Help a guy out. Getting engaged soon and im deciding between a 2.25 and 3 carat

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What size should I get?
    2.25 carat : (33 votes)
    73 %
    3 carat : (12 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 2
    313 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Could you provide us with more detail? 

    What does she want? Cost factor? Why are you trying to decide btw these two sizes, etc. It’s easy to say go bigger…but there’s lots to consider prior to that. 

    Post # 3
    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have to say that the ring pictured above looks ODDLY familiar…like almost identical to the post that was removed this morning regarding the OP’s desire to have a 3 carat ring, while her fiance/husband got her a 1.99 instead.

    BUT, assuming this isn’t the same OP going anon for another post about 3 carat rings…I would say that quality is always more important than quantity.  If it were my husband asking, I’d recommend getting a better quality 2.5, than a poor quality 3.

    Post # 4
    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to diamonds. Unless both are of a comparable cut, color and clarity it is hard to say which would be better. I personally love big diamonds, but I also wouldn’t want to sacrifice color and clarity for a 3.0 when a 2.25 is pretty big as well. 

    Post # 5
    1762 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Tell us specs!!! 🙂

    Post # 6
    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Happy2bMrs:  This!! I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed. I thought I was going crazy there for a minute…

    Post # 7
    167 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    What size is her finger?

    Post # 9
    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    MrsYokiman:  sstella:   Right???

    It’s totally the same poster…she went anon so that she could argue that her hubby should get her the 3 carat. 

    Like, why would a guy randomly have a picture of a girl’s hand wearing a ring?  He doesn’t even bother to say what the size is in the picture…

    I call bullshit.  LOL

    Post # 10
    103 posts
    Blushing bee

    Happy2bMrs:  Lol! I was thinking the same thing..

    Post # 11
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    mrengaged2014:  are the other Cs the same? Are both certified by a reputable lab? What are your girlfriend’s preferences? Def need more information to compare.

    In my opinion, Cut is most important so should be top graded no matter what… I wouldn’t compromise on cut for size but I would compromise clarity (ONLY if the stone was still eye clean) and color but only down to my personal taste, which is G/H color at the lowest, if that meant getting a larger stone. That said I have a 3 carat diamond solitaire that meets all of those parameters and love it! 

    Post # 12
    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Happy2bMrs:  yup me too. i was wondering there for a min. still wonder. 

    Post # 13
    3195 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Cloudy solitaires look awful. Go with the slightly smaller stone which is better quality.

    Huge stones can look overpowering on a small hand. Something to think about. 

    Post # 14
    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Happy2bMrs:  Agree!

    OP, what is the hand picture supposed to represent? Is that her hand? Personally, I would go for the best cut and clarity. I would much rather have a smaller, very sparkly stone than a cloudy, not very sparkly larger stone.  

    Post # 15
    6985 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That picture is from a 2 year old thread, and it’s a moissy.

    That being said, I think 3 carats starts to look a little cocktail ring-y depending on your area and what an “average” sized ring is.

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