(Closed) Does size really matter?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Does it matter? Goodness no.  Is it okay to have a preference? Yes!

 

Post # 5
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751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Does it matter to me? Yes. I like a bigger ring, for me it’s just more noticeable. I’m proud to be engaged to my Fiance and am going to be so proud to call him my husband so I just feel the bigger it is the more apparent it is that I’m taken. This is how I feel though, others are entitled to their opinions.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it comes down to priorities, too. If I were a jewelry junkie and loved flashy/chunky pieces, I could see prefering a large diamond for my engagement ring. However, I’d rather save for a house/a big vacation/ a rainy day even than have thousands and thousands on dollars on my fingers, plus I hardly wear any jewelry at all, let alone cocktail rings, and I have really thin fingers. In the end, budget made the stone smaller than I would have PREFERRED but I would never have felt comfortable going near/beyond 1 carat for my lifestyle!! I think if you can afford a large ring, you want a large ring, go for it! I just would rather put that money towards other things πŸ˜‰

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@VintageMartini:  I wouldnt have said no to marrying him if I didnt like the size of the stone.  But that doesnt mean I have to like the ring and not want to upgrade it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yes, size matters. It matters what size you prefer. 

Post # 9
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2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It matters. My original stone was far, far to big for my tastes and the setting I wanted.

Post # 11
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768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We picked my diamond/ring out together. I have the longest fingers on the planet, I wanted a stone that fit proportion-wise. That being said, if I knew about moissanite I’m almost certain I would have taken that route instead and saved the money.

I also prefer larger, chunkier jewelry pieces in general. I’ve never been one to wear a small pendant necklace or anything like that.
 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I’m not going to refuse to marry my guy simply based on the size of the offered stone. But if I have a choice I want a big rock. Almost all of my jewelry are big flashy statement pieces. I like the aesthetics of it. Has nothing to do with what it looks like to other people. I could give a rats ass what others think. It’s I like the look of a large piece just like others like the look of a dainty piece (ex. my mother). It’s just jewelry and if I have a choice and we can afford it then I’m going bigger. That’s all. πŸ™‚ And, it’s not like we’re sacrificing having a home or going on vacations or paying off debt. We were able to get a larger stone AND buy a home AND go on vacation AND pay off ALL our debt. It’s just what we could afford. I think sometimes some people assume that if you have a larger stone you must have sacrificed other priorities for it. Which wasn’t even close to the case for us.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@claireos:  Right, exactly. If you can do it, go for it, since it’s your style! I do hope one day I too can have all those things πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@love108:  πŸ™‚ I think the other side of things sometimes gets lost in the “size” debate. It becomes a “you have no priorities because you spent X on a ring.” But I’ve never seen anyone make the same remark towards the size of someone’s home, the cost of their dress, or the fact that they chose to rock some Choos at their wedding. 5 years ago we would have been in a position where any stone at all would have been irresponsible. But now that we can afford it and wanted to afford it – so, why not? Like NurseMarriedToAFarmer said: it’s ok to have a preference. I think she put it best. πŸ™‚

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@claireos:  Totally agree. We have no debt at all, paid for the ring in cash, it wasn’t an issue. We didn’t go into debt for the ring. I don’t have a “huge” stone by any means, but we got something that we could afford that was the style I really wanted.

 

That being said, I probably still would have gone with moissanite if I had known about it becuase I could have gotten the same size stone or slightly larger for a much lower price. Oh well, too late now! πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think if it matters to you, then it matters. Ultimately, our FI’s want to make us happy and I’m sure they get the best ring they can afford. I know my Fiance did that…and I adore it. He proposed initially with a placeholder ring which was nothing like I wanted, it was an emerald with yellow gold and very dainty….but where we were living at the time it was the best he could get his hands on. Of course I still said yes, and we worked at getting me something that I really love. I mean I’m going to wear it forever, so I have to like it!!

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