Post # 32
It’s beautiful! I wouldn’t worry about size – just whether you can imagine wearing it all the time and loving it. My cousin got engaged last year and received a small solitaire ring with a small diamond and I can honestly say it’s one of the most beautiful rings I’ve ever seen.
Post # 33
@ArwenBride: your ring is gorgeous! i don’t think i’ve ever seen a 3-stone ring paired with a pave band like that. stunning, really.
Post # 34
@Cash000: That ring is beautiful!! I love the setting! And honestly, I think school money is a better choice for spending your money than a bigger ring is 🙂
A lot of the diamond size and what it will look like on you depends on your ring size/finger size so I would suggest maybe going to a jewelry store and trying on a couple of different rings with various sizes of diamonds before you order online. I have fairly petite fingers (size 4-3/4 to 5 depending), so a smaller diamond works really nicely for me, but I have a friends where a 1ct looks less than adequate.
I’m not saying that you are by any means, but a lot of people seem to forget what the ring symbolizes and get so caught up in the whole bigger/better part. I think that it is important to make financial decisions that suit your budget, rather than splurging just because other people have bigger diamonds. Remember that you can always upgrade later on if you decide that you’re truly not happy with it! My Future Mother-In-Law went from a .54ct to a 2ct+side stones for her 10yr anniversary, so there ya go 😉
Post # 35
If you love it, then that’s all that matters. There will always be someone with a bigger diamond, but if you’ve fallen in love with your ring, then it won’t matter.
Personally, I agree with the bee who said that a larger diamond would overwhelm that ring. I think it looks beautiful just the way it is.
Post # 36
I think that ring is gorgeous!!
Post # 37
I think it’s beautiful. My ring is just under half a carat tcw (the center stone is .33) and I love it. If you search my name you can see pics of it (I’m at work and don’t have a pic of it on my work computer to post.)
It’s important also to remember that at the end of the day the ring is a symbol of your commitment and nothing more. There’s no minimum size it has to be.
Post # 38
it’s beautiful. and size doesn’t matter, silly.
Post # 39
@pb and j: Awww…thanks! 🙂 I just love it.
Post # 40
@Cash000: SI means that it is slightly imperfect, if you google diamond clarity you can find the scale
Post # 41
Thanks, oh yes I know all about how the grading works. What I don’t know is how significant the changes are from one stage to the next when it comes to clarity.
Post # 42
@Cash000: My friend just got a ring from blue nile and it was gorgeous, just a lovely solitare. I looked on there too, but didn’t see anything (I didn’t want a solitare). Like I said, I will be getting a similar band to yours (I thought it was the same, but mine doesn’t have the detail underneath and the small diamonds continue up the side of the prongs). The stone in it is .8ct, but to my eye, it looks more like 1ct, I think because of the prongs.
Post # 43
It’s beautiful and the band is fantastic. And I am not someone who likes diamonds on the band.
Post # 44
I think if you’re in love with it (as your threat title states) then it’s your DREAM engagement ring!!! 🙂
I think it’s beautiful! I also think that expectations these days in terms of diamond size have gotten a lil crazy. To think that a gorgeous diamond over a quarter carat is “small” is a bit off the mark. It’s a lovely size and will give you plenty of sparkle and a gorgeous design on your finger.
Most of my friends have engagement rings that are under a carat, quite a few under 1/2 a carat – and they’re gorgeous!
If you love it that’s all that matters I think 🙂
I also think SI should be fine. If you can go and see the stone and you see no visible flaws, then it may well be eye clean and look perfect to everyone except perahps a jeweller. I went for a VVS1 and the diamond broker basically told me that I should consider going to a lower clarity because for the price difference it wasn’t a big enough difference to the eye. That was great advice I think (I only ended up with the VVS because we had a special deal).
Post # 45
Gorgeous ring! And you love it….so don’t worry about the size!
Post # 46
That ring is very pretty but I would suggest seeing it in person before making any final decisions. I found a number of rings online that I was in love with but when we got to the store to actually check them out, they were alot smaller than I had anticipated. We checked out a ring that was 1/3 ct. but Fiance felt it was too small (I have big hands) so we kept looking. Not going to lie, size was important to both of us. We wanted to have atleast 1 ct. and ended up with 1.25 cts.
I absolutely love that band though!!