(Closed) Is it too small?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You will get some snippy people in here answering just a heads up. I for one share the challenge of big hands and it would be too small for me. That said, I have close to a 3 carat solitaire so my perception of size isn’t normal! I think you have very pretty hands and the ring is pretty. I can see it working well with a thin pave wedding band. Essentially the only view which matters is yours. If its too small for you, then it’s too small. 

Post # 3
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I think it looks beautiful 🙂

Post # 4
222 posts
Helper bee

do YOU think it’s too small?

that’s all that matters


Post # 5
1252 posts
Bumble bee

I think it looks really nice on your hand, not too small at all. It’s classic 

Post # 6
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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aviatorgirl:  no it’s perfect!!! And just think once you have a wedding band or enhnacer or whatever you will have even more on your hand. 

Post # 7
304 posts
Helper bee

I actually think it looks great. What size is your finger? (I’m in the large hands club, as well)

Post # 8
1767 posts
Buzzing bee


I think it looks beautiful but I guess it comes down to your definition of what is “small”. If you’re questioning it, you’re clearly not happy so what a bunch of strangers on the internet say won’t matter either way.

Post # 10
1113 posts
Bumble bee

All that matters is what you think hon.  Someone will always have a complaint about your ring if you ask (too big, too small, too sparkly, not sparkly enough).

I am personally a fan of solitaires myself.  I think your ring is extremely tasteful and timeless.  A lot of big rings are to be seen on the bee, which can make a gal feel unsure of her ring.  Truthfully, I see this board as sometimes being the equivalent of comparing the decor of my own apartment to that of those on TV (completely unrealistic for many people).

I think it looks lovely on you, and the design will go with many bands if you choose to have one.  Congratulations to you and enjoy it!


Edit: Just saw you aren’t in love with it, and I take that it’s because of the size.  I would advise you be honest with your Fiance about this, or at least seriously think it through.  There is nothing wrong with wanting something different.  Can you possibly pitch in to get to the carat size you want (if there is a return policy)?  Have you considered a moissanite to get the finger coverage you want?  You can always upgrade your stone later if you so choose.

Ring shrinkage DOES happen.  I have felt it myself, but it is not at the point where it bothers me.  I think it would really suck to be unhappy with my ring, so I would really do something about it now.  When did you guys buy it?

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by doglover89.
Post # 11
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I think it looks very beautiful. Enjoy the moment and try not to let other’s opinions get in the way.

Post # 12
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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aviatorgirl:  I think it looks great! My ring is a family heirloom and is probably half that size – it’s very small. I got a ring enhancer which has two diamond bands on either side to get more “bling factor”. Maybe thats something you could do too?

Post # 13
880 posts
Busy bee

If YOU don’t love it then that’s what matters. You can always go the amora or moissanite route if size matters to you.   I believe it’s a lovely ring and if anyone says differently they’re idiots. 

Post # 14
9660 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I do think it’s important if you like the ring, since you’ll be the one that wears it everyday! But, if you want a bigger stone, I think that since this is a gift, then the burden to change it should fall on you, not your Fiance. 

Anyways, the ring is timeless and classic, but you’re the one that has to love it!

Post # 15
1059 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with the others.  It only matters what YOU think since you’ll be wearing it.  

I know you mention that you prefers larger size stone with a limited budget.  i suggest a talk with your Fiance and maybe compromise with him how to make it work with your wants and his budget.  

if you’re looking at budget rings for larger sizes, have you considered gemstones such as emerald and sapphire?  maybe moissanites or morganite? Or maybe even a high quality cz? :). 

There are many options for engagement rings out there.  I hope you and your Fiance works it out.

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