I teach fifth grade. These are ten year olds. A few days ago one of my students commented on my engagement ring. She said “my mom used to have a stone as small as yours. Do you plan to upgrade it soon? I wouldn’t want such a small diamond”
I was not offended by this comment. I love the honesty of children. I felt concerned. I’m a minimalist by heart and I picked it my rings with my FH.
I had another student awhile ago who was enamoured by the sparkle and the tulip shape of it. She focused on its beauty not on its size. I think she has it right. All rings have a beauty to them. I think we may be teaching our kids from a really really young age to value the wrong things in a relationship!