Post # 1
Hi All ,
I guilty did snooping and discovered my boyfriend bought a ring for 600 dollars online. Upon investigating that means the carat size is .25-.40. I am not sure how that would look on my hand- I’m a size 8 ring but don’t have puffy fingers. I am scared I will be disappointed and others will be judgemental especially cause I was hoping for a substantailly larger ring. Any thoughts advise etc will be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
Him paying $600 doesn’t mean you have a .25-.40 ring. Maybe he got a deal (it is the holidays and they do have massive sales), maybe it’s a payment, etc. This is why I never snoop. You’re disappointed before you’ve even seen it! It might be a gorgeous ring.
Post # 4
Be patient and just be happy he loved you enough to buy you a ring. It is not always about the size of the rock but the size of the heart of the man that gave it to you. And maybe when he bought it for you he was thinking about wanting to make sure he was able to save money for a family in the future?
But whatever you do, do not tell him it is too small when he gives it to you. Men may seem big and macho but we all know they are soft teddy bears underneath.
Besides there is nothing wrong with a small diamond, I have one and love it!!!! And there are many bees on here that feel the same way as I do.
And here is my beauty, Size 7, .5ct tw, .25 center
Post # 5
@kell88: Many bees on here prefer the smaller rings for several reasons, so you should check out some of their posts (search small e-rings…they also mention their finger size frequently).
I understand that you were hoping for much more, but since being on this site I’m really quite floored by this social trend toward larger and larger rings as each generation comes along!
I wonder when exactly it turned from two months salary to three months salary (and I wonder which businesses started this trend). I’m pretty sure that the younger generation might be unaware that this is trend and I’m pretty sure they are landing themselves into debt trouble that their parents never had to contend with just to keep up with this trend.
My FI and I are both professionals with little to prove socially or economically. We opted to spread our cost between all of our rings (we both have e-rings and we have just purchased our wedding bands).
Something to remember if you are worried about the size of your actual e-ring, is that it will be combined with something else someday 😉
Here is a 0.36 on a size 8 finger….
And here is the 0.36 with a half eternity wedding band on a size 8 finger….
Post # 6
@dihy: What a gorgeous set!
As others have mentioned, this can be a beautiful combination, tending to look elegant and feminine. If you like a “chunkier” look, you can always go for a more ornate setting. There are some drop-dead gorgeous elaborate art deco settings out there that are suited to a stone of just this size range.