Post # 1
Would you rather have a smaller stone but it be of great quality or a larger stone of not so great quality?
I have a .50 princess cut solitaire. Ideal cut, VVS2 color D and I get more compliments on the shine and sparkle of it than of my close friend who has a 1.5 round solitaire. I am not sure of her stats but it is very dull, cloudy and doesn’t sparkle. She told me that my ring was too small for her taste and I brought up the quality of mine and she said that nobody cares about the quality of a stone, just the size and her Fiance didn’t want to look cheap. Maybe implying that my husband was because my stone is a carat less than hers? Not sure.
Anyways, I wanted to ask you bees what was more important, the size or quality? Obviously my husband chose quality and I am forever grateful for that!
Post # 3
I’d want a combination of both! For me, .50 would be too small for my personal tastes, but on the other hand, it doesn’t sound like I would want your friend’s ring if it’s very dull, b/c sparkle is also very important to me. Since you love your ring then that’s all that should matter – your friend might just be jealous that no one ever comments on how sparkly her ring is!
Post # 5
@JemmyGee: Quality vs quantity every single time! If you look at it as an investment, would you rather have a fantastic little car, or a bigger one with a few defects? I can only speak for myself but I’d rather have the first. Sometimes though, you need to go with the second and that’s okay too 🙂
Post # 6
I’d just about always choose quality over quantity when it comes to just about anything.
Granted, I’d rather have BOTH, which is why I love moissanite and cannot wait to get my hands on the Amora Gem.
Your husband did good. Lets face it, I don’t care if the rock is 22 carats, if it doesn’t sparkle, I’m not interested!
Post # 7
I’d rather have neither and have moissanite.
Post # 8
Definitely quality over quantity!
Post # 10
Wow, why are you and your friend making such unkind remarks about each other’s rings?!
Post # 11
@toomanyspiders: I would never make an unkind remark about her ring, ever! It suits her, she picked it out and I like it. it isn’t my style but I would never tell her that or that I don’t think it is sparkly. She always makes snide remarks about mine and this conversation was more of me trying to tell her that my husband is not cheap because he didn’t buy me a huge ring. That’s all.
Post # 12
Gotcha. It’s not worth sinking to her level. I usually keep my distance from people like that for a while.
Post # 13
@AshleyR83: +1 As long as you’re both happy, that’s all that matters!
Post # 14
Your “friend” sounds rude… It also doesn’t sound like she’s happy. I think your husband did well picking quality over quantity and I also think her “nobody cares about quality” comment was inappropriate.