Getting engaged soon? Looking for some reasons to justify your preference for a small engagement ring instead of a big one? Contrary to popular culture, it’s not always the size that counts, it’s all about how your personal preference, what you’ll be comfortable with and proud to wear as a symbol of your love.
You’re saving up for future expenses
Maybe you’re a lady who has her eyes on something bigger than what you wear on your finger. As a marriage is a partnership, you know it might not be the best idea to start off your union in debt, paying for a ring that’s over budget. You may want to save the money for your big wedding day, honeymoon, or future home purchase. A smaller diamond will show you’re practical and money savvy.
You don’t need to make other people jealous
Women for all time have been showing off their rings, and the size of the rocks that come with it. This can often leads to jealously or disappointment in your own romantic situation, putting pressure on your partner and strain on your relationship.
If you’re someone that has no interest in this type of competition, and places no correlation between the size of your diamond and the love of your fiance, opt for a size you’re happy with. After all, you may be showing off your ring once or twice to others, but you’ll be the one seeing your ring everyday and every night. Your happiness is the most important.
Diamonds aren’t your thing
Now this may not apply to most women out there, I mean, a diamond is a girl’s best friend, but some people just don’t prefer it. If you’re looking at sporting one of the new engagement ring trends of the day. you might appreciate incorporating a unique metal or design that is special to you, instead of focusing on size.
You’re not comfortable being the center of attention
In some circumstances a large engagement ring may look odd in the workplace, and even prove inconvenient while going about your everyday routine. For example, if you work as a public defender, around small intricate mechanisms, or in a restaurant, both the size and the grandeur of your ring might draw the wrong type of attention towards you.
Quality vs Quantity
One benefit of wearing a smaller engagement ring is that you’re able to buy a better quality diamond. When your budget is limited, many people forget that a smaller, more perfect diamond might be the better choice than a larger flawed one.
Bigger flawed rings can be seen from afar and only invites unwanted commentary as it can’t be conveniently hidden. This applies to color, cut, and clarify. No on wants to walk around with a cloudy looking large rock that will draw everyone’s attention for the wrong reason.
Less obvious to potential thieves
Big rings tend to sparkle, but that’s not always a good thing. The chances of your attracting a thief’s attraction are higher if you flash around a huge engagement ring. This is especially true if you’re traveling or living in a crime prone area. Take for example, Kim Kardashian and the Paris robbery. However the chances of a small ring attracting anyone’s attention are greatly reduced as your safety is increased.