didn’t matter how simple it was cuz all I want is to marry him. pic.twitter.com/A5Qcf7Bi2Y
â€” NeenWeen (@ninaryann) August 21, 2017
The ring my Grandpa gave to my grandma to represent his love. It’s
fucking beautiful. pic.twitter.com/5wx6lOj8Wl
â€” Gigi (@gianni_meza) August 21, 2017
my boyfriend give this ring to me it is so small compared to my big handpic.twitter.com/4Nhm11x1y3
â€” ainulmardhiah (@azreen_aiza) August 21, 2017
While severalÂ people defended their smallÂ rings on Twitter, many women donâ€™t like their engagement rings: AÂ 2013 survey conducted by Davidâ€™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 sheâ€™s in a relationship, she is not engaged. â€œI saw [the ring] on Facebook and thought Iâ€™d tweet about it, knowing it would trigger people,â€ the 21-year-old makeup artist says, admitting that her Twitter account is meant to â€œtrollâ€ others.
However, she stands by her controversial post. â€œLook, if thatâ€™s all someone can genuinely afford, then itâ€™s not right to reject it, because you love the person. But if he can afford better, then itâ€™s not bad to expect more,â€ she says. â€œItâ€™s a declaration of their love and theyâ€™re supposed to get the best ring they can for the person they want to spend life with.â€
SheÂ also offered this advice for couples: â€œYou should be having these conversations with your partner anyway throughout the relationship.â€