When I was engaged, a woman at my office got engaged around the same time. Her new diamond was about 2x the size of my own. Mine was about .8 as well, but I was living in D.C. where there are some serious status symbols happening, especially with rings. One of my freelance contacts had one that was like 4 carats. So I was quite used to mine being on the smaller side, relatively speaking. [Now I live in Minnesota and .8 is on the higher end of average, I’d say.]My friend's friend just got engaged. She spoke with her sister. And vented to me...
WT Eff indeed!!!and she goes, "well apparently she was sobbing for an hour at the hospital" (she's a doctor) "because she hated the ring"
so i'm like, ok, what's wrong with it?? is it tear drop shaped or something??
and she's like, it's a square cut diamond, 0.8 carats, white gold band
i'm like, that sounds great!
but she hates it
and i was like, why?
which she didn't answer directly but basically was implying it's too small
that is so rude!!!
esp cuz that's pretty much exactly my ring except it's a round cut diamond
like the fiance apparently said "oh i figured you'd want something on the smaller side"
so she pitched a fit
COME ON PEOPLE
there are children starving!
so i said to her, "well that's about how big my ring is and i don't think it's too small"
and she goes, "well, we have big hands"
After a few days, she felt compelled to say something about our rings’ different sizes. [Why … !?] She said the same thing! “Well, your hands are smaller than mine, so your stone looks more proportional.
I had one of those moments where I just thought, “Okay, lady, whatever you say.” But why even bring that up? She was one of those people who never stopped talking, so maybe that’s why.