- 2 years ago
That’s a gorgeous ring!!!!!
That’s a gorgeous ring!!!!!
Love love love! I love to see small rings!!
cpabee : I totally feel you! Even though I didn’t have the best experience with my 1st engagement ring, I’m glad I had an opportunity to get something more my style the second time around. When I got my first ring, I felt pressure to go bigger because I read posts about shrinkage and finger/ring size vs stone size. It seemed like huge stones were favored by everyone overall and I figured (based on others’ opinions) that 1ct would be more suitable for me and look more “proportionate” on my big size 7 fingers. Even my jeweler protested when I said I wanted my new ring to be dainty and she tried to pressure me into getting something bigger because I wasn’t “petite” (B**ch). Because of that I ALMOST got something else that I didn’t like. I’m glad I persisted and downsized and got what I wanted the second time around. I actually feel like the new smaller stone looks way better on me than the former bigger stone I had. As soon as I let go of all the opinions and pressure, I found something beautiful that I felt way more comfortable wearing!
acg90 : Get out of my head! LOL I have a size 8 finger and my hands are almost as big as my Fiance, so I thought a 1 carat was “correct”. I will change it when we marry, if it still feels awkward. I’m trying to give it time since I never wore jewelry before getting engaged and maybe I just need time to adjust.
Yours is so beautiful.
thesecondwife : What a weird concept! I’ve never met anyone that felt insulted by their ring being called “dainty.” I actually find it to be a compliment. Seems like anyone insulted by ANY opinions about their ring has major insecurities beyond a ring. There’s isn’t ONE way a ring is supposed to look or a specific way it needs to be perceived/complimented by others. There are thousands of ring styles, from diamonds/gemstones to plain bands without any stones — it all comes down to personal preference. And they’re all beautiful. I’m with you though, I enjoy dainty and simple styles!
cpabee : I thought I was a size 8 too when I was shopping around. The first ring I ordered was a size 8. When I actually walked in in-person to a jeweler they sized me a bit more correctly. Either way, I still felt like the 1ct was more correct for me too. When I downsized, Fi was worried about what people would think about my stone being smaller than my original ring. I told him the last thing I cared about was people’s opinion about something I was going to wear every day. I love it and no one pays that much attention to a ring anyway.
Definitely give it time with your current ring! It might grow on you. If you just can’t seem to adjust after a few months then go try on smaller stones! Maybe even buy a cheap smaller CZ ring to wear for a day and see how you feel. I’m sure you’ll make the right decision when you’re ready.
Thanks everyone for your sweet compliments! I’m very happy with the end result. Can’t stop looking at this beauty! IGNORE my terrible manicure plz haha