Carat shock ( no hate )

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Mine is almost 3ct, but really does not feel that large, lol.  I can see it is a lot larger than 1ct when I compare them, but it is really not crazy big or anything.

 

1.07ct vs 2.8ct

 

 

 

Post # 5
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have a 2.2ct oval and some days it feels big and some days it feels small.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@DisneyKb:  thanks!  It is easy to see when they are side by side.  

 

@MouthOfTheSouth:  I feel the same way.  Some days I think I could go bigger, but others I feel like any bigger, and it would be in the way.

Post # 9
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1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have a 2.4 and I have definite shrinkage syndrome. It feels just right to me, but if anything I wish it was a little bigger. Never wish it was smaller.

Post # 10
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@DisneyKb:  omg! Yes! I went into Zales the other day just to see what a bigger stone would look like. I would need at least a 2ct to feel like an upgrade would be worth it. I have a .5 now and the full carat seemed only slightly bigger. wth.

Post # 11
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390 posts
Helper bee

@DisneyKb:  I agree, 2 carats is a fairly modest size. To me, it’s a nice sweet spot – not too big or flashy, but not too small either. 

Post # 12
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1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@DisneyKb:  Yes, I know what you mean! It doesn’t look like waaaay more bang for your buck between one and two, though of course they are very beautiful.

I have a 0.50 carat center in a halo and a one carat without a halo still seemed kinda underwhelming in comparison. (To me. I suppose I just love that style of setting.) That made it easy to choose like, it’s how much less!? It looks almost the same. I’ll have the smaller one, please.

Post # 13
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958 posts
Busy bee

I look more at mm face size than at ct, usually.  Since cut can have such a huge impact on appearance.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have to admit, the funniest part of actually going to look at rings with my now FI was how *little* a one carat stone actually looked on my hand. I was so used to oggling these gigantic, blown-up photos of stones online, that going in and see the actual thing took a little bit of adjustment. I just can’t forget the moment I actually held a 1ct sapphire solitaire in my hand and turned to my FI and said, “This is a carat!?” which I know makes me sound so naive, spoiled, and stupid–but I was expecting a little more oomph, especially since I have larger fingers and want more coverage.When the sales staff of one of the jewelry stores showed us a 1.5 ct compared to a 1ct, I just smiled and nodded along, but I couldn’t see THAT much of a difference. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think whether there’s a noticeable difference or not depends on your finger size! 1 carat looks good and blingy on me, and 2 looks seriously huge. A 3 carat  RB engulfs my finger.

Looking at them side by side isn’t much, but going from 1 carat to 1.5 would be a big difference in my opinion. I decided what carat size I was comfortable with by going to Tiffany because they’re the only place near me with a huge selection of different sized diamonds. I couldn’t discern a 1.25 from a 1.5 by looking at them, but once I put them on adjacent fingers, there was a big difference. I just don’t know if that difference is worth the $10k price difference, lol.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

the princess cuts probably faced up more like a 1.5 ct than a 2 all their weight is in the bottom of the stone usually. Also depends on your finger size I wear a 4 and 2 cts looks ridiculous on me so I’m sure bigger fingers wear the size better 

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