When he proposed she thought "the ring looked kinda familiar".
Lots of women fantasise about their engagement ring. Big and flashy or subtle and understated, it's a reflection of the woman it is chosen for.
One newly-engaged woman took to social media to share her concerns around her engagement ring and where it originally came from.
Her issues began when her fiancé proposed and when he opened the little box and presented her with the ring, it "looked kinda familiar".
Writing on the platform Reddit, in the AITA (Am I the a**hole?) subgroup - a place where people seek objective opinions on who is right and wrong in conflicts - she laid out her problem.
After "a few years" together, she was "super excited" when her boyfriend got down on one knee. That was until she slipped the ring on her finger and gave it a close inspection.
"The ring looked kinda familiar and when I asked him where it was from," she explained.
The woman then revealed that her "now-fiancé was engaged a couple of years ago before we got together, and they broke up, and she gave the ring back."
So, when she asked the origin of her engagement ring, he responded that "it was the ring he gave to [his] ex-fiancé".
The woman was furious, took it off and told him she refuses to have "a ring you bought for someone else".
Originally, "it wasn’t meant for me".
Her fiancé couldn't understand her point of view, and got upset that she was rejecting his ring while he argued "it's not hers anymore".
While the new fiance doesn't want to force her fiancé to spend another "thousand dollars on a ring", she's also wary about wearing a ring meant for someone else!
Fellow Redditors were not so conflicted about who is right, unanimously agreeing that the woman should have her own ring.
"This is ridiculous. How dare he give you her ring? It's HER ring, he meant it for HER, bought it for HER. How does he think to give you her rejects is ok? You are completely justified. And I would rethink this guy if I were you," warned one commenter.
Another told her story: "My husband had proposed to another girl before we ever met. When we talked about getting married, he knew I wouldn’t accept that ring at all so we picked out our rings together.
"But he did ask me if I wanted that ring just as a regular piece of jewelry and I was like hell no, that’s bad juju and I want nothing to do with it."
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