Quote: "I won't accept anything smaller than…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you have a minimum size?
    Yes - I wanted my feature stone to be at least .25 ct : (8 votes)
    2 %
    Yes - I wanted my feature stone to be at least .50 ct : (42 votes)
    11 %
    Yes - I wanted my feature stone to be at least .75 ct : (22 votes)
    6 %
    Yes - I wanted my feature stone to be at least 1.0 ct : (75 votes)
    20 %
    Yes - I wanted my feature stone to be at least 1.25 ct : (19 votes)
    5 %
    Yes - I wanted my feature stone to be at least 1.50 ct : (13 votes)
    3 %
    Yes - I wanted my feature stone to be at least 1.75 ct : (4 votes)
    1 %
    Yes - I wanted my feature stone to be at least 2.00 ct : (15 votes)
    4 %
    Yes - I wanted my feature stone to be at least 2.50 ct : (4 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My center stone isn’t quite 1ct. but I’m happy with it. I helped pay for what I wanted, I would never demand a certain size though. That’s a lot of money, I wanted a little more than what he could afford so I payed too 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I didn’t have a requirement. My FI could have proposed to me with a ring pop and I would have said yes.

    Having said that, my ring is .75 ct and I love it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t understand carat. I didn’t want a diamond, I wanted a ring I would like, and that would mean something to FI and I. We bought according to our means, which was very, very inexpensive. I know not all people have the same expectations, and the ring might have bigger importance to some ladies. To me, it didn’t. It’s just a piece of jewelry that I wear when I go out. I take it off as soon as I’m home. So I didn’t see the point of paying thousands of dollars for it, but that’s just me !

    Post # 6
    Member
    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Well, a stone I could see without a microscope would be nice, but there was no hard and fast requirement. I have a 3 stone totaling 1.5

    Post # 7
    Member
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I didn’t want a diamond and I prefer smaller more petite stones anyway.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee

    I was that girl! Lol I wanted a 1 ct or 1.5 but had noo idea about diamond specs and prices! So once I realized that I was super happy to get my good quality 1/2 ct diamond ring. 🙂 maybe once she does some research she’ll realize orrrr she’ll just end up with a really horrible quality 2.5 or 3 ct stone!

    Post # 9
    Member
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    My center stone is 2 carats which is what I wanted, however it was not my minimum. I wanted at least 1 carat.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1275 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I have a small solitaire and it’s not what I wanted, but we are getting it changed to a more intricate pave setting soon – my TCW will still be less than 1ct!  I understand having a preference, but to say you won’t accept less than a certain weight?  If one of my guy friends proposed and she didn’t accept based on TCW I’d say “good freakin’ riddance!”

    I do know a girl who didn’t like the ring she was proposed to with, and so she said no, and – quoted, as she tells it – “save up a little longer and try again.”  He really did get her a new one and re-proposed!  Then six months later she called off the wedding and pawned the ring.  No lie.  Some people’s children ….

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

    I didn’t have a requirement. The ring really wasn’t that important to me, though my DH did do a fabulous job and I do love my ering (just over 1 ct). He picked it out on his own and I wasn’t involved at all (other than the fact that he knew that I like round stones).

    I think for someone to say that they wouldn’t accept anything less than 3 carats says quite a bit about them…

    Post # 12
    Member
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    When we were first engaged, I just wanted a ring he could afford! Neither of us had much money at the time, so when we went to look at rings, I intentionally looked at the smallest rings I could find. It was the marriage and not the ring that mattered to me. DH later upgraded my ring (his idea, not mine), but I was just as married with a small ring as I am with a bigger one.

    Post # 13
    Member
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I told my husband to give me a plain, 2mm, no diamond band and call it a day- I didn’t even need an engagement ring!. He ended up using his late mother’s ring to propose. I’m not sure how big it is, maybe 1/4 ct? I know it’s smaller than 1/2, and I am beyond okay with that. I had some ideas in mind of what I liked, and we did go look together but I am so glad he went the route he did. I couldn’t imagine demanding a certain size

    Post # 14
    Member
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I siad no, but to be honest when we first started looking I had my mind set up on at least 1 ct.  But as I looked i found a beautiful canary diamond with a halo that i loved and the feature stone was .75.  I would have taken that in a second.  And i never thought I wanted a halo.  Then as i tried on more and more rings in different settings I realized that the stone size that i wanted changed with each setting 🙂  sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller.  and then i saw the prices and couldn’t imagine spending so much money on a STONE.  So i ended up not having a minimum and knowing I’d be happy with whatever he got me.  Then I ended up with an heirloom ring and neither of us had any choice. It is what it is. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I didn’t want anything larger than a 0.75 diamond or moissy (I didn’t care which) because I think smaller stones look better on me.  I like the dainty look.

    I ended up getting something slightly over a carat.  Whatever –  no skin off my back.

     

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I didn’t have a minimum, but I knew I wanted diamonds. My cluster isn’t all that large as a total carat of .5 but I really love it.

    He actually proposed with a .1 carat or something.. a teeny tiny diamond and I said yes. It wasn’t until after the fact that he told me I could pick out my own ring.

    I can’t honestly say that I would have been okay with just a plain band with NO diamonds at all, because quite frankly I work hard and I feel I deserve something worth more than the smart phones we replace every year.

    The setting really meant more to me than the diamonds themselves, though.

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