(Closed) SPINOFF(kinda): Do you or anybody else you know have a maximum carat weight?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@DeadlyNightshade:  I do. I don’t want to worry about getting mugged. I’ve never tried to quantify it though because its tricky to determine since tcw looks very different from a large solitaire. I would probably accept the ring and reset it as a pendant/necklace. I think you can get away with more bling in a necklace and its easier to wear occasionally.

Post # 4
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I didn’t want much more than a carat, and both FH and my mom knew that. I didn’t want him thinking I was expecting an enormous rock.

I don’t think it’s bratty at all. We all have preferences and what we’re comfortable with. 

Post # 5
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@DeadlyNightshade:  I do and mine is pretty much the same as yours (for diamonds, for gemstones I’m a little more flexible). 

Post # 6
1360 posts
Bumble bee

1.5 carat was my limit (and that was seriously pushing it). I ended up with 1 carat, although I really wanted a .5 carat.

Post # 7
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

No way. If I can bend my finger it isn’t too big.

Post # 8
28 posts

I didn’t really at first, but after trying on rings I realized that anything bigger than 1 carat looked too big on my finger for me. 

Post # 9
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yes 1.5 would be my limit too. I mostly work in a lab so anything over that would get impratical.  I already am careful about my ring in not awesome neighborhoods since my mom’s was stolen from our house as a kid, but if I had a ring bigger than 1.5, I would be self consious all the time about it and hyper paranoid.  Now if I had a big 2K or more diamond in a pendant that I took out on fancy occasions then that would be okay with me. 😉  A nice pear shaped giant blue sapphire pendant would be even better.

Post # 10
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Yeah I have small slender fingers, and I tried on a few that felt like they were taking over my whole hand! I don’t really want anything over a 1.25, even 1 is pushing it. But like I said, just personal preference and the way my fingers are!

Post # 11
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My max is 2.  I have thick fingers though so it doesn’t look super huge just big.  I have a .75 though and I love it!

Post # 14
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I would love to have a 3 carat Asscher….I guess it would have to depend on the cut of the stone. Would I have a ‘Kim Kardashian ring’…prob not. I want to be able to use my hand, wear gloves etc

Post # 15
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, actually. I don’t care for anything more than 1.5 carats, and that is pushing it. I actually gave Darling Husband a range of what I was comfortable with (0.75-1.25) I didn’t think anything of it, and he didn’t seem to take offense. But I also think the range was reasonable budget-wise, so that is probably why.

Personally, I just find anything bigger than 1.5 to be too “much” for me. My mama raised me with a less is best mentality, and it stuck! I tend to go for clean and simple jewelry usually, and not super blingy. For a gemstone other than diamond I would probably be okay with a bigger carat size though, mostly since they don’t sparkle as much it doesn’t read as too blingy for me lol.

Post # 16
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Treejewel19:  haha  Totally

My Darling Husband knows that when it comes to my love for all things sparkly, there is no such thing as too big.


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