Help! 1ct e-ring – too big?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
13256 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

1 ct looks pretty average to me, it’d definitely not too big imo.

Post # 3
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

its not too big. its perfect.

Post # 4
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It’s perfect!

Post # 5
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

AnutaBee:  it looks really good! I also have a 1 ct and it felt gaudy when I first got it. But now it’s been about 6 months and it’s starting to feel small! Just give it time. And congrats!!

Post # 6
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Not big. It looks nice.

Post # 7
278 posts
Helper bee

AnutaBee: It looks great on you! I felt the same way the first few weeks, like really quite overwhelmed and felt like I was walking around with a smaller mountain on my finger, but it will pass as you get used to it. ^^ Lovely ring, and congratulations! 😀

Post # 8
498 posts
Helper bee

It looks beautiful on you AnutaBee:   not to big either. However you say you keep thinking you’d be happier with a smaller stone so I suggest trying some on. If in fact your happier because that’s what YOU like better then down size. If it’s only because if people’s comments thenignore them. It’s not to much at all. I have a .83 which I’d huge for my circle and I’m still bnot used to it on myself. But it looks nice and isn’t too big on me either. So do what makes you feel good. WB won’t let me attach a photo to show you so I’m going to try a separate post with my ring on me. You really can’t tell mine’s smaller the a1ct until i actually put a 1ct next to mine. So it’s honestly a thing if what you like as visually there’s not much change unless going allot smaller.

Post # 9
498 posts
Helper bee

I have a 4.25 size finger for reference

Post # 10
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

AnutaBee:  I think it’s regional….I’m my area 1 carat is actually considered small!

Honestly I don’t think there is a “too big” or “too small.” There is only what you personally like to see on your hand. Nothing else matters. Often when people say a stone is big, they say it as a compliment.

If you would be happier with a smaller stone, get one!! But don’t do it because of what you think others may think. 

Post # 11
220 posts
Helper bee

AnutaBee:  It doesn’t look big to me at all. Like polyblonde said, maybe it’s regional, but 1ct is fairly small around here, and for what I’m used to seeing. I also agree that there isn’t a “too big” or “too small”. It’s a “get whatever size you want”. If you want a smaller one, get it, but I think that stone is a good size for your hand. Diamond shrinkage is a real thing. 

Post # 12
1762 posts
Buzzing bee

AnutaBee:  A carat is definitely not huge. It looks great on your hand! Once you get used to wearing it, it probably won’t seem so large. Congrats on your engagement!!!

Post # 13
1762 posts
Buzzing bee

soontobebee:  +1 on the diamond shrinkage phenomenon and the regional size comparison.

Some days/ in certain circles I think my ring is “huge”, other days it’s pretty modest Lol!

Post # 14
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a 0.6 ct and it felt HUGE to me at first. Now it feels just right, although I sometimes wish I had gone for a 0.5 and a more interesting setting. Some people just prefer smaller stones, you might be one of them 🙂


Post # 15
34 posts

haha, wait a couple months then tell us if you think it’s too big. 😀  

Personally, my smallest ring is a 1.2ct and it’s on a +4ct heavy band so fairly blingy… Never, too much though. You just have got to learn to rock that rock!

You can always get another RHR for size comparison! I just bought a 20ct morganite with ~1ct of diaonds on a rose gold band. Even my biggest ring pales in comparison to it’s awesome massive-ness. 

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