(Closed) Do you think that it is possible to have too big of a ring????

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Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@akirasan:  Is that a Daussi? Pretty!

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it depends on who’s wearing it. Oprah was on TV the other night and her ring was huge! Too big for my taste but on her it looked appropriate. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If the ring is a real gemstone or diamond it will not be too big.  It is only when synthetics or maufactured stones are used do they look off.   Yours looks like an invisible diamond cluster the idea behind that style is to look a bit biger.  Enjoy your bling!

Post # 35
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@highschoolhoneys:  looks like it.

Post # 36
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you can have too big of a ring.  Personally, I don’t like huge rings and prefer something smaller, but that’s just my own taste and I don’t tend to wear a lot of jewelry to begin with.

To each her own!  As long as you love the ring, then it’s not too big for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 37
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@dynomite:  Personaly, I think yes. I have a super tiny hand – 3.5 size finger here – so the biggest I can really see myself wearing is a 3ct. And goodness! That is pushing it! Right now I have a 1.5 center stone and 80% of the time it looks huge on my hand haha.

But looking at your pictures and judging by your hand… your diamond suits you well! I think it looks good ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

For me, there’s such a thing as “too big”, but I don’t pay that much attention to other people’s rings. I have small hands so large rings of any kind look like a ring pop and not elegant at all. It also depends on your area. Where I’m from, big rings aren’t considered classy – but here in NYC, people tend to go the bigger the better route.

Post # 39
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@Rachel631:  I agree. I tend to find smaller rings much more understated, classy, and classic, and am not a fan of big rocks for the reasons you mentioned. I think bigger solitaires can look nice; but, I’m not a big fan of solitaires so it still isn’t something I would choose for myself. I think that when you start adding halos etc to a large stone it can border on ostentatious.

OP: would I wear a large ring? Yeah, as a cocktail ring/for a bit of fun, if I had that kind of cash to spend on something ‘fun’. I wouldn’t wear it daily though, and I would want a very large ring for my engagement ring.

My ring does give quite a bit of coverage, but, because of the design, I think it looks understated; I don’t think it looks very ‘blingy’ or flamboyant. The kind of size it is is the maximum I would go to for an every day ring.

Post # 40
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

For me yes, anything over 1ct would be much too large; however each person is different.  I have a 4.5 finger, but someone with a size 8 or 10 finger might be able to wear 3ct or 4ct without it looking akward.  In addition, I think personal style is also a factor.  I don’t wear jewelry, I bake and I love doing art so having a large ring would be a hinderance for me.

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@dynomite:  i don’t think a ring could ever be too big. It depends on the person. For me, I wanted something between 1-2cts. I have a 1.25 solitaire cushion cut diamond in a micro pave band with graduating diamonds. Its simple, yet gorgeous and timeless. Some people might think its small, but its perfect for me and thats all that matters. You are the one wearing it, and if you love it, who cares if its perceived as “too big” LoL rock it!

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@dynomite:  OP you’ve got long, slender, elegant fingers and I think the ring, while big, looks nice on your hand.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think big stones are beautiful but I wouldn’t want one for myself. The combination of using my hands a lot (at work, but also in baking, gardening and any of my constant crafts projects) and being clumsy (i.e. banking my hand against stuff pretty much constantly) doesn’t really make me an ideal wearer of large stones. Add poor blood circulation in my fingers, and the need to wear gloves already in September, and my personal answer will have to be “YES – rings can be too big”.

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i think it depends on a lot of factors. i’m very petite. 5’2, 100lbs with a size 4 finger.

my ER is 2 carats center stone w pave around. i tried on larger rings, but they all looked MASSIVE and too guady on my tiny little finger for my taste. 

i do have a friend who is 5’11 and slender. she could probably rock a 3+ carat and be fine! i personally would not get a huge ring just for the sake of having one. everyone wants a big ring, but you want to stay classy as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

your diamond looks great on you! 

Post # 45
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t think it’s too big. And who cares if some people think you’re showing off? It’s a gift from your fiance.

Even if it was 20 carats (like Beyonce’s ring), I have no problem with people showing wealth in that way. Those who do have a problem with it generally sit at home behind their keyboard, attacking wealthy people… while not realizing that most wealthy people give a lot of their money and time to charity. If you’ve got the money, enjoy the riches. You only live once. As long as you’re a decent human being, I don’t see how enjoying some of life’s luxuries is a bad thing.

Post # 46
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@Rachel631:   I understand ‘chavvy’, as I spent about a decade in England before being with my Darling Husband. I was near Manchester.  I miss it so much, and want to emigrate.

Mugging is a worry, I do agree ๐Ÿ™  I either turn my ring inside, or do not wear it in dodgy places.

Large stone rings don’t bother my hands, but wide bands give me the same skin problems, so I understand. 

I have also heard of people not wanting to appear nouveaux riche. 

Diana

 

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