@girlynerdy: Comparison is the thief of joy.
Actually, that is a really nice size center with lots of extra diamonds in it! He did good. 🙂
Don’t worry! You’re not alone. When I first received mine, I thought Oh! It’s so gorgeous and perfect and it looks pretty big! But when I get to comparing with the bees with 2+ carat sparklers, mine seems small. But it isn’t! In real life, it’s either average or big depending on where I am! (0.5 carat center in a stunning halo with an eternity band, approx. 1.5 carats tcw.)
A few things I do when I start feeling like this:
-get it cleaned. Mine is definitely more impressive when it’s freshly clean and shiny!
-look at the 0.5 carat ring threads… Those rings don’t look small at all and there are lots of cool settings… And mine fits right in!
-take it off for a day, I miss it.
-picture me and my SO actually spending $20,000 on a ring. Walk myself through that. Where would the money come from, would it feel awkward or not, what would I rather spend it on? Not that people should never do it, just helps put it in perspective.
-remember that some of those gorgeous rings are something other than diamond… The posters don’t always include specs with their rings. Some of the big ones are asha diamonds, moissanite, CZ, white sapphire, etc.
Anyhoo, gorgeous ring and congrats on your engagement!
EDIT: An estimate on the center stone. It depends on your finger size, but assuming your finger is an average of 6ish… I think maybe 0.75 carats give or take. Including the setting? Probably 1.4 or 1.5, but I might be off some.