Post # 1
Hello, I’m a guy who has just brought a 0.60 carat pear shaped ring for my girlfriend. I got the ring home, looked at it and felt a little underwhelmed by it. Maybe too small? Not sure what to do? Also noticing little things like the actual band is not perfectly symmetrical and pave bit is slightly different on each side. Is it normal to feel like this maybe due to thinking in your head for years it’s a really big thing? Confused :/
Post # 2
It might look too small to you cause you have it on your giant man finger and not her lady finger ;). I think it’s gorgeous and from here I don’t see any issues with the pave. It’s probably GOING to have some flaws, as unless it’s made by a machine, no ring with tiny details is every perfect.
Post # 3
markpepper: It’s beautiful! I am betting your FI will just be thrilled that you are proposing! You can always address any ring issueas after you are engaged. I’m not sure how much you guys have discussed it, but just reiterate to her that you are okay if she wants to make changes to it.
Post # 4
I think it’s a beautiful ring! Honestly, if I were you, I would propose and let her decide if she likes it or not… but I’m willing to bet that she’ll love it! 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t see a problem with the pave and I think the diamond certainly looks big enough! I think it looks very proportional and classic.
Post # 6
I think it is very pretty! I am a huge fan of pear cut diamonds. However, if you’re unhappy with it are you able to return it? If so maybe consider doing that, especially if you’re unsatisfied with the craftsmanship. You really don’t want shoddy work with pave set settings.
Also if you want a larger center stone you could always put most of your budget to the diamond and have it set on a simple solitaire setting. Then either she’ll love the ring the way it is or she has the option to choose a new setting later. That is what I did and I am very happy I had that opportunity. I personally don’t think it’s “too small”, but really that is up to you to determine yourself. Size is relative, after all!
Post # 7
Thank you for all the replies. i like the design of the ring, just thinking now that if i could go back in time i’d maybe opt for a larger centre stone. If i return it to the shop they will give me a credit note but i need the ring for this Sunday so no way they could make me a new one in time for then im guessing. Its nice to get the opinions of some females that arent store staff trying to sell me it.
Post # 8
I’m gonna echo PPs and say it’s beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! It looks like the stone has a nice color and cut, as it seems nicely sparkly in your photos. A .60 stone is definitely not too small. It’s a lovely size. And I think the setting is gorgeous. It’s got lovely details but is also simple, elegant, and classic. Once it’s on her finger, it may look quite a bit bigger to you, since she has smaller hands.
If you truly don’t love it, I think the previous suggestion of perhaps getting a different shape stone (or maybe even a larger stone) set in a plain solitaire setting is wise advice. That way, your beloved can change the setting later if she doesn’t love it.
I bet she will be so excited and thrilled to know you want to spend your life with her that she will love the beautiful ring you picked out for her. Good luck with your proposal!
Post # 9
I think it’s stunning as is. Classic and beautiful.
Post # 11
The pave on each side should absolutely be identical! If not, I’d take it back asap. Overall, I think it is beautiful!
If you think it’s too small, think about her fingers- tiny, thin fingers would look beautiful with that ring. Larger (maybe a size 6.5 +) fingers tend to look better with bigger diamonds, just so the size is “balanced”.
Completely your call…I think it’s gorgeous…but you should be happy with it too. Would you feel OK giving it to her, considering you are underwhelmed by it? Has she said what sort of ring she she might like?
Post # 12
I really like it! Would a little bigger center stone be better? Yes (in my opinion). At the same time, I did not immediately think, “that is a little stone” when I looked at the pics.
Post # 13
I think that ring looks perfect! Personally I love a big stone, but I wouldn’t say no to that beauty. xD Do you know her preference when it comes to jewelry? If she hasn’t said anything about size before then I shouldn’t be worried. I think you have made a very good choice, it looks very well made and I am sure your girlsfriend will be more than ecstatic! ^^
Post # 14
Normally I would say .6 ct is small, but it’s a pear and looks like a decent size. Does your GF have the same eye as you? I would notice the imperfections in assymetry. Overall it’s a lovely ring. If you end up changing it though perhaps you can remove the third prong on the pear tip.
Post # 15
I would purpose markpepper: use that ring, but let her know it’s ok not to like it and either change the whole ring or upgrade the stone like you want if shed like. I think it’s beautiful, but ultimately she’ll be wearing it daily and you’ll be seeing it. 🙂 congrats