(Closed) In love with a ring, but is it too small?! Help please. .33 carat, link provided

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh it is so pretty and unique!

Post # 18
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

OMG… I have that setting!! I haven’t seen it anywhere, except where we got it haha.  I promise the setting is BEAUTIFUL in real life! 

Post # 20
1712 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Thats a gorgeous ring and the size its just perfect for the setting.

Post # 21
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s beautiful and really love the band on it.  And good for you choosing something affordable for the both of you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My ring is from bluenile!! We saved a TON of money by purchasing it from there (well DH did, since he bought it). If you want to ‘enhance’ the size, why not consider a halo setting? Blue Nile has a section on the website where you can view recently purchased rings and a lot of them are all size diamonds in a halo setting and they look HUGE!

Post # 23
3625 posts
Sugar bee

I like it too, but I guess if you haven’t actually tried it on yet, you might want to reserve judgement on the size until you see it on your hand. So many times I see something online and it is just not the same in person. I made my husband crazy when he was buying me a diamond bracelet, as the one he picked had very little sparkle to me. We ended up with a different one. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck with your decision! Hope you love it!

Post # 24
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Super pretty! I don’t think the diamond being “unnoticeable” is going to be a problem. ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you love it and it fits your budget, I think it’s a great find! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 25
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

That ring is gorgeous.  Please don’t pay attention to all the threads with brides bragging about ring sizes……its definitely not important whether you have 1/2 carat, 1 carat, 2 carat etc. Whats important is what you and your fiance like. Mine is a 1/2 carat white gold solitaire that costs $600 from Kay Jewelers but i love it and it was what he could afford. Go with your heart.

Post # 26
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It is definitely your decision.

I know that size did matter to me (yes, i said it) so we spent a little bit more because I didn’t ever want to upgrade. I wanted the ring he picked to be the ring that I wore forever. However that was a personal decision we came to together.

That being said, I think is a gorgeous ring, I looked at a band like that for awhile but was worried about finding a matching band ๐Ÿ™ and most importantly, if you love it then you should get it! To be honest, when looking at diamonds I couldn’t really tell the difference between S1 or VS2, except for large diamonds (over 2 karats) with a large table.

Post # 27
3330 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a 1/3 of a carat, and I love it. I’ve never felt like it was too small, and I definitely don’t have dainty or small fingers, if that helps!

Post # 28
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it’s really beautiful, and if you like it, then go for it.  It doesn’t matter the size of the diamond or the ring, just as long as you love it.

Post # 29
590 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i love that ring! ok i’m a little biased, it’s almost the same band as mine, except the two intertwined bands don’t have space between them…originally Fiance had a ring picked out that looked exactly like that band but they said the setting could only accomodate a stone up to .5 carats….so basically that setting is made specifically for smaller diamonds. so it should be perfect with that size stone!

Post # 30
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think that ring is GORGEOUS! I think a small diamond will go perfectly with the detail of the band. My diamond is an SI2 (I think…) and I think it looks great. When I first found out that’s what I was getting I was like “Oh no! What if it doesn’t look good!” or “Are people going to notice???” But seriously, it looks perfect to me. 

Post # 31
798 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s a really pretty ring.  My centre stone is .30 c.  I had no idea of the size really when we looked at the ring (we picked out the centre stone together, but he picked out the other stones and decided the metal, etc.) and I love it.  

Make sure that you try it on because rings really do look different in person.

In terms of the 3 c’s, I think that you have to decide what is important to you.  Sometimes (especially if you go with platinum) you can get in the G-H colour areas and the stones still look really really clean.  My stones are all G-H, VS1-VS2, with ideal cut.  The “level” of cut, IMO, really matters because that is what really brings out the sparkle.

We went to Spence and had a fantastic experience.  I would really recommend them if you’re on a budget ( we were!) because you can try on all the samples as they are out in the open (not real diamonds) and their are price tags on the rings.  The consultant we had was great and when we gave her our budget, she brought it in right under, including taxes.  It was great.


This is my ring (it’s debut on the ‘bee.  Sorry it’s so big and a crumby photo)


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