Post # 1
I am so sick of hearing these stories about other women making snarky remarks about others e-rings! I have a 1/3 carat and I love it! It’s perfect, what I wanted and fits my life style. And of course there are women out there that look upon my ring with pity. This goes for women that have larger stones too..if that was their style and what they wanted then that’s all that matters.As women we should be happy for one another not put them down! and it shouldn’t be the size..big, small or no e-ring at all..it’s all about the meaning! Sorry to vent but any one else out there agree??
Post # 3
i do! i’m not engaged yet. we don’t have a lot of money so i found some sterling silver rings at walmart that i love. it fits our budget and maybe some day i’ll get something in gold. but its about the fact that we’ve decided to spend our lives together. not how much we did or didn’t spend on the ring.
Post # 4
@FutureMrs86:I agree 100%! I also have a 1/3 carat and it is the perfect size for me. My ring also includes some smaller diamonds on the sides of the center stone, but I’ve come to find a big difference between people’s views of the ring online vs. offline, at least in my situation. In real life, I’m always being told how “big” my ring is (because it includes a lot of tiny diamonds), but online it’s far on the small side. I say that as long as a woman loves her partner and what the ring represents, then it’s the perfect size! But that’s just my opinion. 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve read a lot of stories like that on here, too, and I’m shocked at how rude people are! I have a 1/4 carat stone and I’ve never gotten negative remarks on it. Everyone always says it’s beautiful and looks great, and yes I can tell by faces that it’s not everyone’s favorite ring style. But they are polite anyway, they don’t say, “Oh, your ring’s pretty small…”
It’s sad. I love my ring 🙂
Post # 6
I have a 1/4 carat princess cut stone. =] I love it, and people (including my cousin) does not really care for it and says things like “Oh, that’s very traditional and simple ‘smiles'” lol
Post # 7
We got my ring after he proposed (long story… we were doing long distance and he ended up proposing over the phone). We chose it together… and it was 90% off on the Zales web page and was $87. It’s perfect for me. Sometimes people give me the “oh, your ring’s so CUTE” thing but I try to just blow it off.
Post # 8
Agreed! I see that a lot IRL, and it annoys me. There are people I know who have gotten smaller than they can afford, simply because it was right for them. I know others who have gone deeply into debt to buy something they can’t afford. Bottom line: get both what you love and what you can afford. If it’s small, great! If it’s big, great!
I think this applies to a lot of areas as well. Jobs/houses/generaly lifestyle. We all have different paths and priorities, and that’s great!
Post # 9
Who cares! The people commenting on ring size are probably the exact people WITHOUT an engagement ring! I have a friend that will not settle for less than a 2 carat diamond and she’s told her boyfriend that too! Needless to say, her 4th finger is still empty.
My fiance was able to get me a beautiful ring… whether it came from Target or Tiffany I appreciate his work in finding it and the meaning behind it. Some people need to just have a seat —> _
Post # 10
I totally agree. I never knew how nasty/vain/jealous etc. women could be about engagement rings until I had one. They shouldn’t carry a stigma, it somehow cheapens the whole engagement’s meaning. You have to let it roll off your back, though- it probably won’t ever change…
Post # 11
they are just jealous, shallow haters 🙂
Post # 12
@lbkgrentals: amen! it’s hard enough to get my now husband to do laundry, but he took himself all the way to the jewler to find mine ring. mine is a 1/2 carat, and i love it. 😀
Post # 13
I have a 1/3 carat whose internal flaw I can see from 4 inches away if I look from the side and it’s still perfect because it’s just the right size and it was my grandmothers. I don’t know why other people care so much.
Post # 14
Its unfortunate for more than just the girl wearing the ring…it affects the guys who buy the rings too. Its unfortunate because our celebrity/wealth obsessed culture and the jewelry companies who want big bucks have managed to beat in to the heads of young people that you NEED to spend a ton of money and get a giant rock to be adequate. The result is a lot of girls expecting an overpriced Tacori/Tiffany’s ring- instead of one that their guy can umm…AFFORD…when really, those are overmarketed brand names, not anything that spectacular.
Post # 15
Although my ring is rather large..I think it is perfect for me…I bought it out of some estate jewelry with my Fiance and didn’t spend an arm and a leg. I guess that alot of people see it and think he spent a ton…but we spent under $300 and it is not a dimond center stone, but it fits my personality…I think those who have problems with the size of ring 9 times out of 10 are jelous they don’t have one. I have gotten some pretty nasty comments on mine mostly from family…I did want a larger ring and I don’t lie, but I am not the gold digger that everyone called me because I wanted a larger ring…even if he would have bought me a dimond chip in a ring I would have been happy…I love and want to spend my life with him…as for the ring…when you can afford the dream ring go for it…if you love what you have Raise your left hand and show it off…I do it daily!
Post # 16
@caterinacanadese: That’s an amazing deal!!
I can’t imagine one moment in my life where I have ever had a thought that a woman’s diamond was too small. I’m glad I don’t think like that, what a sad life it would be…
My Fiance hates people to look at my ring because he thinks it’s too small. It’s .5 carats and I still can’t take my eyes off of it. I wouldn’t care if it was smaller, a different type of stone, it doesn’t matter because he picked it out himself and I love it. I wish he wouldn’t worry so much about what people think of him when they see it.