(Closed) Is my ring really that “huge”? (feeling a little selfconscious…)

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

huge in an awesome way!

Post # 77
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s a beautiful ring, but I don’t find it to be large.

Post # 78
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It’s really pretty, but definitely not “huge.” In my area it’s maybe average, but it could be considered huge in a more rural area perhaps?

Post # 79
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i agree with all posts! its super pretty but not overly HUGE!!! i had a similar issue when i showed a friend a pic of my ring on my phone ( i wasnt wearing it) and she was like OH MY.. is there like 4 lil diamonds in the middle.. you mean you got 1 carat JUST in the center? I wasnt sure how to take it..but i decided that its a compliment.. and ive taken all the rest the same!

However, in other circles my ring is Average!! my FIs family is old world itailan and my twc 2.25 ring is SMALL compared to half his cousins!

your ring is a beaut… and id be just happy with that!

Post # 80
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Busy bee

I think if a carat is big in your area-and your friends were lead to believe your stone is a diamond they are completely blown away.  Maybe even iNtimidated. Many men think they need to match the size of friends stones and if a 1ct  diamond is way out of the budget they may think their own engagements will be delayed. 

Post # 81
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it’s beautiful and looks wonderful on your hand. Someone is always going to have something to say one way or another so just brush it off and look at your gorgeous ring 🙂

Post # 82
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think its silly to be worried about such a thing, if you like it that’s all that counts and what other people say doesn’t matter. I think 1 carat is pretty average, I don’t know anyone you has less than a carat. When I think of huge I think 3+ carats.

Post # 83
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

First off, your ring is stunning and timeless. I wouldn’t be offended if the only “compliment” I got was that my rock was huge. It’s also a completely relative term. For example, in my area a 1ct is considered the standard starting point.

Post # 84
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’s beautiful, but it’s not Kardashian size! That’s huge. Lol

My center stone is just over a carat and I’ve gotten a whole spectrum of comments from, “that gargantuan stone” to “you can get bigger after you’ve been married awhile”.

It will definitely stand the test of time, it really is a lovely ring.

Post # 85
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Now that i read though the posts I see that it’s a moissy. If they are lead to believe  it’s a diamond then they are probably thinking about the size and cost and guessing Fiance spent $10k when he really spent a lot less. I’m not saying there’s anythng wrong with this, but if you guys are financially in a place where spending $10k on a ring would be a big deal then that’s probably why they’re commenting on the size. If I showed up with a 5 carat diamond on my hand I know my close GF’s would be asking if I just won the lottery b/c they know where we are financially in our lives (have mortgages to pay etc) and it would be unlike us to spend $50k on a diamond.

Post # 86
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Busy bee

I was expecting 3 or 4 carats or something. My ring is the same (although my ring size is 4.75). I think it’s the perfect size. It looks great on you, and is a pretty stone! I’ve had a few people say mine is huge. . . . mainly my mom. I sometimes feel self-conscious about mine as well, but in the end I love it. Sometimes I wish it was bigger, sometimes I wish it was smaller, therefore it must be the perfect size! Maybe you can show off how it sparkles or call attention to some of its other qualities when people mention it’s huge.

Post # 87
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Er… sorry about this… I think it is beautiful, by the way, and solitaires are always a tasteful choice… but…

When I saw that pic, the first thing I thought was “**** me, that’s HUGE!!!” LOL!

Post # 88
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Blushing bee

You have tiny fingers so maybe that’s making it look bigger than it is? I have a 1 carat princess cut with size 7 fingers and I’ve had a few “wow, that’s a ROCK” or similar comments. I even had some girls at work joke about starting a little rock club since they were jealous of my ring. Take it as a compliment!

Post # 89
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it’s beautiful and classy! I love it. It reminds me a bit of mine. I have a .75 carat round cut diamond on a cathedreal setting. 🙂

Post # 90
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Bumble bee

@sommertime:  Yeah, your friend’s comments definitely make sense if they’ve never seen a 1 carat diamond before!

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