Post # 1
So, I am not engaged yet, but we have looked at rings and I actually really hope for a .5 ct ring! Anything bigger than that just seems too big for my tastes! In reading everyone else’s posts I see many ladies are unhappy with with diamonds under 1 ct… Good diamonds come in small packages? Anyone else with me?
My dream ring: .5 ct circle cut center stone with small pear shaped side stones… I love the way that little beauty looks!!
Post # 3
The most beautiful and perfect ring is the one that makes you feel loved, proud, and puts a smile on your face every time you look at it. If the ring of your dreams includes a half carat center diamond, that is the ring you deserve! FWIW, the center diamond of my wedding set is half carat, ideal cut. It makes me happy.
Post # 4
mine is .7 and i love it to death. i couldn’t imagine a more perfect ring.
Post # 5
I just got engaged yesterday (I know!!!) and I actually picked out my ring myself. He bought it and surprised me though. We have had a house for two years with a big mortgage and I was unemployed for nearly 10 months. I knew we were on a budget, so I went out looking for something inexpensive and yet completely beautiful. I knew it had to be out there. My only absolute NO WAY was a ring with many stones made to look like one. His mother has a princess style, four stone ring that is rather large.
I ended up deciding on one that has a center stone that is about .4 carat set in an vintage-style setting. Its dainty and I love it! I also love knowing that I made a good financial decision. I feel better knowing we didn’t break the bank for a larger ring. The other issue is that I wanted a vintage style setting, and for something to look truly vintage it needs to be smaller. Back in the day, average ladies didn’t run around with huge center stones.
And I would totally post photos but I can’t get my point and shoot to take anything reasonable. Borrowing my neighbors SLR later today 🙂
Post # 6
small ring girl here! I actually don’t even know the carat weight…it was my fiance’s grandmother’s engagement ring but it’s definitely under a carat, maybe under 0.5. But I love it nonetheless. I don’t think I could have picked out a prettier ring. 🙂 [attachment=566261,74042]
Post # 7
All that matters is that you love it! There will be girls with bigger, girls with smaller, and girls without diamonds at all. A ring is a very personal decision and you should not have to defend it! If you love it, own it.
Post # 8
Like all the girls you describe who are not happy with anything smaller than a carat–YOU SHOULD GET WHAT YOU WANT! End of conversation. You have every anniversary from here on out to get something different if your tastes change.
Post # 9
I don’t think we’re defending our rings (at least I wasn’t!), just showing off what we like 🙂 I’d love to see more small rings! I hope this doesn’t turn into another “if you’re happy with your ring, that’s all that matters” thread…I just wanna see some pretty rings!
Post # 10
My ring is very small, about .4 carats. It is perfect for me! It is a daimond solitare and it was his mom’s engagement ring. She gave it to him to give to me! I love that is has extra special meaning behind it.
Post # 11
Mine’s small too and I love it! Anything bigger would have looked wierd on my hand. I think it has a Total weight of .75 but the center stone is .5 or less. Love it!
Post # 12
Definitely get something that you are comfortable wearing! I picked out a sapphire that is 0.3 ct in a bezel setting. Just works best for my style, I wouldn’t trade it in for a million gigantic rings!
Post # 13
whfields- Your ring is gorgeous!
Thanks ladies for sharing!
Post # 14
Mine is about a .5 carats and I love it. I tried on bigger diamonds but I just didn’t like the way they looked on my finger. I love my sparkly ring!
Post # 15
My ring is about 0.6 carats and it is a beauty :-). I love it more and more every day!!
Post # 16
Mine is .5 carats with 2 .10 carat diamonds on the sides and I plan making those a little bigger but other than that, I agree about the big rings. Once you add the wedding band large rings can look awful! I feel that when we’re older and more established an “investment ring” as I like to call them will feel more natural and deserved even. We’re young and just starting out in the world and I feel my ring reflects that perfectly. I’m proud too because we are trying to be smart about money and have student loans to worry about so are keeping debt and purchases to a min. We aren’t even buying a car until after the wedding. We know some couples our age who spend way more on larger rings but they are more in debt than us.
We both agreed though for our five year anniversary the ring he would’ve wanted to get me if he could’ve afforded it will be purchased and I’m sure it’s much bigger but so will our wallets!