Hypothetical question: size or sparkle?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which diamond would you choose?
    First diamond (Twice the carat weight and half as sparkly) : (11 votes)
    21 %
    Second diamond (Half the carat weight and twice as sparkly) : (42 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I chose to have a small diamond because I love the sparkle that come for it! I get comments on it all the time 🙂

    Post # 3
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    5421 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Supersleuth:  I would probably go with sparklier, smaller stone.

    I say probably because it would depend how small we’re talking, and how much sparkle we’re talking eg if the smaller stone was, say 0.15ct, the larger 0.60ct, and the larger still sparkled, I would go with the larger. But if the smaller was still a nice size (nice in my opinion obviously; say 0.25ct) and the larger stone noticeably lacked sparkle, I’d go with the smaller.

    Post # 5
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I don’t think I would bother upgrading to a smaller diamond. In this instance I would probably just keep my original ring, because it seems like it has a good amount of sparklies and is a good size.

    Why choose a larger diamond that looks dead inside or a smaller diamond than the one you have.

    Post # 7
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    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Sparkles! FI knew that I love me some serious glitz (and that I have teeny hands), so in lieu of a great big rock, he got me a ring with lots of tiny diamonds that catch the light at pretty much every angle

    Post # 8
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    1076 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I had this same exact scenario when chosing my loose stone. I chose smaller and sparklier. 🙂

    Post # 9
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    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I choose half the carat double the sparkle. I’m all about them sparkle pics. My favorite place to look at the sparkles is in the movie theater. 

    Post # 10
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    2047 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I love sparkles, so half the carat would be fine. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    2763 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would choose the larger diamond as long as it isn’t dull. Can’t you find a happy medium between the 2?

    Post # 12
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    3 posts
    Wannabee

    I personally feel that there is no point getting a bigger diamond when it’s not too sparkly. The idea of having a diamond is about having something sparkly that we can admire all the time, and not a bigger stone for bragging rights. 🙂

    FI and I are deciding on a really, really small stone for it’s beautiful super ideal cut cos it sparkles like crazy (though I’m lurking around to see some real lab created diamonds :D).

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