(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 # 197
    907 posts
    Busy bee

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    @SomedayHisBride:   have you noticed where the “Tiffany” brand has gone over the past 5 years?

    For instance a lot of poor, ghetto women are obsessed with tiffany…Notice the “Tiffany themed weddings, bridal showers etc from very lower class people…Tiffany will always be an expensive brand, but from someone who keeps up with the most couture, designer and popular jewelry right now…People are gradually turning away from Tiffany pieces because the lower class is getting obsessed with it.  Not to mention it is over priced.

    Ghetto people are doing to Tiffany what they did to the name “Kennedy and other rich names” they take classy, rich things and make them popular amongst the lower class and people in poverty which in turn makes the name or brand not as “elegant, timeless and popular” as it originally was…and makes it less rare.

    I have a real tiffanys heart necklace (from legally blonde) and I hate it now because they make so many “tiffany” knockoffs in everything…and so many ghetto poor people wear them that I dont enjoy wearing that necklace anymore… because everyone has it and it will look like a knockoff unless you hold it in your hand.

    Some designers that are still classy and arent going downhill:  Neil Lane, Henri Daussi, Vera Wang, Cartier

    I just thought I’d let you know about what is happeneing to jewelry brands in society before you demand a $45,000 ring, that people who you want to impress, will not be impressed as Tiffany is kinda (all the rage) 8 years ago, not now..

     If someone showed me a tiffany ring or any of my wealthy friends a tiffany ring, I think they would be disappointed in our reaction, because it wouldn’t be that impressive and in actuality they probably would think you were dumb for paying that much for a “tiffany ring”.  Now if you had a cartier or another designer brand that isn’t losing its value in class, then they would be impressed. 

    I thought Tiffany was the best when i was young too, but I just thought I’d give you a heads up in case you get disappointed in the Joy it brings you

    Post # 198
    11734 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @BrideToBe14:  so then how do you feel about Neil lane and Vera wang selling jewelry at zales and Jared, where all them poor folk can go? 

    Post # 199
    2478 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Those danged poor folks! So uppity, eh?

    Post # 200
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I didn’t have a clue what size stone I wanted i just knew I wanted a solitaire.

    my solitaire is .50 and suits my finger 

    I think it’s important the size of stone suits the finger. smaller stones look odd on larger fingers

    Post # 201
    2270 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    The setting was my requirement.  My personal style is very definitive, to the point my family and friends will see something in stores and say “that is sooo blushbliss“.  So it was pretty important to me that my setting be a reflection of my style and who I am.  I searched for months to find the setting and when I found it I saved it in a clearly marked folder on my computer so Fiance would have no issues locating my dream design.  The stock ring had a 1 ct centre stone in it, so I guess that was what I was hoping for.  He originally had it custom made with a 0.75 ct diamond, and the setting kind of belittled the diamond which bothered me to no end.  We recently upgraded the diamond to a 1 ct and it now looks PERFECT in my eyes.  

    That being said, if I did not have this setting I would have been happy with the 0.75 ct.  It is now in a solitaire which I switch up with my e-ring or wear as a RHR and I think it now looks quite large.  My dream size would probably be a 1.5 ct.  

    Post # 202
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

    I find it intereting that only 4% had no minimum size requirement but most of the votes on whether or not the ring is a status symbol indicate that it isn’t.

    A bit contradictory…

    Post # 203
    93 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    This thread is hilarious. To each his or her own, people! Who cares if someone wants nothing less than 2 carats or a Tiffany? Some people are so easily threatened and agitated by other people’s wish lists. It’s kind of funny!

    Post # 204
    11 posts

    I’ve always fantasized about rings and size (soo much fun) but in the end I wanted to be engaged and to have a wedding and a marriage and family. People are losing sight of what a proposal and marriage  is about! It’s rather depressing haha. Anyway I always wanted something around 1ct.. I have tiny hands and don’t wear a lot of jewelry so 2+carats would look ridiculous on me haha. I got a 1.54ct cushion cut solitaire. 

    Post # 205
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would like at least .50 carats but I’m lucky in that my fingers are so small. Anything bigger looks huge lol. 

    Post # 206
    4367 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I only had assumptions because I have chubby little fingers, so actually going to try on rings was always unsuccessful. I honestly didn’t know what would look good on me, only what I assumed wouldn’t. Once my Fiance and I declared we weren’t going the diamond path, my “minimum” went up a few notches simply because we were in the position to do so. Going off of the question in the title of this post, “What size stone would I LIKE” as in not demand, I would have LIKED anything upwards of 1ct, but would have accepted whatever. My Fiance got me a 2.5 ct OEC moissanite and off the proportion of my finger it looks exactly the way I wanted it to, so I’m pleased. 

    Post # 207
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I really wanted at least a 1/3 carat, and the ring we have ordered is somewhere between .5 and .6 carats. I have average sized fingers, but I hate flashy jewelry and I wanted something timeless, classic, and affordable. My ring is a beautiful solitaire with scrollwork on a wide band. I have never seen another ring like it, and it is just perfect for us. We’re also students and I would have killed SO if he put himself into debt over something as trivial as an engagement ring. Would much rather make a down payment on a house somewhere down the road!

    Post # 208
    56 posts
    Worker bee

    Post # 209
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I wanted it to be anywhere between .50 & 1 ct and got a .80 🙂 I’m very happy with the size of my stone! 

    Post # 210
    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    1 carat is pretty standard in my family and social circle, so that is what I asked for

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