Woman’s $130 Engagement Ring Proves Love is Priceless

posted: 12/08/16
by: Blythe Copeland
Woman's wedding band

It's easy to get caught up in the bigger-is-better attitude of so many weddings, but one newlywed is showing off her $130 wedding ring set as a reminder that a happy marriage isn't about how much you spend on the big day. Ariel Desiree McRae, a 22-year-old student, and her now-husband, Quinn McRae, were picking out a simple engagement and wedding ring at Pandora when they heard a clerk making fun of their choice.

In response, McRae posted a photo of her sterling silver and cubic zirconia rings with an emotional caption. "My husband doesn't have a lot, neither of us do," she wrote. "I wasn't even thinking about rings, I just wanted to marry my best friend, be he wouldn't have it...Y'all, I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25 cent gum ball machine ring. When did our nation fall so far to think the only way a man can truly love a woman is if he buys her $3,000+ jewelry and makes a public decree of his affection with said flashy ring?...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."

Speaking with Today, McRae said people who read her post have been reaching out to tell her she inspired them to get married without waiting for an extravagant ring. "People shouldn't have to go into debt for love," she said. "It's the love that's important."

Via Today