Post # 1
So I was reading a couple of posts…some of you may have also read them, regarding ring size. Some bees saying that they want a 1-2+ carrat ring, one post even saying that she felt she had ring shrinkage when she compared her 1+ carrat ring to others…
Maybe I’m a minority, but I would actually prefer my ring to be under 1/2 a carrat. For me I prefer to have something pretty, but not too flashy.
Anyone else feel the same way???
Post # 3
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
My ring is .56 carats, and I feel like it’s too big sometimes! Totally understand where you’re coming from 🙂
Post # 5
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
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
@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
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
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.
Post # 10
@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
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
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
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
Post # 14
@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 🙂
Post # 15
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! 😉
Post # 16
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. 🙂