(Closed) Would you think, "that ring is small"?

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  • Post # 17
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @daisymae900:  I think it’s lovely.

    I rarely notice rings on other people in real life, and literally the only time I think about the size is when the central stone(s) is/are in the kind of setting that’s designed to make it look dramatically bigger- illusion or cluster settings, or a tiny chip set flush in a setting with a lot of milgrain and engraving around it. Those types of settings tend to give the impression the person who chose the ring prioritized it looking bigger than it actually is, and aren’t usually very successful vs using the same stones in a more organically pleasing way. 

    Post # 18
    16 posts

    I think it looks lovely on you. The proportions look very pleasing to my eye. I wouldn’t look at that ring and think about how big or small it was, I’d just think that it was a pretty ring that complimented the hand it was on!

    That said, if you want and can afford to get a bigger ring, go for it! You’re the one wearing your e-ring every day and spend the most time looking at it, so it should be whatever makes you happy! But the one you have seems so wearable and attractive that I’d think twice about it. Do people in your area or social circle have dramatically larger rings? Are you craving a bigger ring because you love the look and would still find it wearable on a daily basis, or are are you doing it to fit in with the trends you see around you or online?

    There’s a disproportionate amount of bees with huge rocks because that’s the demographic that’s likelier to spend a lot of time taking photos and frequenting message boards about rings. It seems that many people who really love jewelry and see it as a hobby seem to have a tendency to get used to increasingly larger and larger jewels as they go on. 😉

    Post # 19
    3194 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @daisymae900:  i wouldn’t, primarily because your band is fairly prominent so it looks like more stones/more carat weight. it’s a lovely ring!

    Post # 20
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t think it’s small at all!  My round is 0.85ct so slightly bigger than yours.

    I noticed that your center stone is set pretty low.  I think it will have a little more presence if it were set up higher.

    Post # 21
    935 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    It’s not like I’d be bitchy in my thoughts about it.

    I’d think “that’s a really nice stone.” but I think it’s small.  It doesn’t mean I’m smirking to myself that you have a small ring.  It’s just a smaller stone and smaller ring.  I look at it and see it as a ring, nothing more, really. 

    No big deal. 

    Post # 22
    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @daisymae900:  I don’t think it is small at all. It looks great on your fingers. Mine is a .5 carat (1 carat total with the band) but people always think it is bigger just because I have small fingers. I love your ring!

    Post # 23
    1409 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Not at all! I’m also a size 5, and my center stone is a .73ct round, and I love it 🙂 Sometimes I think I’d like a perfect 1ct though, so I know how you feel, so if you want to upgrade,  do it. Personally I think I’m a bit too sentimental for that even though my ring was 99% my choosing.

    Post # 24
    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I actually think it fits your hand perfectly. You’ve got a modest amount of finger coverage. I think it looks elegant and classy, very timeless. It’s beautiful, honestly.

    Post # 25
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee

    If you think it’s small, and you’re not happy with that, then what’s the hold up in exchanging it? What would it matter what other people think about it?

    Post # 26
    5 posts

    If you had your heart set on an emerald cut, I don’t think changing it to a slightly larger round would make you happy down the road. I think it looks great on your dainty hand.

    Post # 27
    3828 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @daisymae900:  dont worry i suffered ring shrinkage too. Its an epidemic lol. But i think it was more that my ring was lonely. i LOVE my set. I’ve fallen more in love with it now what i get to wear my ering and band together. When it was just my ering it looked small for some reason. 

    Post # 28
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @daisymae900:  Echoing the same sentiments as 

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    @canarydiamond:   .75 would be too small for me personally as I love finger coverage and I even think my stone is small sometimes.

    I do agree with previous posters that if you love the emerald cut you should stick with that one. It is a lovely stone and looks great in the setting you have. If you were to switch it to a larger round stone you would see a price increase from the size and rounds tend to be more expensive than emerald cuts. Would you add a halo to your stone?


    Post # 29
    394 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m going to be very honest here, but I want to be clear that this is not snark or bitchiness, just advice based on the OP’s question.

    Yes, I think the stone looks kind of small, and IMO the stone’s color and clarity are a bit low-looking, which can contribute to it looking smaller. 

    Have you checked out ring prices on Blue Nile or James Allen? I think a whiter, clearer, well-cut stone of roughly the size you have now would look bigger and brighter than what you have now.

    Post # 30
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think it is a great size. Like a PP said I am more likely to think that a ring is way too big before I thought that one looked too small. 

    Post # 31
    5950 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @daisymae900:  I don’t think its too small…but as an emerald owner myself, shrinkage is a very real thing for us ladies….I think there’s a carat weight that just looks right with our settings and until you hit that….the dimensions of it are just…off.

    Its a very personal thing, and for a long time, I rocked a half carat with no qualms whatsoever…then all the sudden, I kept looking at my hand and looking at that stone and it seemed like the whole setting was eating it alive….!  Mr. 99 was pretty awesome about hot footing an upgrade into the scene, since my wedding set is the ONLY jewelry I wear, I know have a 1.5 carat and it looks just right!

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