Post # 1
So my fiancée bought my engagement ring from a big box chain, I’ve looked at their matching wedding bands and I’m looking for something else. So I heard about Custom company on the bee and they just happen to be local to me! I met with one of the ladies last week to start designing my wedding band. She measured my ring so the band will perfectly fit it & she said my center stone is maybe 1.2 carats. I said it’s a 1.5 and she was like oh well maybe it’s The way it’s setted.
I should have asked more questions then but I was kind of embrassed and didn’t know what to say. I’m just really confused, I love my ring no matter what size it is, my issue is my fiancée paid for a 1.5 stone, why would it be set to look like a 1.2. Should I go to Jared and ask them? Is this common?
Post # 2
Allyg: Carat weight means the weight of the stone. Your 1.5 center stone can measure like a 1.2 and a 0.9 can measure like a 1.3 – it all depends on the dimensions of the stone. Some are deeper than others, some are wider, etc. I wouldn’t worry too much but definitely have your FI check to certification he got from the jewelers to make sure everything is on the up and up.
Post # 3
Allyg: My ring is from a box chain, and the lady at the store told me all gold is WHITE and that if I want it yellow, it would have to be dipped …………Not everyone in jewelry retail knows what they are talking about. Go get it measured elsewhere if it is really bothering you.
Post # 4
FutureMrsJohnson_: oh that makes sense. ya I have the certification. I guess how the lady at the store responded just made me feel uneasy for some reason but that makes sense now. Thanks!
Post # 5
Your stone must be cut deep. It probably is a 1.5. Did it come with a cert?
Post # 6
It may be that the woman is used to seeing shallow, badly cut stones that have a bigger diameter but have poor light return and little sparkle. You turn up with your well-cut excellent proportioned stone with excellent light return and sparkle and it looks smaller.
She could, of course just be a nasty woman who wanted to upset you.
Post # 7
Allyg: your stone could be cut deep or she’s used to seeing wider tables. Most people like wider tables bc it makes the stone look bigger, but the sparkle isn’t as great as an ideal cut stone.
Post # 8
JessMorgan777: yes I went home and checked the certification. I guess I always thought of the carat size rather than weight so it makes me sense now. Thanks ladies! I learn something new everyday. I have a very high Cathedral setting so it sits deep in there
Post # 9
The way it’s set doesn’t mean anything, it’s about the way it’s cut. You can have a 1.5 carat by weight that “faces up” either bigger or smaller compared to what an ideal cut 1.5 carat stone should be by width and height measurements.