(Closed) UK girls- im being nosy…

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Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

@amybee444: Aww thanks! Flattering staring is accepted ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@amybee444: I love your ring. I’ve always had a thing for emerald cuts!

They are baguettes at the side. I’ve been told that it’s very classic Art Deco. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
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Newbee

I’m really late to this thread but I live in England and soon ordering my engagement ring from moissaniteco. It will be 5mm so equivalent to a 0.5 carat diamond (I think?) and I’m really nervous about whether it’ll look too big for the UK as I’m a size I (us 4.75).

 

Post # 50
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I don’t know exactly what mine is, but I’m guessing a 0.3. That’s standard for most of my group. I specifically told Fiance that I didn’t want a big diamond.

Interesting that people mention that it is more socially acceptable for older women to have big stones. I wonder if we have some sort of notion of propriety in England which says that younger women with big stones are vulgar and gaudy? I sort of see that myself… big stones look good on older ladies but not younger ones, in my opinion. I’ve also seen my grandmother’s rings from her two marriages. The first one didn’t have a stone at all, and the second (she was widowed, and remarried in her forties) was much grander.

… what explanation do you think there is for that, socially?

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Mine is 1ct. I don’t think anyone I know has a stone bigger than 0.25. My sister has a new 0.5 set that’s made of lots of tiny stones. 

An awful lot of people I know have coloured stones of the same size. I notice on the bee coloured stones tend to be bigger but It’s not the same in real life?

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m Canadian, but I love your rings. They are simple and elegant.

I often find too many halos and diamonds all down the sides ends up looking tacky or fake.

 

Post # 52
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Newbee

I have a 1 carat moissanite ring with a halo (which makes it look bigger) and people assume it’s a diamond. Not that I’m trying to pass it off as a diamond, I just can’t be bothered explaining to everyone who comments on it. Anyway, mine seems to be bigger than average here which has led to not so subtle queries from acquantainces about what my OH does for a living (he’s not in a well paid job)! Here’s mine:

 

 

 

 

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Post # 53
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Newbee

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RainbowPetal:  Mine is from M Co too and we’re a similar size (stone and finger size). Don’t be worried! I’m so excited for you because I love my ring so much and I’m sure you’ll be delighted with yours!

Post # 54
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I just discovered this thread – I’m a UK bride too !

I must admit, that when I began looking at all the ring threads, the rings were so stunning and huge I was a little intimidated and started questioning if mine is ‘good enough’, especially since I know mine is small all it was ever described as, was dainty (which I absolutely have nothing against)

But then I thought, my Fiance thought only of me when buying it and he bought it because he always thought of me as a delicate person.
Now that I’ve stopped comparing myself to others, I wouldn’t have it any other way, I love my ring more every single day!

Here is my 0.10ct diamond cluster in a yellow band ๐Ÿ™‚ Apologies for the bad quality !ring

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: South Lodge. 2nd of Dec 2017

English bee here too, am a big bling girl ๐Ÿ˜ณ And it’s a halo princess cut, so really unpopular on the bee, me I love it.  Yes I do spend all my time telling strangers it’s a fake, but my friends know. 

Post # 56
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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panilipiec:  It’s absolutely nothing short of beautiful! Very, very lovely indeed! 

Post # 57
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Bumble bee

Yes I’ve definitely picked up on this too since being on this forum. I have a 0.35 Solitaire. Amongst my friends and colleagues that is about in the middle. A bg diamond to me is 0.5 and massive is 1 carat. I don’t think I know of anyone with over a carat.

Post # 58
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I definitely agree with you that ladies in the UK and Europe in general tend to have smaller stones rather than a giant centre stone. I think they are so lovely and really like the more vintage styles I see here.

However, as an American who grew up in Asia my tastes were definitely influenced by the serious bling I saw many ladies wearing there and from subsequent visits to NYC.

With that in mind my fiance, bless him, felt that he needed to get me something substantial to ‘measure up’ – even though I told him repeatedly that after 5 years I would have been thrilled with anything!! 

This meant that I ended up with a gorgeous 3.43 carat cushion cut sapphire with a diamond halo.  I’ve certainly received the OMG it’s HUGE comments from a few colleagues but not in a nasty way – they all seem to think it’s absolutely beautiful.  

Naturally I’m inclined to agree hahahaha! ๐Ÿ˜ (please excuse the nails!!)

Post # 59
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Bee Keeper

As a uk bee I feel my diamond is large by uk standards. Then I go to pricescope forum and I’m blown away by the whoppers on there!

im well aware that I have a larger ering diamond by uk standards as I’m older getting married so my Fiance is mmuch more established financially. If we met and got engaged 15 years ago id have a very different ring. 

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Mine’s about a half carat centre stone. I love it! I don’t think the average person notices rings that much unless they are recently engaged or really into jewellery.

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