Post # 1
I got engaged on Nov of 2009 with a 3/4 carat solitaire ring. 1 month later we added 3 diamonds on each side. 2 months later we made the main diamond a 7/8 carat but i still think its too small althoug im a size 4, i guess i didnt research enough before making my decision. my FI doesnt mind it at all, he tells me he just wants me to love my ring, and i am actually the one who chose the 3/4 carat ring to begin with. I now want to upgrade to a 1 carat before my wedding in July. i just feel like my ring looks too plain, but maybe after i have my wedding band next to it ill feel better? i will be adding an enhancer on the other side which is a half eternity. any advices? am i being a bratt? =/
we chose to get a simple band
this is the enhancer/band im adding on the other side
what do you guys think? any pictures with ideas are welcome…
Post # 3
7/8 is basically a full carat. nobody will see that tiny of a difference. it sounds like you just aren’t satisfied with what you have since you keep adding and upgrading multiple times and you want to upgrade AGAIN.
I just think unless you’re upgrading significantly, it won’t be noticeable.
Post # 4
7/8 vs. 1. I dont think anyone would notice a difference.
Post # 5
I agree with the other posters. No one is going to notice that 1/8 of a carat. If it’s saying “My ring is 1 carat” that’s important to you, then just round up! My ring is .47 and I say it’s a half carat cause it’s just easier.
Post # 6
You’re right, the difference is not that noticeable, i guess i just want a little more bling. maybe i will get that once i add the bands?
thanks for the honesty!
Post # 7
eh, quit adding now and just start saying the number you want to say 🙂 Then save your money for more jewelry down the line, if that’s your interest!
Post # 8
I think that the bands will add a lot of the zing you are looking for. I am going to add an enhancer wrap as my band and that will satisfy my need for extra spangle.
Post # 9
You’re definitely being pretty picky. I agree with Melissa, instead of making all these minor changes… why don’t you guys just save up for the next few years until you can afford a rock that will be more to your liking?? 🙂
Once you add the bands, your finger is going to sparkle!
Post # 10
I can’t see the first 2 pics?
Post # 11
i dont know why the pics are not uploading! maybe its the computer.
i will try uploading again later
Post # 13
Who are you trying to impress? Your friends? Your parents? Other women? I am also a small girl (0-2 petite) and my FI and are both about to graduate as medical doctors, so really, we could have spent a lot more on the rings, but i thought the 3/4 carat was the perfect size on my small hand and FI spent a good chunk of change making sure he got good color, cut, and clarity. If you were initally happy with the size, what changed? Did someone comment on it?
Post # 14
my ring is slightly over 1kt and my finger is a 4.5. it looks HUGE and i get comments on that. and i don’t have any side stones! i’ll be doing a .6kt eternity band for the wedding. we decided instead of going bigger, to get a better diamond.
to be honest, i think youre being too picky, but if you want a bigger stone–well, go for it! i just think bigger stones tend to look tacky on small hands (again this is MY opinion), especially if you have a wedding band with diamonds.
Post # 15
If you want more bling (let’s face it, some girls are bling girls) you have a wedding band with diamonds! Or you could add a halo setting to it down the road
Post # 16
Who’s paying for these upgrades? If its you then I say do whatever will make you happy – even if it’s just for yourself. If its him make sure that tiny bit is worth his love and upgrades of what he originally picked/could afford for you. Just remember you have your whole life to pay for things, make money and upgrade. My grandma upgraded her e ring after 50 years and its amazing. They could never afford it before but now its really special.