Mom Wins the Internet With Viral Post Defending Her 'Small' Wedding Ring

Rachel Pedersen

Somewhere over time, society has lost sight of just how sacred certain wedding traditions are. One that comes to mind? Rings. While diamonds weren't always the source of traditional engagement rings, in making them so, we've lost sight of the true value -- our own values. But in an endearing Facebook post, Rachel Pedersen, a social media strategist in Minnesota, reminds those who insist she ought to "wear a bigger ring" that luxury and size aren't everything.  


Pedersen asks, "Wait a minute ... Since when did the size of someone's ring become an indication of success?!" 

Personally, I can'understand why anyone, friend or not, would be classless enough to say something so unkind to any woman. Overall, I wish that society would place less emphasis on things and instead place more on experiences and people. In my opinion, it's far more rewarding and less disappointing that way. And that's a point of view others possibly share, as many folks -- like tens of thousands of people -- have commented on Pedersen's post, some with their own stories and photos of their "small" engagement and wedding rings. 

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She goes on to speak dearly of her marriage to Poul Pedersen, with kind, loving words: "My ring symbolizes a whirlwind, storybook, 'make you sick' love story ... It reminds me of how my husband and I met and fell at in love in one night." She recalls how her husband drained his savings for this "small token" only 13 days after they met -- when the couple eloped. 

Admittedly, Pederson told US Weekly that she once dreamt of "a Tiffany’s 2-carat, round-cut solitaire." However, she added, "I learned something greater through the process of meeting Poul, and that was that a true love with a foundation of respect and trust is far more valuable than a large diamond."

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The circle-shaped jewel is meant to symbolize eternity, and no matter what size diamond sits upon that band, big or small, it won't make your marriage more symbolic or meaningful. In fact, it has been found that the larger the rock, the more likely your marriage is to end in divorce. 

So you see, diamonds might last forever -- but the institution of marriage will continue to crumble with such superficial attitudes. 

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