- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
As some of you know, my SO has my ring. It was the one I had tried on and fell in love with 🙂 When he bought it, it came with the CZ that was put in for display purposes. Right now SO is in the process of shopping for the diamond, but here is my dilemma/issue/concern??…
The ring fits stones approximately 1.00-1.50 carats. I tried measuring the CZ that is in there now (yes, I know I need to stop looking at the ring that he doesn’t know I found when he is out on business trips..hehe oops, but I can’t help myself!). It was actually super hard to measure because the CZ was sparkling in the light so much, but it looked to be maybe about 7mm wide, which would equate to approximately 1.25 carats, but honestly it could have also been 7.5mm (about 1.5 carats), because really wouldn’t the jewelry store want to put the largest size in there?? …holy run-on… I guess I just can’t really tell exactly how big the CZ is because it was seriously so hard to measure something so reflective and small (a half millimeter?? I mean, seriously…) lol…
Anyway… I really LOVE how the CZ looks in the setting, and I think the size looks perfect. Originally, I was dreaming of a nice 1.00 carat diamond ring (a 1.00 is definitely a very good size, afterall!), but now I am kind of hoping that he will get the biggest diamond that will fit in the ring (a 1.50 carat, which is probably what the CZ’s “size” is). I know he spent 1/3 of the budget on my setting, leaving not quite as much percentage for the diamond as probably most people would have available. I told him to just leave the CZ 🙂 but he insists on a diamond (which is totally fine, too!).
Bees, am I turning into some materialistic little brat as I obsess over this ring? I feel bad for thinking this way, but I just don’t want to get the completed ring back (when he proposes) with a stone that might be smaller than the CZ that is already in there, especially since the diamond will cost $. I really want him to be able to find a diamond that is just as big and sparkly as this CZ… :/
ETA: Not sure if this should be in “waiting” or “rings,” but I figured I’m a waiting bee, so most of my posts will be here, lol..