(Closed) Small e-rings

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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3879 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ladies with “smaller” rings should not feel self-conscious! They are just as beautiful as larger rings. I think the size is irrelevant to the beautiful of them! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 48
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3879 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Holocene:  Very nice, it has a very sweet antique feel to it, which I adore!

Post # 49
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1845 posts
Buzzing bee

No matter what the size of the diamond you have, it’s still incredible. They were formed about 130 miles under the earth. An ugly, chalky black substance (carbon) was crushed and heated until it formed beautiful crystals. Then an eruption brought them to the surface. They are billions of years old. They’re all special!

Not only that, diamonds are very important for industry. Each year, about a billion carats of industrial diamonds are needed to keep the modern world going. They are on drill tips, in virtually every electronic device, and have many other applications.

Here’s an instance where size really doesn’t matter. Plus, what they stand for is beautiful too; your spouse loved you enough to buy that ring for you. So sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 50
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5521 posts
Bee Keeper

Mine is small bit big lol; TCW is .66ct; it’s 7 small (approx 0.07ct) diamonds in a kind of rounded flower-shape surrounded by lots of tiny (and I mean tiny!) diamonds in a pave setting. But, because it’s a cluster style it looks big.

I really don’t care that I don’t have a huge centre stone; I’m toying with the idea at present of ‘trading up’ to a platinum setting, but wouldn’t change the style or size of the diamonds for anything, because I just love it, and get so many compliments. Even if I get it re-set in platinum with better-quality diamonds, it will still only cost about $1600 due to the size of the diamonds.

I really wouldn’t compare yourself and your ring to other people. For me, it was important that I loved my engagement ring; and if that meant flouting tradition by getting a cluster rather than a solitaire/halo, or risking comments about size/value, I really didn’t care. I’m the one wearing it, so it was important that it was right for me. And while I can appreciate large solitaires, they just aren’t me, and even if I could afford one, I wouldn’t have one.

 

Post # 53
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@missbluesky:  Aw, don’t feel bad about the ring you picked! Everyone has different tastes. Buy what you love. It is so easy to be swayed by societal/peer pressure, but you have to get at what you really want.

I don’t have an engagement ring yet, but we’ve been looking.. a lot. I’ve always loved yellow diamonds but convinced myself that I should get a white round brilliant, around 2 carats – that would impress everyone! I went to look at RB diamonds at Tiffany’s, and picked up and tried on a 1.8 carat. I believe it was $52,000. Way out of the budget, but I could find one w. similar specs on Blue Nile for close to half the price. Anyway, then a yellow diamond caught my eye. I think it was .66 carat, in a halo, and it sparkled like MAD. It cost around $12,000. I was smitten.

It just really depends on your personal tastes. If I had all the money in the world I still would not have bought that $52,000 ring… I preferred the $12,000 one which had a much smaller diamond.

I have to admit everytime I see a beautiful RB diamond on these boards I second guess my decision to not buy a RB since they all look so lovely on other people’s hands. I was just so underwhelmed in real life.

Big diamonds you can get a lot of the ‘are they real?’ type comments. They also get in the way if you’re clumsy. You also have to worry a bit about personal safety (at least I would).

Post # 54
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2060 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was lucky enough to know almost exactly what I wanted when my DH (at the time my boyfriend) asked me if I wanted to go ring shopping. I knew I wanted a ring that didn’t look too big for my finger – so both the stone and the width of the band needed to be smaller proportioned.  Also, I was debating between emerald and oval before going ring shopping. Ring shopping sealed the deal on emerald cuts for me!

That day I picked out a few settings I liked so that he had a good understanding of what I liked. It just so happened we both loved one particular setting more than any other. After he took me ring shopping, he went out a few more times on his own and couldn’t find anything he liked better so he went back for our favorite. I have no idea how many cts it is, and in the words of Rhett Butler, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

Post # 55
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I felt the same way when I first joined the bee, major ring envy! Then, you realize how special your ring is because it came from the man you love, and it goes away. 

I love my small ring, though I cheated with a halo. My center stone is somewhere inbetween a 1/3 carat and a 1/2 carat with really tiny diamonds in the halo and shank.

Loving all of the beautiful rings in this post! 

Post # 56
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381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@SuzieMG95:  whoever is telling you that isn’t an engagement ring needs to check themselves. That ring is stunning. And plus, and engagement ring can be whatever you and your love want it to be. Sounds like some people might just be making snarky comments out of jealousy.

Post # 57
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1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Amanda26267:  Please tell me your proposal somehow involved that Tardis.  That would be epic.

Post # 58
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894 posts
Busy bee

@frommisstomrs.:  If I had to change my ring, I would steal yours. I’m more than infatuated.

I LOVE all these small rings, ladies! I’ve always preferred them (mine is .52 on a size 6, so it’s pretty dainty) and I’m seriously drooling over these beauties!

Post # 59
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Like many other bees on this thread I also have suffered from some ring envy but at the end of the day I love my .5 ct tw 3-stone ring. May Fiance did great!

 

Post # 60
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931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@gangqinjia:  Awww, thank you so much!  That seriously made my night!  ๐Ÿ™‚

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