Bachelorette star Emily Maynard posted a picture on her website of the engagement rings she received from her fiancé, Tyler Johnson. Yes people, you read correctly, i did type rings, plural.
That’s because Johnson clearly assumed that just one engagement ring, as is usually customary, wasn’t enough for his wife-to-be, so he bought her four! Obviously men around the world are upset with Johnson as he sets the bar higher and higher – and that’s before he’s even married!
There’s no question that four is way more expensive than one, even if the rings weren’t all the same value. One of the bands has stunning large emerald cut diamonds; the other three are thinner but equally elegant, featuring smaller stones and what looks like sapphires.
So is it a coincidence that this is Emily Maynard’s fourth engagement? Your guess is as good as mine, but she did post on her blog a caption saying: “I told him I didn’t want a traditional engagement ring and that I just wanted some simple bands.”
Well, Emily certainly didn’t get a traditional engagement ring. In fact, what she actually got was four pretty non-traditional rings. She added that Johnson, who probably wants to make sure he actually walks Emily down the aisle, went “above and beyond to say the least” with the four rings.
Emily Maynard was clearly thrilled with the rings though as she said: “They couldn’t be more ‘me.’ I got a good one.”
So, for the rest of us men out there, are we now expected to buy four engagement rings if we want to pop the question? According to wedding expert Harmony Walton who said:
“There does seem to be a slight trend towards needing to outdo the previous engagement or wedding when this is not the first for the bride. Just look at the Kimye wedding: all signs point to this one being bigger than the last, which was bigger than the one before that.”
This means that bar is indeed raised higher as celebrities come up with new and original ways to spend their money. I for one will be opting for just the one engagement ring, when the right time comes of course.