UK girls- im being nosy…

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m an oddity in that I have a large ring (by UK standards). It’s a 1.24ct centre stone with another 0.2-0.25 (I don’t have an exact figure on them) in the sidestones.

My mum’s ring, on the other hand, is 0.25ct and most of the other rocks I see are 0.15-0.5ct. My new colleague has a fairly large ring in comparison to most I’ve seen and I don’t think it would be over 0.75ct.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SweetChick: It feel massive in front of other people. Occasionally I actually feel a bit embarrassed (especially when people are talking abotu their rings), but then on here it sometimes feels small! Are you in the UK?

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Since moving from the US to the UK I’ve realized that my ring feels quite large as well. I love my ring but I will probably transition to wearing a band stack rather than wearing my engagement ring and band all the time.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

I have a 2.5ct antique cushion cut but most of my friends have 0.5 to 1ct. We didn’t plan to go so big when we were looking at rings but it is just lovely. I’m on my mobile now so will try to post some pics tomorrow. I do feel a bit self-conscious sometimes because it is very big for the UK and people do have opinions about it but so far I have only had positive comments (only got it a week ago).

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsGo: WOW! I’d love to see that.

I’ve had mostly positive comments on mine. I’ve had a couple of comments along the lines of “well mine is quality over quantity” and the jeweller who sized and valued it for us accused my fiance of being a thief!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsGo: I’d love to see that as well. Mine is a 1.5c cushion cut and I sometimes just feel very much like an out of place american while walking around with my “rock”.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

No way! How rude! Yours is absolutely beautiful and you know that is just jealous people talking. So unprofessional of the jeweller though!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@KatNYC2011: You do see some whoppers of rings in Edinburgh but largely on “society” ladies of a certain age and they’re almost all heirlooms or at least antiques. My granny’s engagement ring was a 5 stone Victorian whopper (about 4-5ct total weight) with eight smaller rose cut diamonds. I think it’s seen as being far more acceptable for women over 50 to wear huge rings.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SpecialSundae: Wow… your granny’s ring sounds phenomenal. It is funny how after a certain age, much large stones are a bit more accepted.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Double post!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsGo: I was really upset (although somewhat cheered when I discovered that the girl who said it had been dramatically overcharged for her ring).

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@KatNYC2011: You can see it even with the Royals. Camilla has the largest diamond ring of the lot of them (the Queen included) because they were a lot older when they got engaged. I don’t know why it is, though, as the women with the big rings were probably young when they got them.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

You should wear it with pride, it’s between you and your partner how much you spend or what size diamond you have. My OH sees it as an investment and the most important piece od Jewellery he’ll ever buy. I will wear it everyday for the rest of my life after all… (his words not mine)

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