"Sapphires aren't a Karen's best friend." That's the hard lesson a man learned and felt the need to share on Reddit with the username "rosexknight."
When Dave proposed to Karen, he assumed their love would triumph over her over-the-top demands, like expecting an engagement ring worth three months' salary. They both learned their lesson the hard way.
Karen Was...A Bit Of A Gold Digger
Dave, 34, was dating Karen for more than four years and decided to finally take the next step and propose. However, his fiance to be was described as "a bit of a gold digger and a very entitled person."
Despite not being rich, she acted like she was and made it very clear that she wanted a "traditional" diamond ring worth 3 month's salary.
Dave Was Not Willing To Spend That Much
Dave isn't super-rich, but he does earn $3000 to $6000 on a three months basis. However, Dave did not want to spend all that on a ring given, especially considering a certain global pandemic that was going on at the time and the fact that he could be laid off at any time.
Dave decided to look into alternatives and found white sapphires.
Sapphires Are An Alternative To Diamonds
The post explains that white sapphires are a great alternative to diamonds. "They can be grown, aren't artificially inflated in price, and to someone who isn't a jeweler, they look exactly like any diamond. "
This made it so that Dave could buy the size of stone that Karen wanted with a gold band.
Dave Proposed With The Fake Diamond
Dave proposed and told Karen it was a diamond, and that he'd saved for it for a year.
He claims that it's likely that he was being petty and getting revenge on his girl "for being such a Karen."
The Wedding Planning Didn't Go Well
Karen showed entitled behavior and was upset by the limitations of the pandemic for ruining her day. Then everything came crumbling down over the guest list.
The "dream venue" she chose didn't allow for the 300 people they wanted out to invite. Then, Karen sent out invitations without Dave's knowledge. However, she only invited her side of the family, and none of Dave's, not even his parents (her future in-laws). Dave called off the wedding and kicked her out.
Karen Kept The Ring
Karen kept the ring out of spite. However, Dave didn't care too much about it as he didn't associate any sentimental or monetary value with it.
Dave was too busy trying to figure out how to cancel the entire wedding while dealing with angry texts from Karen's family.
Karen Tried To Pawn Off The Ring
Karen tried to pawn the ring at a pawn shop known for buying jewlery. She thought that she would able to get a few thousand out of it. The pawnshop offered her a couple hundred only because it was a sapphire.
She then berated Dave with texts and calls demanding that he reimburse in cash for lying about the ring.
Diamond's Are A Girl's Best Friend
The man ends the post by saying "I guess diamonds might be a girl's best friend, but sapphires are definitely not for Karen."
Personally, we think sapphires are beautiful, and that love shouldn't be valued at a dollar price anyway.
Reddit Thought The Whole Thing Was Funny
Reddit sided with Dave, with one person pointing out "it would be funny if she sued because in many states she owes him."
However, another one replied by reminding everyone that "we're pretty sure she won't sue because she's broke."
Dave Dodged A Bullet
Reddit collectively agrees that Dave is better off without Karen and deserves better. One person says "Dave is clearly a smart man, I hope his next partner loves him so much that an onion ring would suffice.
Meanwhile, we're still over here hoping a man will commit to a third date, let alone propose.