(Closed) Anyone feel self conscious that their ring is too big?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you feel self conscious about the size of your ring?
    I'm self conscious because I think my ring is too big : (37 votes)
    9 %
    I think my ring is big and I want people to notice because I love it that way : (54 votes)
    14 %
    I'm not self conscious about my ring, it's size is just right : (197 votes)
    49 %
    I think my ring is small and I want people to notice because I love it that way : (11 votes)
    3 %
    I'm self conscious because my ring is too small : (38 votes)
    10 %
    I don't have a ring and I'm self conscious about that : (6 votes)
    2 %
    I don't have a ring and I'm not self conscious about it : (4 votes)
    1 %
    I'm still waiting on my ring : (30 votes)
    8 %
    Who needs a ring when we could all have ice cream instead? : (21 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I used to notice my ring a lot when it was new. I wasn’t used to wearing bling. Now I feel completely comfortable with it. I must admit, it depends on where you live too. Some areas, have a smaller or larger on average. In my opinion 1 carat is a great size 🙂

    Post # 4
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have a .5+ diamond center with .25 diamond sides (so just over 1ctw) and I LOVE IT! It’s perfect for me and I wouldn’t want anything more, or anything less.

    Post # 5
    1762 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I voted Im not self conscious about my ring I think its perfect just the way i love it!

    Post # 6
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    No!  Not even close.  Mine is larger than yours, and I can’t get over what I see on the NYC subway.  Real huge rocks!  I have never felt self conscious of it, even though I’m not a big jewelry person I wear it proudly everyday.

    Post # 7
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am only self-conscious about it when people comment on its size.  I have a 1ct halo (0.7ct centrestone) and people occasional make comments about it being big.  A guy I work with commented, after I had been engaged a couple months, “Holy crap, is your ring getting even bigger!?”  Then I get a little self-conscious that people think it was crazy expensive, when it really wasn’t, it just looks big and expensive because it’s a halo.

    Post # 8
    4523 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Here in Dallas, there are some serious rocks walking around. I highly doubt anything I ever own could rival the rings some of these women have.

    Post # 9
    2777 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Only If I’m in a bad neighborhood do I worry about it and turn the diamond, otherwise no not at all.  Then again I’d turn the diamond in no matter the size to avoid being mugged.  I wanted that diamond size/the setting was meant for a diamond that size and no one really cares anyway.  It’s for me not other people.  If someone says something about it one way or the other I basically just ignore it since its mine and not theirs if people can’t say something nice or decent then they shouldn’t say anything about it at all. 

    Post # 10
    1603 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Not engaged yet, but my center stone will be 1ct or just over. In general I think it will be perfect. But I do worry what SOs family will think.. None of the ladies in his family  have anything close to a ct, some just have plain metal bands. I feel like they will be judgey, even though SO can afford it and we have been together for 10 years. On the other hand, my best friend has a 1.4ct pear, which tend to look bigger anyway, and I sort of feel like mine will look SO small in comparison. On it’s own I know it will just the right size for me!


    Post # 11
    14658 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

     I’m not self conscious about it and it’s good size for me, but I don’t think it’s very big compared to what I usually see, but it’s not small either.

    Post # 12
    4945 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My center stone is 1.21. I think it looks just right. The only time I’ve been self-conscious was when I was traipsing through the jungle in MexicO last year. But I turned the stone palm side in. I didn’t feel comfortable leaving it in the room.

    @badabing88:  I’m in the Dallas area too 🙂

    Post # 13
    1531 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    My ring is perfect for me – I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

    Post # 14
    7437 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I love my ring and I think it’s the perfect size for me. Sometimes I feel self conscious from the comments I receive because I hate attention. It’s really sweet and flattering, but I’m shy.

    Post # 15
    3210 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I have a 1 carat diamond that’s decidely smaller than what I see on other people. I think it’s perfect for me now in my mid-20s, but for any future rings, I would really like to feel agony over the largess of my centre stone, lol.

    Post # 16
    3232 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it really depends on where you live.  In my area my ring size is pretty common although I do get compliments like once a month.  Like the other ladies said you get use to it after awhile.  I was going to go for a 1ct asha but I did 1.5 ct since I was getting a cushion cut and they tend to appear smaller than a round or princess.  I’m glad I went bigger because shrinkage does set in after awhile.  

    I’ve had my ring for about a year and I am completely comfortable with the size of it now.  Give it a few months and you will be too.

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