Did anyone else WANT a small engagement ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I really like your ring! I wouldn’t mind a smaller e-ring at all. I don’t like high prongs so any e-ring I got would hopefully be very low. I would be very happy with an e-ring like yours!

ETA: It’s super rude that people say it’s small. I’d be like yes but it’s the one I wanted…and it’s from Tiffanys…suck it.




Post # 4
781 posts
Busy bee

@cooperke87:  Beautiful! I would love somethingike that for when I’m active, I bet it’s super comfortable and I would love the fact that it doesn’t catch on things! But no, lol, I want a 1+ carat. All of my fun jewelry is really chunky, it’s just what I like. 

Post # 5
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@Bazinga: ETA: It’s super rude that people say it’s small. I’d be like yes but it’s the one I wanted…and it’s from Tiffanys…suck it. 

That made me LOL!!

I think it’s beautiful!! I don’t want a big ring either, I don’t dress in a way that it’d look right (I’m a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl!). My SO picked out a solitaire with a halo setting that’s .75 tcw and it’s PERFECT 🙂 to each her own!


Post # 6
1173 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

@cooperke87:  Can I just say that there is something so classy about that ring?!  It’s beautiful, and I’m in the camp that bigger doesn’t equal better.  Enjoy the ring you love!

Post # 7
957 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@cooperke87:  I didn’t want a huge ring because I don’t have a very big finger and I felt like some of the rings took up half my hand. I love the one I got and because I wanted a smaller one, it was way under budget!

Post # 8
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I wanted a smaller ring. I’m not really into wearing a lot of jewelry and rarely wear rings. So I wanted something very comfortable and very low profile. I also work in a lab and often have to wear gloves, I didn’t want my ring getting in the way. Lastly, I am so clumsy! I wanted something that was secure and not likely to get caught on anything or lose stones if when I bang it against something. So I also picked out my ring and went with a smaller low profile solitaire. I love it! But I do get some comments – many at this point ask about my wedding band like “will it have a little more to it to compensate?”…how rude. However, large rings are not the norm around here and most of my friends have rings with center stones close to mine and very few over or even at 1CT. So it doesn’t stand out that much among people I know as being “small”.

Post # 9
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@cooperke87:  That ring is seriously STUNNING. It is so classy and elegant, anybody giving pitying looks at that ring is an IDIOT. Wow, I am in love with that ring, definitely one of my favorite in the hive.

Post # 10
9 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have a small engagement ring. The main stone is probably a quarter carat with two tiny diamonds on each side. I love it mainly becasue it was my great grandmothers and my aunt gave it to my fiance. Just knowing the history behind my ring makes it 100 times more valuable than a huge stone. I didn’t want a huge diamond anyway, I think it’s a waste of money and a person’s love shouldn’t be based on how much they spend on you.

Post # 11
866 posts
Busy bee

I originally chose a .5 carot solitaire but it was such a high setting and just looked way too big to me. I returned it and got a .25 carot which I am much happier with. I know i am in the minority but i really do like my smaller ring

Post # 12
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i love your ring!

i didn’t want anything big. i have very small hands and skinny fingers (i’m a size 3), so a giant rock would look ridiculous on me, plus it’s just not my style.

i don’t know the specifics about my ring, so i can’t tell you carat size or anything, but i think it’s a good size for me- you don’t need a magnifying glass to see it, but’s not a huge thing either 🙂

Post # 13
33 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Bazinga:  +1 and Lol @ telling them to suck it! I would totally do that!

Post # 14
2089 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I LOVE your ring! It’s super classy and timeless. Gorgeous!

Like you, I didn’t want a big diamond. I have a size 2.5 finger and big rings looked silly on me. My ring is 1/3 carat and I think it’s the perfect size for me 🙂


Post # 15
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I told my boyfriend, nothing over .7 cts! Even that is pretty huge to me!

Post # 16
2710 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@cooperke87:  I love that ring! 

I will never understand people mocking/judging others on the size of their diamonds, it’s crazy! 

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