(Closed) Is this too BIG?!?!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

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racr335:  The ring in your picture has limited everyday wearability because of being so flashy (depending on where you are) and also being easy to get knocked into things. I’m really practical though, so YMMV.

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

It’s beautiful! I prefer single halos but either one would be nice and I’m sure you could pull it off!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Its pretty huge lol. But thats obviously what you are going for, you would probably be disappointed with a single halo so I say go for it.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It’s absolutely beautiful—congratulations:)

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I love it!!!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I do not think it looks too big at all, but Im partial to big cushions with halos 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Kauai

One thing I didn’t see mentioned – that stone at Tiffany’s is likely an “excellent” cut. Be sure that you don’t sacrifice cut (or get too far down the color or clarity scale) because it will be far more obvious on a 2+ ct stone than a 1 ct stone. I encourage you (or man!) to look at the non-Tiffany stone you have in mind outside in natural light so you can see if it has the fire and brilliance you expect. There’s a reason Tiffany stones are so expensive, and it’s more than just the name – it’s the quality of the stone.

In other words, it’s all about balance and finding the perfect stone. If it happens to be enormous, good for you!

Last thing…think about a band that will complement your engagement ring. Keep in mind it’s likely to be another substantial investment!

Send me a message if you need help with picking out a particular stone and balancing your Cs! Would love to help you research. Congratulations!! So much fun!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It may be the lighting, but if that is the actual stone, I’d reduce the carat weight and go toward the more colorless end of the spectrum.  It would not suit my lifestyle for daily wear, but it would be a fun ring to wear for sure!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

To me it has a bit too much of a cocktail ring look . . . personally I think something a little smaller could still blingy but be more bridal looking.

Post # 26
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Worker bee

I love big diamonds AND major finger coverage.  However, I think that setting takes away from the center stone… For some reason, it almost makes the ring look fake (or maybe it’s just the picture/color of the center stone).

I agree that you should definitely get what you love, and I don’t think you should be afraid of going “big.”  Big can STILL be tasteful!  However, if you’re getting a stone that large, I’d want something that showcases it instead of detracts.  🙂

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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racr335:  you have to pick something that you are comfortable wearing and have no doubts. You have to pick somethig you like bc when you ask a public forum, you will get a wide array of opinions.you asked if its too big-in my opinion yes, i think its too big but, there are women who like a lot of finger coverage! 

 I do want to say the ring/setting is beautiful. I would also stick with a single halo bc i feel double halos take away from the real beauty of the center stone.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

It’s big – that’s for sure.

Too big for me.   I would be taking that sucker off all of the time – dishes, working out, garden, house chores….you name it.   If you don’t mind doing that OR doing all activities with that on then I say go for it.  But I would not want to lose that at the gym or somewhere else.

Depends on your lifestyle and if you plan on wearing that ring all the time or just while you’re engaged.

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Meh, I think the trend towards “finger coverage” and big massive stones fed by celebrities and the affordability of simulants is kind of tacky. If I looked at someone’s ring, and generally I don’t, and saw a big honking rock I just tend to think that person is trying to make a statement about their financial situation that I myself don’t appreciate. But that’s me, wear whatever makes you happy, be that 1/4 carat or 14 carats. 

 

personally I downsized my ring because I got tired of a big ring. It was always getting whacked on things or twisting on my finger. I’m much happier with my new ring.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Way too big.

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