Not ashamed of my small ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you happily wear a ring this small?
    Yes- I'd be proud : (270 votes)
    65 %
    I guess, if I had too. : (64 votes)
    15 %
    No-absolutely not : (58 votes)
    14 %
    Yes-but I'd be hinting daily on upgrading : (23 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    @EmJayHyphenAy:  I see absolutely nothing to be ashamed of in a small ring! My original ering’s centre stone is no more than .4ct, but as you beautifully put it, it’s full of love!
    Only reason we’re upgrading is because I’m allergic to white gold, which is a shame because I love white gold!

    It isn’t the size that’s important, it’s what it represents! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    3614 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I think it is great to love your ring, regardless of size.  We all love different things. But it is rude to call others rings, also “full of love that will last forever”, monstrocities.  

    Post # 5
    Member
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    @EmJayHyphenAy:  Your ring is beautiful. I am glad you are proud of it.

    I am not sure I’d called bigger rings “monstrocities” though.

    Post # 6
    Member
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think its beautiful! Nothing to be ashamed of at all. And remember… just because someone says they have a 2+ carat ring it doesn’t mean they do. It is the internet, afterall.

    My inlaws got engaged when they were 19. He had no money and got her a tiny little simple ring. Twenty-five years later he is a Vice President and they are extremely comfortable in regard to finances. But you know what? My MIL is still sporting her tiny little original ering. I just love that.

    Post # 7
    Member
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Agree with PPs that your ring is very pretty, but it’s not cool to refer to others’ rings as “monstrosities”

    I’m glad you’re happy with your ring!

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @esk716:  That’s what I was thinking.

    Of course you should proudly wear your ring, OP! There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Before this turns into an argument, I don’t think she meant to offend by saying monstrocities, I think she meant it more as a derivative of monstrous and was refering to the size….let’s not all get upset.

    Post # 10
    Member
    567 posts
    Busy bee

    @EmJayHyphenAy:  Just so you know over 70% of these rings on wedding bee’s that are 2carats, 3 carats and over 3 carats are all Moissionate’s or however you spell it.  I thought the same thing but if you dig a little deeper in the bee’s who post their huge ring pics profiles you will see most of them are imitiation diamonds 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Lbward6:  +1. Thats how I interpreted it. Monstrous in regard to size, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

    Post # 12
    Member
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    You ring is beautiful!

    Post # 13
    Member
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Lbward6:  monstrosity has a negative conotation by definition

    something, esp. a building, that is very large and is considered unsightly.

    I don’t think anyone has been mean to OP or gotten their panties in a bunch, people were just letting her know it wasn’t appropriate (while at the same time complimenting her ring).

    Post # 14
    Member
    851 posts
    Busy bee

    @EmJayHyphenAy:  It’s a very pretty ring and honestly, not *that* small. I’ve definitely seen smaller.

    Also I second what @adoc86:  said, i.e., people exaggerate and sometimes outright lie, sad to say. There’s no way of verifying diamond size or clarity through a vague picture and even if everyone were telling the truth, there still aren’t that many 2+ carat rings here. The norm is 1ct and that is still higher than the average e-ring size in reality, so there is a definite selection bias. If you really want to see BLING, check out Pricescope…5ct rings and 10ct tennis bracelets 😛

     

    Oh and just btw, I know you’re new but be it on an internet forum or in real life, or in relations to small rings or large ones, calling something a ‘monstrosity’, especially something highly cherished by someone, is probably not the most tactful move.

    Post # 15
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    3614 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    @Lbward6:  regardless of what you think she meant, either way it is still rude.  There is nothing positive with either word.  If someone posted you ring is hidiously small, you can sure as heck be sure they would get flamed.  I have a 2-3ct diamond, and I was offended.

    Post # 16
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Well, I think that ring is lovely. But, I don’t think any ring is a “monstrocity”, unless it has a horrifying back story (like it’s made out of the human bones or something)

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