Post # 1
i know i know, it’s the thought and meaning behind the ring that matters, not the size of the diamond.
however, i was just wondering if “ring shrinkage” has sunk in for anyone?
a lot of our friends have been getting engaged lately, and it just seems that mine is the smallest out of everyone. don’t get me wrong, i love my ring, and i think it’s gorgeous, but it just seems that everyone else’s is so much BIGGER.
I would never want a different ring just because i want to have the ring my finacee proposed to me with, but does anyone feel that theirs has gotten “smaller” since the moment they got it?
thoughts? comments? what’s your size?
Post # 3
Yeah, I suggest you head for cover.
Post # 4
I don’t have a ring yet, but I’ve never heard of “ring shrinkage.” I just saw a pic you posted of your ring, and it’s GORGEOUS! Didn’t look “small” to me either. If anything, I would think if you loved your ring, your FH, and your upcoming marriage to him then your ring should grow bigger in your heart and in your eyes! 🙂 Don’t stress on this because there will always be people out there with bigger everythings than you!
Post # 5
I LOVE small rings. I specifically told my guy I don’t want the expensive rings, because they mean big stones. Yuck. But then, I have small hands and pretty fingers (my favorite part of my body), so I don’t want my hand to be overwhelmed.
Post # 6
Ok, i’ll bite. I just looked at your ring in the other thread. What are you talking about? Are you serious? It’s not like you’re rocking a .10 carat chip, there.
Post # 7
My TCW is .91 and I want a bigger ring! I will always want a a bigger ring and FH knows it 🙂
Post # 8
This hasn’t happened to me, but I know it does happen to a lot of girls, so you are not alone. The only thing I can suggest is maybe on your 1 year or 5 year anniversary do a ring upgrade and put the stone you have not into a necklace. From what you have posted, you seem happy with your ring, until you get around your friends. I am sure that even though theirs are bigger, yours is probably higher quality than theirs. Also, when you get your wedding band, you can add bling that way to make it look bigger.
Post # 9
Erm…I just came off the thread where you posted yours. It’s hardly microscopic!
Post # 10
I was thrilled with my original ring, actually just really happy to be engaged! But my fiancee actually had some “ring shrinkage” issues when his nosy aunt went on and on to him about how he couldn’t get me anything smaller than a carat. So when he got a good-sized tax return a couple months after our engagement, he sent my ring out for a bigger stone. I was happy then, I guess I’m happier now but more happy that he chose to spend his tax return on my ring. Don’t worry about your ring size now, just enjoy your engagement, and maybe when one of you starts making more or gets a bonus/tax return you can upgrade!
Post # 11
I just looked at your ring post and I don’t understand why you think it is to small? It looks pretty big to me and suits your hand well.
Post # 12
I just looked at your ring. It’s huge. If that’s seriously smaller than your friends’ rings, I think they probably would have been better off saving the money. Yours is big and beautiful!
Post # 13
Ok, I might sound harsh here but it seems you’ve posted a few threads now on “what is average diamond size” and similar topics.
Assuming you have a fiance that you love and can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with, my advice is to stop worrying about what size ring other people have, what the average is, where they got it from, etc etc.
Lot’s of people are jumping in and reassuring you that your ring is big and beautiful. I’m sure that is just the kind of response you are looking for.
The truth is – lots of people are going to have bigger diamonds. And lots of people are going to have smaller diamonds. If this is really the most important thing to you about getting engaged, you’re going to have a big problem.
Post # 14
yeah … i also just looked at your post on the engagement ring thread and you seemed pretty over-the-moon with your ring, so this second post comes off a little … insecure, as if you’re suddenly comparing your ring to everyone elses and are either jealous or unhappy. remember that your fiance picked out your ring because he knew you’d love it and it’s his promose to you – not because he wanted you to compete with your girlfriends over who had the bigger rock … just sayin’.
Post # 15
@msshell: I completely agree. When I see posts like this, I think that the OP wants reassurance on something she already knows. In this case, the size of her ring. She knows that it’s a nice ring, but just needs to hear it from others. This is cliche, but what others think DOES NOT MATTER. Only what you think does. If you love the ring, then that’s all that matters.
Post # 16
I can totally relate to ring shrinkage… but I am happy with my size (1.21ct). My waiting friend seems to up her preferred carat size every few weeks! (I think she really wants 2 cts now… are you crazy?!?) I think it’s just being with other girls and comparing that makes you or others feel like theirs isn’t “the best.” There will always be someone with a bigger ring, but there will also always be someone with a smaller one.