Post # 1
My boyfriend and I picked out my engagwment ring together, he is down to the last payment and said now ill be surprised with the ring by april. Now I’m stressing that the diamond is too small!! The center stone is 1/2 carat and with another 1/4 carat halo around it. I tried rings with diamonds on the band and they just looked to flashy for me.
This ring was about 2,700 which is in our 3,000 budget. I think it’s beautiful but I can’t really try it on till it’s sized and by then there is no going back!!
Please show me your rings if you have a similar size and diamond!! I’m just a little nervous.
Post # 3
@Erockyp: looks beautiful, am sure it will be perfect!
Post # 4
I am sure it will be fine. What exactly are you worried about?
Recognizing that I will sound completely judgemental, I cannot fathom why people get all up in arms about diamonds being too small. At the end of the day, you will be married to the love of your life. The rest is gravy. My fi could have proposed with a cracker jack ring, it would have made no difference.
Also, bear in mind that there are other things to consider like cut, clarity. There is no point in having a 2kt ring, if everyone looks at it and notices it’s cloudy and generally a shitty diamond.
Post # 5
@Erockyp: Its a beautiful ring! I’ll look great on your finger. =)
Post # 6
That is a beautiful ring- and I am usually not a huge fan of the halo style. I agree with the quality over quantity assessment of the situation. I also have a “smaller” stone and while people don’t ooh and aah over it, I know it’s my forever ring and it’s perfect for me 🙂
Post # 7
i think the ring is perfect. I’m just worried about my
gigantic finger making it look super tiny.
everyone i know seems to want such a big diamond I guess I thought I was going to small.
Post # 8
The diamond itself is gorgeous. I don’t remember the grade exactly but it was one step below nearly flawless
Post # 9
@Erockyp: if you say the ring is perfect, then it’s perfect! Don’t wallow in the carat size. Objectively, it’s a beautiful ring, and the halo will add some extra bling.
Post # 10
@Erockyp: A good way to save money when you buy a diamond is to buy an SI1 stone. An SI1 stone is eye clean, just like an IF stone, but he price is way better. Compromising on the clarity is the best way to geg a larger, pretty diamond. The cut, color, and carat weight are most important.
Is it too late to get a larger stone, wih a Very Good cut, and a good color (the color depends on you. Some people would be very bothered by a J diamond, and some don’t see any color in them at all).
Here is a .66 ct diamond on my sz 5 finger next to my 1.1 ct diamond.
Post # 11
my boyfriend is very set on this ring. He loves it, every time we even look at others he says he still loves the other more.
Post # 12
Also, if I was on a budget, I would get moissanite. Diamonds aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. The price is inflated due to artificial scarcity (aka hoarding diamonds and controlling how many can be sold on the market. There are more gem quality diamonds available than there are consumers. The supply exceeds the demand.) That $2,000 diamond shouldn’t cost nearly that much. Moissanite is just as beautiful, lasts just as long, and is reasonably priced. I would have nevet bought my diamond if I had known moissanite existed. I am getting moissanite even though we can afford a diamond and already bought one. I’d rather sell it for a loss and have a stone I don’t resent, but that’s just me.I mean, look at this thing!
The diamond marketing machine has been so effective. I am financially savvy but didn’t think twice about forking over thousands for this diamond. Feel a little silly now…They’re like new cars, but worse. You drive a brand new car off he lot and it’s instantly worth 25% less. You leave he jeweler with your diamond and it’s instantly worth 50%-90% less. There’s a Bee who bought a set for $1400 and got less than $100 for it, and that was after scouring the internet for the highest price someone would pay.
I say keep your money and opt for a moissanite since you’ll be getting a sparkling, relatively colorless stone that will stand the test of time, but without he unjustified markup you of diamonds.
Post # 13
My engagement ring is less than a third of a carat equivalent, on a size 7.5 finger. So, smaller in comparison to yours. And I love my ring so much. If you’re really attached to the “What a rock!” look, then your diamond might look small, but there are lots of people with small stones that love their rings.
Post # 14
Your ring is beautiful and no other woman’s hands are going to look like yours. It’s great that you were able to stay within budget, but if you do have any second guessing…kindly tell your FI and let him know that you’d like to try it on again for reasurance.
I’m like you, I don’t really care for alot of detail stone around the band (sometimes the scratch & they are constant work to keep clean) Your setting is really pretty and practical. Tell FI your concerns – he can’t read your mind. Also say you didn’t want to stress him & wanted to keep in budget, but you need to be honest with him that ________. It could be now or down the road to be able to get the changes you want.
You might want the same setting that you love but a bit larger. You could get the halo in a double halo or in a bit larger stones, which is more budget friendly than a larger single stone. It could be to your advantage to do this now (Dec/Jan) and you wouldn’t have to go through all the financing checks again, just an extension. You’d be surprised how a little “tweeking” could make a big difference that you feel you need. It is a very pretty ring.
Post # 15
@Erockyp: here is a diamond:finger ratio chart. maybe this will give you an idea of the coverage.
Post # 16
@mypinkshoes: Thanks for posting the chart – good to know. I’m guessing it’s for the center stone, so with all the details & side stones a mounting would be much larger – lucky girls!
@Erockyp; I posted already but wanted to add… what it really comes down to is: 1) You need to love the ring you’re going to wear – it becomes a part of you. 2) Above all else remember you are marring the man not the ring. Congrats!