(Closed) What's the minimum size centre stone you'd like…

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: I'd be happy with at least ...

    No centre stone

    .10 carat

    .25 carat

    .50 carat

    .75 carat

    1.00 carat

    1.25 carat

    1.50 carat

    1.75 carat

  • Post # 167
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    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I didn’t vote because I honestly didn’t care.  My Fiance picked out my ring all on his own with zero guidance from me, except that I did not want a mined diamond at all.  I ended up with a lab-created double halo with a .5ct center stone and .75 extra for a total of 1.25 tcw.

    Honestly?  And I mean truly honestly.  I really love it, but not because I like the ring that much – it’s beautiful but probably not what I would have picked for myself.  I love it because it’s what HE picked for me and it’s what he loved/loves.  That makes me so happy 🙂

    Post # 168
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    1877 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    @jcent:  I just showed my husband your ring and he said “Yeah, you showed me that before already, I know you want it.”  Hahaha!

    Post # 169
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    56 posts
    Worker bee

    I would be happy with something at least .25 He says he will be getting me something bigger than that, even though I have said multiple times I don’t require it. Honestly I would marry him with a simple plain gold wedding band. 

    Post # 170
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    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Where I am from (Montreal, Canada) huge engagement rings are just not the norm. First, I know only few people that get married (I’ve been to my first wedding this summer and I am 27!). For most of the people I know the e-ring is just not so important. I asked that exact question at work last week and more than half of the girls said they don’t want to get married or, if so, they would only want a simple wedding band.

    As SO and I are now e-ring shopping I start to look at size and I am suprise by the bride-to-be expectations about diamond size. When I look to what size stone I can get with our budget (.6 to .7 ct) I ask myself if it’s too big! I know no one with a stone that large haha! SO is almost uncomfortable with it…

    That being said I find 1ct-2ct rings really pretty too but, in my case, anything aroud .5-.7ct is gonna be perfect. It fits the budget, it fits my size 5 finger and won’t get too much attention.

    Post # 171
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    4682 posts
    Honey bee

    @dsurdam123:  My biggest issue with dropping $30K? The ring loses more than half its value when it walks out the door! Its a moot point in my life anyway, but that just seems insane to me! I guess its because the engagement ring is more of an emotional investment as opposed to a financial one, but still! 

    Post # 172
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    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

      @Arshim:  My centerstone is an oval shaped .88 carat sapphire. I believe sapphires are a bit heavier than diamonds, so it’s probably the same size as like, a .75 diamond although I don’t know the exact conversion. I knew that I wanted something between .5 and 1 carat. I probably would never go bigger than 1 carat personally– I appreciate the beauty and sparkle of a large stone, but I have small hands and think it would feel really uncomfortable/clunky. 

    Post # 173
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    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @NekoKitten:  Thank you!

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    @pineapplez17:  🙂 your ring is gorgeous. Yay for purple!

    Post # 174
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    2181 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @kclRN:  thanks! yes…yay for purple!! love yours too 🙂

    Post # 175
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    2291 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Since I’ve been wearing my stone (1.25) for so long and am used to it’s size I’d have to say that this is the smallest I’d like to go. However, if I was asked this question before I got engaged I would have probably said I’d prefer something at least a half a carat. I like all stones on other people though! Big or small and everything in between!

    Post # 178
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    278 posts
    Helper bee

    @SomedayHisBride:  your “lifelong dream” is a Tiffany ring. Talk about setting your lifelong goals low. It’s also something you don’t need a man for, so why not make your own dreams come true?

    Post # 179
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    381 posts
    Helper bee

    @MrsMaverick13: You seem weirdly obsessed with attacking me.

    Yes, I’ve wanted a Tiffany ring since I was a child. It’s one lifelong dream, not my only dream or only goal in life. Sorry that my personal preferences seem to have triggered such a visceral reaction inside of you, causing you to lash out in the way that you did. Maybe in the future you should avoid opening this type of thread, since some of the responses have clearly upset you, for reasons I can only speculate about.

    And please, don’t bother yourself for even a second worrying about my future FI’s finances. I assure you there’s absolutely nothing to be concerned about in that arena…not that it’s any business of yours, but I thought I’d clear that up since you rudely decided to comment on it.

    Post # 180
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    278 posts
    Helper bee

    @SomedayHisBride:  LOL. I didnt open the thread, and none of the posts upset me. I love and am blessed to have a beautiful 1.13 carat Tacori e-ring and wedding band (which to me, is just as amazing as Tiffany), even though I chose .50 in the poll. I am lucky for getting what I did, and I would have married my man with a string or no ring at all! I just replied to those posts that caught my eye.

    Like lots of PP yours stood out. I was fine with your desires (even if I think they are ridiculous), but was in agreement with @shortie1848 that it is very expensive, and wondered if you knew just now much. 

    Totally unrelated to you, I felt that @greygoddess made a great point about why some bees with (seemingly) unrealistic expectations were still single. Was not directed to you at all, I simply thought it was funny/coIncidental. 

    Once I saw your “justification” post about it being a lifelong dream, I felt like responding to you directly. It’s an online forum, people simply respond to what does or does not interest them. I was curious (and still am since you ignored the Q) as to why you can’t make your own dreams come true on the ring, since, In My Humble Opinion, that is not what an engagement ring, or more importantly, a marriage, is all about. 

    Anyway, I “singled you out” no more or less than PP, and simply responded to whatever I felt like at the time. I think you are, and honestly understandable so, simply defensive bc you were singled out by lots of people. Maybe instead of the defensiveness, take it as an opportunity to evaluate what your beliefs and priorities are and either (1) modifiy them and grow as a person as you see fit, or (2) accept the opinions that come with posting online with strangers who hold diff views than you. 

    Ps. Several PP commented about how much it would cost to get that kind of ring. So why did you single me out? I could care less about how much he makes, which is why I didn’t ask you. I just stated he would need to be wealthy to get that ring which is not only a fact, but one that many PP share.  Nonetheless, hopefully you get what you desire, and that the ring and marriage are a success!

    Post # 181
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    222 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted 0.5, was expecting a 0.7 diamond from our conversations, but he ended up ordering a 1.25 moissy, which is definitely my max! Can’t WAIT to get it!

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