Post # 1
Alright ladies, long time lurker, first time poster and I am in desperate need of opinions!
FI and I are starting to look at rings and I ended up looking into moissanite because I wanted something people would assume was a diamond (and by people, my family that seems to think that if it’s not a diamond it’s not love, whatever) but that involved a much lower price point (we’re both going straight to graduate school next year). So I started looking for rings and really fell in love with this ring from Moissanite Co:
The issue is the stone 8mm, the size of 2 carats. I am worried that it will be huge looking. I have a large, size 8 finger (big knuckles, short fingers), but I still don’t want it to look to blingy.
So what do we think, would a 2 carat ring look too extravagant or would it look okay?
Post # 4
never mind lol i see it. I think that ring is beautiful! It all depends on you and what you would be comfortable wearing =)
Post # 5
my center stone is an 8x8mm. i think its a perfect size – significant without being IN YOUR FACE.
Post # 6
I don’t know if it’s my computer or not, but the image didn’t load. Are you a normal ring wearer? I’ve seen 2 ct rings on small fingers that look fantastic so I wouldn’t be worried about the size. If it’s what you want then I say, go for it! Here’s a chart that shows the percentage of your finger it takes up depending on the diamond size and finger size.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
It’s pretty big, but I think it depends on your fingers. The largest ring I’ve seen in person was 1.5 on rather medium fingers and it looked large but not too large. I love blingy rings, but I guess the question is: will it convince your family or will they think your FI went into serious debt (or bought something fake) to get something that big? Otherwise, I love it, and you should get it!!!
Post # 8
I think that if you want to pass it off as a diamond, it should be the size of a diamond y’all could possibly afford. If there’s no way anyone would believe that you spent $15,000 on a ring then 2 carats is probably too much. They’ll be like…”Is it real? How did they afford that?…
If you go with something not quite so big (like a 1 carat), I think you’ll be less likely to get that reaction.
As far as just the just the size of the ring on your finger, I don’t think it would look like too much. And the ring is really pretty:)
Post # 9
I have a 1 carat moissy (size 5.5 fingers.) Most people’s reaction to my ring is “whoa, that is sooo sparkly!” I think 2 carats, whilst gorgeous, could be excessively sparkly, to the point that it might look too-good-to-be-true to be a diamond. I kind of wanted a 2 carat rock, but I realized how everyone would react- a 23 year old recent college graduate could not afford to drop 10k on a ring. I chose one carat to avoid this, and even then everyone was stunned and kept commenting on what a “fortune” we must have spent.
Of course close friends and family all know it’s a moissanite– I’m proud of my choice, but co-workers, acquaintances– people I don’t feel like leturing on my ring, would be very weirded out if I walked around with what looked like a 15,000 dollar ring.
I think 1.5 would be perfect. But on the other hand, you should get what you want, and people can wonder all they want 🙂
Post # 10
I say get whatever size you want. The awesome thing about moissanite is you can have that huge rock you’ve always wanted without breaking the bank account. If 2ct is really what you want, I say go for it!
That said, I almost got 8mm, but opted for 7.5mm instead. There isn’t a huge difference there but I have size 5 fingers and the 7.5mm looks quite large… I’m kind of happy I didn’t go even larger!
Since your finger is size 8 though, I actually think 8mm would look great on you!
I’ve seen 2ct diamonds priced as low as 6k, which is a price that isn’t *too* crazy for most people to afford. Really, it’s no one’s business where you bought your ring or how you afforded it, and it’s not unheard of that you could have gotten a stellar deal.
Post # 11
Get what you want and don’t worry about what your family thinks. I don’t think 2 carats will look too big on a size 8 finger. You can always tell your family your guy stumbled across the ring at an estate sale and got a great deal. Or just smile mysteriously and say, “Well, I guess he was saving up for quite awhile.” Your guy’s finances are really none of their business.
Post # 12
I wear a total of 1.75 carats on a size 4 finger, and it doesn’t look overwhelming at all. Go for it!
Post # 13
get it get it!! im a size 8 and my ring is 2ct and it looks JUST RIGHT i think smaller wouldnt look right.
Post # 14
I agree with @mg1363, if you “go big” many people will assume its fake, especially if they know you well enough to know you’re both in grad school and not out making bank.
With as much sparkle as moissanite has, it won’t pass as a lower quality/cheap diamond. To buy a high quality, 2c. diamond, you would be shelling out a very significant amount of money, which everyone knows, even if they don’t know much about diamonds.
At the end of the day, your finances are your own business, but if you are a student or work an entry-level sort of job and suddenly roll in with a 2c. “diamond” or roll up in a brand new BMW, people are going to inquire and form assumptions, and you’ll have to decide how you want to answer the questions that will def get asked.
2c is a lot of rock, but it’s certainly your decision, as it will be your ring! 🙂
Post # 15
If you want your family to think its a diamond even though it isn’t (which I don’t agree doing at all but that’s for another thread), don’t get a 8mm/2ct. They are going to know that there is no way that you and your SO could afford a 2ct diamond so it will be pretty obvious to them that it isn’t actually a diamond.
If you want it to be believable, only get a Moissy that is as big as the size diamond that one could reasonably assume you could afford.
Post # 16
@DeathByDesign: You’ve seen 2cts for 6,000? Where at? I’m obviously shopping at the wrong jeweler…unless it wasn’t a great cut, color, etc.