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

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Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Pocket_Mouse:  Oh man I have the exact same ring…it says True Love Waits right?

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@isabellej18:  Girl, it is perfectly OK to have a smaller diamond! I know it’s a little difficult to believe considering all the ROCKS around here, but a smaller diamond is beautiful too! Mine’s a 0.59, just slightly over 1/2 a carat and I love it!

Post # 18
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Busy bee

Absolutely! I have a gorgeous .67 carat round solitaire that I love because it’s classic, simple, and not over the top πŸ™‚

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@jo.lee:  Oh hey, my fraternal ring twin!

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@isabellej18:  I definitely wanted a diamond as well, and the only other thing I heavily hinted at was that I wanted a thin sparkly band.  I am not sure of my diamond’s size, but I think it is around your range.  I absolutely love it, but I never think of it as small – for me, it is just perfect πŸ™‚

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

Of course it is okay!  There is no rule that says you have to have a big diamond, or even a rule that says you have to have a diamond!  A smaller e-ring will not make you less engaged or less in love with your SO.  Get what you love and what you can afford, wether it be small, big, diamond, ruby, sapphire, no stone, etc.  

Post # 21
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Worker bee

My engagement ring isn’t big by any means, but I do plan to have a diamond and sapphire wedding band, which adds that bit more bling ( instead of a plain band) so I did take that into consideration, and when I chose my engagement ring I tried on many bands with it, and it does make a big difference. So my advice would be to try on a wedding band with some bling, then you won’t need a massive rock πŸ™‚

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have an engagement ring that was given to me a few years back that I could not resize ( it needed to go from 7-4.5 due to weight loss ) and the diamond was much smaller but I still adore it and would have kept it as my e-ring if it wasnt completely falling off. 

This is the comparisson of my 1.1ct and the smaller ring which totals under .5, Im not sure what the center stone size is. I think both are equaly beautiful so its just your preference!

 

and on its own…

Hope that helps!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

They are not even small diamonds, i had a 0.2 ct but it felt very small, i upgraded to 0.5 and it is HUGE! Actually I think about 1/3 is perfect. 

 

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Totally fine to get a that size diamond!  If you find the right setting for it, you won’t think it’s too small.  For example, coawhilou’s (not sure if I spelled that right) set is one of my favorites on the Bee.  Her ring is absolutely perfect.

Here’s another ring showing a smaller stone that wouldn’t look good with a bigger one.  http://www.etsy.com/listing/80525080/delicate-two-leaf-ring-made-in-either

 

If you find that deep down you’d prefer something larger, there are always gemstones (some which are much cheaper because they’re lab created) or moissy.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nothing wrong with having a smaller ring! My center stone is .15 carats, and I’m not a flashy person so I absolutely love it. I actually get a fair amount of compliments because I went for a ring with a more unique design in lieu of a larger diamond. Some people do get the idea that it is appropriate to comment but no matter what size you go with people will find something negative to say. People can be bitches like that. πŸ™‚

Anyway, here’s my ring. I adore it. <3

 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t classify as a half carat and 1/3 carat small. Those sizes are actually pretty average, at least where I’m from.

I have a .50 D VVS2 ideal cut princess. The stats on the diamond are important as well. My solitaire actually looks to be about a .65 (my girlfriend has a .65 princess cut solitaire and they are the exact same size!) and I adore it! And another friend of mine has a .48 round diamond as the center of her 3 stone ring and it looks much smaller because of the cut. I’m a teacher so anything bigger would just get in the way when I’m painting and playing with playdoh. And like another PP said, the size of your fingers can make a huge difference. I have a 6.5 finger and I think it looks nice.

No matter what you get, it will be beautiful!!

Here is apic I took at Home Depot haha:

 

 And here is a picture with my .50 carat wedding band.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think half a carat is small at all, mine is just under half, plus to me, I wouldn’t be bothered with the size, he picked it πŸ™‚ anyway he’re is my 0.47 carat ring πŸ™‚

 

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Half carat exactly!  I think the size looks good on my finger.  I’m about a 6.5.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

and this is how it looks with my wedding ring.. can’t wait to be able to wear it every day, think my wedding ring is a total of 0.35

 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Think quality, not size.  I’m not sure if you’ve done much reading about the four C’s (cut, color, clarity, carat) but if you plan to keep this forever (I know my marquise solitaire is forever) buy the best cut, color, and clarity that you can afford.  A smaller, better grade diamond is going to give you (IMO) more sparkle.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

There are no rules πŸ™‚

We picked out a .20 ct solitaire because of budget, but even so, I’d say that .33 ct is the perfect size for me and I don’t need anything larger. I am petite and did not want a big ring getting in my way and anything over .50 looks silly on my small hands.

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