(Closed) Did anyone actually choose a small stone ring?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had no idea how how big 1 carat was until I went to try on rings!   I even thought half a carat looked huge!   Like troubled said- i didn’t want a giant ring b/c of work.   I also wanted something classic looking.  We also wanted a certified conflict free engagement ring.    We ended up getting it through http://www.southafricandiamonds.com (through a friend who is a jeweler).   My engagement ring is the solitaire in the upper picture, and the wedding band will be the band from the lower picture (with channel set diamonds).

 

 

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Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have really enjoyed reading about everyone’s ring, which has inspired me to post a pic of mine.  I was so nervous when looking at my ring for the first time… But not because of size.  Size does not matter to me.  I wanted something that reflected us as a couple and my fiance did an amazing job.  Not only did he get my ring size right, but I love the ring.  I have not really seen any others like it.  He picked it out all on his own.  I don’t even know the particulars about it, but I am very happy.  I am not going to add a band, I think it would take away from the balance it already has.

 

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

my center stone is 1/4 carat and the diamonds on the side are 1/4 carat, my wedding band is 1/4 carat. i love it, we actually looked into getting a bigger diamond, but didn’t like them for our personal taste

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@sievequeen, unrelated, but I LOVE your vintage Pachinko machine! I have one too!

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have a small stone engagement ring! (if .5 carat counts as small) I normally love massive jewelry but I think that with the style I liked, this size looked nicer! (I tried on one with a 1 carat stone and a larger setting as well) Just as well, since the .5 carat stone came from a family ring gifted by my finace’s father. All the other stones were provided by the artist who made the ring, Ayesha Mayadas (who by the way was WONDERFUL to work with and does gorgeous, meticulous work: http://www.ayeshastudio.com/

There are some other beautiful small stone rings on this site: http://www.clay-pot.com/cpw_items.jsp?page=-1&category=CPWSOLITAIRES’ defer=’defer

Here are the pics of my ring(s): Engagement Ring, Wedding Band, Both Together

 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My e-ring is 0.3 ct sapphire in a bezel setting, and my wedding band is plain with two gold inlays.  I wanted something low profile that wouldn’t get in the way, something that I couldn’t destroy accidently.  It just fits me better, and was exactly what I wanted. 

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely!  We went shopping and a one carat did not feel or look right.  My Fiance got me a 0.5 carat round cut it a 6 prong low cathedral setting for my active life style.  ๐Ÿ™‚   The big and flashy rings didn’t feel right even though Fiance could have afforded them.  

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely!  We went shopping and a one carat did not feel or look right.  My Fiance got me a 0.5 carat round cut it a 6 prong low cathedral setting for my active life style.  ๐Ÿ™‚   The big and flashy rings didn’t feel right even though Fiance could have afforded them.  

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Me! We both went to pick it out and personally, I am not a jewelry person.. I hate drawing any attention to myself.. so I got a 0.5 ct princess cut.. i don’t even know the setting.. 4 prong? it looks pretty and i love it! it sparkles ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I LOVE my small stone ring.  I picked mine out to.  It’s a .34 round solitaire diamond with a yellow gold band and 6 white gold prongs.  I picked out a wrap ring for my wedding band that have two slightly smaller pear diamonds (also a yellow gold band) which turns my e-ring into a 3 stone ring.   The e-ring came from Zales and the other is a custom from a locally owned jewelry stone. I adore them both.  My hands are too short and small for a large stone to look good on it.

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

oops double post Tongue out

 

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My ring has a total carat weight of 7/8 and the center stone is .41

Honestly, that’s what we picked because it’s what we could afford at the time. We didn’t think it was best for him to spend $5,000+ for a ring for me when he could spend half of that and the rest could be saved for us and future finances/purchases.

I LOVE my ring & what it means to us, even if some might consider it small. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

^I love your ring!

My center stone is .70 and it couldn’t be more perfect for me. I had told my fiance that the absolute MAXIMUM I would want for the center stone was 1 ct. My fingers and hands are tiny, plus I work in healthcare.

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I picked out a nearly flawless half carat center stone and I love it.  it’s so sparkly while not being over-the-top – plus it fits perfectly in our grad school budget ๐Ÿ™‚  

Post # 46
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I have a 1/4 carat solitaire and I never realized it was “small” until I started reading wedding blogs/sites. Most people I know have diamonds that are less than .5 carats (if they were even able to get an engagement ring). I love my engagement ring and wouldn’t want any other. I honestly can’t imagine having a larger diamond, it just wouldn’t feel right to me, personally.

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