Post # 1
I’m looking at two particular rings, a 1.8 and one just over 2, but the latter is about 35% more expensive. My guess is that this probably isn’t worth it given that the specs are otherwise similar for the most part, but what do you think? Also if you have rings around these sizes, I’d love to see pics. I won’t be back at the jeweler’s for awhile and am forgetting what the sizes looked like on me…
Post # 2
Probably not worth it, but looking at the difference in mm here is probably a better bet than carat weight, especially if you’re interested in finger coverage.
Post # 3
If it’s that much more expensive, I would say that it isn’t worth it. In all honesty, the difference might not even be noticeable. However, I am not certain because I have not seen the two side by side. Also, they are both “technically” 2 carats as far as that is concerned.
Post # 4
If you want to ‘see’ the difference put the statistics into the following useful website. You will get a better idea of the difference in size by looking at surface area (as viewed from the top) than merely looking at the diameter difference.
One I have done for you.
I’ve assumed that you are comparing a 1.8 round with a 2.05 round.
The percentage increase in diameter is around 4.42%.
The percentage increase in surface area (as viewed from the top) is 9%.
The bigger diamond will appear 9% bigger.
Both diamonds are very large diamonds. If I were you I would go for the smaller diamond and use the money saved to make sure that you have a delightful wedding band and that you go and do something exciting and memorable with your new husband.
Post # 5
IMO it’s not worth the price increase (which is exponential) for such a similar look. With diamonds in general a great way to save a few k is staying just under marker carats (.9, 1.45, 1.8!). They really look the same as their neighbors.
Unless you beau is a rockefeller or something then what the hell why not, go 2.
Post # 6
They’re going to look the same, however only you would know if you really want to hit that mark of 2 cts.
For me, personally, I’m glad we got a 2.5-Ill admit that I’m materialistic and it feels good to say that nice, round number instead of ‘almost 2.5’. We were looking at 2.2-2.6 range.
Mine since you requested pics 🙂
Post # 7
Thank you, everyone! Since being able to say “it’s over 2” doesn’t mean anything to me, I think you’re all right that it’s probably better to go with a 1.8 and save the extra money. You gals are the best.
VivienMarcheline: Stop tempting me with that 2.5! Haha, just kidding. Your ring is gorgeous!