Post # 1
So I’m from a small town, and have realized that I am not used to seeing such huge engagement rings! I’ve been lurking on here for a little bit now and cannot believe the size of the rings I see. I try not to compare myself to others, but it’s making the ring I picked out look microscopic. I still love the ring I’ve picked out and cannot wait to get it, but would love to see rings on the much smaller side. Perhaps 0.50 and down? And maybe stones other than round cut? I love seeing others rings, but would like to see ones more my style and what I’m used to.
Post # 2
My husband is British, where smaller rings are the norm, and then we moved back to the US after our wedding, so I feel your pain, haha. Still love mine (which he picked out!), I just have to make a conscious effort sometimes not to compare. A big honker wouldn’t really suit my personality anyway. Would love to see yours!
Post # 3
Hrm, that last one is meant to be this:
Post # 4
Try to remember that Wedding Bee is not a normal sampling of society…it definitely attracts the upper end of the socioeconomic spectrum. Beyond that, you never know when a ring is a simulant or an heirloom. Nobody I know IRL has a huge stone.
Post # 5
I feel you! I considered my ring large until I came on this site! It’s just under .5 for the center stone. I had also never heard of looking up diamond specs and ordering diamonds separately and all of that…. he went to helzburg and bought a ring he liked…. I thought that was the norm before the Bee
Post # 6
My original ering is 1/2ct total and I love it but it’s too delicate for everyday wear for my own lifestyle. I wear it out when I don’t need to use my hands…mostly I wear my plain wedding everyday tho
Post # 7
My half carat padparadscha sapphire! I love smaller rings and was happy my husband was ok with me designing my own (I literally only like emerald and asscher cuts, prefer smaller stones, and didn’t want a diamond, so I’m not the easiest person to shop for).
Post # 8
I can’t seem to put a non-ginormous picture on here right now, so I’ll try again later. My .34 ct solitaire (on size 4.5ish fingers) is absolutely perfect. I didn’t want any larger than a .5 max anyway, but .3 is (my) perfect. It’s not too big and flashy, it doesn’t get in my way, and it doesn’t disappear on my finger. Sure, others I know have bigger rings, but I’d say average in my Midwestern circle is .5.
Don’t get suckered into bigger = better! Keep what you love. Nobody ever catches up with all the Joneses in the world.
Post # 9
These are all such beautiful rings! 😍
Post # 10
olliesmommy16 : also from a small town, I would call these “normal” engagements rings personally and the rings you typically see on here I would call “over the top” for around my area. You do occasionally see someone wearing a really big ring, but those rings are typically costume from Avon, or sterling silver and cz rings found in ring candles. Ring candles are very popular around here.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
I agree. The internet definitely does tend to skew as more wealthy. Especially on sites like this one and others I know where the main idea is to show off things. Purses, jewellery, wedding, whatever.
I live in a place too where 1 carat or less is the norm. My ring fits in just fine. I have also been on places where the goal is to share jewellery and items since I was a teenager basically. So I can understand how people mainly showing off bigger rocks can make someone with a smaller one feel kind of inadequate.
I remember when I was given my . 46 carat heirloom diamond thinking how tiny it was. I stressed about it because not only did it seem teeny tiny it has a visible giant flaw that even a prong can’t fully hide and that too was a nono where I played. I was so sure everyone was making fun of my tiny flawed ring on my fat giant size 6.5 finger. Then I got married and found out I was 8 weeks pregnant not long after the wedding and kind of forgot about my ring. When I put it back on because i missed it I realised something cool.
That ring that seemed so tiny compared to other people’s actually was not that small. It’s no rock but its bigger than it seemed when all I saw were 2 carats or above on teeny tiny size 3.5 to 6 hands. I look at it now and realise how lucky I am to have this stone, tiny by internet standards or not! I will get my dream sapphire someday when my husband isn’t in the military anymore and we can afford it but I will never get rid of my stone. It’s too sentimental. I hope to pass it on to my daughter or one of her kids if she has any someday. Even a niece if none of my kids or their kids want it.
I hope soon you can feel better about your ring too! Please show us when it gets here! I love looking at all rings. Big, small, cluster, solitaire, whatever! 😀
Post # 12
Mine is a tiny dainty little thing, with a 0.10ct round diamond!
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall
Centre diamond is 0.25
It also has smaller side baguette diamonds 🙂
I love it and don’t feel like it’s too small at all.
Post # 14
I am so happy to see all these beautiful rings. I feel a lot better. The ring he’s getting me is around .33 tcw, pear shaped with a really subtle halo. I’ll share it when I get it, hopefully sooner rather than later. We just graduated university and are just starting out as teachers and we didn’t want to use up too much money that could go towards other important things. I know the ring is perfect for me (us) and we picked it out at a jewelry store in the small town we both went to university in, so it has even more special meaning. I just feel so much better. Thank you guys!
Post # 15
.5 carat round diamond, size 4 finger. In some pictures like this one I think it looks great, but I’ve caught myself wishing it were bigger so I’m considering replacing the stone with a full carat.