(Closed) D you regret getting a large stone ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My center stone is 3.02 and I made it even blingier by adding the halo (fingers are 5.25).  I love it, but sometimes get nervous walking in sketchy areas etc. Sometimes it annoys me when I am working out, too.  I’d say maybe 2-3 times a week I only wear my wedding bands.  I think I would probably feel the same way if it were 2 carats, though.  

Post # 33
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Bumble bee

I have a 9×7 oval in a 1mm halo and my ring size is an 8 and yes, sometimes I do think it’s too big. Definitely get some practice jewelry like PP suggested, if I would have done that I probably would’ve gotten an 8×6. I mean, I still love my ring, and when I first got it I thought it was the perfect size, but after having it for a bit I think I would’ve liked a slightly smaller one more.

Post # 34
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962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - San Clemente Church, Italy

starkravingbride:  Thank you Bee, I can’t wait to see how your east-west setting turns out!

Post # 35
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

TheGridMonster:  I agree. I love the ring my Fiance picked out, and it’s not nearly as big as most of these, but I still need to take it off a lot, especially when sleeping- its big enough to get in the way a lot. 

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper

I don’t regret the stone, I regret thinking my fingers were long enough to handle the width of the band I created for the center stone.  Sometimes less really is more, not to mention the weight of the ring itself is enough to hurt someone lol.  While post ering creations have occured with many a large center stone, the days of chunky heavy bands are over.  I have to scale it back and stop myself [and still sometimes cannot accomplish this task].  Wearing less is easier than wearing more that’s for sure.  Live and learn ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I find that bigger rings look like cocktail rings, not something that you’d wear every day.  I think engagement rings should be a more reasonable size since you have them on al the time.  I’d go for quality, not quantity!

Post # 38
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697 posts
Busy bee

lawandbeauty53:  Thank you! And sigh, unfortunately we are back to the drawing board because I had the opportunity to see the stone today while on my lunch break (instead of whiteflash–which is all the way in Texas– we’ve opted for a store called Orr’s that is in my area and also do custom designs so I can look at the stones and such, but they’ve been equally as helpful and have great quality jewelery!) and unfortunately, it was not as eye clean as I had hoped ๐Ÿ™ I’m glad I got to look at it first though! So now, since we might not be able to afford something as large as I wanted/elongated with a higher clairty grade, we are regrouping! But I’m still looking for a round or cushion cut, something no less than 1.6 but no bigger than 2, just because we need to stay in our budget! This is definitely a learning process! Hahaha but as I’ve said in prior posts, I’d be happy with anything he got me, though it’s nice to be part of the process ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 39
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Sugar bee

I started out with a small ring and then went up in size to a larger stone. Then I decided I felt too flashy and I went to an even smaller stone than my orginal ring. I would suggest getting come CZ rings to try out for size. Wear them around and see what you like. 

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Post # 40
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471 posts
Helper bee

starkravingbride:  Thank you! And agree with @lawandbeauty – can’t wait to see your east-west!

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

This is the smallest F1 oval, 5×7, on a size 5. I would prefer if it was a leetle smaller. And yeah, it’s hard to pass most moissanites off as diamonds because of the cut and the way they throw rainbows.

 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I have a 9×7 morganite set in a halo on a size 5 finger. While I love it and it looks great on, I do think it’s a bit large for me and my lifestyle. I don’t wear much jewelry so I thought I should “go big or go home” when I got a new ring. However, I’m not sure it scratched the itch I had and am looking at doing something with my original 1 ct diamond (if it’s not cracked like I thought it might be) somewhere down the line. 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - San Clemente Church, Italy

sissimi:  Those eyes though! How can you resist anything that cute little puppy asks for?

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - San Clemente Church, Italy

starkravingbride:  Hang in there and deliver up our picture!…lol

Post # 45
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Helper bee

sparklesalways:  To be fair, there are a lot of different “audiences” for a ring who would have vastly varying opinions. I personally want a moissanite due to a combination of ethical concerns and desire for something that matches everything (so either a grey or white stone). I will be telling all of my peers and coworkers who ask that it’s a moissanite, since I work in a lab and have a lot of progressive friends who are interested in alternatives. 

 

However, my mother highly disapproves of anything non-diamond, as do many people from my conservative hometown. Regardless, my mom knows that this is MY preference, and is starting to get excited as I tell her why. However, there are a lot of other people who share her opinions who I don’t care to explain myself to. While I won’t be advertising the stone as a diamond, I will not be a certified Moissanite Spokesperson when I visit my hometown like I will in my own city. I understand that without an explanation, this comes with the assumption that my white stone is a diamond, and I don’t care to correct every stranger or acquaintance who glances at it. They’re not the kind of people who say “oh how interesting, an alternative to diamond,” they’re more like “he got her a fake? he must be cheap… or a cheater.” You have to pick your battles, and if my 1.5ct ring gets silently taken as a diamond by strangers or my mom’s friends, tha’s fine. It’s not my place to whip out a binder full of research and give them a debriefing on the diamond industry and the chemical composition of stones.

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