(Closed) Do any other bees have/would like a small diamond e-ring? (less than 0.5 carat)

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Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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mrssloan2013:  where is that ring from? It’s so pretty

Post # 47
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Bee Keeper

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galephys:  That ring is amazing! The setting is so beautiful! Honestly, I don’t think vintage-y looking rings like that need huge diamonds. That setting has such elegance and character.

You need to consider the source of the nasty comments you are getting in the US ring stores. They want you to feel bad about the size of your stones so they can sell you a bigger stone. These are also the same people who made up an etiquette rule about men having to spend 2 months of salary on a ring, which was just recently upgraded to 3 months(insert GIANT eye roll here).

If some jackass insulted my diamond(which is only a .25 BTW) while I was trying to buy a wedding band from them, my business would go elsewhere. 

 

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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Bridey77:  it’s a personal preference, I am ok with the main stone size, I just don’t like the setting. It’s not vintage enough for me and just straight out not my style. Recently I got a couple comments on the size from other people… and I did take my business to the store where they did not insult my ring)) I went trough some lengths to do so:))

here is what I am going with for now,ordered in my size today:

 

That’s vintage in my book. TCW of the band is only 1/4.

Post # 49
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galephys:  That is gorgeous! 

Honestly, if you really don’t like that setting, there is so much you can do with a round stone.

This site has a bunch of vintage inspired settings: mdcdiamonds.com

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Post # 50
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Bee Keeper

Sorry, not sure why doublespics showed! Cut and paste fail!

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

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galephys:  I don’t often comment on rings, but I have to say that your ring is so lovely and really complements your lovely slim fingers. I am sorry that it’s not your style though. Hopefully it will grow on you, I’ve found some styles have really grown on me. I remember being quite disparaging about one of my mother’s rings when I was younger (“ewww, baguettes”) now I love it and every time I see her wear it I get a bit more jealous 😛

Post # 52
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

For me, something around 1/4 or 1/3 ct is perfect. I love smaller, delicate rings! But bigger stones are beautiful too, I think it just depends on the wearer. A huge rock would just be weird on me. I’m from Norway, though, and bigger stones aren’t as common here as in US(although I think we’re getting more and more americanized)

Hoping to see some pave bands in this thread, as I think that’s the style I want 🙂 

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LindseyML:  Gorgeous setting, where is it from?

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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Bridey77 thanks for the link!  Now I’m drooling over these vintage styles :))

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Taiki:  hopefully ) thank you! 

Post # 54
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - backyard

Mine is a 0.26ct, its arriving today, cannot wait to upload the pic 🙂 

Post # 55
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Busy bee

There’s something about a solitaire yellow gold ring with a 6 prong (platinum) .25-.5 carat diamond that is so chicl and timeless. 

Something like this:

Post # 56
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Sugar bee

My diamond is only .48 but I didn’t want anything big. I am sure if I said I wanted a 7,000 dollar ring he would had no problem but to pay that for a ring was just crazy. I bought my set for only 4300 and that includes insurance.

Post # 57
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hi all, I love looking at all the beautiful rings, so thought it was finally time to show off mine! It’s 0.25ct:

And a side view so you can sort of see the twist detail:

I love how it’s like a classic solitaire but literally with a twist – different but not too different! I also love how low it sits, no getting caught or knocking it against things. I’m not blingy and I have small hands so it’s perfect for me!

Post # 58
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Helper bee

My center diamond is .49 I forget the size of my sapphires and no stones in my wedding band. : )

Beautiful rings everyone has.

Post # 59
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Blushing bee

You can get a very nice diamond and simple plat setting ( I read you like solitaires) from blue nile in the $4000 range.  You could even go a tad bigger with great specs for that price. Good luck! 

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

When we started looking at engagement rings, I told my SO that I wanted a diamond between .25 and .5 carats becuase I didn’t like the look of larger diamonds on my size 4 finger! I ended up with a .36 carat, I color, VS1 princess cut GIA certified diamond ring from James Allen:

I absolutely love it – the diamond is so sparkly in person and I love the infinity band details! It was less than $1K – I love getting a good deal We took advantage of the Cyber Monday sale and just order our wedding rings from the same place. I can’t wait to see how the matching wedding ring looks with my engagement ring!

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