A cheap wedding ring doesn’t mean he doesn’t love you. Ariel Desiree McRae knows “you can’t put a price on love,” and she came out fighting to defend the $130 wedding ring set.
AOL reports that after Ariel proudly posted a pic of the sterling silver wedding ring on her Facebook page, people started shading her fiance for being cheap, but McRae wasn’t having it. As far as she is concerned, it’s the “meaning behind the engagement ring that counts, not the price tag.”
“My husband doesn’t have a lot, neither of us do.”
They might not have a lot of money, but Ariel and Quinn sure have a lot of sterling love between them. They didn’t care about keeping up with the Kardashians or anyone else when they bought the rings as a symbol of that love.
All they cared about was getting married, being happy together, and looking forward to their silver wedding anniversary in 25 years.
But there are haters everywhere, and even the sales clerk at Pandora was mean to Ariel and Quinn when they bought their wedding ring set.
When the lovebirds got ready to pay for their wedding rings, the cashier apparently didn’t know they were wedding and engagement rings for the couple. The clerk thought they were just picking up some fun rings and didn’t get how precious the simple sterling silver wedding rings were for Ariel and Quinn.
The Pandora cashier “was rude” about the silver rings and made fun of men who bought them as engagement or wedding rings. “Can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic,” she said to Ariel and Quinn as they waited to pay.
McRae put the woman in her place and gave a big boost to her fiance, whose “face fell” when the cashier dissed them. “It isn’t the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one that is,” McRae told the cashier.
McRae wrote in her Facebook post that “her fiancé was ashamed” because of the clerk’s thoughtless words. When Facebook haters started making the same kind of comments, Ariel had had enough.
“I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25¢ gum ball machine ring.”
Fox News reports that McRae “just wanted to marry her best friend,” and she wasn’t concerned about having an engagement ring or wedding ring to wear on her third finger. But Quinn wanted to give his love a silver ring.
The couple scrimped and saved to come up with enough money to buy the simple sterling silver wedding rings, and that $130 meant a lot more to them than the $10 million James Packer spent on Mariah Carey’s ring.
“That’s what sits on my ring finger, and I am so in love with them.”
Candice Crum was one of Ariel’s Facebook followers who totally got what the silver wedding ring was supposed to mean. She wrote that her ring was inexpensive too, but that the cost has nothing to do with the love.
“My ring was a simple ring from Walmart. It’s not about how much it costs it’s about the love that went into it, it’s about the love you have for each other. It’s about the two hearts becoming one and that’s it.”
After Ariel’s post had gone viral, she decided to see if the bad could be turned into good by creating a hashtag and trying to get Ellen DeGeneres’ attention.
MacRae is hoping that the little wedding ring and big love she and her fiance share will scoop them a spot on Ellen, her “favorite talk show host.” She’s asked her readers to use the hashtags #MagicallyMcRae and #getthemcraestoELLEN to make that dream happen. Twitter users are beginning to respond to Ariel’s request.
Ariel’s Facebook post has – so far – more than 45,000 shares and 42,000 likes. What do you think? Will Ellen Degeneres invite Ariel and Quinn to appear on her talk show?
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