Post # 1
My fiance proposed to me with a cheap ring, knowing how particular I am. We went to the local jeweler and had a ring custom made. The ring came today, and I went HORRIBLY wrong. I completley love the setting, it is perfect, but the center stone is too big for the setting and my taste. It is currently set with a 2 carat stone. I want to change the center stone to 1.25 carats. I have never owned any real jewelry, so I’m nervous to bring this up to my fiance. Is this something they can even do???! This may sound like a RIDUCLOUS question. Thank you so much!
Post # 3
You really would have to speak with your jeweller.. it varies with each setting. On a side note, the new setting is lovely!
Post # 4
Really?? Wow, I’ll trade you! I have a 1ct princess 🙂
Post # 5
Shrinkage is REAL! Keep your 2 carat and wear it with pride! But if you are very serious, they can likely set it with a smaller stone.
Post # 6
@Missmodernpinup: It doesn’t ridiculous at all. A 2 carat stone would look like constume jewelry on my child sized hands, so I understand your concerns.
I think you should just be honest with your FI. It will probably be easier for him to hear that he went too big as opposed to too small. You will also have fun deciding what to do with the extra cash…..I’d totally blow it something frivolous and fun!
Post # 7
I thought about that! Downsizing, and then being really dissapointed!!!! Excellent point 🙂
Post # 9
That is actually exactly my dilema!!! It is a BEAUTIFUL ring, but I have very tiny hands. The sparkle is amazing, but the only thing I can think of when I look at is is those huge claires or walmart fakes! You can tell it’s not… but it honestly looks silly on my hand!!! I killed my budget with my floral bid yesterday so, it would help with that too 🙂 Thanks for the insight!
Post # 10
@Missmodernpinup: They can probably set it with a smaller stone, but make sure they put on different prongs to accomodate the different size! My mom has a solitaire that is just over 1 ct and the prongs are very bulky and curve inward (she had a local jeweler set the diamond she picked out). As it turns out, the reason it looks funny is because the prongs are made for a stone that is much bigger than her stone, so they curve in.
Don’t know if that will apply to you, but it’s definitely something I would at least ask about!
Post # 11
@Missmodernpinup: Floral bid….that sounds like a very responsible thing to spend the money on…meh…get more jewelry! Matching bracelet or earrings….then come post pics on the Bee 😀
Post # 13
- Wedding: January 2014 - Lizard Island, Australia
I downsized from a 1.12 to a 0.90 because I felt it was too big for me. Really regret that now and wish I’d kept my bigger stone. I know yours is a lot lot bigger and I don’t know much about you and I’m probably not even being very helpful but I’d hate for you to make the same mistake I did. Can you think on it for a while? I rushed into it and sent the ring back to blue nile a day after it arrived. I wish I’d maybe waited a week or so to see how I got in with it. Don’t get me wrong I adore my ring now and it’s sparkly and beautiful but sometimes I wish I could stretch the diamond!!
Post # 14
I love it!! I would not go smaller, lol. Give it some time on your finger. 😉
Post # 15
If it were me, I would keep the bigger stone…. and the reason why is a disease that you will likely get and there is no cure for it, it’s called DSD (Diamond Shrinkage Disease)
Why don’t you post a pic of the ring on your finger, that will helip us, but I have seen plenty of women with small fingers and big rings and they look good. Perhaps over time you will learn to love it, but trust me, as time goes on, it will shrink in your eyes.
Post # 16
Can we see a picture with it on your hand? I think it would look lovely.