(Closed) Engagement ring solitare too big?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think your co-workers are being petty and snarky. Obviously, they haven’t heard of the old addage, "If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all."

As long as you love your ring and am happy with it, who the cares what they say. And 1.5 carats is not too big…If it helps any, mine also has 1.5 center diamond with two diamond side-stones and an eternity band. Talk about gawdy — but I love it.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2018 - catherdral ceremony/private club reception

Wow…that just sounds like outright jealousy to me.  I wouldn’t worry about it – they’re obviously just being catty.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I wouldn’t worry about it.  They sound jealous to me.  People will also find something wrong w/ your ring, no matter what.  My aunt had the audacity to call me up and tell me that my ring is too small (0.8, my Fiance went for quality over size) and that I should demand a bigger one.  As long as you love your ring, that’s all that matters.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

jealous to the max! one thing i’ve learned while planning is that your mother is usually right. and in this case, yours definitely is.

 congrats, btw! i know i’d love to see pics of this "fake" ring!! =)

Post # 7
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Helper bee

i don’t think 1.5 is too big.  they’re just jealous and mean.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

My engagement ring is 1.6ct and seriously I love it and thats all that matters. People love saying things to me too but brush it off…they are just jealous! You man did well

Post # 9
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Worker bee
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i completely agree with all the comments above.  have you ever said anything to them about it hurting your feelings when they make comments like that?  maybe you just need to firmly say that you love your ring and that you’re getting a little tired of their comments.  everyone’s titled to their own opinion.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Unfortunately you will always encounter the people that will always feel the need to make someone else feel bad because  of a "mine is better than yours" mentality.  I say, love, cherish and flaunt your ring!  It’s a symbol of your FI’s love and commitment to you!  When people look at my ring they say, gee is that a carat?  And I proudly tell them, no it’s not (it’s 0.75 carats), but I love the quality and not quantity!  To each their own, please don’t let the opinion of others get to you.  Your Fi, loves you and if that’s what he picked out for you, please don’t make him think you don’t appreciate it.  I’m sure your ring is GORGEOUS and I’d wear the e-ring proudly regardless of its size!  Congratulations and wish you the best of luck on your big day!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Wow!  That really does sound like a group of petty, catty, jealous women.  I’m sure they have to do that just to console themselves over their "dainty" rings.  I would just say something along the lines of "My Fiance is so good to me. I’m lucky have such a great guy." 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

Wow, thats pretty nasty!! No, 1.5 is not "too big" or in the least bit gaudy!! Wear it with pride! =)

Post # 13
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Newbee

I do not think 1.5C however I have seen e-rings on friends with much much bigger diamonds than 1.5 and I will admit that it looked over-the-top.  However, I know that my friends love their e-ring (because that’s what they wanted) and would never say anything to them to dampen their happiness. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

No need to worry. They are just being snarkey. 1.5 is not overly big or gaudy.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Catty much?  Wowzas – I’m sorry to hear you had such a bad experience!  If you love your ring, that’s all that matters.  Try to shrug it off if you can, it sounds like pure jealousy.  Green (with envy) is not a good color on anyone!  😉 

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