help deciding on a center stone size

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which stone do you think would be best?
    6mm FB cushion moissanite : (6 votes)
    15 %
    6.5mm FB cushion moissanite : (34 votes)
    85 %
  • Post # 3
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I’m a weird Bee in that I actually do not prefer larger stones with halos. I would go for the 6mm stone.

    Post # 4
    454 posts
    Helper bee

    a size 6.5 will look fine! cushions face up smaller than other cuts like round for example, so a 6.5mm round would look way bigger than a 6.5 mm cushion. There are a couple of bee’s who have 8, 9mm’s and they look very proportional to the finger!

    ETA:the bigger your finger size is, the larger the stone should be in your ring. (IMO)

    Post # 5
    55 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m really not a believer in bigger is always better, but I have heard cushion cuts tend to run a bit smaller. I think the 6.5mm will look lovely and I doubt it would look too big on your size finger. I’m a 6.5 ring size and the 6mm doesnt look overly big on me, in comparison. 

    Maybe try printing out actual carat sizes, print and cut them out and try and see how big it would look. I know you can find one on

    Post # 6
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    For sure 6.5! I think it will look just right.

    Post # 7
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    if you have size 8 fingers, go with the 6.5. I used to have size 8 fingers, then I lost 40 pounds and a whole ring size (now a 7) and the difference in how big my stone looked was incredible (but I have a .5 so take it how ever you want.)

    Post # 8
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    A 6.5mm Cushion Moissy is going to translate loosely to a 1.50 Carat Cushion Diamond… with the addition of a Halo it will read even bigger still (perhaps closer to a 2.0 or 2.5 C Diamond)

    1.50 Diamond on a Size 8 Finger gives about 41% Finger Coverage

    2.00 Diamond on a Size 8 Finger gives about 45% Finger Coverage

    2.50 Diamond on a Size 8 Finger gives about 49% Finger Coverage

    Big, but not out-rageous… see the “ideal” red zone on the chart above

    Definitely too big for this girl tho… my taste preferences clearly are different from yours (we all are different).

    I much prefer Quality over Quantity… and having a ring that doesn’t get in the way of my practical day-to-day life.

    Hope this helps,


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