Small engagement rings?!

posted 5 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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!

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Hrm, that last one is meant to be this:

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Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Helper bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

These are all such beautiful rings! 😍

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Mine is a tiny dainty little thing, with a 0.10ct round diamond!

Post # 13
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472 posts
Helper bee
  • 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 # 15
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Helper bee

.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. 

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