(Closed) How big, you think, is this diamond?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Bumble bee

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swirlyclover86:  And she would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those meddling kids and their dog! 

Wait, hold up…

Post # 48
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Blushing bee

See, I made totally the wrong assumption and thought the question was about the size of the ring finger sizing itself… :p seriously!

(my guess is 5.5)

ETA cos it’s late and I didn’t read the title properly……

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 8 months ago by CountingSheep.
Post # 49
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Bumble bee

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galephys:  You have a beautiful ring. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, what’s important is that you love it. Forget this thread and just own it.

Post # 50
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Sugar bee

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galephys:  It’s S T U N N I N G. The scrollwork is beautiful and that milgrain is to die for. I see you tagged DK and if this is him, he’s truly outdone himself. He just gets better and better. I definitely wouldn’t have guessed a quarter carat so MISSION ACCOMPLISHED IMO and CONGRATS!!

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think this went bad becasue you lashed out (inapprpriately) at Grid. Personally, I like Grid and enjoy her posts immensly. You could have handled this much better, and even if Gridmonster did unintentionally “ruin” your thread, you could have absolutely revived it. However, you chose to be a beatch and therefore, lost your foothold.

In general, a halo does not make a stone look bigger; it will give you more finger coverage and make the ring look more substantial. You accomplished that with your new setting. Its very pretty. Anyone who knows diamonds will be able tto guess the size in real life. People who dont know diamonds will see the finger coverage and not distinguish the center stone from the “ring”.

The stone itself looks like a nice one. Who cares what the size is. I happen to like a smaller diamond because I think they sparkle more (even at equal qualities) than a larger stone. I do like large gemstone rings, however.

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

Honestly some people make such a big deal out of these posts. OP is just wondering what her stone size looks like to unknowing people. Is it really such a crime? Does it make her a huge narccisist? I think they’re also done as a way to gauge if the money you spent was worth it. I like to get a sense of how other people see or interpret things.   

Post # 54
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Bumble bee

Looks like the diamond is a size that you are unhappy with if you ask me…

It’s a pretty ring. It would be even prettier if the diamond was set lower.

Post # 55
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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galephys:  I was frankly turned off that when you got busted for being misleading, you blamed TheGridMonster instead of just owning it and explaining your intent. 

If you had just said this was your ring but you were hoping to get unbiased feedback re the size, that would have gotten a very supportive response from most bees.

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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galephys:  Look, everyone gets a bit sick of people moaning about not having a big enough diamond. There’s this idea that those who moan are ungrateful or selfish. Sometimes that is true and sometimes its not. However, this community of women like honesty, straight forwardness and genuine questions. They (and I include myself in they) will be kind and helpful to you IF you do not trick them. Now, you went wrong by playing a game of white lies. Your insecurity about your diamond size (as detailed in other threads and yes, I remember the one about the first setting stress) came across as very whiny and hard done by. This irks a lot of people. I think it is because people tend to feel like you get what you are giving and whining about it is weak and immature. Being up front is brave and easy to relate to. It doesn’t instantly get people’s backs up. Plus, its a lot harder to be bitchy to someone who has laid all of her cards on the table at the beginning, because you feel like you might actually be listened to when you give advice. If you had been honest about your insecurity in this thread, we would have found it easier to give you the truth, minus the snark. But you took the long way round. And the bees stop trusting you when that happens. I am not judging you. I understand exactly why you did what you did. And it didn’t get my back up or irritate me. But, getting defensive when called out on a white lie, pouting and moaning, will not win you fans. You were not clear. Be more clear next time. Bees appreciate directness. A lot of hearts get poured out here. We are a vulnerable and compassionate crowd. 

As for your new ring. Its stunning, dreamy, perfection. I LOVE it!! Don’t let this interaction distract you from enjoying your engagement. But think about what I have said. 

Post # 57
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Bumble bee

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ponyrider: While I also enjoy Grid’s posts a lot of the time, I found her post here distasteful. The OP wasn’t being offensive to start with, and there was no reason to try and derail the thread. Even though we have the anonymity of the internet, we should still try to be kind to one another, even if we diagree about where someone is coming from. OP might have been a bit insecure, but she certainly didn’t hurt anyone.

Post # 58
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 pretty ring but at the end of the day it’s .23 no matter how u set it (not saying that’s bad).  Why not just be grateful you got a ring at all instead of trying to make it bigger love the one you have. A ring isn’t about the size it’s about the commitment it stands for. I’m not trying to be mean to you I’m sorry if this comes out as harsh but your fiancé picked a ring and it sounds like you disrespected him by complaining about it. In your first post you said he wanted you to keep stone because sentimental reasons .that should have been your hint. Again I’m sorry if I offend you 

Post # 59
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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Willow90:  Except when someone tries to waste our time by lying. The Bees are more than willing to play or help, when they are given the straight story.

Post # 60
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Bumble bee

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rosecut:  Exactly.

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