Post # 1
I’m been dating my girlfriend for almost 10 months. Were both older I’m 42 and she’s 45 and we’ve both been married before.
We’re going to Hawaii next month and I’m planning to propose to her on a beach.
Her and I have talked about marriage so its not an issue and it’s something we both want. We will probably have a long engagment and get married in a year or two.
We arent really in a rush but its something I know we both want and I really want to do this.
My question is more about the ring. We’ve discussed rings in the past and she’s told me she didnt get an engagment ring for her first marriage so I know it’s somewhat important to give her one now.
I bought a loose black diamond because she’s made it clear she loves them and thats what she would want. She’s also told me she prefers white gold over yellow.
So as an engagment ring I bought a cathedral solitate setting and had a 1 carrat black diamond set in it. She’s a pretty small woman. Her ring size is a 5 1/2. What I’m wanting to know is a 1 carat large enough or should I have gone with something larger. I plan to take her shopping for a wedding band to go with it when the time comes and I figure we can make changes to it then if she likes.
I just dont want her to be disappointed in the ring.
I just realized I posted this in the wrong section. Can an admin please move it to the rings section?
Post # 3
I am sure she will love it. It’s sweet that you put a lot of thought into it!
Post # 4
I think 1ct is a perfectly wonderful size , its not enormous imo, but definitely not small by any means eithers.
Post # 5
1 carat will look pretty big on her finger!! I have a 1.01 carat on a 7.5 finger and I get compliments on “how big” it is all the time!! Sounds like it’ll be beautiful and congratulations 🙂
Post # 6
It sounds like you are very on top of things, and I bet the ring is beautiful It is nice that you listened to what she wanted – I’m sure she is going to LOVE it!
Post # 7
I think that it sounds beautiful!
Trust me, she won’t care about the size of the diamond, she’ll care about the guesture you are making with getting her a ring she will really love.
Post # 8
Sounds amazing! I have a 1ct solitare and I wear a size 6. The stone is the perfect size for my finger, and I think it will look great on her finger!
Post # 9
That sounds absolutely perfect, especially with all the thought you’ve put into it 🙂 Good job!
Post # 10
It sounds perfect! 1 carat is a nice size & I am sure she will love it! 🙂 Its very sweet that you put so much thought into & got her a black diamond. She will be so happy that you listened to her when she mentioned what she liked! Good luck on the proposal & maybe you can get her to sign up on the bee afterwards. 🙂
Post # 11
I think it sounds beautiful. In terms of size, that’s in part a matter of taste – but my fingers are just a little larger than hers, I have a 5/8c round, and the 1ct looked huge to me.
I’m sure she’ll be happy with it. 😀 Enjoy your trip!
Post # 12
Thanks everyone, I appreciate you’re comments.
Now I just need to find the perfect black sand beach to propose to her on with a black diamond engagemnt ring.
Post # 13
@D0N: How beautiful that will be! I have never seen one so I googled it! 🙂 What a beautiful proposal story she will have to tell all her friends & family!
Post # 14
@D0N:If you are going to big island, check out Punaluu County Beach Park. Very black sand beach, usually a lot of turtles up on shore. Ive been there a few times on separate occasions and its usually pretty quiet and private with mabye 3-4 other groups of people around. If youre in Maui, theres a black sand beach somewhere along the road to Hana also, but I cant remember the name of that one right now. Its smaller and a big more crowded though since its a popular stop on the drive.
Post # 15
@pinkshoes: I am going to the Big Island. We’re going to Kona the first 4 days of our trip. We’ll be there Friday Oct 14th and I plan to propose Saturday. thanks for the suggestion
Post # 16
@D0N: this is so sweet! i love seeing men post on the boards!!!! I think your selection is just fine. What a lucky lady to have such a thoughtful guy! good luck!