Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
So, my fiancee and I are in sort of an interesting situation. He’s in the military and stationed thousands of miles away, so we don’t see each other all too often. We had been planning on getting engaged for a while now, but when his orders got changed a couple of months ago we decided to start planning a wedding. This was all decided over Skype. I haven’t seen him since but he has bought a ring and is planning on giving it to me when he flies in next month.
Here’s where the problem is. I haven’t seen the ring yet, but I know for a fact that it has a small stone. I know it is definitely under .5 carats. I had asked for an engraved (filigree or scroll) band and he said that this ring is exactly what I was looking for.
Do you think that a ring with a small stone can still be beautiful? Does anyone have a picture of their <.5 carat ring that they’re in love with?
Post # 3
Can small rings be beautiful? Absolutely not. Only big diamonds are beautiful and contain the ability to magically create True Love.
Seriously, how ridiculous does that sound? Of course small stones are beautiful. =D
Here’s a recent small stone thread. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/small-e-rings
Post # 5
I truly mean no offense, but what good will come of the poll? Your poll and your post are asking two different questions. You already seem insecure about a small stone, and I don’t think comparing your stone size to others’ is going to make you feel any better.
Instead, focus on the helpful, supportive responses and pictures people post of their beautiful, small stones!
Post # 6
@Jabberwocky: Tee hee!
It is kind of a ridiculous question. OF COURSE stones under 0.5 can be beautiful.
Post # 7
This Poll does seem wierd…
Kind of like a popularity contest.
It is like you’ve actually said…
“My ring is under .50 Carats… I’m not sure I’ll like that… so What is yours?”
Fact is you either LOVE THE GUY… or you don’t
The Ring is only “somewhat important”… having the guy you love is WAAAY MORE IMPORTANT.
Hurting his feelings because you are hoping for a bigger stone (based on finding out what other girls have) is not nice… indeed almost shallow on your part.
You gotta decide WHAT is important to you…
The fact that he is thrilled he’s met you, and bought you a ring… excited at the prospect of spending the rest of your lives together
ONLY a BIG Rock will do
If the BIG Rock is what you want / need… then I suggest you go out and buy one for yourself.
Although IF I was your Boyfriend or Best Friend and you did that (or complained about what I did buy you), I’d be very hurt and insulted. And it wouldn’t be long before I would leave you entirely (clearly not the “type of girl” willing to last the long run…”)
Sorry if this sounds harsh, but you need to read your post & poll again, to see what you’ve actually written / asked.
Post # 8
@Jabberwocky: HA! I love your sense of humor AND your logic.
Post # 9
One of my favorite e-rings ever has a stone that is only .03 carats. A baby of a diamond.
Smaller diamonds can be beautiful, lovely, stunning, romantic, elegant, exquisite, refined, and sweet. A small diamond can be all these things and much more to the woman who wears and loves it.
Post # 10
@MrsVanilla: I have a bracelet with a stone about that size. It’s my very favorite bracelet and the only one I ever wear.
Post # 11
Do you think that a ring with a small stone can still be beautiful?
First, I think a .5 is not small. I’m from Europe and diamonds here are smaller. A .25 diamond is already consideren a big stone. However, the smaller diamonds we have here are of high quality in most cases so they are beautiful.
It’s also a matter of personal taste. I do not like these huge rocks and prefer simple and small stuff but that’s everyone’s personal opinion.
Post # 12
the value of his love is more than any diamond, so congrats!
Post # 13
I think smaller stones are so beautiful and simple. There is a quality to them that says your in love and engaged! Not look at my ROCK.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love bling and big costume jewlery, but that I can take off. My E-Ring needs to be something I am comfortable wearing everyday, all day.
And what’s better is a lot of times smaller stones are a higher quality stone so the sparkle is INSANE! I compare my .5ct tw ring with those I know with large rocks, and mine outsparkles them EVERYTIME.
And please don’t tell your Boyfriend or Best Friend it’s too small. That is the most devasting thing a man can hear. He loved it and thought you would love it too. If you accept it. Maybe there can be an upgrade in your future.
Here is my beauty.
Post # 14
Sigh. I’m not even going to touch your obvious insecurities on stone size. It comes off as really…I don’t even know…in my head. Not good.
To answer your question, yes, absolutely “small” stones can be beautiful. That’s relative anyway. My ring is .5 total, .25 center. I love it. I tried on the same ring in two larger sizes, and they looked awful (the dainty vintage details were distorted, for one).
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
Rereading my original post, I think my late-night posting made me sound like kind of a brat. When I say the ring is under .5 carats, I mean that it is probably around .25-.35 carats. I just get these feelings from the conversations we’ve had. Honestly, I know nothing about stone size. I only know what I’ve seen from my engaged friends, all of which have .75 and above stones.
I can’t say that I’m bling-obsessed to begin with. All of my typical jewelry is sterling silver – no stones. I’m honestly afraid that it just won’t look like an engagment ring and will look like a wedding band with a stone the same width as the band.
I guess I’m just afraid that the ring, in general, won’t be at all what I was looking for and that I won’t be able to hide my disappointment. I would love to wear the ring with my wedding band for the rest of my life so it’s important to me that it’s something I love and feel comfortable making part of my everyday wardrobe.
Post # 16
In this day you Engagement Ring can be whatever you want it to be. If someone else doesn’t think it is to bad for them. I personally don’t want a big stone of any kind. I have short fingers and bigger looks horrible on me.
I think whatever he got you will love because he picked it out!
Can’t wait for pics to see when you do get it 🙂