How many carats is my ring?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m assuming it has some kind of certification… I’d check that for all stats.

Post # 3
8586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Looks somewhere between .75-1.00 carat. Sometimes I feel like some bees ask this question to get validation that their diamonds look big enough. Am I the only one that feels this way? 

Post # 4
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m guessing the center stone is 1 carat and the side stones are perhaps a third of a carat each?


If you take it to a jeweler they can measure it and give you a pretty close number. They don’t charge for this sort of thing. You can go in on the pretext that you want it to be cleaned or have the prongs checked. 


Pretty ring! Congratulations!

Post # 5
134 posts
Blushing bee

I would also guess around 1 carat for the centre stone

Post # 6
6963 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would guess 1.

Post # 7
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

mrssloan2013:  eh I dont think so, atleast not everyone I also dont my carat size and also dont want to ask my Fi bc i dont want him to think i think its too small or anything

 I was tempted to do a post like this too and I am prefectly happy and in love with my ring. Im just too lazy to make the post and end of the day I don’t care tooo much.

Post # 8
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

Boxerlover24:  +1 I think it is natural to want to know a few basic details about your ring. 

If I bought I car, I would want to know if it had 4 vs. 6 cylinders, and what kind of mileage it gets.

If I asked those questions I don’t see how that would equate to me fishing for compliments about my car. 

 When my DH and I were dating, he gave me a diamond bracelet very early on. We had only been dating about three months. I remember thinking it looked like real diamonds, but I didn’t want to assume they were real diamonds. And I did not want to ask him that question point blank, because if it turned out the bracelet were costume jewelry, I didn’t want him to think I was disappointed in it or in him.

So I took it to a jeweler the next day and found out it was indeed real. 

Not a biggie. I would have loved the bracelet either way.

Post # 9
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Just grab a mm ruler and you’ll get a rough estimate.  My guess is .25/1/.25 which would be 3.5/6.5/3.5

Post # 11
100 posts
Blushing bee

It’s beautiful, but as a PP stated, break out a ruler and measure your stones in mm. Granted, even this will not tell you exactly what they are, but you’d have a little better idea. Some stones are cut more shallow depth-wise and face up a bit larger width-wise, because plenty of people like the look of a larger stone without paying that higher pricetag. If all else fails and you -really- want to know, tell your FI that you ought to get it appraised in order to have it insured. The jeweler you take it to for the appraisal will give you ALL the specs far more precisely than us guessing bees will! 

Post # 12
1168 posts
Bumble bee

I’m guessing around 1 ct. Pretty ring. 

Post # 13
3230 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

A decent jeweler could tell you. Because a diamond is measured in weight rather than mm, no one can tell you exactly, but a measurement of how many mm it is across (from girdle to girdle) will get you pretty close. 

Post # 14
60 posts
Worker bee

Jewelers actually have digital scales that measure the carat weight of loose diamonds. Pop in and ask, they’ll weigh it for you at no charge! They did this when we bought my diamond so I could see that it matched exactly what the GIA certificate listed as its weight before we had it appraised.

Post # 15
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

OP:I would say about 1.5 cts but I’m not an expert. 

PP: Are we just not going to talk about the tuna auction? “Aaaaaannnnnndddddd upforbidwehavea laaaaaaarrrrrgeeeee tunnnnaaaaaaaa! Do I hear 5? Yes, 5! Can I have A 6? 6, from the man in the front? 7? Can I have a 7?” 


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