First of all, he really dislikes natural diamonds and the fact they could be blood diamonds.
Second of all, he already asked all of her friends and family members if she would be ok with the diamond being grown in a lab, and they said she would not care at all.
Well, turns out she does care…big time.
He tried to tell her the diamond on her ring was free of conflict and was created in a sustainable way.
On top of that, he did everything he could to get her the most stunning ring he could with the money he had.
He then pointed out that she had no idea the diamond wasn’t even a natural one, and she would have continued to not have any idea, except for the fact that he told her how much her ring cost.
She’s trying to say she can tell the diamond is lab grown now so it’s “just not the same.”
She’s also demanding he needs to exchange it for a new ring with a natural diamond that costs $20,000.
He invested significant time into selecting what he thought would be the perfect engagement ring for her, so he does not want to buy her a new ring.
“So I said no, and said if she wanted to give the ring back and end our relationship, that is fine, but I would not exchange it,” he said.
“She called me an a****** and went to stay the night with her parents. Since then I have received multiple texts from her friends telling me to just acquiesce and exchange the ring (and, ultimately, I will if it means saving the relationship) but I just feel like this is something worth being firm on.”