(Closed) How much does size matter?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: carat size?
    less than 1 : (76 votes)
    39 %
    1 to 2 : (101 votes)
    52 %
    2 to 3 : (13 votes)
    7 %
    3 or bigger : (6 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I don’t think size matters at all. If he wanted to get you a big ring, then by all means.

    Post # 4
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I don’t think size matters very much at all…whatever looks good on your hand. I prefered a smaller stone of higher clarity and cut quality

    Post # 5
    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    So you want us to tell you how big our ring is, but your post is about how you hate talking about yours? Ironic? Yes! 🙂 Kidding!

    I really don’t mind the questions, because I know people are asking because it’s beautiful. It’s larger than most as well and I’ve had a couple of people ask me how much. {I know the exact amount, because I was there when he wrote the check.} But, instead of the dollar amount, I just tell them that it cost less than my husband and daughter are worth to me…way less. 🙂

    Post # 6
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My E ring is 2.25. My wedding band makes it 3.65. I clicked the 2 to 3 portion b/c I’m assuming we just mean engagement rings, not the set?? The number alone sounds monstrous, but honestly, it’s what best looks good on me and my hand. Dainty is not a good look on me, but I’ve had lots of friends try on my rings and it simply overpowers them. To each their own! I think clarity and color is not something to compromise for size, though. I think all rings are gorgeous. I have a friend whos’ Boyfriend or Best Friend probably can’t afford anything larger than half a carat, and I keep telling her who cares?!?!?! All that matters is that it’s on YOUR finger and you said "yes" =]

    I don’t mind sharing with strangers and friends alike. I’m not ashamed of what my Fiance and I can and cannot afford. 

    Post # 7
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I was more into the quality (cut and clarity) of my stone than the carat.  Mine is a little over a carat and it’s perfect for me.  I am a small person with tiny hands (size 4 ring!) so I wanted something around a carat.

    Post # 8
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I usually mutter something about it being an heirloom stone.  Because everyone wants to know how much it cost, the 4Cs…how rude!

    Post # 9
    1489 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I think it’s important to find a stone that looks good on your hand! (and that you and your fiancé can afford, of course). When we were ring shopping, the salesperson at Cartier nearly swallowed his cufflinks when I said that the 1.5ct stone looked too big for my hand and I wanted something smaller. In the end, and most definitely not at Cartier, we chose a .88ct center stone with flanking diamonds in a channel setting. 

     By the way, it’s totally rude for people to demand the cost of your ring and you shouldn’t feel embarrassed at all; they should!


    Post # 10
    960 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Hmm good question. Personally for me, I wanted something around 1 carat (which I got) but I know that many times a smaller carat size can look bigger if it’s a great stone in a great setting. I wanted to make sure it would look right on my long, skinny fingers. This just happened to be the best option for us.

    To answer another question, yes I get embarrassed talking about the size/price of my ring. Just this weekend there was an incident where my Fiance was getting crap from some family (jokingly, though) and he blurted out "Hey, that ring cost more than my car!" I was SO embarrassed. Mind you, he has a used car. Lol, I don’t have a $30,000 ring. But the fact that his sister, sister’s bf, mom, dad, grandma, and cousin now know that my ring was that expensive is just a little unsettling. I don’t like talking about money to begin with, so something this personal to me is a big deal. I’m sure there are smaller diamonds of better quality and bigger diamonds of lesser quality out there that cost the same as mine. But that’s for me to know, and you to keep guessing about 😉

    Post # 11
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Bigger stones didn’t look very good on my hand. So mine’s about a half a carat. And I love it! It is nearly colorless and nearly blemish free. It sparkles like nobodys business even when it needs cleaned.

    I think you should wear a ring that suits you whether it’s big or small; round or emerald cut; or diamond or a colored stone. I love to see a ring that brings out the wearer’s (is that even a word?) personality.

    Post # 14
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

    I also think it’s weird when people ask how big it is. Someone flat out asked me how many carats it is and I was a bit taken aback! 

    Post # 15
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

    Just to clarify: I didn’t mean on this board, I meant like an acquiantance who asked me when she heard I got engaged.

    Post # 16
    113 posts
    Blushing bee

    My diamond is larger than all of my friends’ and I find that complete strangers will grab my hand and ask to see it.  I am a very modest girl who doesn’t wear any jewelry at all so the attention it draws makes me uncomfortable. I find myself hiding my ring sometimes because I don’t want to come accross as spoiled or flashy.  My stone is a family heirloom that my fiance inherited…it didn’t cost us a penny! It is beautiful and I feel so lucky and appreciative to have it I just wish women would stop comparing their stones to mine. All diamonds are gorgeous!

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