Post # 1
We always hear about women wantin to upgrade, but any ladies wish they had something simpler?
I am recently engaged (2 months ish) and I do not have a “huge” ring by any means. It is about 1 carat with a pave diamond split shoulder band. I love my ring so much. It is stunning and my FI picked it out 🙂
However, I dislike how I feel like I can’t wear it wen I put lotion on, cook, clean, etc. I often wish I had a stand-in smaller plain solitaire ring. Just seems more practical, you know?
Or maybe I am newley engaged and still getting used to my ring.
Any one else feel similarly ever?
Post # 3
@freshflowers: I have a very simple and small ring, so I am OK with that!
But I used to wear a big ring my dad gave me on my ring finger all the time, so I know what you mean! I am sure you will get used to it 😉
Post # 4
No. I have a 1.25 ct and wear it all the time. The only time I really take it off is if I have my hands in something like meatloaf. I leave it on all the time. I do have it insured and clean it often. It was made to be worn and I wear mine.
Post # 5
I have a small, simple ring, and while sometimes I wish it were bigger, I can totally relate to how you’re feeling! I still don’t put on lotion without taking off my ring but I think I’d have to be SO much more careful and that would drive me crazy! Maybe you’re just getting used to the ring, or maybe you’ll be one of the ladies who wears a plain band for everyday stuff – who knows 🙂 I’ve always loved that look though!
Post # 6
I was right, lol, there IS a 2nd thread like this!
I am happy with my solitaire 🙂 I am used to wearing rings, as I am an admitted jewellery head, haha.
Post # 7
@Schrodingers-Car: THIS is the thread I read. LOL
@freshflowers: I don’t feel similarly because I know that whatever ring I wear no matter how simple (even just a gold band!) there is no way I am putting lotion on with it. I think I’d be more likely to cook with it one if it was just a band, but with anything else (solitaire or whatever) I’m taking it off because I want to keep my diamond sparkly!
Post # 8
I guess I fall into this category. My SO bought me an amazing 1 carat solitaire, but we both regreted that he paid so much for it. We returned it and went with a 3/4 carat which was even on sale, so he saved a lot of money. It made more sense since he’s on a college student budget.
Post # 9
I’m happy with my diamond ring, but before we chose it I wore a CZ stand-in which was an oval halo that sat quite high. I very deliberately chose a simpler and lower set ring because I am left handed and didn’t want to catch it on things. It’s perfect.
Post # 10
I have a 1ct solitaire in a plain setting (no pave etc). Its the plainest design you can get aside from an actual plain band but I still don’t wear it whilst cooking, sleeping, cleaning and defo not when applying lotion. I hate the feeling of wetness or lotion underneath a ring. when I was newly engaged my ring was off more than on but that changed over time. I think you’re prob still getting used to it.
Post # 11
I purposely have a couple smaller stand-in rings because 1) I feel bad wearing my flashy e-ring around my poor-er friends, and 2) I don’t want to risk it when I’m in a bad neighborhood.
Post # 12
I’m a little different, I actually wish he hadn’t spent as much on it as he did. I never wanted a hugely expensive ring (hello $500 ring!) and I feel so self conscious wearing it.
Post # 13
I have a three stone e-ring that is about 1 1/2 ctw. I don’t want it to be smaller because I have fairly large hands and it looks proportional. If I want something that is less in the way I just wear my plain band.
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
Nope. Mine is the perfect size for me and would be considered really small by most of the Bee (.37)
Post # 15
Only when I’m trying to put on gloves. Lol
Post # 16
Yes!!! I actually picked out my ring, but at the time I didn’t have kids and really wasn’t a “house wife” yet, so I didn’t realize how impractical my choice was. OP your ring sounds a lot like mine, center stone is a carat and sits up pretty high and I’ve been to the jeweler to see if they could lower it, but they couldn’t.
I usually don’t wear my ring when I’m home (I’m a stay at home mom) so my ring doesn’t get worn very much and I feel bad about that. It gets in the way of everything I do and I just end up taking it off anyway. Don’t me wrong, I love my ring, it’s beautiful, but looking back I would have at least picked a different setting which would allow the diamond to sit a lot lower.