A newly engaged woman was left stunned after her colleague called her “insensitive” for wearing her engagement ring to work – as the large diamond made others jealous
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For most people, getting engaged is an exciting time—and many can’t help but show off their engagement ring to friends and family while gushing about how eager they are to tie the knot.
But one woman on Reddit was slammed by her colleagues for simply wearing her ring to work, as they claimed her sparkler’s flashy design made other women’s engagement rings “look cheap” by comparison.
The woman explained that her engagement ring was a family heirloom from her fiance’s great-grandmother, handcrafted and set with diamonds by his great-grandfather, who had worked in the diamond business.
The bride-to-be decided to wear the ring to work so she could show her friends at lunchtime, but her co-worker told her it made her “insensitive” to other women.
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In her postthe woman said, “I got engaged to my fiancé four days ago. We’ve been together for two years and we were friends for two years before that. My future mother-in-law gave my fiance his great grandmother’s ring to propose to him with and it’s absolutely beautiful He even had it resized to my ring size which he got while I was sleeping.
“His great-grandfather personally hand-crafted the ring and selected the accompanying diamonds because he was in the diamond business after the end of the war and his great-grandmother decided to pass it on as an heirloom after her death.
“On Monday I wore my ring to work and was so excited to show my girlfriends when we all went out to lunch. I swear I didn’t show it to everyone and I wasn’t annoying. I just wanted to show my girlfriends and I didn’t want to make a fuss, they were the only ones I told.
“Well after lunch I was pulled aside by one of my colleagues who said I was being unprofessional by showing my ring. She told me I was insensitive to my other female colleagues who wore their engagement rings and had smaller diamonds.”
The newly engaged woman told her colleague her feelings weren’t her “problem” but was branded “rude” for not considering other people’s insecurities about her own engagement rings.
The woman added: “I was obviously confused and told her the problem wasn’t my problem. She said I was being rude because her wedding ring looked cheap compared to mine. She also told me that the ‘silent rule’ of big diamonds should only be worn after five years of marriage.
“After she finished talking, I told her I’ll never take that ring off and she can basically suck it up. Then she started crying and left work early.
“I’ve talked to my girlfriends and my fiancé about it and they all agreed it’s not my problem and I should keep wearing my ring, but I still feel terrible that she started crying.”
Commenters on the Reddit post agreed that the woman’s co-worker was out of line, as many of them said her engagement ring was none of their business.
One person said: “Why don’t you wear your engagement ring to work? Every woman I know shows off her ring when she gets engaged. I’ve never heard of this absurd ‘silent’ rule. She’s just jealous that you have a bigger diamond than her.”
While another added: “You did absolutely nothing wrong. You can wear your ring to work even if she’s jealous.”
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