Post # 1
A recent post on a 4.6 ct aquamarine ring made me think of asking this question.
How many carats is too big for an everyday ring. I’m not just talking diamonds, but any stone. And not just E-rings, but right hand rings too!
I wear a 3 ct cushion cut aquamarine with a halo of diamonds daily, and think nothing of it – I LOVE it. But I know alot of people think that is too big for daily wear.
What do you bee’s think? (share pics if you have ’em! Can’t get enough of ring pics!)
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
@future mr.s martin – ummm so that’s pretty much one of the grossest things I’ve ever heard! lol
(Just a note – my e-ring is a three stone, with diamonds down the sides of the band and it’s 1ct total weight – the aquamarine is my right hand ring that I got for our 10 year – date-aversary)
Post # 7
@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 # 9
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
There needs to be another category – “There is no such thing as too big for daily wear”
Post # 11
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
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
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
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
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
- 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.