Does size really matter?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Not to me, but it does for many people. Personally, I’m a fan of small diamonds and I don’t like the idea of spending much on jewelry. I would have been pretty mad at my husband if he spent a ton on my ring when he could have put the money towards the mortgage or a trip.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Supersleuth:  I think it depends on the person and probably on the area/who you are around on a day to day basis. I can imagine not caring AT ALL or I can imagine feeling upset because of people around me on a daily basis always comparing. In the end though of course it only matters if it matters to the couple! 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@Supersleuth:  for me, not really. its more about the sentiment and the meaning of the actual ring rather than the size of the stone.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

For me, he knew what I liked, not that I was like “I need this size” but we had done enough looking he knew what I was more drawn to. Many people would consider my 1ct small but I love my ring and wouldn’t trade it for the world! I love that he thought of me when he saw it!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

To me, yes.  But within reason. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Absolutely. I know what I like and what I don’t like. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@Supersleuth:  Depends on the person more than anything. To some it matters and to some it doesn’t.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

No it doesn’t to me, but I know it does to others. However there are different situations I’ve seen where a friend of mine got engaged and her center stone was smaller than she was expecting and she eventually found out it was because her FI just got a new gaming system and dedicated his savings more to that. eek! That’s a different situation I think, because he was certainly capable of giving her more of what she wanted and it didn’t take long for her to upgrade ;).

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Diamonds are kind of like penises–A nice one is great, but bad one isn’t a dealbreaker!

 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Yes and no. haha Sized matters in the sense that I would not want to sacrafice high quality for a bigger size. It also mattered in that I didn’t want a stone that was too big or too smal for my taste. Yes, I did just say “too big”. Anything over 1.5 is “too big” for me. Even 1.5 is pushing the “gaudy” boundary. So my sweet spot was .75-1.25. Within that general range, the specific sice didn’t matter.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

To me, the setting mattered more than the stone. So kind of? My setting would look stupid with a small stone (<0.5ct).

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

To me, yeah. It’s a balance between size and quality.

I don’t know why this is even a question. Different strokes for different folks. It’s like asking if house size matters. Some people would prefer a small bungalow or a condo while others would prefer a large country home.

Some people don’t care about the ring and/or want something tiny and unassuming. Some want 20 carat diamonds (like Beyonce), and others want something in the middle.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Yes, but of course within budget.  I don’t personally care for rings with small stones and I never wear them anyway, and my engagement ring is no different.  To me rings with small stones make me feel like I’m wearing children’s jewelry (not trying to attack others with small stones that’s just how they feel to me on my hand).  

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