does size really matter?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mrsaponte:I know, who cares. Mine is .25 ct and it is so beautiful. =] 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Let me declare this before all other bees post now. My engagement ring diamond is a 0.17ct, yes 0.17ct diamond, and I love it. It’s a brilliant cut, internally flawless diamond.

It sparkles like anything and catches the light beautifully. And yes I am proud of it, and I picked it out with my now Fiance before we got engaged. I’m with you all the way, size does not matter 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am so with you! I just got engaged and mine is a beauitful sapphire surrounded by about .4 carats of little diamonds. I have received some pretty interesting comments about my ring becuase my center stone is not a traditional diamond. I brush it off becuase I love my ring and don’t really care what other people think but I think it’s terrible that people judge e-rings based on their size or color or quality. It’s a symbol of love and committment and I wouldn’t trade my sapphire for any diamond in this world! 

 

Post # 8
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I do not think that size matters, or if it’s a diamond at all, I do love my ring though it is bigger than I ever imagined I would receive but he could have given me a plain band and I would have been just as happy

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I recently lost my engagement ring and my husband got me a new one. But my old ring was .20 and to me was the most gorgeous ring on the planet! I’m Mobil right now so I can’t post pics but will later!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Of course the size doesn’t matter. I would have married my Fiance even if we couldn’t have a ring at all. Still, I love my 1.5ct moissy lol.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No not at all, I could of had a bigger or more expensive diamond if I wanted, but when I tried them on they just seemed “too” big for my smaller fingers. I also went with platinum metal, rather than a cheaper alternative of white gold/palladium or gold etc, so that’s where my budget went, rather than the stone, as I wanted a ring that was more practical and good quality than sheer bling size.

Now, my little gem..

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My centre stone is 0.38 and my side stones are 0.2 and I couldn’t imagine having a more beautiful ring! I think it is about style, job (i.e. if you wear gloves all day you don’t want a higher setting), and what you and your Fiance are comfortable with.

Also… just because there is a big stone doesn’t mean there is QUALITY! I have seen 2 ct stones that are clearly flawed and don’t have much sparkle from a bad cut.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My center stone is .36ct, and I’ll say size did matter to me, but just a little. I didn’t want something like .1ct, because I’d worry people would know he could afford more and laugh, and don’t want people laughing at a symbol of his love for me. But I like the way a smaller diamond looks on my hand. I don’t think any value should be placed in the size of the diamond other than what you and your Fiance want you to wear. Plenty of people with less money save up forever to buy a huge ring, and plenty with more money choose smaller ones. It doesn’t mean their FI’s love them any more or any less.

ETA: my Fiance proposed without one, and if he hadn’t gotten a job, I would’ve been happy to marry him without one. But I’m not an upgrade girl, so if he’d offered to buy me a smaller one and replace it later, I would’ve turned it down. I just wanted one I could wear forever.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Honestly, I’ve been married 1.5 years now and had my ring a little over 2 years and…..I love it, yes, but I couldn’t care less. I forget im wearing it half the time and sometimes I just wear my band without the ering….not because i dont love it like crazy but i’ve become very used to it. I love him and we’re so happily married…and the ring reminds me of that. But nothing more…I don’t even get giddy when someone compliments it anymore. Im like like…huh?Oh thanks.

It’s soooo weird because I used to be OBSESSED with it…like stare at it all the time. I still cherish it and take good care of it but I forgot what the color and clarity even are…I used to know all that off the top of my head without looking at the certificate!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I agree that size does not matter in the slightest. It is whatever the two of you are happy with and what works for your place in life right now. My SO wants desperately to buy me a giant ring like his friends/coworkers wives have. He is in the military and is always worried about  what the other wives would think etc. I have told him that I would much rather have a smaller ring a put the extra money he would have spent towards the house or the wedding. I know I would be happy with just a plain band if that is what he decided on. 

 

Post # 16
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875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Here is a recent picture I took of my e-ring and wedding band. =]

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