(Closed) Small town, rural area, simple living bees show me your rings!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
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Blushing bee

My derpy self just realized I wrote southwest not SOUTHEAST. As in Tennessee and Alabama.

Driving through southern Ohio into Kentucky and Tenneessee during fall was one of the most beautiful things. It’s amazing to me because in my area the thick evergreen pine, fir, and cedar forest seems so grand, but honestly the huge swaths of deciduous trees in the Appalachians are towering and formidable (I know there’s some evergreens in there too.)  I’d love to explore it someday.  

Post # 77
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

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sumshine.dawn:  Where in OC are you from? My family is in Laguna Niguel 🙂

Post # 78
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Outdoors

I live in a small town in AZ 🙂 about 14,000 people. granted it might not be so small for a lot of people but the city near us has over 95,000 haha. We have a few grocery stores and two major burger joints and a pizza place. We are a farming community and i love the small town feel of things. Most of the women that i know have some pretty simple rings and almost all of them are gold! 

Here is my ring :). i love a timeless solitaire. 

Post # 79
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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LionLove:  As a kid we moved from La Mirada CA to Fullerton and then finally Costa Mesa! Fiance was living in Huntington Beach. Although his Mom lives in Corona…

Post # 80
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Blushing bee

I’m from a tiny (400 people) town in Central Illinois. I currently live in a slightly bigger town (1300) with Fi, which is where he is from.

My half carat solitaire is decent sized for where I’m from. Of the girls I work with that are also engaged, one has a half carat center stone with halo. Another has what looks to be 1/3 carat-1/2 carat center stone with halo. A few others that I know have much larger rings, but I will say they both came from wealthier families than I and are also marrying into wealthier families than I. I’m also a few years younger than these ladies, Fi is the same age or older. A few of the girls that got engaged in highschool and then married right after we graduated have either tiny clusters or gemstones.

(None of this was passed off as judgement, just relaying what trends I’ve seen where I’m from.)

Here is my ring.

Post # 81
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Helper bee

this is my ring set black 3ct diamond e ring and blue diamond band . I am originally from san diego large metro area then i moved to the country.. towns i lived in were 3000 people then like 1000 people. I loved it in the small town in the country but again i have ended up back in a city. I hate it. Wish to move to country again..soon. 

Post # 82
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Bahamas

I grew up in a town like you described. <3000 people. I just moved to a town with just over 3,000 people last year! I’ve noticed that average stone size here is ~0.5-1.5 ct. Most in my area seem to sacrifice quality for size and I see a lot of cloudy and dull looking stones. My ring is a 3 ct equivalent moissanite. While I don’t go around telling people that its a diamond, i also don’t have a sign that says “not a diamond!” So it still turns heads. If people ask, I do tell them but you get the idea.  Anyway… Pictures!

Post # 83
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Busy bee

I live in a town of about 10k people. My ring size seems pretty standard. 

Post # 84
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We live in a village/town of 1042 as of 2011. It’s the place my husband grew up.  There are some museums, two restaurants, a pizza shop, a grocery store, post office, hair salon, bank, dentist and vet. For the area I’d say I have a large ring at 0.45 because most of the people I see only have bands (though at 25, most of our peers are amazed anyone wants to be married).  My ring gets noticed A LOT.  A very, very large amount, actually.  Because DH’s family owns a very popular local business, we are all well known in the area and it turned into “Kayah and DH are getting married!!” on the day of the wedding (everyone knew and made a big deal about it.  it was sweet), and after that it turned into: “woah, DH bought kayah a huge ring and wedding band!”  It’s hardly huge, but it does have a nice halo so people tend to just assume the pave on it cost a lot, too.

Post # 85
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Newbee

Fiance and I are always talking about this. We’re from a small town in the northeast. About 500+ population. And now we live in Dallas, TX which is a bit bigger lol. In our hometown a large ring is anything around 1 carat. Here in Dallas anything around 2 carats is the norm. 

Here in Dallas my ring looks pretty average I’d say. But I know when I go home it’s going to look way too flashy

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