Post # 16
nykkee : I love the “knot” look of your ring, it’s so pretty and different! Yeah, my ring has a center princess cut and two round champagne diamonds on the end! I always wanted a halo ring, and when he presented this to me (complete surprise) I was shocked that it had all the features I loved (princess cut, halo, rose gold) AND a whole bunch more! (Infinity pattern, three stone, different diamonds). I love it!! And I love that I’ve never seen one like it on anyone else! I’m sure you feel that way about yours, too!
Post # 17
Yep, don’t worry bee, it freaked me out too! It’s definitely more the norm to have smaller rings in the UK – I only have one friend with a 1ct ring, and I thought it was huge! My OH and I have been looking at 0.3ct ovals and they suit my hand perfectly IMO.
Post # 18
To be honest, no idea what my E Rings carat weight is by itself. The center stone is 0.33 carats and the total carat weight of the set is 1 carat. It’s a ring I never would have picked for myself (Back in the day I was pushing for a 5x7mm radiant moissanite with a halo) but as soon as he put it on my finger it was perfect <3
Post # 19
Your ring is beautiful! I really love it.
I too think the forums here distort the ‘average’ engagement ring. I read yesterday that the average size is 0.53 carats. I’m not sure if that’s in the US, or worldwide. I had a 0.1 carat for years (I’m in Canada), and for our anniversary upgraded to just over a carat. I saw one post here the other day of someone saying they had upgraded from their tiny 1 carat to a decent 2.5 carat for their 1st anniversary. It’s hard to hear that a 1 carat stone is considered ‘tiny’!
There’s always going to be people with bigger or smaller stones – so enjoy what you have. It’s absolutely gorgeous – and that’s the important thing
Post # 20
stephaniekate9210 : I love your ring and that sparkly polish!!!
Post # 21
Splodge2003 : your rings are gorgeous. I’m really starting to love champagne diamonds after seeing yours
Post # 22
I think my diamond is the smallest pictured in the thread so far at 0.16!
Post # 23
I couldn’t believe the size of some of the rings when I first joined this forum, and was shocked again when threads for “tiny rings” were mainly between 0.75-1ct size!
Mine is 0.33ct total weight with a 0.23ct centre stone in platinum. Absolutely adore it. I was never much of a solitaire fan (for myself, still beautiful rings!) but this one just leaped out at me and my Fiance and we knew this was the one.
Post # 24
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
mishybear : Thanks! I love it because it has such a gorgeous honey colour to it and sparkles like mad 🙂 I wished my ruby sparkled this way too but it has a different personality, but my ruby set is so easy to wear. It’s nice to have some options 🙂
Post # 25
Your ring is gorgeous, congrats!
This is mine which is 0.33ct total so I guess the middle is 0.2ct? No idea really as it doesn’t matter to me. I’d hate to have a huge diamond bumping into things all day!
Post # 26
I’m rocking a 0.25 carat center stone! 🙂
Post # 27
While in theory I often adore the look of big stones, like previous Bees, I’d just be bothered by something sticking up high – and let’s face it, the bigger the stone, the higher it has to sit. Plus, we were on a budget. I originally wanted a 1/4 ct moissanite, but couldn’t find any that I like (it seems most people buy moissanite to go bigger than they could with diamonds…) and ended up with a 0.15 ct used diamond ring in white gold. I love it, I never feel out of place or too flashy with it. The only problem is that it doesn’t sit flush with most wedding ring types, but I have decided on one shaped like a bowtie with tiny diamonds in the bands to add some sparkle. Haven’t bought it yet, though – not yet married either.
Post # 28
Beautiful rings everyone!
Post # 29
Mine is a bit over 0.5 too!
Post # 30
My ring is 0.35 carats. Big erings aren’t the norm here either.