(Closed) Not ashamed of my small ring

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you happily wear a ring this small?
    Yes- I'd be proud : (270 votes)
    65 %
    I guess, if I had too. : (65 votes)
    16 %
    No-absolutely not : (58 votes)
    14 %
    Yes-but I'd be hinting daily on upgrading : (23 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 137
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

     

    @Aquaria:  lol cute yes many of the rings here are not “real diamonds”. Thanks for pointing that out to op. It seems common many of the newbies compare their small Diamond rings unfavorably as they don’t realize that they’re comparing different things. . Much cheaper to go big with a simulant. 

    Op, your ring is gorgeous and unique. Diamonds are a billion years old and each one is unique. More important than that, your fiance gave  it to you. I Don’t know if anyone else said in this thread. Comparison is the thief of joy. 

    Best wishes. 

    Post # 138
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Wtf is going on in this thread?! Wow. *shakes head*

    OP, your ring is beautiful

    Post # 139
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    14 posts
    Newbee

    @Lbward6:  +1 I definitely didn’t think she meant “monstrosity” literally… The way she used the word made me think that she meant something more along the lines of “monsterous.” 

    Post # 140
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @bridetobe14 – “imitation” diamond is a horrible term and more offensive IM than OP using “monstrosity” to describe size.. At the end of the day we all joined this board to see/share/support other womens ring choices, so lets do that rather than throw hurtful terms around please! 

    Post # 141
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @bridetobe14 – “imitation” diamond is a horrible term and more offensive IM than OP using “monstrosity” to describe size.. At the end of the day we all joined this board to see/share/support other womens ring choices, so lets do that rather than throw hurtful terms around please! 

    Post # 142
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I love “small engagement rings”. I actually asked for a smaller stone after trying on 1.5 2 carat rings. They didn’t suit me. It’s not always about size, it’s more about personal taste. and I would never judge anyone’s engagement ring because I always think about how special they must have felt when they saw it. Every engagement ring come with a romantic and personal story. 

    Post # 143
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @EmJayHyphenAy:  Wow, opened a wee can of worms with this one. I agree with the othera here that monstrosity definitely has a negative connotation, and may not have been an appropriate word for what you meant. 

    That being said, my ring is small. Center is 1/3 carat, TDW is 1 carat for the e-ring and wedding band together. Fiance picked it all by himself and I think it’s perfect. He bought the set because one of the only things that stuck with him when I showed him rings was that I liked sets so they would match. 

     

    @MsMeow:  Mine’s similar to what you described 🙂

    Post # 144
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Justbrynne:  Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! How pretty! I love, love, love your ring! V-shaped prongs on princess cuts make my heart skip a beat, I swear 🙂 May I ask, what’s your ring size? It looks absolutely perfect on your finger 🙂

    Post # 145
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Many words in the English language have multiple definitions. I think the OP clearly was using it to mean “:having extraordinary often overwhelming size :gigantic“. 

    I don’t think chastising her over and over and over again for a perceived insult is very productive, considering the word does indeed describe larger than average rings.

    Calm yourselves.

    Post # 146
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2006

    To be honest, I struggle to realise what the purpose of this thread is at all. “Not ashamed of the small ring”. The way the title is phrased already implies there might be something to be ashamed of in wearing a smaller ring.  I don’t think that anyone who chose to go with a smaller ring should be ashamed, it is just a wrong word altogether, just as “monstrosity” is a wrong word  for a bigger ring. There are lots of bees here with smaller rings, and instead of declaring that they are not ashamed of their “small ring” as opposed to someone elses bigger ring, they just enjoy posting pictures of their rings on different relevant threads. There just is no point in juxtaposing and comparing different sized rings against each other. People make choices according to their taste, preference, budget, lifestyle. All the rings are full of love and beautiful and there is no need to prove anything to anyone as long as one is happy with their own ring and choice.

     

     

     

    Post # 147
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Geez Louise this thread has become akin to the “fat” vs. “curvy” argument. 

    Subtract the word “monstrosity” from there. Clearly by context you can see she was referring to size. Everyone can take their panties out of a bunch now.

    Post # 148
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    The total carat weight of my ring is under a carat, and I adore my ring and wouldn’t trade it for the world. I get a lot of compliments on it because of the interesting design and it’s discreet enough that I don’t feel uncomfortable wearing it no matter where I am.

    Post # 149
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    clairelizabear haha right?  someone copy and pasted a definition and the definition that they failed to paste with it (which was underneath the one she copied) states the word could also refer to size.  I was just trying to help a new bee out, it was her first post and I am sure she didn’t know she had just opened pandora’s box by using the wrong adjective.

    CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon +1

    Aquaria +1

     

    Post # 150
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Does anyone else keep checking this thread to see if the OP responds???

    Post # 151
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @MsMeow:  Thank you so much! I just had it resized to 5.75. It still spins a lot but my knuckles are huge. If it weren’t for them I imagine I would be a half size smaller for sure. 

     

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