Can I see your 3-carat cushions!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think it’s a gorgeous ring, but I agree that it does look smaller than three carats. I’m not sure why that is.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

It looks smaller than 3c to me but it is a perfect size for your finger regardless.  Very pretty.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@beekeeper: The only reason I would be worried is because he presumably paid for 3 carats, so if it’s actually less than that, he may have gotten ripped off. Maybe you can take it to a different jeweler and ask them to determine the size?

But if I were you I would not swap it for a larger stone. I think it’s plenty big for your finger size.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@beekeeper:  It depends on how it’s cut. When the stone has a deeper cut, the size looks smaller to others but it would be deeper. If it has a certificate, then it’s 3 carat!

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Hi! Sapphires normally face up a little smaller than a 3 ct diamond and other stones. Sapphires tend to be a bit heavier So their wight might be the same but measurments different.

That being said, it’s a very pretty stone! It still looks a pretty good size!

Post # 9
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Newbee

The type of cut affects how big a stone looks on your finger.  For example a 3 carat princess cut diamond looks smaller than a 3 carat round brilliant cut.  It’s because on a round brilliant stone, most of the weight/surface area is at the face with less weight distributed to the point on the bottom.  On a princess or other fancy-cut stone like cushion cut, the weight is more evenly distributed so not as much percentage of the stone weight is on the face.  Hope that makes sense.

It’s a beautiful ring though. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@beekeeper: Yes, it is! Thanks! Gotta love sapphires. 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@beekeeper: Thank you so much! Considering I gave him pretty much no guidance (other than non-diamond main stone), I think he did a great job!

Yours is beautiful too…I love coloured stone rings.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@beekeeper:  Sapphires don’t face up the same as diamonds as far as comparing carats.  Cushions also as an overall cut tend to do the same thing, regardless of the stone.  But yours is a great size on your finger.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

A 3ct sapphire is more like a 2.2ct diamond in terms of dimensions.  You cannot compare sapphire ct weight to diamond ct weight.  Not to mention cushions and step cuts are bottom heavy.  It does not look too small to be a 3ct sapphire.

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@beekeeper:  I know it’s a personal choice, but would you really want anything larger than that to wear everyday?  When I see rings much bigger than yours to me they look more like cocktail rings rather than e-rings.

I think your ring is beautiful now but if you’re looking for move coverage would you consider resetting it in a halo setting?

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