(Closed) A thought on diamond size

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I enjoy looking at other girls’ rings just to see what different people prefer and what the trends are in e-rings, but I personally don’t feel like I judge others’ rings.

I’ve seen rings much tinier than mine and much larger than mine, but I guess I see them in the same light as I see cars in that I don’t compare.

I do like looking at rings more than I like looking at cars, though. 😉

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s a great comparison, except, I would feel strange if my Mom bought me a carolla and bought my sister a BMW.  It’s not the same. It’s the assumption of cost that make people have a reaction

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Great point!! Everyone has different ideas on what’s the most practical, affordable, best looking car/ring for them!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011
Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

You’ve started a few threads on diamond sizes, their cost, people’s comments on them, are people making comments or something? It’s more magnified on a board like this because everyone pays more attention to it, but IRL I’ve never come across anyone who really cared that much.

I think I like to look at quarter carat diamonds and smaller sapphires and emeralds as much as I love oggling 3 carat D color honkers. I really never see anyone judging anyone else’s ring?

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@mwitter80: this.

i think the obsession with ring size is really all about cost and not about size. People see a huge ring and assume (rightly or more likely– wrongly) that means that your husband has a better job, is more successful, comes from a wealthy family, etc. People like appearing wealthy and successful generally. Thus people often (with probably even less accuracy) that a smaller ring means exactly the opposite. That you don’t have money or success— rather than the simple truth that you might just not value bling as highly as others. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Excellent point!  

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@CorgiTales: This is so true. I know a doctor who wears a CZ because she sees no value in diamonds and would rather put the money into her travel fund. Me on the other other hand, I’d probably blow my life savings for an unheated Kashmir sapphire.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@KatyElle: Before I got engaged, I thought nobody really cared about diamond size. However, every third person or so asks me what carat size I have. To me, that’s a loaded question (depending on who is asking it of course). I think size matters to a lot of people unfortunately.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsFuzzyFace: I can understand that, I’m the same way. I just didn’t know if someone was giving you ‘tude about your ring!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Well said!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@iheartyou132: Yeah that’s weird, I’ve really never thought to ask that question, just as I wouldn’t ask someone’s salary.

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