(Closed) For ladies who MUST have larger rings…..

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 92
8031 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@MrsEME:  Yup, we laid down the law. We have other priorities. Honestly, the $2K was to please everyone else (albeit a small # of immediate family!).

Post # 93
67 posts
Worker bee

I would love to have a big ring! I will never get it as big as I want as long as I marry my boyfriend. 

Ever since i was a little girl I loved diamond rings. As I got older I became obsessed with wanting a giant rock. I love the simplicity of a solitaire that sparkles and shines and takes up a good amount of finger coverage.

My boyfriend is very cheap and thinks engagement rings are “stupid”. So when we first started shopping it looked like i would barely get a .5ct with his budget. Luckily I inherited my grandmothers gorgeous 1ct round solitaire. We are going to use that and make it a 3 stone since it’s still not quite enough bling for me. 

I know i will love it, but I will always secretly dream and wish that I had 2.5-3 ct. solitaire :o)


Post # 94
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My husband and I decided to get married over breakfast. No ring, no getting down on one knee. Over breakfast not only did we decide to get married, we picked the summer of next year and decided on destination wedding or traditional church wedding here. Yup, all over breakfast. That was May 2010. I officially got an engagement ring in October 2010 which was small but I understood because we were planning a wedding and really needed to budget and save. We married in June 2011 and two years later, we are upgrading to a bigger ring. Well we can afford it and we decided to upgrade over dinner. We are foodies.

Post # 95
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsEME:  I’m with EffieTrinket. I think larger stones (I’m also open to other stones, not just diamonds) look better on my finger, so I wanted at least a carat. All about proportions. Plus I’m a fan of pave bands and/or split shanks, and sometimes smaller stones blend in a bit too much if it’s not a plain band solitaire, you know? (That said, I think small stones look great as solitaires, but it’s not quite my style, if that makes sense.) Also, I’m wearing my grandmother’s e-ring as a stand in, and that diamond is less than 1/4 carat, lol. So, maybe I’m not the best person to be responding to this. 🙂

Post # 96
1713 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Whilst my ring is not a diamond (it is a moissy), it is still considered large here in the UK, especially for my age range (21, almost 22). Why did I want something big? Because both Fiance and I disliked the small diamond solitaires you found on the high street. Everyone had one, and we found them boring and typical (no offense to those who have one! It’s just OUR personal taste). Neither of us liked diamonds either, we thought them to be overpriced and nothing particularly fancy (plus I have diamonds back home, my grandma and mum have a collection I am free to dip into whenever!). Again, NO OFFENSE to those who have diamond, you might think my moissanite is boring/too sparkly and that is just fine by my books! Different strokes for different folks. 


Anyway, we wanted something which would make a statement! However, we are both post-grad students, and for the setting and stone size I wanted to be in diamond and platinum/white gold, it would have been more than £20,000. 


So I introduced him to moissanite, and it was all good! We love the stone, the background of the stone and the properties of it etc. So we really won with that one I think – got a nice, big shiny rock and it didn’t break our bank accounts either! People keep mistaking it for a diamond too, so I do correct them when it happens.


I also think the design I have now just looks much better on my finger than a small diamond solitaire would have. FTR my ring size is 5.5 and my stone is an 8x6mm radiant cut FB moissanite with a halo. 

Post # 97
327 posts
Helper bee

I would have never said no to a smaller ring, I would have just been a bit disappointed since I told my fiance what I wanted and he has enough money to get me that without breaking the bank in the slightest. I know it may be shallow, but I would have been a bit disappointed. We saved up for what I wanted, too, so if he ended up getting one that wasn’t the amount we saved up for, it would make me wonder what happened to the rest of the money we saved. Also, seeing how his finances are very good, and he buys himself things that are expensive and I buy him things that are expensive, I’d have been a bit miffed if he cheaped out on something as important as this, when I’ve made it clear I don’t want an upgrade and this is my forever ring. That’s all. I am not materialistic at all. The only jewelry I really wear is my promise ring and temporary engagement ring. And, I’ve been engaged since August, and I’ve waited patiently to save up enough to order my forever ring. 

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