Post # 1
Just curious if other bees knew what they wanted, thought they knew what they wanted, or had no idea when they started looking.
I thought I wanted a 1ct; but didn’t like it on my hand when I tried it on. So I changed my mind to look for a .5-.75 ct; I ended up with a .61 ct.
Post # 3
I thought I wanted a 2ct, but after trying a few on i thought it was a little too big for my hand. I ended up with 1.6ct
Post # 4
I went in knowing that he could probably afford around .75 carat, so that’s what I picked out, and thats what he got. If it looked too big/too small I would have changed it, but I thought it looked perfect on my hand, just the size it was!
Post # 5
I had no idea what I wanted. I figured .75-1.25 was the “norm.” Then I realized, um hello you have stumpy short fingers. Lol. My .5 carat looks HUGE on me because of the halo. My fingers are literally like, child-size. I can still wear kid gloves.
But yeah, I really had no idea about stone size, and ended up changing my mind about ring style as well. I thought I wanted a three-stone ring, and ended up with a halo with pave band.
Post # 6
@mzlouis2b: I’m with you- I thought I wanted a 2carat, but the 1.75 looked exactly the same to me, and we spent the extra money on better cut and clarity.
Post # 7
I thought 1 carat was the norm and knew that’s what I wanted. UNTIL I actually went to look at some stones. I have short chubby fingers and big stones made them look even smaller. So I decided that a .52 looks perfect on me 🙂
Post # 8
I had no idea what I wanted before we looked. We only looked at rings together one time, and at that time I told him I’d prefer nothing bigger than 0.75. We agreed anything from .5-.75 looked best and he surprised me with .6 being the center stone. It’s perfect 🙂
Post # 9
I originally wanted a .75 – 1 carat princess cut solitaire, but FI and I compromised on a .5 carat so he could pick out a better quality stone. I have fairly small fingers (size 5) so the diamond I ended up with looks really dainty and nice on my finger. I’m very pleased with my ring!
Post # 10
I thought I wanted 0.75-1 carat, but figured my fiance would only be able to afford half a carat. He surprised me with the ring that’s 0.71 and has a pave band, and it’s totally perfect. I have small fingers (4.75), so it looks totally proportional with just the right amount of sparkle. I’m totally in love with it.
Post # 11
I suppose I’m old-fashioned and traditional, but I didn’t have any part in picking out my ring. He merely asked me what shape of stones I liked (round or princess) and what type of metal for the band. He chose the size, clarity, price, and design. I think he did a perfect job of picking out my ring. I honestly would have chosen a smaller diamond/cheaper price because I wouldn’t have considered myself to be worth as much $ as he spent (I’m quite frugal). His comment was, “I wanted to give you the best I could afford because you deserve it.” I didn’t have a good answer to that. lol
Post # 12
I assumed 1 ct. was the norm but told my fiance .5-.75 was fine because i knew thats what he could afford… he ended up shopping around (with the help of my dad) and found me a 1 ct center stone in a chanel set band that i love!!!
Post # 13
My FI and I looked at rings between .5-.75 carats. I found one that I loved that was .63, but when my FI went to buy it, they showed him a .75 for the same price, so he decided to upgrade. It’s nice because I got to essentially pick out my ring with him, but it was still a complete surprise when he proposed.
Post # 14
I figured I would get .5-.75 but my hub gave me a bigger budget and call me crazy but I upped it! I did know exactly what I wanted as far as style. I was SURE of it. I ended up walking away with something totally different, haha! I wanted a cushion cut with a halo, I wouldn’t even look at round cut diamonds. Guess what mama came home with? I ended up with a round cut, no halo!
Post # 15
If I were to have picked my stone, I probably would have gone a little lower in color (ring including prongs is rose gold and would add “warmth” to even a very white stone anyway) and spent that part of the budget going a smidge bigger in size. But I’m glad I wasn’t the one picking it! I love that he went with a higher color and I think it was appropriate for such an important stone. So the resulting size, I am perfectly fine with. I have very small fingers and anything would have looked substantial, but I think my stone looks just right for an e-ring.
Post # 16
I wanted at least a carat. Got it. Happy.