Post # 46
I acknowledge that I’m really biased but I love small stones and bands. Not only because my hands are small, but there’s something so elegant about them. My mother and sisters never had huge diamonds and I think it made an impression on me.
Post # 47
unless the have specifically said they want a larger stone then it’s ridiculous to feel bad for them.
Post # 48
My preferences are just for myself so on me, I guess if we’re saying 1 carat or larger is “big”, then I prefer big. I just got my lost e-ring back and I had forgotten how “big” it is. The center is 1.8ct but it’s in a round split shank halo and it just seems a bit ostentatious for me (I didn’t pick it out). My replacement is a slightly bigger stone (which still seems big to me) and I still have a halo, but it’s more like a bloom halo under the diamond with a thin band and to me, this is a much more “dainty” ring than my original and I much prefer it. My Fiance prefers the replacement too.
I grew up in a family that wore larger rings so that’s what I’m used to seeing. To me a 7 or 7.5mm stone is the perfect size.
Post # 49
I actually won’t want anything over 1.25 carats (with 1 carat being perfect in my head). I also don’t like gaudy so it would hopefully be a simple solitaire with a thin band. I think between 1 carat and 1.25, it’s perfect for me where I would never feel out of place no matter where I go (not too big but not too small). I also think that when it’s too big, it loses its tastefulness for ME.
Post # 50
My personal preference is for simple rings, as in rings that don’t have a lot going on. I’ve never been a fan of bling for sake of bling as far as choosing my own pieces.
I don’t mind a larger diamond. Solitaires are my favorite. A 2 Ct solitaire can look just as classy and understated as a .75 Ct.
Post # 51
I went from a 1.5 round center sapphire with side stones… Cathedral setting (i loved it). But zales broke it and we found my dream ring! .76 oval solitaire on a thin band. Its very small in comparison. Took me a bit to get used to the size difference…. Especially because the oval is very low profile.
But ive come to completely LOVE my dainty oval!
Round 1.5ct+ sidestones….
And then my new oval
Post # 52
I sold my Vera wang engagement ring that was I’d say decent size and got my dream moissanite ring which has a 2ct center stone
Post # 53
I love big stones. My engagement ring will be a 11×9 (5.3 carat equivalent) radiant with small Moissanites on the band
Post # 54
I consider over 2-2.5 carat “big” – and yes, I love big diamonds! Especially the contrast of a big beautiful stone on a dainty, ultra thin band. Yum.
Post # 55
Go big or go home is my style .. But i understand 2 each their own .
Post # 56
I didn’t vote because I prefer “big and dainty” I enjoy about 1.5 carats, but I do not enjoy rings that are covered in lots of little diamonds. (It’s just me. To each her own and viva la difference.) I love when a beautiful, stunning diamond is the center of attention, rather than too much going on with tons of little diamonds and complicated setting. Give me a true solitaire any day… meaning only ONE diamond in the setting. MMmmm!
Post # 57
Small for sure! To me they are so elegant and timeless. Large settings tend to seem gaudy, in my opinion.
Post # 58
I can’t see how this poll makes much sense without specific paramaters. Someone with a .75 center stone might think anything under .5 is dainty and anything over 1 ct is big, while someone with a 2ct stone sees 1.5 and under as small and not reach the big range till 3 ct.
My center diamond is 1.3 ct princess cut. It is set in a simple, thinish 2mm pave band. I don’t think my stone is small, but I can’t imagine anyone thinking its huge. And the setting gives it a dainty feel.
But I’m sure some bee with a .5 would get her panties in a bunch if I tried to claim I prefer a dainty ring or offer mine as an example of such
Post # 59
Only like to use large jewelry for big occasions and are kept at bank. Daily like dainty pretty ring that’s easy for me to work with.
Post # 60
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
I like big engagement rings…. not celeb-sized big but still have a wow factor. I think 2 carats would be perfect. Lately I’ve been wishing I could upgrade which is bad!