Buying myself a solitaire diamond ring – is this tacky?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
  • poll: Is it tacky to buy yourself a solitary diamond ring to be worn on right hand middle finger?
    Tacky : (7 votes)
    5 %
    Not tacky. Carpe diem. : (124 votes)
    95 %
  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee

    You do you girl. If you love it, no other ppl’s opinions should matter!!

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee

    It’s not tacky at all! It’s only 0.25cts so it’s small and understated. I think it will look great! It’s on your middle finger on your right hand so it’s not anything like an engagement ring, it’s just a beautiful ring! I have a diamond ring (1/3 carat center Stone) on the same finger, no one has batted an eyelid and I thought nothing of it!

    Post # 4
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    1200 posts
    Bumble bee

    It is never tacky to buy yourself a diamond ring with your own hard earned money.

    I have bought many diamonds and other gems over the years. Pendants, earrings, rings. If it is in your budget and makes you happy then do it. But then, admittedly when it comes to jewellery I am just plain weak…

    Post # 5
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    321 posts
    Helper bee

    Go with whatever suits you, bee. It is your money and your jewellery!

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper

    sparkle is sparkle my dear girl. congratulations on your promo and bling it out sister!  the world always needs more bling.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Not tacky at all! You earned it!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    tinyelf :  

    You love it, you want it, you can afford it.  All of the elements are there, Bee.  It doesn’t matter if the ring is .25 carats or the Hope Diamond or anything in between.

    What other people think is of no consequence whatsoever.  Most of the time, people are preoccupied with their own stuff anyway.

    Post # 9
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    1288 posts
    Bumble bee

    not tacky. rock it. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    So long as you explain to your boyfriend that this is not a hint that you want to get engaged soon and that you’re clear with him that if an engagement were to happen, that you don’t expect a bigger ring (if that’s not within his means). If .25ct is average for an engagement ring where you live, and you purchase one for yourself, it may take away from the sentimentality of receiving an engagement ring, especially if it doesn’t live up to your right hand ring.

    However, as PPs noted, congrats on the raise and you go girl!! 

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Not tacky at all, and congrats on your raise. Go for it!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    tinyelf :  I don’t understand how this would be considered tacky. Tacky means tasteless, gaudy, cheap, vulgar. If anyone at work asks about it just say it’s your birthstone. Noone would think twice about someone wearing a gemstone solitaire. It’s just a ring. If you’re not shoving it in people’s face saying “check out my honkin diamond ya plebes!” then it’s not tacky.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee

    I think you should go for it! That sounds dainty enough that it won’t be overly blingy or make anyone think the bonus went to your head, and it also doesn’t sound like it will draw too much attention. 

    I have bought myself several pieces of nice jewelry for career/life milestones, and have never regretted it. 

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Not tacky at all! I got a small diamond ring from my parents for passing exams at 16 and wore it on my middle finger for nearly 10 years until I got bored of it. Nobody ever mistook it for an engagement ring or even really commented on it. Slightly different from buying it myself but I would have if I’d wanted to, don’t worry about it at all! Now I have an engagement ring I often get comments on it, I think people do notice which finger you wear a ring on. 

    Post # 15
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    1476 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

    Sounds like something I would do.  It could ages before I get an engagement ring.  Especially since I’m proposing to him!  I buy rings for my RH when I find things I like.  Why wait for a man?  Rock that rock!

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