(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 # 182
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    @heathuhhhhwebbbb:  hahahahaha, I am sure he appreciates your subtlety.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 183
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    @jcent:  oh he does.  I might as well make your set his phone background as a quiet reminder. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 184
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    Helper bee

    I love jewellery, it’s probably top of my my ‘materialistic things I love’ list. I’d love a 2ct diamond, but I will probably get a coloured stone ‘for now’ ring, and get my 2ct diamond ring in a year or so. 

    I’ve of the opinion that they larger your finger size, the larger the ring needs to be to ‘hit the sweet spot’ size wise. A friend has size 9 fingers, and her ex Fiance bought her a diamond less than 0.25ct. It looked strange because her finger dwarfed the ring.

    That said, there is also ‘too big’. If you have teeny fingers, a 4ct ring might be a little bit big, but a larger finger size may be able to pull it off.

    Post # 185
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lubeznik Center for the Arts

    I wanted .5 carat min up to 1 carat max. – I think anything less than .5 would have made my hand look massive. I got .85 carat and I’m happy with it.

    Post # 186
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    Honey bee

    @SomedayHisBride:  I think you are being very misunderstood because your circumstances are not relatable to many people. People who are at peace with their choices don’t need to defend them. If you have found peace with your current station in life, then just say you are sorry you are being misunderstood, smile, and move on.

    My ring is only a .25 carat. I love her. Others opinons or assumptions about it aren’t relevant to my life. 

    I aso have a husband 17 years my senior. No one’s opinion about that is relevant to me eitherWink

    Post # 187
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    @heathuhhhhwebbbb:  lol, I email my DH pics of things.  All. The. Time.

    Post # 188
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @Bridey77:  diamonds are definitely not a sound financial investment!  It’s crazy that some people I talk to do seem to look at them as an investment though. I saw in your previous posts that you’ve never seen a real Tiffany ring IRL.  You are also in the Midwest, Google Tiffany and Co locations, there are a bunch out here, you may find one near you. We went to look just for fun and I did not find them any “better” than the local mom and pop jewelers in the area. It us fun to look at anything sparkly so worth a visit. 

    Post # 189
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    @jcent:  I try to get mine to join Pinterest so I can send him pins…but he refuses.

     

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    @dsurdam123:  I’ve never been in a Tiffanys store!  I always assume is get the stink eye for wanting to look around. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 190
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I didn’t have a size requirement, though I did want a ring with a diamond. Before we went shopping, I wasn’t sure what size stone was right for me or what diamonds cost. So I kept an open mind when we went shopping. After looking a bit, I decided I wanted a fancy shape, he really wanted a cathedral setting, and we decided that 0.75 was probably our sweet spot, with 0.5 as the minimum (size 6- finger). That was the best way to go about it — no unrealistic expectations or disappointment. 

    FWIW, I ended up with a gorgeous 1.1ct marquise. 

    Post # 191
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I would have like at lease 0.50 of a carat, because my hands are quite large and I didn’t want the diamond to seem too tiny. A ring witht hat carat and good specs would have been out of our budget though. Me and my Fiance have agreed on a beautiful 1 ct equivalent moissy ring, and I couldn’t be happier! I can’t wait to have it on my finger

    Post # 192
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I actually went into looking at rings more focused on a price point we were comfortable with. That led to a center at right around .5 and turns out that is the perfect center size for my small hands! My center is .51 and the setting is another .5, so all together just over 1 caract. Perfect for me!

    Post # 193
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @heathuhhhhwebbbb:  I have found the sales people to be very nice if you go in on a weekday during the day when they aren’t busy and have nothing else to do. Also look for a middle aged man, or a older woman. Not sure why but my luck is that they are always patient and like to share what they know so will put up with you trying on stuff if you put up with their talking ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 194
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @ebarnes0:  Oh my God finally a great non materialistic response!!! I was seriously loosing hope on this board!!!

    I’m with you. The only thing my Fiance knew about my taste is that I like halos. How did he know that? The little sneaky man snooped in my Pinterest and saw a couple of random pins somewhere on a fashion board that had a halo. 

    The way I see this, I would have married the guy with a wooden ring if that is all he could afford…. 

    My ring is absolutely perfect and I’m proud to wear it because HE gave it to me. The size really doesn’t matter

    Post # 195
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    Bumble bee

    @SomedayHisBride:  Just wanted to say, sorry for all the heat you got on this thread. A lot of bees get really riled up about the demands/requests someone else may make on her own SO.

    I think I can shed some light…my love language is gifts. People can judge that all they want…but it is a legit way to express and receive love. And this language adjusts to the affordability of my loved one. If my SO was supermarket cashier, I would be ok with him bringing home a candy ring pop from the store where he worked. But my Fiance isn’t a cashier, far from it, so I wouldn’t be comfortable with him not spending proportionately on a gift for me. Because he knows my love language and I know his…it would be the equivalent of me not putting it any effort to listen to or fulfill his needs either. I couldn’t even fathom the notion of saying no to his proposal if he had proposed to me with an inexpensive ring because there’s no reason for him to do so.

    To answer the thread, my Fiance and I both agreed that less than 2 carats wouldn’t flatter my size 8 finger. Because of my work, I wasn’t comfortable going much higher so I chose a beautiful 2.27 round brilliant with which I couldn’t be more pleased. As long as you’re on the same page with your SO, that’s all the matters. You can ask for the moon if he’s okay with getting it down for you.

    Post # 196
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    Helper bee

    Thanks for the kind words, Quirky Socialite!

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