Post # 1
Ok, so my fiancé took me ring shopping the other day… and I picked out this bridal set in the picture that’s 1/4 ct. And it looks so nice on my tiny fingers. I wear a size 4. And I LOVE this ring. But then I look at what carat weight other people have and I don’t want to be greedy… but I also don’t want people to think he’s cheap because it’s only 1/4 ct. So there’s a 1/2ct in the same ring for $600 more but still in his budget… but it’s just a little big for my fingers… so I don’t know if I’m just used to smaller rings and if one day I will regret not getting something bigger or if I should go with the smaller one that I like a lot right now.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Downtown 202
If you love it, it doesn’t matter the carat size! And if you change your mind in the future, you can always upgrade.
Post # 4
Go with the 1/4ct if you love it. Mine is somewhere between 1/4 and 1/3 ct and I love mine. I’m a size 6.5, and my fingers are oddly long, but I still think it looks great on my finger.
I don’t understand why people feel the need to judge others by their ring size. You’re the one wearing it and if the 1/2ct feels too big on your finger, go with the 1/4.
Here’s mine on my hand (long creepy fingers are curled under in the pic, but you can see the way it looks on the width of my finger).
Post # 5
You can always upgrade the stone later. Maybe for an anniversary? Follow your heart and don’t let other peoples opinions change your mind. Pick the one you love 🙂
Post # 6
I had a little 0.16ct as a promise ring we got before we talked serious. I have a size 4.75 finger, here it is on me 3 years agoThis is the one I have now…its never as big as you think once you get used to it. Look at it again in the store before you decide. Its easier in person
Post # 7
It’s all up to you and what you want/feel comfortable with. If you feel 1/2 carat is big on your finger, that’s probably your answer! If you’re really unsure find some cheapy fakes in the same size and wear each around the house a few days and see how it really feels to have a ring that size.
If you’re worried about what people think and someone asks to see it or are obviously looking at it say “He got me exactly what I wanted!”, I’m sure you’ll say it with genuine enthusiasm :). I didn’t want anything over half a carat and my ring finger is size 6 (so it’s not tight in summer). So I can imagine 1/4 being great on a size 4!
Post # 8
I think that if it is in your budget and you are even thinkin about it now then you will prob regret your decision sooner rather then later. SO go for it and get the bigger carat…you will be happy …just MHO
Post # 10
Bigger isn’t always better ! But I do feel like they “shrink” …
Post # 11
Go for the smaller one. I wear a 4.5 and my center stone is .25ct (with another .25ct in the halo and on the band). It looks great on my tiny fingers; anything bigger looks weird.
Post # 12
@Flipflops17: I think you should choose whatever you are comfortable with now and later you can add some bands to make the stone “pop” and look larger.
Post # 14
@Flipflops17: I like the idea of a PP to get a cz in the two sizes and see which one you like more. But comparing the two images online (if this the same style you posted here http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/i-need-help-deciding-on-the-carat-weight-of-this-ring) there isnt that sizable of a difference, especially with the side stones, so unless you really want the 1/2 I say stick with the 1/4 there’s no sense in paying $600 more to make other people happy. I say do whichever you feel most comfortable with and don’t let other people cloud your judgement. Chances are even if you go for the 1/2 carat people will still say something mean and then you’ll be mad you spent the extra money when you really wanted the 1/4. We’ve heard of all kinds of nasty comments no matter what size diamond you have. The women on the bee who have gemstones have been told IRL their engagement is not official, women with 2+ carats have had IRL people say nasty things about how big the ring is, I think one bee even posted that her family was upset and wouldn’t even look at her ring (approx 2 carat) but looked at her cousins who was in the same room because they thought her ring was more “appropriate.” So just pick something your happy with since you are going to be the one wearing it and enjoying it. 🙂
Post # 15
Dainty rings have such charm!! I really appreciate their beauty and delicate look. I used to not wear any rings at all and when we got engaged, I wasn’t sure what route to go for. I am certainly not comfortable with one big diamond that costs a fortune. It’s not a look for me and I wouldn’t want to spend a ridiculous amount on a ring. I’d always be hiding it away when on the subway and places like that.
I do love a large ring though, I found out while trying on many. I don’t like an overload of sparkle and I like the look of metal too. So I ended up finding the perfect ring for me. A 0.3 ct center stone surrounded by two halos of diamonds. Kind of like a flower design 🙂 The platinum shank is just pure metal, which keeps the look classy in my opinion. I added bling by choosing an eternity diamond band to go with it. Love my set!!! Now they are soldered together.
Post # 16
If you love the smaller size, go for it.
As long as you are happy, who cares what anyone thinks!
Post # 17
My fiance just proposed and he gave me a perfect .75 solitare for my size 7 finger. I absolutely love how dainty it looks. It doesn’t matter what other people think as long as you love it. You are the one that has to wear it every day.