(Closed) Under .50 carat rings & insecurity help!

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

That’s honestly really cute. All the diamonds make it look bigger to me. It’s a lovely ring though so don’t be insecure. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

taylance :  I think that’s beautiful! 

I have a moissanite in 0.75 but where I’m from pretty much everyone who has a diamond engagement ring has a center stone of under 0.50c.  We aren’t poor – just isn’t a priority to drop thousands of $$ on a ring. 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

taylance :  It’s beautiful and such great quality. I bet it sparkles like mad! Quality over quantity any day! Don’t feel insecure, many of those huge stones are simulated diamonds like cz or moissanite, but you have the original!  Your ring is lovely and diamonds are natural,  created under immense pressure, a billion years old,  each one unique…

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Darling Husband and I are 34 and 28. We decided £2200 was plenty to spend! Its 0.35 diamond. 18k white gold.

Eta. I get the impression that materials (both diamonds and gold) are more expensive in the UK. We also went with a designer Darling Husband was inspired by as all their rings are sand casted in Cornish sand. I think if we’d gone for something more “generic” it would have been £300-£500 less.

Post # 10
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I think you your ring is beautiful, I have a preference for smaller dainty rings, I think they are so pretty. 

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

It’s beautiful, dainty and classic. I wouldn’t expect a 20 yr old to wear a big diamond – you guys have more important things to save for/spend money on! When I got engaged to my ex husband my diamond solitaire was .25ct 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I think your ring looks beautiful – love it from the side too!
I have a 0.33 carat ring, and also felt a bit insecure about the size for a while which is why I guess I’ve never posted it on here. In the UK, a lot of people have rings under/around the 0.5 carat mark, but especially on these boards where seemingly everyone has HUGE diamonds, I felt a little deflated at first. 
However not only have I grown to love the look of my ring, I also got some perspective. Just before we got engaged, my fiance’s laptop broke. He was doing a PhD that involved lots of coding (we’re in our 20s too) and having a laptop was really vital. But instead of getting a new laptop, he chose to cart around an ancient old hardrive, lots of wires, and borrow a big desktop screen, and basically form this franken-computer that took up half a table and worked really slowly. I couldn’t understand it. Turns out he had set his money aside for my engagement ring. To the world, to some forums in weddingbee, my ring might not seem ‘a lot’, but to him it was everything. Anyway… cheesiness over. My point is there is nothing wrong with getting the ring you can afford! And it’s still a gorgeous diamond ring!

Here is mine:

Post # 13
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330 posts
Helper bee

taylance :  The style of your ring makes you look like you have more carat than you do. Go look up a 0.45 solitaire diamond and you’ll see what I mean. And though if you Google “average engagement ring carat” you’ll see the average is just about a carat, if you live in a middle class area, you’ll find the average is more like half or 3/4 carat. Also there’s a popular trend of sizing up your diamond 10, 5 years later or just when you can afford to. I actually asked my SO for a smaller carat size so it wouldn’t be bulky or in the way when I work with my hands.

Post # 14
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620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

Your ring has got amazing features and it looks beautiful. Personally, I would much prefer this ring to a huge bling. That’s just me and my lifestyle.

When I got engaged, my fiance didn’t know a single thing about diamonds, where I live diamonds are diamonds even if they’re 0.1 carats. So he got me that one below, 0.37 carats center and 0.05 carats on the sides. I love it!

At the beginning I looked at many sites and compared it with US standards and felt a bit down. But now some time has passed and I know it would be such a lavish expense, and he hasn’t got an income at the moment.

Be happy with what you got, enjoy life. I’m sure he’d get you a bigger once knowing you’d love if you could afford. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

It’s beautiful and looks great on you. Don’t let anybody make you feel ashamed.

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