Help, center stone measures smaller than it is? Can someone explain this to me

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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
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5228 posts
Bee Keeper

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 # 5
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2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Your stone must be cut deep. It probably is a 1.5. Did it come with a cert?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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 # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

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