Post # 32
sk- After ALOT of thought and some more conversation today, I think that is exactly what we are going to do. Tomorrow is the big day we are trying to make a choice, and I think we are going to try and see if they have anything somewhere between the 1.1 and 2.2 that is of higher quality and still within our price range.
Wish me luck!
As a side note, we did bring the other two stones to hold up next to it. They are beautiful! And so special because one is from each side of his family tree. I am 5’9” and wear a size 8 ring, so I can handle quite a bit of "bling" on that finger without it looking overpowering… I guess tomorrow we will see what we end up with! Also, the important thing that we both realize is that these are not REAL problems. This is a minor bump in the road and small disagreement. I think we both (but maybe my guy especially) have a tendency to let something small seem HUGE, but we are on the same page now about how silly of an "argument" if you can call it that, this is.
Thank you guys ALL so much for your helpful advice, I will let you know tomorrow how it turns out!!! So excited!!!
Post # 33
Honey, I have a 2.67 center stone carat with about 1 carat total weight surrounding it (custom design) and my sister has a 3.14 center stone (no idea on the ones in the setting) and my mom has a 2.4 center stone from her engagement and then for their 25th anniversary my dad got her a setting with a 5 carat center diamond. Let me tell you coming from a family of women that appreciate the big bling – GET THE BIGGER STONE if you have the option.
You have to wear it everyday – not him. I get compliments on mine all the time and when I am with my mom and sister people love to compare them and I have never once gotten a negative response on the size of my diamond. (The setting is a bit controversial but everyone seems to be in awe of the diamond.) And I wear a size 7 ring and it just looks good proportionally.
Post # 34
I would go with the sparklier one. Maybe he will "upgrade" it later after he is done with law school as an appreciation for chosing the smaller one.
Post # 35
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
ok so I know nothing about diamonds, cuts and sizes; actually I told my now Fiance at that time boyfriend ahead of time that I wasn’t a diamond kind of girl (I’m not into gold either) and told him that I looooved wood, and that is what we got metal and wood rings 🙂 That’s what makes us HAPPY!
So my advice to you is just talk to him about what you like and why you like it (maybe his parents will understand with no problem) the thing here is that both of you should be happy about it, after all is a symbol of your love 🙂
Post # 36
OK….. I got my DREAM ring!!!!!
After all of your wonderful advice, we had a chat, and decided to look for something in the middle of the 1.1 and 2.2 but wih higher quality….I FOUND IT!!!
We ended up with a 1.5 carat brillian cut center stone, gorgeous color, high quality, etc etc and I am in love. I have attached the pic. I dreamt about her last night. I wont get to see it for awhile, they are doing a custom setting and we saved a TON of money having them send it to texas to my parents instead of picking it up here in california.
It’s gorgeous and classy and looks perfect with our heirloom diamonds. I would gush more but you guys don’t want to read it all! 😉
Thank you guys so much for your advice, I now see what you mean when you said "it only matters if you love it"….I do, and the boy does too! Win win!!! 🙂
Tell me what you guys think of the stones…my setting will be white gold,with lots of prongs so you can see the entire diamond…it kind of looks like a crown from the side
Post # 37
Yay! Congrats! They are beautiful!!!! Be sure to share the ring when it comes in. So happy for you and your man~
Post # 38
When my Fiance and I went “ring shopping” the first couple times we were definitely going towards the 2ct stone. However, when he went by himself to buy the ring he decided to get a stone that was a little smaller (1.76ct) but with a much better quality.
So my question to you is…what’s most important to you, the size or the quality? and By The Way 7K for a 2ct is a great deal, but what is the quality of the diamond? When you buy a large diamond, it’s always best to go for a higher quality, since the flaws will show more due to its size.
Post # 39
Absolutely stunning! =) Sparkly….
Post # 40
Gorgeous! I’m so happy for both of you, remember to come back and post your finished ring! Good luck!
Post # 41
Yay! What a wonderful outcome 🙂
Post # 42
Glad it is everything you wished for! it’s going to look beautiful!
Post # 43
OMG! I love it. So gorgeous!!! congrats 🙂
Post # 44
Congratulations, a perfect compromise 🙂 Beautiful!!
Post # 45
The stones really complement each other – GREAT compromise!!
Post # 46
Your ring will be FANTASTIC! Congratulations!