Post # 1
I have a 1ct equivellent moissonite (plus side stones) and I constantly feel self concious that it’s too big (the stone, not the ring size). I’m surprised that 1 ct seems to be a “normal” size on the Bee.
I thought I’d get used to it but even after getting married a couple of months ago it still makes me a bit uncomfortable. Probably because it’s not really within my personality to wear flashy jewlery, and also because most people assume it’s a diamond (my ring would have cost a MINT if it were diamond).
Anyone else feel like their ring is too big or too flashy? I might transition to wearing my band only on most days, and just taking my engagement ring out for special occasions.
Post # 3
I used to notice my ring a lot when it was new. I wasn’t used to wearing bling. Now I feel completely comfortable with it. I must admit, it depends on where you live too. Some areas, have a smaller or larger on average. In my opinion 1 carat is a great size 🙂
Post # 4
I have a .5+ diamond center with .25 diamond sides (so just over 1ctw) and I LOVE IT! It’s perfect for me and I wouldn’t want anything more, or anything less.
Post # 5
I voted Im not self conscious about my ring I think its perfect just the way i love it!
Post # 6
No! Not even close. Mine is larger than yours, and I can’t get over what I see on the NYC subway. Real huge rocks! I have never felt self conscious of it, even though I’m not a big jewelry person I wear it proudly everyday.
Post # 7
I am only self-conscious about it when people comment on its size. I have a 1ct halo (0.7ct centrestone) and people occasional make comments about it being big. A guy I work with commented, after I had been engaged a couple months, “Holy crap, is your ring getting even bigger!?” Then I get a little self-conscious that people think it was crazy expensive, when it really wasn’t, it just looks big and expensive because it’s a halo.
Post # 8
Here in Dallas, there are some serious rocks walking around. I highly doubt anything I ever own could rival the rings some of these women have.
Post # 9
Only If I’m in a bad neighborhood do I worry about it and turn the diamond, otherwise no not at all. Then again I’d turn the diamond in no matter the size to avoid being mugged. I wanted that diamond size/the setting was meant for a diamond that size and no one really cares anyway. It’s for me not other people. If someone says something about it one way or the other I basically just ignore it since its mine and not theirs if people can’t say something nice or decent then they shouldn’t say anything about it at all.
Post # 10
Not engaged yet, but my center stone will be 1ct or just over. In general I think it will be perfect. But I do worry what SOs family will think.. None of the ladies in his family have anything close to a ct, some just have plain metal bands. I feel like they will be judgey, even though SO can afford it and we have been together for 10 years. On the other hand, my best friend has a 1.4ct pear, which tend to look bigger anyway, and I sort of feel like mine will look SO small in comparison. On it’s own I know it will just the right size for me!
Post # 11
I’m not self conscious about it and it’s good size for me, but I don’t think it’s very big compared to what I usually see, but it’s not small either.
Post # 12
My center stone is 1.21. I think it looks just right. The only time I’ve been self-conscious was when I was traipsing through the jungle in MexicO last year. But I turned the stone palm side in. I didn’t feel comfortable leaving it in the room.
@badabing88: I’m in the Dallas area too 🙂
Post # 13
My ring is perfect for me – I wouldn’t change a thing about it.
Post # 14
I love my ring and I think it’s the perfect size for me. Sometimes I feel self conscious from the comments I receive because I hate attention. It’s really sweet and flattering, but I’m shy.
Post # 15
I have a 1 carat diamond that’s decidely smaller than what I see on other people. I think it’s perfect for me now in my mid-20s, but for any future rings, I would really like to feel agony over the largess of my centre stone, lol.
Post # 16
I think it really depends on where you live. In my area my ring size is pretty common although I do get compliments like once a month. Like the other ladies said you get use to it after awhile. I was going to go for a 1ct asha but I did 1.5 ct since I was getting a cushion cut and they tend to appear smaller than a round or princess. I’m glad I went bigger because shrinkage does set in after awhile.
I’ve had my ring for about a year and I am completely comfortable with the size of it now. Give it a few months and you will be too.