Post # 1
I used to be a city girl but I live in a small town now! The women here have small rings and I feel self conscious at times (specially when I catch someone starting). Am I terrible for loving my ring so much?! It’s not large for U.S. standards but totally for this tiny town! Anyone else going through the same “problem”?
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2015 - Winery
I think it looks great on you! For me- I mean, I wouldn’t reject a bigger diamond in the future! But I am happy with my ring now 🙂
Post # 3
I understand, I don’t have a huge ring (slightly under 1 ct) but it is much larger than the ladies in my department at my new job. No one has said anything yet but I have noticed a few odd glances. One has a large cluster ring and was bragging about the cost. I didn’t say mine cost much more. It’s not a contest, I congratulated and complimented her on her ring. It’s all relative and if you love your ring that’s all that matters.
Post # 4
It’s doesn’t look too big at all. It looks perfect on you!
Post # 5
- Wedding: Malibou Lake Mountain Club
flaunt it. societal norms bite! lol. I have a tiny diamond on my ring, and trust me, as a Valley Girl in Cali, i dont mind flaunting proudly my little girl! I do get the whole, go bigger, but whateves. Its the thought that means a lot to me. Flaunt that baby in the small town!
Post # 6
Looks fine. In the end it’s just a shiny stone on your finger — not such a big deal. So don’t worry too much about fitting in, or whether it’s bigger or smaller than the people around you. Unless you make it into some kind of competition nobody will think any less of you! Only thing that matters is that you like the jewelry you wear every day! Congrats!
Post # 7
It looks lovely! Don’t worry, I’m in the UK where centre stones are on average smaller than in the U.S., and I don’t get any heat or ice on account of my larger than average diamond. Most people either won’t notice or won’t give a rat’s arse.
Post # 8
I think it looks great on you! I do know how you feel though…..when my dh and I first got engaged he bought a beautiful one carat solitaire with small pave diamonds on the band…we were fairly young when we got engaged and I worked at a jewelry store where EVERYONE had large diamonds…so, mine was considered average size. After we got married I no longer worked there and became a stay at home mom…we started to attend his grandmother’s church where all the ladies there had very modest rings.
I started to feel odd wearing my ring and now it’s put safetly put away….this isn’t the only reason I choose not to wear it, it sits up really high and I have scratched my kids with it. I now wear a beautiful, dainty tiffany solitaire (.25ct twt) and I really love it.
I’m sure I will wear my original e-ring again at some point though!
Post # 9
Your finger, your choice.
But yes, I’ve left the big bling at home when in social settings where less is more, including a new address where I’m only wearing the big stuff while at home.
Post # 10
looks great! i love large solitaires. what is your center?
Post # 11
I don’t think it’s anything to worry about. Most people probably don’t care as much as you think, if at all. So wear your ring and go about your life. 🙂
Post # 12
I think it looks the prefect size for you! I wouldn’t worry about what others think. Beautiful ring!
Post # 13
i leave my ring home for interviews and only wear the band, otherwise have sparkly will travel…lol
Post # 14
I am in the same situation as you! I came from Pittsburgh, PA to a very small town in Illinois. I have yet to see a ring as large as mine here, but I dont care, I love my ring and what it represents, so I wear it proudly lol.
Post # 15
It’s beautiful and looks fab on you! I don’t really believe in ‘too small’ & ‘too large.’ The only time I might not wear mine would be when doing volunteer work.