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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 181
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Buzzing bee

I often wear my grandmother’s ring with her heavy wedding band. When we married, DH placed both that band and a narrow band on my finger at the same time.

The engagement diamond is in what is called a High Belcher setting of a very good quality .25 diamond solitaire. I couldn’t be more proud when I wear it.

If you can find a beautiful Illusion setting, a small diamond will look much larger.

if you are getting engaged to the love of your life, the ring is not important at all, or in fact, even necessary.

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Post # 182
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Helper bee

Beautiful rings, ladies! I’m going to have to go with a smaller diamond for my ering, and this thread is just full of understated elegance! It makes me feel proud of my future ring instead of insecure. 

Post # 183
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Blushing bee

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kipper88:  your ring is so perfect. I’d go for craftsmanship and quality like that over size any old day.

Post # 184
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I chose my ring and (of course) I love it! 

Size doesn’t mean a thing when it comes to love. Who gives a shit if someone else doesn’t like your ring?! You’re the one who gets to wear it. 

Post # 185
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Librarybee:  thank you!

Post # 186
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Kurtz\'s Beach (MD)

Why not a moissanite? Chevk out my pic. I have a 1ct moissy andit was under $500!

Post # 187
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Gaelic Park

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isabellej18:

Might I suggest looking at B2CJewels.com or bluenile.com . Those two sights I know for sure have gorgeous rings at a very reasonable price. My ring is from one of these sites and I get compliments on it almost daily. Both of theses sites are BBB accredited and have great reputations. Your Fiance can pick out a diamond and pair it with a setting and you both will be thrilled. No matter what size, their prices beat out the huge price inflation of jewelry stores. Good luck and I’m sure whatever you get you will love!!!!!

Post # 188
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Main Stone Less Then .10.. I love it even tho I get rude comments on it.. 

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Post # 189
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Newbee

My vote is for a nice , quality solitaire around .5 (i just love half carat rounds or princess). That way your budget goes to the diamond.  Then in the future if you decide you want more bling you can add an anniversary band.  You cant beat a beautiful solitaire of any size.  

Post # 190
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Blushing bee

Nothing wrong with “small diamonds” at all. Besides, I agree with the previous posters saying that .5 isn’t really that small compared to the average.

Either way, it is all in personal taste, what YOU like, and the special meaning behind having that very ring.

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kipper88:  Did you get yours from Ben Moss? My ring is very similar and I know it came in a round style AND square.

Here’s mine, 0.35 carat

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Post # 191
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Busy bee

I grew up with my mom having a ~.3 ct. diamond. My parents do not struggle with money, so I never assumed there was any correlation between diamond size and ring quality, and it still strikes me funny that people would comment on or judge based on stone size. I still associate elegance of design and type/quality of stone with e-ring status more than diamond size – and I tend to associate larger stones with anniversary rings, cocktail rings, or celebrity rings (whose marriages don’t often seem to last!). I mean no offense at all to you ladies with larger stones – I just never had any reason to think there was anything “wrong” with a small diamond to begin with. 

Post # 192
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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june2017bride:  no, mine is from kesslers

Post # 193
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Akron, OH

Small diamond girl here. No shame. I love it not for the size, but for the history behind it and how intracte the ‘small’ details are. It’s a teeny tiny solitare stone in the middle, with three small diamond chips on each side. All in all, seven total diamonds. It’s from the great depression and belonged to my great grandmother. They just don’t make them like this anymore. I would love to find a ring twin though (but I doubt it) 🙁 

Post # 194
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Newbee

Big diamond, small diamond, no diamond? As long as you and your partner are happy, it doesn’t really matter. 

I actually intend on getting a gemstone halo for my forever set, but I do have two beautiful, small & dainty diamond heirloom e-rings that I love. One set was my mother’s, one was my grandmother’s. Couldn’t tell you how big they are. 

PS: Forgive how dirty my teardrop ring is right now. I need to get it cleaned. :/

Post # 195
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Helper bee

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Miss_Xavier:  I know this thread is old but OMG I had to comment on your ring. I do not normally care for marquis cuts but the way this is set with the band and the emeralds makes it gorgeous!  It very proportional. I guess I feel like some marquis are too elongated but not this one. 

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