Post # 1
Just for fun, do you prefer small and dainty or big engagement rings? Referring to the carat size (or carat equivalent if an alternative stone) of course.
Size is relative but I guess small would be smaller than the average where you live, and big would be bigger than the average. Personally small to me is less than 0.75 carat, and larger than 1.25 carats is big.
And if you voted one or the other, what is small or big in your opinion?
Post # 2
- Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada
Ohhhh nothing too crazy, maybe just one of these 😛
Post # 3
dw4518 : I would prefer a larger diamond but to me its quality over quantity. A low color, or I1/I2/I3 diamond or any simulant would not be for me personally.
Post # 4
Hmm…I’ve seen a few rings with stones that were around 0.50-0.75 of a carat and thought that they were perfect…all of the proportions were just right.
I have a 1 carat diamond, and typically I find myself noticing stones that are bigger. I love my diamond so much but would’ve never said no to 1.5 carats 😜 My perception might be skewed because of the bee (seeing some of the huge rocks on here) but I don’t think of 1 carat as very big, but in my social group it is the largest surprisingly (as I’m from a large city so I’d expect to see a lot of bigger diamonds).
Ultimately I think that my preference is for “bigger” diamonds around 1.5 to 2 carats. I feel like that’s the biggest that I would personally wear so it’s what I’m drawn to.
Post # 5
I prefer larger stones but to my eye (and hand), larger is .50ct and greater. .75ct is a perfect size for an e-ring IMO, especially on an average sized finger.
Post # 6
All of my rings are “small” but I love them that way, and I’m looking at getting a plain band for my wedding ring. I’ll probably just wear that most days. I don’t want to have to worry about a stone or a ring getting in the way. But I do think most big rings are absolutely gorgeous, just not for me.
Post # 7
dw4518 : If I answered this question before finding wedding bee, I’d have said daintier. I always thought diamonds around 0.25 carats were perfect. Now though…I am super drawn to larger stones.
Post # 8
As far as preferred carat weight, it depends on the shape of the stone and the type of setting. I have a 1.8 carat oval pave solitaire and I think it’s the perfect size. Where as I use to have a 2 carat round solitaire and I felt it was too big for me. But I don’t think I’d be happy with any shape of stone under the 1.5 carat mark if it were in a solitaire setting. For halos, I’d be fine with a 1-1.25 carat stone. So I guess overall I’m in the middle of your poll questions
Post # 9
I’ve a size i and I hate the look of anything over 1 ct, particularly on me, but also on other hands too.
I’m hust not a fan of the huge diamond look. I personally think it looks gaudy and prefer an understated look.
Post # 10
In my opinion if he picked it all on his own I wouldn’t care if it is a piece of a Heineken bottle on a setting or a 2 carat diamond. Buuuuuut if I’m choosing….. well I will think that it depends on the setting. In double halo setting .50to .75 is average and ok with me, but then I have a .50 solitaire and I love it. A 1 to 1.50 very, very nice indeed and 1.75 to 2 in a halo I’ll think is ridiculously big but in a solitaire it will be perfect I have a .50 solitaire, a 1.25 halo and a .75 halo and I love every single one of this center stones. I don’t see myself going any bigger than my 1.25 carat diamond. But However I have a 5ctw sapphire on a halo set and for some weird reason I’m ok w it. So for gemstones I guess I prefer a big big big one on a halo. Lol
Post # 11
I think if they get too big they look gaudy and fake. Mine is a 2.05 oval and I think it’s just right on my finger. My fiancé now says he wishes he would have gone a little bit bigger but I told him no way.
Post # 12
dw4518 : I prefer small and dainty because I have tiny fingers. My ring size is 3.5 and my ring can still swivel around my finger with no issues. My engagement ring is 1 carat and perfect for me. My fiance and I looked at 1 and 2 carat rings on my finger and the 2 was just way too much for me. I am conventional and want to have a ring I can wear 24/7. Not something I have to take off for work or every day things. Especially in my field of work I wouldnt want anything bigger or flashy. I love my dainty ring!
Post # 14
Wow – that’s a hard question. For years I liked dainty rings – I have small fingers (size 4.5), so thought small rings were best (plus, we couldn’t afford anything huge).
Now I have a 1.09 carat diamond and I love it. I wouldn’t even mind something bigger – say 1.5 carats. I find really big rings (2 carats +) look gaudy and fake on me
I guess it depends on the person and what you’re happy wearing. I’ve talked with many friends who have big beautiful rings but don’t wear them, or just wear their plain wedding band. I, on the other hand would wear all my rings if I could! I love rings. The more the better!
Post # 15
I don’t have pretty hands like so many here, so for myself, I gravitate towards bigger rings, and have a collection of big honkers (gemstones, not diamonds) from the 50’s and 60’s. My wedding set did not have a large center stone… .75, but the setting was wide, and had channel set stones on both bands.
That being said, I love dainty rings too, they just look terrible on my hand 🙁