Did you think about carat size before getting your engagement ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you think about carat size before getting your center stone/ring?
    Yes : (69 votes)
    16 %
    Sort of : (32 votes)
    7 %
    No : (37 votes)
    8 %
    I picked out my ring : (72 votes)
    16 %
    I didn't pick out my ring : (32 votes)
    7 %
    I got my ring on the internet : (21 votes)
    5 %
    I got my ring at a jeweler : (56 votes)
    13 %
    My ring was custom : (30 votes)
    7 %
    I got a diamond : (89 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    1870 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2006

    @ladyamalthea:  I was more about the setting as well. I didn’t even know what shape stone I wanted. I just knew I wanted something delicate and feminine without a “chunky” or wide look to it. I ended up with a small diamond, but I loved the dainty look to it and how the band fit it with it:

    Post # 4
    Member
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I’m being really honest when I say I really did not think about carat size. My FI picked my ring all by himself and explained the 4cs to me and how great the diamond qualities are without me even knowing or asking! I guess for me, spending the rest of my life with him is more important than the size of the diamond he purposed with. He did a fine job though if I say so myself 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @ladyamalthea:  I didn’t want FI to spend a lot of money on a ring. He told me when we started talking about getting married that he was planning on asking his mother for the stone from his grandmothers ring that she wore as a pendant.

    The stone is around .70ct and I love my ring!

    PS – I chose mmm casserole as that’s hilarious!!

    Post # 6
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    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I didn’t really think about size – jewelry stones are so small already, I mean really, even in giant e-rings it all comes down to millimeters.

    I just kind of assumed a “standard” size would be fine. I ended up with a .75c which is great! I helped pick it out with now-husband and he bought it from the internet site of a jeweler in NY (Good Old Gold).

    Post # 7
    Member
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    I don’t even know what carat my ring is, and I don’t care, lol. I just love my ring and the diamonds were my grandmother’s, so it’s perfect no matter what.

    Post # 8
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    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @ladyamalthea:  I did think about what I would like- I used to work in a jewelry store.  Being surrounded by rings and helping other couples choose theirs, I couldn’t help but wonder which style/size I would like!

    Post # 9
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I haven’t got mine yet, but carat size has been a factor in my thought process because I am hoping to live long enough and have a family one day to pass my ring/diamond down as an heirloom, and I want it to be a size that I think is not too big and not too small. (I know size prefrence is completely relative, but I think in my circumstances whomever I pass it down to will be happy with the size.) The quality has been my main focus, carat size is the last thing on my list of the C’s. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I set out to get about a 1crt emrald cut with halo. went into a random smaller jeweler that was so flash you had to ring a door bell to be let in. we sort of laughed about not being able to afford anythong in the shop. Didn’t really see anything I liked until I spotted my rose gold halo morganite. I feel in love and it was right in our price point! It’s double and a half the crt size we set out for. oops

    Post # 11
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    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @ladyamalthea:  We’re both in college, so I wasn’t really thinking of carats, more finger coverage. The ring I liked the most was actually garnet, not diamond as I was looking at less expensive rings. I ended up recieving an heirloom ring with a .25c diamond center stone, but the metal work is gorgeous and provides the coverage I was looking for. 

    Post # 12
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    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It wasn’t until after I got my ring that I realized how much thought some people put into the little details of their rings. The day after we got engaged, we went to a jewellery store, I picked out a ring and that was that! 🙂 We were English in a French speaking place so honestly I don’t know many details about it.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I just wanted something I liked the look of on my finger, so I tried some on then looked for something close to the same size

    Post # 14
    Member
    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I had a vague idea that I wanted a stone between .5 and 1 carat. I have size 4.5/5 so anything bigger than that would have felt uncomfortable and looked, in my opinion, constume-y on me. I ended up with a .88 sapphire center stone. I’m very fond of it!

    Post # 15
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    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I knew I didn’t want anything over 1 carat and I didn’t want a diamond. Those were pretty much my only stipulations.

    Post # 16
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    2087 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Before I discovered Weddingbee, I didn’t know anything about rings. If I had, I think I would have gotten my ring from Hatton Garden (the jewellery quarter in London) where I would have got more for the money.

    When I was looking for my ring, I wanted:

    1) A diamond that wasn’t too big it looked silly on me (I have size 2.5 fingers)

    2) Diamonds along the shank to make up for the smaller centre diamond 😉

    3) FI wanted it in platinum as FMIL’s ring is platinum

    In the end, we did pretty well! This is my 1/3 carat beauty (0.40 TCW) in platinum. I think the diamond looks much bigger than that because of my tiny fingers.

    @ladyamalthea:  

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