(Closed) Did anyone else WANT a small engagement ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 77
Member
183 posts
Blushing bee

Yes I genuinely did. I was looking at beautiful rings in the 1/10 – 1/4 carat range and my Fiance was like “No way, you are not getting those, look at these bigger ones.” I refused to let him spend more than a grand on my ring, so we compromised on 1/2 carat TW. He picked up the ring on his lunch break and proudly showed it off to all his buddies at work, like the cock of the walk, lol. 

 

I think some guys definitely want the bigger ring moreso than the girls in some instances.

 

EDIT: To a point. He said one of his work buddies was lamenting the fact that their Girlfriend recently had a meltdown because the guy wouldn’t buy her the $8,000 ring she wanted.

Anyway 1/2 carat is not traditionally a ‘big rock’, but I think the fact that my ring looks like a decent size and is quite pretty in his eyes, he was proud of himself because he picked it out.  

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 78
Member
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania

I am getting a smallish cluster, but when I was little, my dream ring was one like my mother’s. She has a thin gold band with a very small emerald, only around 2 or 3 mm across. In my family, most people have either coloured gemstones or very small diamonds. No one I know has anything larger than 1ct. 

Never be ashamed of your ring, no matter what. Some tease people for having small rings, others tease people for having big rings. You can never please everyone, so don’t bother trying. Wear the ring that YOU love, that has meaning for YOU. No one else’s opinion matters, as long as you are happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 79
Member
2074 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Like Anne of Green Gables, I didn’t want a diamond ring, lol. I was admiring a handful of pearl rings at the antique mall, but they were gone when I was thinking of buying it for myself. I wanted topaz or other gemstones, at first. Then, Fiance finally convinced me to get Canadian diamonds. I’m a plain and simple gal, so a small engagement ring fits my personality. Centre stone is 0.27ct.

Post # 81
Member
1 posts
Wannabee

First time posting here! Found this forum when I was searching for wedding bands! my ring is .40 ct and I absolutely love it, so sparkly! I have got small fingers so didn’t want anything that’s overwhelming.  

Post # 82
Member
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have small hands and never wear rings, so when we first started looking I felt like ALL the rings looked huge on me. One of the first rings I tried was a halo style and I remember I just kept saying “it looks huge”! I didn’t like that look though. Fiance and I settled on around 0.5-0.6 carat, but he ended up surprised me with 0.74. I am very very happy with it. Now that im used to wearing it though I don’t feel it’s huge anymore. When I show it to other people, they don’t ever say it’s big or small. So I guess it’s Perfect size! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 83
Member
2119 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

@cooperke87:  Absolutely! I’m not much if a jewelry fan and I don’t want to shove my ring in other people’s faces. Fiance got me a 2mm 0.5 carat ring.. Perfect!!

Post # 84
Member
25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I want a small ring! My boyfriend is very traditional and didn’t want me to help him with the process of choosing; now I’m playing the waiting game.  ๐Ÿ™‚ I want one for many of the reasons posted about: I dont want it to hit anything, I would rather it not attract attention, and I I love dellicate looking jewelry! :0

Post # 84
Member
9 posts
Newbee

I have tiny and thin 4.5 fingers and I wanted a little less than a carat. The center stone is .7 and tcw is 1.02. 

Post # 85
Member
94 posts
Worker bee

View original reply
Cmsatx2014 forgot to add comment. It’s the exact ring I picked out; the color of his beautiful eyes. I’ve gotten so much rude, negative and nasty responses that it clouded me for awhile, but we had decided to change rings for another and this weekend when it was time, I couldn’t. It’s what I wanted; when I look at it, it never fails to make smile. I just need to ignore ugly people and remind everyone it’s exactly what I wanted. 

Post # 86
Member
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I did too mines total weight is aprox .33 

Post # 87
Member
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

To the OP, your ring is lovely! It’s daintly, delicate, and elegant, which is exactly what I look for in a ring. I also looked for a smaller ring and although I haven’t received the proposal and ring yet, SO knows I would prefer something smaller and I hope he takes me seriously once he actually makes a purchase. Specifically, I specified that I would like a stone of 1/2 carat or less. The reasons are,

1. Comfort: I don’t currently wear rings, and wear very little jewelry at all, so I want my ERing to be something I’ll be comfortable wearing on a daily basing.

2. Practicality: I work as a dental assistant, which means gloves on and off all day long. I don’t want my ring getting in the way and having to stay in the jewelry box except on weekends.

3. Style: I simply prefer the look of small, dainty rings. I have short fingers, for one thing, and in general I love the look of smaller, more delicate stones and settings. I think they look more attractive and feminine.

So, once I have an ERing, if anyone makes any snide comments about size, I think any one of these reasons alone is enough to shut their mouth very quickly. You’re certainly not alone in your preference! 

  • This reply was modified 7 years, 2 months ago by LadyAna.
Post # 88
Member
324 posts
Helper bee

View original reply
Cmsatx2014:  LOVE your ring! Beautiful!

 

And OP – your ring is gorgeous, dainty and if you love it that’s all that matters!!

Post # 89
Member
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

I thought I wanted something bigger originally, and we ordered a 1ct moissanite as it was affordable for us and Id seen the stone before and like it. when it arrived it just felt like costume jewllery to me, so we sold it on and went shopping, only to discover that my skinny long fingers look far better in something daintier. And I didn’t really like all diamonds on their own. We ended up with a three stone, center is around half a carat ish, .75ct total weight

Post # 90
Member
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Me! We didn’t have a lot of money at the time (had all but pooled finances at that point) and I valued being engaged more than a huge ring. Ended up with a quad in a beautiful setting that I chose and absolutely love ๐Ÿ™‚

The topic ‘Did anyone else WANT a small engagement ring?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors