Carat size, can't decide!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which total ctw 3 stone ring??
    Two Carat (total weight) : (46 votes)
    46 %
    One Carat (total weight) : (7 votes)
    7 %
    What's wrong with you? Keep your solitaire. : (47 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Susanlee178:  I vote 2ct! Mine is a tiny bit over 2 excluding the shoulder stone and the ring is size 8.5 but I think I need to go up to 9 since weight gain after the wedding 🙁 I have experienced diamond shrinkage after looking at rings on the bee so that’s why I say the second option. I think it suits my hand size nicely without looking flashy. I would love a 2ct centre ONE DAY but I tnink hubby is against upgrading since it was his gift to me. I’m perfectly happy with it 🙂

    ( I had to crop out fingers because nails look disgusting lol)

    Post # 5
    Member
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I do think you’re a bit silly for not liking your solitaire because you think people assume it’s not what it is, but you should have whatever you’re comfortable with. With your ring size I definitely think you could pull off a 2tcw beautifully without it being too flashy 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I definitely think you could pull it off, but what makes you think the large 3-stone won’t get the same questioning as the solitare? Because, it most definitely will. I went smaller for the same reason, not too flashy and I dont like people questioning its authenticity 🙂

    Post # 8
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    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Susanlee178:  Greiving people can get very self-absorbed, not their fault, buts its not yours either!

    Post # 9
    Member
    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Go with whichever of the three you like the most! Why don’t you just wear your wedding band to work and engagement ring at other times? I can’t upload a pic from my phone, but my preference is 1ct total weight. I’m British and maybe we do have smaller rings, but 2ct does look a bit flashy to me and i didn’t like the bigger ones when trying them on so went with a 3 stone 1 ct total and love it. I personally wouldn’t change your current one if you love it though as that is what matters!

    Post # 10
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    3389 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would keep my 2ct solitare. I can’t believe your supervisor or grieving clients (bizarre)would even mention that it is inappropriate. regardless, if I couldn’t wear anything that sparkles to work, I would only wear my wedding band. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    339 posts
    Helper bee

    Voted 2ct because of your finger size. I think 1ct centre with 0.5 on the sides will look perfect 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    Ok, so I originally voted to keep your solitaire. But on reading your situation, if you have your heart set on changing, go with the 2ct tdw. I thnk it will look better than the 1ct.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    What about getting a simple metal band for work? I have one of those for when I’m feeling less flashy, it’s a nice option. 

    Post # 15
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    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Susanlee178:  I assume that people look at it, and assume it’s not a diamond. And while I wouldn’t care myself if it was moissy, or sapphire or cz, it isn’t, and I don’t like/want people assuming that I’m trying to “pass” something off. 

    I don’t understand why when you wear your diamond, you assume people think you are passing off something else.  Why do you think that?

    Pic of your ring?

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