Is a small diamond okay for e-ring? Show me yours!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

OF COURSE it’s okay to have ANY size diamond!  My advice is to go to a jewelry store and try on rings so you can get a sense of the size diamond you like.  Mine is just under a carat because I decided when trying on rings that 1.5 was too big for my taste.  Don’t let anyone tell you that a “small” diamond is not okay! 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s definitely okay! I actually wish that I would’ve gone with a gemstone ring or a smaller diamond, even though I’m totally happy with my e-ring. It was $1,500 with the wedding band included, and is a .3 center stone.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It is very much OK!

IF you want a bigger diamond we can give you tips on finding one within your budget but personally I think the range you’re looking at, 1/3 to 1/2 carat, is a really great size.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@isabellej18:  There are a lot of bees on here with 1/2 carat and smaller (I think someone on here has 1/10ct?) and they all look beautiful. I’m sure some of them will post on this board, but just in case they don’t, enter .5 carat rings in the search bar and a ton will come up. Also, your ring size will affect how “big” your diamon appears. For example, 1/2 carat will look much larger on a size 4.5 than on a size 7. I would try some on in stores or look at people who have that size ring and have a similar ring size to you. Finally, consider the shape of the diamond, because some (emerald, marquise, oval) “face up” large and some (asscher) “face up” smaller, even though they are the same carat size, one shape will look bigger than another. Others, like cushions and radiants, face up very differently from stone to stone. So its good to look at any stone in person before you purchase it (or have you Boyfriend or Best Friend look in person if you’re not planning on shopping with him).

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

.5 ct is “avg” size in my mind. None of my friends have huge solitares.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definitely okay! I’ve seen so many beautiful rings on here that are .50 and smaller. Mine is .70, so not too far off… and I love it ! You don’t need a huge diamond as an engagement ring…I love daintier rings myself. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sounds perfect! I like the .25-.50 size the best myself.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My diamond is a .36 ct diamond, and I love it!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Big rings are beautiful and so are small ones, I have some big ones with gemstomes, but my e-ring is .5 ct and I love it so much because IT’S MY E-RING, lol. We couldn’t afford anything to large.

That’s my abstinence ring btw, I wish I had a pic w/o it.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Small diamonds are absolutely OK, between my Fiance and I , we make over 100K a year, already own our home and have healthy savings, but my engagement ring is only .3  we could of gone bigger for the price he paid, but I wanted a polar bear diamond.   (we met and live in the North where the diamonds are mined and we know my diamond was ethically mined)  It’s really about the person who gave you the ring and your future together rather than the ring’s value or size.  Sounds like you have your priorities straight.

 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Answer: everything is ok. There are no rules for e-rings and don’t let anyone make you think otherwise. Gold ring, 50 ct ring, .10 ct ring, cinder block with I love you carved in it…it all works. If you’re happy with it then that’s what you should get.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

Get whatever you love!  I tried on .5 carat diamond and 1 carat diamonds and I actually felt that the 1 carat rings were too big for me & didn’t look right so I chose the smaller diamond.  I love it!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Of course it is okay! It will be beautiful no matter what.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Go for it. The average ct size for an e-ring in the states is 0.38 so your ring size would actualy be slightly larger than average, not small at all. I think this board skews the average for people a bit because of the demographic. 

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