(Closed) No such thing as a 'too big' – but now I wonder…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wow, thats a nice ering!

My advice is to rock it. Who cares what other people say about it theres no reason to feel ashamed of it! Just say that your Fiance worked hard to save so that he could give you the perfect ring thats right for you both, theres nothing wrong with that.

And holy god, can you please post pictures when you get it?!!? I’m sure I’ll drool all over my keyboard!

Post # 4
1975 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@misschickpea:  +1 cant wait to see pics!!! If anyone does ask how you afforded it, say the truth you Fiance worked hard and wanted to get you that ring!

Post # 7
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

You know it’s real so why do you care if others think its fake?  If somebody can’t tell the difference and gets some pleasure out of believing something that’s not true let them fill their boots. 

I’m sure the question won’t be “how did he come up with the cash for that” but rather “why was that a priority Rather than *insert random seemingly more responsible purchase*”. And again that’s where you have to decide for yourself how much you want to entertain people’s inquiries into your finances. A simple “we really wanted to buy a ring I’ll be happy to wear for the rest of my life” is more than sufficient if someone actually has the balls to ask. 

I don’t have an “excessively” large e-ring so I don’t face these questions though… So I don’t have too much real world experience to offer there. 

Post # 8
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I sometimes feel like this will be an issue with my ering. We picked out a 2.04 carat simply accented solitare and now im nervous that when I do see it, it will be to big so please post a picture so we can see!! 

Thanks! Im sure its gorgeous

Post # 9
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Lily-Grace202:  congrats on the diamond and for paying for it in cash.  good for you.  that’s very exciting.  i have an oval diamond of that size too.  i love it.  as pp have mentioned.   i would just let people know that your fi worked hard to buy you the ring of your dreams.  one that you will have forever.

i can’t wait to see your ring when it’s done.

Post # 10
1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

I have a 1.22 carat round brilliant diamond with 41 diamonds on the band and sides and I at first thought it was too much but wouldn’t trade it for the world! I would love to have a 1.5 diamond plus but we got my diamond along for $7300 alone so it wasn’t in our budget! My mom thought my 1.22 was too big and looks fake but it seems a lot of ladies today have big diamonds on their fingers! Rock it!

Post # 11
973 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you’re only worried it’s too big because what others might/will think, forget it.  No matter what you have, what age you are, what your income is… someone with think it’s too big and someone else with think it’s too small… just enjoy it!

@SapphireSun:  “A simple “we really wanted to buy a ring I’ll be happy to wear for the rest of my life” is more than sufficient if someone actually has the balls to ask.”  Couldn’t say it any better.  And it’s obviously true if he preferred a solitaire but went with halo/pave.

@Lily-Grace202:  Just click on the “reply” and it does the @name link for you.  Very handy :).

Post # 13
3232 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Personally I think you should not have to justify what you are wearing on your hand or how you and Fiance finanically were able to afford it. 

Post # 14
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@misschickpea:  +1!!!!! especially the photo part 🙂

Post # 15
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

oh, screw all the nasty commenters. Sealed rock your ring, and don’t forget to post it here 🙂

Post # 16
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

As long as you love your ring, they’ll get over it. Show us when it comes in! 

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