A bride got more than she bargained for when she showed off her antique engagement ring on Facebook – only for other users to rip the quirky design to pieces, comparing it to everything from mayonnaise to sperm.
The Texas-based woman bravely chose to share an image of her bling in the now-infamous Facebook group That’s It, I’m Ring Shaming, where she revealed that the quirky bauble used to belong to her great-grandmother and was passed down to her by her grandmother and grandfather.
However, any sentimental value the ring might hold for her was quickly forgotten by her fellow group members, who couldn’t tear their eyes away from the funky white shape in the middle of the portrait-style fixture.
Awkward: A Texas-based bride’s heirloom engagement ring was brutally mocked on Facebook, where users compared it to everything from mayonnaise to semen
‘My grandmother and grandfather gave me my great-grandmother’s cameo ring,’ she wrote on the post, before adding: ‘I love it so much.’
However her feelings about the ring were certainly not shared by the other users in the group, who were quick to voice their rather negative opinions about her accessory.
Mystery: It is not known exactly what the white material is, however it may well be a chipped stone
‘It looks like a squirt of mayo!’ one person said of the unknown material, that appears to be in a backwards S shape and is stuck atop a 14K gold portrait fixture.
Many agreed with the condiment comparison, with one person then chiming in: ‘Looks like a squirt of aioli.’
Another said the ring’s central feature resembled toothpaste, while one user went as far as to say the S-shaped design looked like ‘semen’.
A few chose to be a bit kinder to the woman, with one person suggesting that the white portion of the ring ‘looks like a swan’ – while another simply labeled it a ‘blob ring’.
Of course, the woman is not the only person to have faced such negative feedback over her engagement ring – in fact she is the latest in a long line of Facebook users who have seen their most sentimental jewels ruthlessly trolled in these kinds of ring-shaming groups.
Trend: The mayonnaise-esque ring was shared on Facebook not long after another woman posted a picture of this ring online, where it was compared to a ‘doorknob’
On Thursday, Facebook users went wild over an accessory that was branded the ‘ugliest engagement ring ever’ after being posted in the same online group, where it was compared to a ‘doorknob’ by horrified commenters.
Unlike the owner of the ‘blob ring’ however, the Washington State-based woman who shared the doorknob ring in the group was just as unimpressed with its design as her fellow users, revealing in her original post that she had inherited it from her mother, who received it back in the 80s.
The unusual piece consisted of a large gold band mounted with a diamond mounted on high setting, bearing a striking resemblance to a doorknob, with the poster confessing that she has come to refer to it as the ‘sweater destroyer’ because of its uncanny ability to snag on knitwear.
She went on to explain that her father had proposed to her mother with ring, which was then passed on to her when she turned 18.
‘Ding ding ding we have a winner. This might just be the most horrid ring I have ever seen,’ one user said of the design, while another added: ‘I’m really sorry to be mean but this is it. Probably OFFICIALLY, THE UGLIEST RING.’