The Jewelry company Pandora has apologized to a couple after an employee ridiculed their choice of a $130 wedding ring.
Ariel McRae, 22, made a Facebook post detailing the incident in which she and her now-husband, Quinn, were humiliated when shopping for wedding rings, according to Today.
"My husband doesn't have a lot, neither of us do. We scrape and scrape to pay bills and put food in our bellies, but after almost 2 years of dating we decided that we couldn't wait anymore, so we didn't," she begins her post, which has since been shared 50,000 times.
The two decided to buy a matching ring set made of cubic zirconium and sterling silver. In total, the rings cost $130, a price that made an employee scoff.
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"Y'all can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings?" she asked the couple, unaware that they themselves were purchasing them for their wedding. "How pathetic."
Ariel says the comment made Quinn's "face fall," saying he felt like "a failure" after the ridiculing.
Pandora has since reached out to Ariel, apologizing for the employee's behavior. The company additionally asked for the employee's name, so she could be fired -- a request McRae declined.
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"My intention with this post was never to get anyone fired," she told the Daily Mail. "If that were my intention, I would have complained while at the store. I believe this post going viral is wake up call enough for her."
A spokesperson from Pandora told the Mirror that the comments go against their "values."
"PANDORA Jewelry regrets that Ariel and Quinn had this experience while shopping for such a meaningful testament to their love," the spokesperson said via email. "Their experience is not in keeping with our brand values or what we expect from those who sell our products."
Ariel says that the rings don't matter and she is simply happy to be marrying the love of her life. "I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a [25-cent] gum ball machine ring," she wrote on her Facebook.