(Closed) How you feel about others ring size?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
15514 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sure, a little bit of ring envy comes up when I see another ring I like, especially a bigger one thats just as high quality.  But, that moment passes fast.  He already got me something bigger than I would have picked out myself being as practical as I am and thought I’d ever have.  Though, I’m also pretty much on par with friends and family, so there really isnt any crazy comparison or jealousy to be had with people that matter to me.

Post # 18
4410 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

You have to remember that your sister just got engaged, so of course your mom is going to make over her ring right now.  You’ve been wearing your ring for almost three years, so the novelty of yours has worn off.  But that doesn’t mean you mom likes your sister’s ring more than yours.  It’s probably hard to remember, but I bet she made over your ring too when you first got it.

Plus, you’re getting married in three months, so you are probably starting to feel a bit of stress, which might make you a little more sensitive.

I don’t know what your ring looks like, but what you described is classic and will never go out of style. Simple rings lend themselves very well to adding anniversary bands. I bet your ring is gorgeous. 

Post # 19
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a plain solitare… its a decent size and really, its beautifully simple… but I stress about my wedding band… I think I’d like that to be the sparkle in the set… but if I go plain then I could wear it to work (yes there are rules)… good thing I have like 10 months to figure it out!…

If you lost your ring and could replace it with anything, would you? Or would you want exactly what you have because it is more than just a ring?

Post # 20
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i love my ring, but sometimes i find myself oogling other women’s rings. seems like certain situations bring it out in me- like gymboree, the classes, not the store, i find myself wishing my ring were as big as some of the other women there. not that my ring is tiny, it’s 2 ctw, just shy one 1 ct in the center & just over a ct in the band, but some of those ladies have HUGE rings o little tiny fingers that make the rings look even bigger! one of my bffs is hoping to get engaged soon, and i want her to get the ring she wants but secretly, i hope her ring isn’t bigger than mine. i think it’s normal to have those feelings sometimes.


Post # 21
12 posts


I think that it is natural so see someone else’s e ring and have a moment of jealousy, especially if you believe that it might be a bit “prettier” or “bigger” than yours. I have done it and still do it at times. But then it quickly passes. I love my ring and I love the man who gave it to me!

Post # 22
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think I’m going to be in a similar situation to OP before too long. In April I got engaged with a modest, plain solitaire. I’m totally in love with the ring but my sister is soon to be angaged to a man with very flashy taste and more money than he knows what to do with. She’s bound to end up with something huge and elaborate, and I’ll be very happy for her, but deep down I may feel a little twinge of resentment. I love my sister but she’s always had a way of one-upping me in situations like these.

Post # 23
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I sure do love to admire rings that are larger than mine. But, I am soooo happy with my ring and how perfect it is for me, that admiration never turns to jealousy (well not yet!).

Post # 24
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think there is so much hype around big rings these days and thats prob where we get the feelings of wanting it bigger.  But you just gotta remember how you first felt about your ring, and why you fell in love with it.  & your future hubby really loved it to pick it out for his queen : )

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