Post # 1
Ok so here’s the deal.
My FI and I have been together 6 years. We’ve talked about marriage since we first started dating but we just were never fully financially there, and I was working on a major in college that was going nowhere. We finally decided to get engaged last month. I shopped around and we chose a .5 carat center stone on an eternity band with a matching wedding band. I have short small fingers, and I felt this size was perfect for me. I love my ring.
Well, my soon to be MIL comes over last night to see my ring and the first thing she says is “how big is it? It looks small.” I know I shouldn’t let what others say affect me if I love my ring but I’m human and it stung a little. Everyone in my family loves it and says it’s perfect. My FI spoke with his mom and told her she hurt me, and that we love our choice and she apologized but now it’s in my head. I just want some reassurance from others tha it suits me and isn’t “too small”.
Anyone else have this size e ring??
Post # 2
Neensie28 : Your ring is beautiful and the perfect size. Someone will always criticize, too small, too big, bad cut, cloudy, etc…Ignore them. Your ring is gorgeous and you love it. That is what matters.
Post # 3
I think your ring is perfect! It looks really good on your hand.
Post # 4
There’s no such thing as “too small” or “too big” it’s all personal taste. Your ring is lovely and you and your FI love it and that’s all that matters.
Good luck dealing with FMIL in the future though, anyone who would say that to their FDIL sounds like a massive see you next Tuesday.
Post # 5
Your ring is gorgeous!!! It looks beautiful on you. Mine is 1/2 ct total (1/4 ct center). I picked it out, and it was smaller and under the budget that FI had set. Different people have different preferences on size, cut, band, setting, etc. The important thing is that YOU love it!
Post # 6
I think it’s beautiful! Small rings are awesome to have. I absolutely adore mine. People can say as they wish. I did get one “It’s so tiny!” From an acquaintance, but it didn’t really bug me since I love my ring so much and know it’s right for me.
Here’s my little ~.4ct ring!
Post # 7
I have a 0.5 carat ring, and when I got it, my mom said “holy that diamond is huge!” in comparison to engagement rings from her day, I guess it is. To me, it’s a perfect size.
As long as you’re happy with it, that’s all that matters. 🙂
Post # 8
I love that size—I think it’s super chic.
Post # 9
Neensie28 : I wouldn’t put any thought into that comment, I expect ot was either meant to be picking on your fiance (I’ve witnessed a few men’s family members make comments like that in similar situations, thinking they are funny). Or she may have been talking about the actual ring size, because it looks like it fits snug, which is personally my preference, but some people like rings loose.
A .5ct center is a big stone imo, my ring is just .2ctw and I love it.
Post # 10
My center stone is .45. “Too small” is in the eye of the beholder, anyway — everyone has a different idea of what constitutes a small diamond. Your ring is beautiful. Don’t let her comment get under your skin (easier said than done, I know). ☺️
Post # 11
My diamond is .50 and I think it’s a great size. The eternity band is 1 ct and 3 mm. I like the look of a thicker band with my ering. The trendy, thin pave bands made my ering appear smaller.
Your future mil sounds miserable.
Post # 12
I’ve posted this before but it never fails to amaze me! Why do people think it’s socially acceptable to comment, totally uninvited on engagement rings in a way that they wouldn’t on ANY other piece of jewellery? People would never look at your earrings and say ‘not for me but if you like them…..’ or ‘you’re bracelet is nice but it’s too flashy!’ Why why why???? The only advice that I can give (other than she’s just rude) is you will never please everyone all of the time! Your ring is beautiful and only you have to love it!
Post # 13
I think your ring looks gorgeous, perfectly proportioned on your finger. I’ve always thought that the size of a person’s ring is their personal preference. In other words, some may not want the huge, beautiful rock but instead opt for the equally gorgeous, daintier piece. Also, like some previous posters said, I find it weird that people assume a bigger stone equals a higher price (and shows a lack of education about the 4Cs). Regardless, your ring is amazing!!! I love how the sparkle of your band compliments the center stone. Congrats on your engagement!
Post # 14
There’s no such thing as a too-small ring. It’s a matter of personal preference. I personally am of the “more isn’t necessarily better” school of thought and would rather wear a sensibly-sized ring like yours than a large ring. If I had a large diamond I’d wear it on a pendant where it wouldn’t get in my way!
I personally think your ring looks lovely and proportionate on your small hands! The band gives it lots of sparkle too!
Post # 15
webbee : I have a half carat as well and my mom also comment about how diamonds were smaller when she got married.