(Closed) Did you tell your fiance what carat you want?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
401 posts
Helper bee

Nope. It’s a gift. Didn’t feel the need to dictate what he should spend on it.

Post # 17
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My husband had no real input on either of my rings – my original or my upgrade. He just wanted me to be happy. He gave me a budget and I chose what I liked. That said, once I was down to a couple final options I did ask. His opinion as to which styles he liked best.  He just isn’t in to Jewelery and just wants me to be happy with my choices in the end. I’m the one that has to wear the ring/rings. 

Post # 18
2936 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I helped my husband pick out my ring, but we agreed we wanted something around .5 and I got .61 so it’s the perfect size. 

Post # 19
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

He knew what size I liked… Ultimately, it was his decision. He went with 1.61 

Post # 20
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Mine basically wanted exact instructions as to the stone so he’d get something I really loved, so I did give him a carat size. It worked really well for us, but I have no idea what I would have done had he not requested.

Post # 22
33 posts
  • Wedding: December 2018

I got to pick my ring in the end but my fiance really wanted me to have at least a carat in the center and preferred a 1.5 carat cushion in a halo. I have size four fingers and felt incredibly uncomfortable wearing such a large ring with my small fingers so my ring ended up being .86 ct in a halo, which is absolutely perfect for me. 

Post # 23
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

I didn’t I wanted to be surprised and I wanted something that he chose himself.

Post # 24
9439 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I did. We went shopping together and I tried on a couple different carat sizes to see what I liked. We decided between .75 and 1 would be best. He wanted to know what I wanted. If he hadn’t asked or I hadn’t gone shopping with him, I probably wouldn’t have just told him though.

My center stone is .75 sapphire. He picked more because of the color than the size which was more important to me. 

Post # 25
1575 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Nope! He picked every aspect of my e-ring himself and it was a total surprise. That being said, I don’t think it’s wrong to want a .5 carat diamond because it is a reasonable goal with good financial planning and time spent working on your side. 

Post # 26
2922 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I told him I wanted a 1 carat oval, but in the end the budget didn’t allow it (after buying a home in need of renos) so he got the largest he could afford, around 3/4 carat.

Post # 27
1913 posts
Buzzing bee

No, I wanted to be surprised but I hoped for more than a carat. I didn’t want him to spend a crazy amount of money. I got 1.82 carat in TW. 

Post # 28
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Grandover Resort

I didn’t. I wasn’t exactly sure when he was planning on going ring shopping. I also didn’t know much about carat size and cost, or even how much he was planning on spending.

I ended up with a 1.1 carat center diamond 2 carats total weight. Yeah, I love it!

Post # 29
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

My Fiance had NO idea where to look or what to get, so I literally sent him 3 links with the information for the center stone I wanted, and he picked his favorite setting of the 3. It worked really well for us, because I was still surprised, but I knew I was getting a ring I liked…and he didn’t have to feel stressed about figuring out details that he doesn’t need to know.

Post # 30
914 posts
Busy bee

My guy and I will be designing my ring together, and so I’ll be commenting on stone size. I’m particular about jewelry, and he’s a visual designer, and so it makes sense for us to do it together. If he ended up going with a different size I wouldn’t be upset, because he would be making it based on an aesthetic/design decision. 

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