Post # 1
I love my ring, but not on my fingers! I told the FI i HAD to have no less than a 1 carret center stone, so that is what I got! its actually a little over 1 carrat, and the side stones are 1/2 carrat. I feel like since my fingers are so chubby, it makes the ring look smaller than it really is. I dont know how to ask him to upgrade it, or that is even appriate since we picked it out together but i was not able to try it on bc the band didnt fit and had to be sized (i’m a 7.5)
Post # 3
Stop it, it’s beautiful! And if you still feel that way in 5/10 yrs then talk about an upgrade.
Post # 4
You told your fiance you HAD to have no less than a carat and you picked it out together. You got exactly what you asked for. Now is not the time to be asking for an upgrade.
For the record, it looks completely fine.
Post # 5
when you look for wedding bands it will “fill up” the space & everything will be fine!
It is an amazing ring!!!! Looks beautiful on you!
Post # 6
pretty much a dream ring! it’s beautiful and proportional, don’t worry about carat size. (:
Post # 7
It makes me sad when people care more about the size of a ring than the meaning behind it
Post # 8
My ring is around .6 carat. Don’t sweat it
Post # 8
I think it is beautiful. My only thought is that all squarish shapes appear a bit smaller per carat than other shapes because more stone is underneath. This is according to the jeweler we bought from. If I were you, and did want to have the apperance of a larger center stone, I would just change to a different shape. That way he is not having to invest even more and you can tell him that you don’t think it is the right shape for you, and not hurt him in the process. I think that ring would look amazing with a oval (which are supposed to look larger than actual carat weight) or a round. Keep me updated please, would love to hear what you do.
Post # 9
@ADKbride12: I think it’s a gorgeous ring. Mine is similar in style and I love it.
What is the cut of the center stone? Some cuts “face up” smaller than others. (i.e. a 1 carat princess cut will LOOK larger than a 1 carat cushion cut because the cushion cut is deeper so it has a smaller face).
Post # 10
I also wanted to add that I don’t think you should feel bad for wanting a different stone. You live and learn and if it is not right for you than its not right. I personally would not ask for a larger stone, just a different shape.
Post # 11
It is a Radiant Cut, I wanted a Cushion but they did not have Cushion in our price range 🙁
Post # 12
I would stick with what you’ve got, don’t think it’s really fair of you to ask for an upgrade. What you have is stunning, and looks great on your hand.
Post # 13
I think it’s beautiful! The size or the look isn’t important; focus on the meaning behind the ring…
Post # 14
I know how you feel. sometimes if you pick something out yourself, you have doubts about whether you made the right choice.
how about a compromise? since you chose the ring, maybe you should pay for the upgrade. if you can’t afford it, then consider an alternate gemstone, or wait a few years until you can afford it. who knows, maybe after that time passes, you’ll grow to love it!
also, try seeing what it looks like next to a wedding band. that band might add enough bling that you don’t feel like you need the center stone to be bigger any more!
I think your ring is very pretty, by the way. you’re a lucky girl to get to pick out your own ring!
Post # 15
@KatyElle: I agree. And can I just say that I love your posts?
I think it’s beautiful, your FI did a good job 🙂