(Closed) How big is too big?

posted 12 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How many carats is too big for daily wear

    1+

    2+

    3+

    4+

  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I wear gloves at work (in a lab) and my e-ring has destroyed quite a few gloves, it’s also pretty uncomfortable under there but I’ve gotten used to it.

    So for me, anything bigger than 1.1ct would be too big for everyday wear 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it really depends on the person and is more of a personal preference. A larger ring is not going to look right on everyone since we all come in different shapes and sizes.

    I personally did not want anything larger than about 1ct total. I have a halo ring and I just thought anything larger would look silly on me.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I lead a very active lifestyle and new I wanted a “smaller” diamond and lower setting and I still have to take it off when I teach in the cadaver lab because it rips through gloves and I would hate to get pieces of human tissue in my ring – eeewwwww

    So I told my Fiance that I didn’t want over a .5 carat center stone!

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    @Lilagrace: Do you have pics of your aqua?  I would love to see it!

    I marked 4+ carats in the poll for two reasons: I have size 7 fingers (and they are long) and I LOVE wearing jewelry!

    I alternate my right hand rings everyday and go from a 1 carat aqua to a 1.5 diamond ring up to a 3 carat lemon citrine ring…I like to change it up!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Sorry Lila TMI!!!!! LOL!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it depends on personal preference, and also the size of your hands.  I have small hands and really short fingers, so anything too big would look silly on me.  My engagement ring is 0.80 carats and it’s perfect for my finger.  I had to get a super-thin wedding ring so that my rings didn’t take up half my hand!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee

    There needs to be another category – “There is no such thing as too big for daily wear”

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted for 2+, but it’s totally a personal thing .. my 1 ct is the perfect size for my short, small fingers

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I think it all depends on the size of your hand. My 12 year old neice has bigger hands than I do! I’m also 5’2″ though and a size 5 ring fits a little on the loose side. I think anything over half a carat would be too big for my tiny hands. However if you’re taller, I’m sure you’re hands are proporionately bigger and thus a bigger ring wouldn’t look so gigantic on you.

    Secondly, I think it’s about taste too, if you’re into the big rings, more power to you!

    But mainly, i think it should about the size of your hands! lol..

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I’ve got to disagree with all of those who said 1+ is too big for daily wear.  Mine is 1.13 center plus another .4 in side stones, and I’ve worn it every day since I got it.  I haven’t scratched/pierced anything (though I don’t work in a hospital), and I see lots of rings that are bigger than mine. 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My setting, including the center stone and not including the wedding band, measures just under 1.75 carats, with the center stone being 1.06 or something and I think it is perfect. it sits up pretty high but i havent had a problem. I voted for anything over 3 carats

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee

    I have tiny fingers – size 4 3/4 and I have an 11 carat amethyst (inherited) and I don’t think its too big to wear.  

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

    Hmm, my e-ring is 2 carats and my band is 1/2 a carat, and it seems to not get in the way much. Any bigger, though, and I’d be banging it on everything. I would say no more than 3 carats.

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