Whats the reason behind your little stone and why you wanted it?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What's your reason?
    lifestyle : (23 votes)
    22 %
    passed down : (9 votes)
    9 %
    what he picked out : (15 votes)
    15 %
    budget : (34 votes)
    33 %
    other (please explain) : (22 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @oxstardust421xo:  I think if you added “Budget,” a lot of Bees might pick that.  And what are you considering “little”?  Less than a carat, less than a half, less than a quarter?

    Post # 4
    Member
    6506 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I consider mine little compared to the majority I see on here but I think it would be helpful to define it since everyone has a different opinion on little.

    Anyways, I chose a “littler” diamond because at the time we were on a budget. I could have waited 1.5 years and had a much larger budget (and ring) but I chose to get engaged/married sooner rather than waiting for a bigger diamond. I will not upgrade because my e-ring and wedding band are my forever rings 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    oxstardust421xo you lil lady have have the right attitude. I’m ashamed to say, I wans’t like that b/c at the time had a very toxic friend also planning her wedding and made everything a competition. My diamond is slightly smaller than I wanted but I love it and now have that attitude. Wouldn’t change it for the world, would never want to “upgrade”

    Post # 9
    Member
    734 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Mine is a 1/2 carat (I think). My MIL gave it to me when we got married. It was from her first marriage (she got divorced), and at the time we had no budget whatsoever for a ring. I would have been happy even without a ring at all.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    @oxstardust421xo:  I just don’t like how big ones look. The size I actually really like is .35 carat center stone. Even if we had an unlimited budget I would go with the smaller one because of looks and it is more practical.

    Post # 11
    Member
    8706 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I really dislike how anything larger than a caret looks. Even if we were the richest people in the world, I’d want my small diamond.

    Post # 12
    Member
    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Because I wanted a specific ring (Tiffany Setting) from Tiffany & Co, so we could only afford a smaller stone. But I was happy with the size, looks perfect on my finger.

    Post # 14
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    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I liked how it looked on my hand, i tried on many larger stones, and it just felt weird….i have short fingers and mine is a pear cut, a 0.23 carat pear diamond, and I tried on all different shapes and sizes and i didnt like how they looked on my hand as much as I loved this size of pear…..so there was that!

    I also had a financial aspect i couldnt see spending tons of money on a diamond! my whole ring came in underk $1K for the whole shebang….so I felt that it was a wiser choice to get something more affordable!

    Im also very active with my hands so i didnt want some honker no matter how freaking GORGEOUS it was messing with me…..

    I have so much respect for women who can wear big rings and not bust them on everything!! i worry about how much i ding mine….i cant imagine what it would belike if it were bigger!

    Post # 15
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    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I don’t have a ring yet, but SO has seen what I want and everything is a caret or under. For me it’s about lifestyle and just the look. I don’t wear a lot of jewelery. I don’t have a fancy job (though SO does so if he bought for HIS income it would look totally gaudy in my workplace) and I often volunteer in low-income neighborhoods. A big diamond would just call waaaay too much attention to me.

    Post # 16
    Member
    2782 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @oxstardust421xo:  I wanted a smaller diamond for a number of reasons.  I was totally cool with a .25, but FI said “No, you need something at least a little bigger than that- please!”

    So I got a .50.  

    Mostly, I got it because I just don’t see the point in spending money on a finger decoration.  Don’t get me wrong- there are some larger rings that are gorgeous and stunning and I have drooled before.  But I know that I’d end up having buyers remorse after having it for a month or so.  Another part was lifestyle, I guess.  I have a five year old already, and also I am a klutz.  I have knocked my ring around so many times- each time by accident.  Which is exactly why it’s bezel set.  I am also a person who wants to wear her rings everyday- and not feel like I have this huge thing chained to my hand.  I want to be able to sleep in it, and now feel uncomfortable.  Another reason- I think I’d look ridiculous walking around with a 2ct stone in my yoga pants.  I totally wear yoga pants all the freakin’ time, as long as it’s appropriate for the occasion.  We are laidback people, and giants jewels don’t work well with that, IMO.

     

    The only time I’ve briefly wondered if I wanted a larger stone/crazy blingy ring is after joining Weddingbee.  You see so many pictures, and people showcasing thier rings- but then I jump off the computer and snap back to real life and fall in love with my ring all over again.  My ring is perfect for me.  

    I’m thankful that even though my stone is tiny, it’s beautiful.  It’s a J color, VVS1, Excellent Cut GIA stone, hearts and arrows- which you can see!!

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