(Closed) I prefer a smaller ring

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Mine’s pretty small…not sure what a comparable carat size might be since garnets aren’t really measured like that, but I prefer small rings.

EDIT: I checked on the website where FH ordered it–it’s 5x5mm, which comes out to roughly half a carat.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My ring is .56 carats, and I feel like it’s too big sometimes!  Totally understand where you’re coming from ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine’s .5 carat, which is just fine with me.  I have short stubby fingers.  I had to go with something smaller because I have to take the wedding band into consideration.  Anything bigger and I wouldn’t be able to wear both bands.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

mine is super tiny but perfect for me. )im a daycare teacher) and i cant have any big shapr rings or anything i would worry about losing or breaking at work.  my only comlaint is that is spins on my finger since i lost some weight and its a little bit to big but other than that its perfect!

 

As my students say “is that your bling bling teacher?” i love 2 year olds lol

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@divergirl:  I think we took that to its logical extreme.  Both of us preferred to have plain gold bands, with no diamonds at all.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine is totally small, and I LOVE it. As a nurse, I freaked out at the idea of a big diamond, the chance I could tear some elderly persons skin with my ring shudder. I don’t know the size of mine as fiancee picked it all by his self!!But it is alot smaller than many other girls…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My only requirement for the ring was to be on the smaller side and a very low setting. I am still in college and all of my friends are VERY single. Plus I don’t like flashing my ring around. My ring is a .6 and I feel “embarrassed/guilty” for wearing it sometimes….I don’t know why. I think it is because most of my friends are not married and the people that I know that are married at my age has maybe a .2 or something like that.

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Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Applestar13 I completely agree with you. My engagement ring is a .3 and has sapphires, because it will be a right hand ring when we get married (we’re using my grandmother’s wedding ring, which is a total of 2 ct, with a .6 center stone). I knew that I didn’t want to flaunt the big ring around campus, and with doing all the things I did back then, I probably would have lost it.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine is .52 and is perfect. Any bigger and it would look too large for my skinny fingers! I’m with @Applestar13: most of our friends aren’t yet married or engaged, and those that are have/had much smaller stones or no e-ring at all.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mine is .5 round and gorgeous.  Everyone who has these 1+ carots, I would be very interested to see what the quality of the diamond is. People soon forget that cut/color/clarity are what makes the diamond beautiful, not just size.  I like looking down at my ring and knowing that it is QUALITY not just a huge ‘cloudy’ rock.  Congrats to all the girls who rock smaller rings, be proud ladies!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I didn’t even want a solitaire.   I’m not a blingy person, and I would never wear big rock to work.   Mine is the white gold version of this band (just one of the scalloped bands, not the whole trio).  I’ll use it for my wedding band, as well

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Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@Kitty Kat: remember that different ladies are at different points in their lives/have different careers/have different budgets, etc. Many can afford a “larger” rock that is also of very good quality.

Neither large rocks or small rocks are better, it is all a matter of personal preference ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I chose my rings for the fact that they were small (the e-ring is .10 and wedding set is .13), yet sparkly and set low – I don’t want them caught in anything…

Plus, we didn’t have a honeymoon, we’re having a honey-year; we wanted to have a blast as newlyweds before having babies and are planning trip number three this year, and creating awesome shared memories – having small rings helps with the budget! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Fiance picked my ring out on his own, and it’s perfect! But it’s also DEFINITELY less than 1 carat. Probably under 1/2. I told him I wanted something small, because I work in a daycare now and hope to be a stay at home mom one day after we’re married. I didn’t want something that would snag or scratch kids or anything like that.
The quality of my diamond is also AMAZING! I know nothing about diamonds, except that mine seems to look better than some of the larger rings I’ve seen. Could just be because I’m partial to mine, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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