On TikTok, Brittany Finn shared how she told her now-husband that her ring wasn’t the style she wanted.
Finn told Insider that she waited a week before telling him that she was disappointed with it.
She said he was understanding, returned the ring, and they went shopping for a new one.
Ever since Brittany Finn could remember, she always wanted her future husband to propose with a halo engagement ring.
It was something that the Virginia native had mentioned to her boyfriend at the time, Patrick Finn, but when he proposed in 2017, he got her a princess-cut solitaire-diamond ring instead.
On March 25, Brittany Finn posted a TikTok video sharing how she told Patrick she hated her ring. It had 2.6 million views at the time of writing.
“Everyone who I was close to knew that I wanted a halo,” Finn says in the video. “When they saw the ring, specifically my mom, she was like, ‘How do you like the ring?’ I just balled. ‘I hate it. I don’t know what to do. It’s not what I wanted.'”
Her mom suggested not saying anything and waiting until their fifth anniversary to get a halo ring as an upgrade. After her close friends and family found out she was engaged, they asked her how much she liked the ring, and she would cry every time, she said in the video.
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After a week, Finn decided to talk to her fiancé about it. She told Insider she was extremely nervous about speaking to him, but he was very open to what she had to say.
“To tell him that I was disappointed in something I knew he picked out was intimidating,” she said. “His reaction just made it that much more special. I knew I had somebody who loved and cared about me so much.”
The ring had a return policy, so she gave it back, and they went shopping for a halo ring together.
“My new ring reminds me of how lucky I am to have somebody willing to exchange something and listen to me,” she said. “He was able to take it like a champ.”
After some viewers of her video called her “rude” and “disrespectful” for saying she didn’t like the ring, Finn addressed the comments in another video on March 26.
“The reason I posted the whole TikTok series is because it was kind of a joke. My husband and I have been married for four years. We are perfectly fine. We have been communicating like that since we’ve gotten engaged,” she says in the video.
Finn told Insider that instead of people trying to see the negative side of her proposal, she wants them to realize that being able to communicate her feelings is what has made their marriage so great.
“The whole point of this is to say that I have a loving partner who’s willing to do anything for me,” she said. “I was trying to emphasize the fact that communication is important, and I have somebody who was able to listen to me and hold no judgment over me for not liking something.”
Not only did Patrick end up buying her a new ring, but on their third wedding anniversary, he surprised her with another matching band.
Finn said he did it to make up for the ring fiasco and for proposing in an airport — she shared that story in another TikTok video that has over 800,000 views.
“Essentially, he said, ‘Hey, our first year was hard, our second year was hard, so our third year is for new beginnings.’ That’s a special part of the story because it’s not about the ring, but about the fact that he’s willing to try and make up for it,” she told Insider. “The fact that he’s able to astound me still every single day and just make our lives special is amazing.”
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