Post # 1
My Fiance proposed a few weeks ago after being together for over six years. It was a complete surprise, even though we had discussed an age we wanted it to happen by. Which was two years from now. We are currently paying way too much (IMO) for rent. He works two jobs to pay for the majority of our bills, and I work part time in retail and am finishing up college. So needless to say we are on a pretty tight budget. So I was pretty stunned when he got down on one knee and proposed with a ring he completely paid for and picked out without me knowing. This said, I LOVE my ring. The only thing I’ve ever told him is, I don’t want something huge and way too sparkly that gets caught on everything. Plus I am so proud he picked it out all on his own. My only thing is, many women around me, and constantly on social media, have these HUGE rings. Well atleast they look huge compared to my 1/4 carat. I know many articles say, it doesnt matter as long as it was picked out with love. But it’s hard not to have my moments, or worry about posting a picture and feeling judged. So I was just wanting to see some pictures of some smaller bling from you ladies 🙂
Post # 2
amandarenea: First of all, congratulations on your engagement! You got a picture of your ring?
I think a lot people feel that way at times, including me and quite a few bees on here. Here’s mine:
Its a 0.51 heart brilliant diamond. A lot smaller than quite a lot when looking on these boards but I love it for my own reasons. And believe it or not it’s pretty big where I live in the UK and bigger than most people’s I see in real life. I was initially worried about while it was being made due to me having a bigger hand but it turned out amazing.
I have seen quite a lot of bees on here who have 1-2ct rings and still wish they had bigger, so I wouldn’t worry because it happens to more of us than what you think. The important thing is that you love that ring and remember all that effort and saving your fiancé did to get that ring. If you didn’t love it then I would say be worried.
Post # 3
I love small rings!
Here’s my 0.20ct solitaire. I love this thing so much.
Congratulations on your engagement! I would also love to see a photo of your ring!
Post # 4
Congratulations on your engagement!
I understand what you mean, and generally I think “social media rings” vs “real life rings” are vastly different. Here on the Bee, there are plenty of ladies who have opted for non-diamond center stones so a 1 carat is in the hundreds and not thousands. In real life, people aren’t so fixated on size etc and most people don’t even care other than to congratulate on an engagement or say a nice word or two about ring style.
I’m sure your ring is stunning and its so beautiful that your fiance saved on you a tight budget to propose to you. How romantic:) you love it and he picked it, that’s all that matters. Please post a pic so we can admire it 😀
Post # 5
Mine is a .30 sapphire with a diamond halo! Teeeeeensy but gorgeous and even non diamond centre stone. Its my favourite possession!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2015 - Southern Plantation House
Mine is between 0.25-0.35 carats. It’s an heirloom, so I’m not sure of the exact specs. However, it is absolutely perfect for me! It’s from hubby’s great-aunt, so I love the family history of it. We are both still in school, so the financial blessing of already having a diamond and only having to pay for the setting also helped lots. I don’t think I’ll ever upgrade to a larger diamond… I have small and short fingers, so I like the extra daintyness. 🙂 I told Darling Husband the only thing I might ever consider adding to it would be sidestones to make it a three stone ring.
Congratulations on your engagement! Getting to do life with your best friend is the best!
Post # 7
Don’t know the specs and don’t care to I Love it! 😀 so sparkly and I love the setting.
I don’t know why but I just adore small diamond rings, I think they’re is something just so special about them. As pp have said, please post a picture!
Post # 8
My center stone is .25, but I love my ring 🙂 we got married at somewhat of a rough time for us financially but we’re almost through so I totally get it!
Post # 9
Congratulations on your engagement! 🙂 Do not worry about size, I am sure your ring is absolutely beautiful – just enjoy being engaged and what thre ring represents! Your Fiance seems to have done an exellent job 😀
My ring doesn’t even have a center stone, but it is just the way I wanted it to be (FI and I designed it with a jeweller) – personal taste and the meaning behind the ring is much more important than stone-size I think 🙂 Couldn’t be happier with my ring, and I wouldn’t want to change it even if I were a millionaire 🙂
Post # 10
Congratulations OP! As already said by a bee, rings around the social media are a very different thing from the actual rings women in average have. For what it’s worth, I think a quarter carat is a very nice size for a solitaire. (And from where I’m from (Scandinavia), that’s actually considered very large.)
But most of all we need pictures!!
Post # 11
Its beautiful. Wear it with pride, love, health and happiness. Congrats!!!!
Post # 12
I’m sure it’s beautiful!
There will always be people with more than you. They will have nicer cars, bigger houses, nicer furniture, etc. Everyone compares and feels twinges of jealousy sometimes, but don’t let it affect your happiness. You have many wonderful things, too, like a significant other who cares very much for you, stable jobs, and you’re getting married! So, as an older lady, that’s my advice to you. Try not to compare and focus on your blessings. Congrats!
Post # 13
Congratulations on your engagement! I totally understand where you are coming from. It’s sad that we live in a society that judgest our love by how much out Fiance spent on our rock.
I have major ring envy, an awful lot, so I can’t really preach. But also, I told my husband that my ring was perfect for a proposal and totally upgrade elidgeable. Yep, I’m that chick. We have discussed upgrading, but we won’t start that process until he returns home from his tour next year.
Right now my engagement ring (I’ve had it 3 years) is a .4ish it’s not a GIA certified or anything. But It probably looks a tad larger just because I have small fingers (size 4).
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
MrsTeacup: I love your set! The band looks amazing with your solitaire!!!
MsPeanutbutterPenguin: Severe drooling over your setting, so pretty!!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2016 - Cambridge Mill
amandarenea: I personally like smaller rings better. A large ring would be hard to wear all the time, and what’s the point of having an engagement ring/wedding ring if you can’t wear it?!
Also remember that many girls with larger stones do not have diamonds. Larger does not mean more expensive either. Diamonds come in various qualities based on clarity/purity.