(Closed) When did your diamond start "shrinking"?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
1434 posts
Bumble bee

My thoughts change daily on it. Ive had my ring over a month now. It’s a .91 carat with a pave band. I feel like my ‘shrinkage’ is because we originally chose a 1.3 carat, but then bumped down for budget reasons. My fiance even said he wish it was a little bigger when he first gave it to me. But honestly, I love it the way it is. My ring is about average size in my group of girlfriends (we range from .5 – 2 carats)

Post # 32
1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: South Lodge. 2nd of Dec 2017

All the time, I got it and thought omg it’s too big.  But now I have got used to it, sometimes I do catch sight of it in the mirror and think ohhhhh shinney!! But then in the next breath I think, I could of gone bigger

Post # 33
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Houston

I usually have my mom put it on her finger and look at it. Then I realize it is large. 

Post # 34
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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MrsFuzzyFace :  i have a 1.60 center stone and im having that effect… I hate how eyes play tricks on you.. When we first got it i couldn’t believe how big it was … Not anymore???? :/

Post # 35
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hmmm, it hasn’t, since I stopped worrying about what’s on other bees’ fingers.  After the bee spurred me to rapid cycle through a bunch of not-excellent rings to keep up with the other bees, I calmed my tits and was grateful for the ring given to me by my husband, and the ring I inherited.  It’s enough.

Post # 36
832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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MrsFuzzyFace :  For what it’s worth, yours looks huge! Every time I see yours I drool a bit – it’s like mine but yours is bigger!

But to answer your question, it kind of depends on the day/angle/lighting? Sometimes I look at it and am like “whoa that’s huge.” Other times, not so much. It’s weird

Post # 37
1179 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

I love your 3 stone! It’s perfect proportions. I have a 2ct moissy and I feel sometimes like it’s too big. I have 1.7 ct pear that is not set yet so I’ll have to see how I feel on this one.

Post # 38
2722 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’ve had my ring almost a month and have not yet experienced the dreaded shinkage syndrome.  But it’s also been at the jeweler for a couple of days as I knocked my center diamond loose so I’ve been ringless.  I pick it up tonight so I’ll probably think it’s huge like when I first got it.

OP, I love your ring.

Post # 39
57 posts
Worker bee

I have a ring that’s similar to OP… it took about a month for shrinkage to set in.  

I take my ring off for a few days and when I put it back on… voila!!

(I think this site contributes to “shrinkage!!” -seeing all the ginormous rings.  Especially since gemstones are more mainstream now and many can afford to go bigger.)

Post # 40
199 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve had mine for 7 months and I feel like the opposite is happening! I feel like it’s growing whenever I look at it!

Post # 41
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have a .26 carat diamond and it looks perfect on my finger. I never realized how tiny that is until I came on Weddingbee, but it doesn’t bother me because this size is perfect for me and I’m satisfied.

Post # 42
1072 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

The minute I put it on ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a 1.5 on a size 5 3/4 and would love to go bigger one day

Post # 43
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’ve had my ring for almost 5 months and actually notice it as larger than i originally did when first getting it. I’m very happy with the size (it’s a 0.53). I notice when I am not on here I notice it as bigger than when I am though haha. 

Post # 44
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Granted I have only had my new anniversary ring a few months it is still HUGE and i think it is very unlikely that i will ever stop thinking it is HUGE and if I do someone needs to slap me lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ . 

Post # 45
18 posts
  • Wedding: October 2017

Oh I change my mind regularly! Some days it’s tiny other days I feel it’s too big! But sure isn’t it a woman’s prerogative to change her mind ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


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