(Closed) I'm engaged! Stone too small?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You’re over thinking it. Weddingbee has a way of making you do that! Does it matter that he could have afforded a bigger ring? Its shouldn’t. He wants to marry you and he bought you a beautiful ring to show it, that really should be the end of the story. 

Post # 18
4 posts

This is a heated topic, but I’ll bite. I think if it wasn’t a Tiffany’s, you could have gotten the exact same style ring with a 1.5 ct stone (with the same stats). Personally, I would have done this. Not saying it’s small, but just that if you’re worried about the size of your stone, you could return it, go to bluenile.com or jamesallen.com, pick out the same setting and put in a much larger stone. If I had $10-12K to spend on an e-ring, that is what I would do.

Post # 19
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love the ring and the size is perfect for your finger size.  The plain band is classic.  It also makes it easier to shop for a blingy diamond wedding band.  A lot of the fancier settings makes it hard to find wedding bands to sit flush beside it. 

Post # 20
1848 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Lady, please.

Don’t let the Bee convince you that you need a stone that is a paperweight on your hand or else it’s “small”. My face is often like this

-_- (for reference, my face is normally like this: ^_^)

When people ask this question. If you like it, that’s what matters.

If you think it’s too small, there’s always upgrading.

Personally, that would like ridiculously big on my hand. I say this to prove that to each her own. πŸ™‚

Post # 21
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@saldanha84:  i think it looks lovely.  congrats and welcome to the hive.

Post # 22
679 posts
Busy bee

Lovely! I wish I had tiny fingers πŸ™

Post # 23
4640 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

congratulations! great picture.

i second what another bee said on here – that if not a Tiffany, you could get way more, larger stone with same stats. Maybe something to consider? Is it still within the return period? Really look around online check out bluenile and see how much it would be for a similar stone, and see how much more bang for your buck you can get.

if you are questioning the size now, it will only get worse with time.

Post # 25
6257 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

not too plain or too small! It looks great! But i may be biased because the ratio of mine is comparable =)

Just remember that just because you could have gotten a bigger ring doesn’t mean you *should* have. Think of all the other places that money can go

Post # 27
3651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@saldanha84:  You’ve got a classic, beautiful ring. I’ve got a solitaire that’s .85ish on a 6.5 finger with decent color, nice cut, VS.  I’ve had it for 25 years and don’t see shrinkage at all.

Believe me, there will be a time where you don’t obsess about your ring every hour. We get over it! haha. It is fine. It is lovely. Quality counts (and I don’t mean that one has to go to Tiffany &Co to get a diamond with good stats) and you’ll love your ring forever.

Post # 28
34 posts
  • Wedding: May 2005

Congrats! I think your ring is lovely… The best thing about a classic Tiffany is that 1) It will never go out of style and 2) You could really dress it up with any band… The bottom line is, are you happy with it? It is just a ring (expensive and beautiful, yes but a piece of jewelry none the less), and starting life adventure together should be the biggest and most beautiful thing of all. Smile

Post # 29
32 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

@saldanha84:  Warm just means that it doesn’t look icy white, it looks like it has a slight yellow tint. When you start getting around an I color or lower, it becomes more obvious. Like I said, some people prefer warmer looking stones over whiter stones, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a warm stone especially if it’s what you love.

Post # 30
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Congratulations! The ring is beautiful! Some perspective:
* as long as you like it, that is what matters
* the diamond will “shrink” as you get used to looking at it, that is normal
* just wait until you get the matching wedding band, something about a little more shine on the finger, even with just metal, really sets the ring apart. You can also add bling with diamonds on the wedding band, though I personally have and love a plain plantinum band.

I have a similar style and while it doesn’t have the bling factor of halos or three stones, it is very classic, timeless and functional. I will never feel like my ring is dated. Also, it rarely gets snagged on things (it is a cathedral setting, so it is a little lower than traditional Tiffany’s), and I don’t worry about side or pave stones getting lose. When I do want a little more bling, I stack a third ring to the set-a diamond and sapphire pave eternity band-and get all the extra bling I want.

Finally, a word on money. A rule I firmly live by, just because you can spend it on xyz, doesn’t mean you should. Your Fiance may have other financial priorities, such as purchasing a home, redecorating a current home to your taste, paying for some or all of the wedding, honeymoon, children, etc. I think as long as you love a ring that doesn’t eat up his entire budget, you should be proud of your decision!

Post # 31
793 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think your ring is perfect, not too small at ALL! Just gorgeous. :]

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