(Closed) How big is too big?

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





  • Post # 17
    1456 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I have skinny fingers, I’m left handed, and I write/type a LOT. The problem with my garnet ring is that it’s a pretty high setting and has four prongs, so I tend to bang it around and loosen the setting. The size doesn’t matter to me so much as a lower setting with more prongs! I’d probably wear up to 3 or 4 cts otherwise.

    Post # 18
    1009 posts
    Bumble bee

    P.S.  I haven’t tried to wear the amethyst on a daily basis (its set in yellow gold and that isn’t my favorite).  But from a size perspective, I don’t think its too huge to wear daily.

    Post # 19
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    Ha, I’m gonna go ahead with texasmeredith and say there’s no such thing as too big for daily wear! Laughing

    Post # 20
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @texas…let’see that ring! Sounds beautiful!

    Post # 21
    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Well i have 3.75 carats of diamonds on my left hand and a 4+ carat topaz on my right hand. Bigger is better unless it’s just not your style. But i go for chunky earrings, bracelets, rings, anything big, sparkly, and pretty, I’m all about it.

    I didn’t vote b/c there are too many factors. I’m 5’11” and i feel like i can pull off a lotta bling if i want to. Cuz I got it from my momma, lol

    Also HIGHLY dependent on what you do for a living.

    Post # 22
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I put 2+ but really 1.5+, it is okay if its just a little over one, but not too much. I’ve never been a fan of wearing rings with stones that went too far out. Although I’m sure its better on my left hand than right. 

    Post # 23
    24 posts
    • Wedding: September 2008

    My ring is a size 3 and it is a 1 carat solitaire, it looks perfectly proportional on my small hand.  It’s set kind of high and it does snag on my tights sometimes.  I voted for 2+.  

    Post # 25
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My E ring is a 1 ct, because I wanted to be able to leave it on most of the time. Anything bigger I’d have to take off whenever I’m working with the horses, because it could easily get caught on something. 

    Post # 26
    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think 2 ct would be perfect for me.. of course my e ring isn’t a solitaire or at all traditional in any way.. I don’t even know the total carat weight of it..

    Post # 27
    2316 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think that if you feel safe wearing it out and about, overseas and downtown in a large city, I say you go for whatever size you can afford! That being said, I’m 5′ 9″ and wear (I think) a 7.5, so I could handle whatever bling you throw at me.

    However, anything bigger than 2 cts would personally make me uncomfortable. I would have monetary ethical issues with it and I end up areas of cities that I probably shouldn’t end up in on purpose (lots of private design centers are in warehouse areas), on accident when I get lost or sometimes on purpose depending on volunteer situations. At some point we’ll end up living in a city with public transportation, which I SO look forward to so I don’t have to drive anymore, but I’d want to be able to wear my ring without drawing alot of attention to myself.

    “Not paranoid, just smart” as my mom says. She wears 3 1 ct stones on her left hand but has a fake for when they’re in the city/ on vacation- I want to wear the real thing all the time!

    Post # 28
    3952 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think that all sizes are good.  My bff’s mom had a 5 carat ring and she wore it every day.  No problems either with her.

    Mine will be above 2 carats (solitaire) and I’m ok with wearing that around.  My former solitaire was also above 2 carats and I had no problems wearing that for 8 years.  not one problem.  Although I wouldn’t go snorkeling or diving in it. 

    I think we need to realize tastes are different and that there are brides here with all size stones. 

    As for us, again, we’re older and professional and can afford a bit more.  But what is important is not the size of the stone nor what stone it is.  What does matter is the love given with the promise.

    Post # 29
    2639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Shoot in my dream world the bigger the better!!!  I love me some bling, lol!  Either way, at the end of the day it’s all about who gave it to you, right? 🙂

    Post # 30
    3793 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    For my work, I needed smaller and low set… I think it really depends on who you are and what you do!

    Post # 31
    784 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    @LilaGrayce: Speaking of pictures…I recently went to my insurance agent and got a special policy to cover all my jewelry.  My agent had me take really detailed pictures of all my jewelry to put in the policy along with the appraisals.  He highly recommended me doing this.  So I sat down one day and took pics of my entire jewelry box (everything from Tiffany silver jewelry to precious gem stones) – it’s all catalogued on film.  I have a copy and he has a copy.  I just wanted to recommend that you get at least one good picture of it on a camera with a macro setting. 

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