Bride discovers £7.5K dream ring fiancé spent two years paying off is fake
A bride-to-be was left in disbelief when she discovered that her engagement ring, which her partner had spent two years paying off, was fake.
The woman’s fiancé had chosen a stunning ring to propose with, but because of its hefty £7,500 price tag he opted to spread the payment over a few years.
It was only after the bride bragged to her friend about how expensive the ring was that she asked to take a look – and the truth came out.
Within seconds her friend knew the “diamond and platinum” ring was fake.
The woman took to the Facebook group That’s it, I’m wedding shaming to explain how she came to know it was a fake, admitting that the scratched diamonds were a major red flag.
She wrote: “My eyes bulged out when she told me the price.
“The platinum [was] worn down, buffed with thousands of tiny scratches. That’s when I turned the ring over to see the benchmarks on the ring – I see a big CZ and 925 in the ring” reported The Sun.
The bride refused to believe what her friend was telling her until she she researched what CZ and 925 mean.
A ring made of CZ and 925 is actually made up of sterling silver and cubic zirconia, unfortunately not the platinum diamond ring that the bride thought she had.
The woman called her fiance to break the dreadful news and together they contacted the jewellers to find out what was going on.
It was two days later that they discovered the ring was a fake and worth £10 at most.
The poster added: “Turns out, [the jeweller] sold them the dummy demo that’s worth maybe £10, and took the payments for the £7.5k ring for two years. Mind you, she’d had the ring serviced during that time. So they knew what was up and said nothing to them.”
Eventually the jewellers replaces the ring free of charge and returned quite a few payments.