Post # 1
I’ve been searching the boards here and on BTD to see which kind of ring I want. I’ve found a setting I love, MoissaniteCO Eng143, with a round centre, 6 prong. I’m stuck between a 7mm(1.25 carat) and 7.5mm(1.5 carat) for the center. I wear a size 6 ring. I’ve saved so many pictures of the setting that others have and their sizes but I still can’t decide for myself.
Here is a photo of the setting. Photo belongs to ohcaptainmycaptain. Her center is 7mm! I love this ring!
SO I have two questions… Which size would you choose, or does it really make a difference since its only a 1/4 of a carat difference?
ALSO should I get enhanced? I’m not planning on passing it off as a diamond as I love moissanite but I don’t want a dingy looking stone either. I know they’re moody but it seems lately the unenhanced stones are pretty white.
Thanks so much! I’d love to see your moissanite rings as well!!
Post # 2
There really wont be that much of a visual difference between 7-7.5mm..but as you wear the ring over time it will start to appear smaller “shrinkage syndrome”..so go for the 7.5mm!
Post # 3
Have you tried either on? I have a size 5 finger and a 1.3 carat diamond. I think it is plenty big! I’d just try on those sized stones and see what you prefer.
Post # 4
Lcturner3: Can you explain the difference between “enhanced” and “unenhanced?”
Post # 5
Shrinkage is real, the cost to go up to 1.5 vs 1.25 is minimal, I’d go 1.5.
Post # 6
My moissy is 6.5mm enhanced and it’s so moody which I love but any more moodiness/color would bother me. I would get enhanced for anything over 6.5/1 carat.
Post # 7
I’ve heard that anything over a carat is generally going to show more color, so I say go for the 1.25 enhanced.
Post # 8
LilRhodyGem: With Moissanite you can either get unenhanced which may show a little warm in certain lightening or overall, I think it depends on the batch, or enhance which is the whitest they can offer. Sometimes the unenhanced stones look pretty white though that’s why I’m not sure!
Post # 9
Mrs.Sawyertobe: I’ve tried on halos in stores but never a solitare because I didn’t think I would ever want one! I was at the mall yesterday and was going to drop in and try some on but I always get nervous talking to the salesmen. I would rather a woman help me and there wasn’t one working. Haha I know that sounds odd but I’ve always thought women are more honest when it comes to rings!
Post # 10
Lcturner3: Thank you for explaining. I voted for 1.5 carat equivalent enhanced.
Post # 11
is the setting you are getting yellow gold? Mine is yellow gold and my center is 1 ct. And the side stones are 1/2 ct. Each. And it is all unenhanced and they rarely show warmth, only when its gloomy. Yellow or rose gold is a good setting to have to help hide warmer stones. Instead of showing warmth it actually makes the stones appear whiter.
Post # 12
I have 7.5mm Forever Brilliant (enhanced) Moissy and mine is big enough that it certainly shows color in certain lighting/overcast skies. I adore it, but I believe an unenhanced would show even more color I think.
Some Bees LOVE the real color an unenhanced shows and want to play that up so you’d wanna go unenhanced if you like that.
If you’re looking for a more colorless stone, go enhanced. Mine sits in a halo of white diamonds and in white gold so I was looking for less general color. I adore the champagne look it gets sometimes but love it’s bright sparkly white too.
Post # 13
rachie5478: I am either going with yellow or rose gold. I love the warmth of those two. I think rose gold though! Thank you! I just don’t want it to show that buttery colour all the time. I have a promise ring thats white gold w a rose gold halo and it makes the stones really pop!
Post # 14
Lcturner3: I love that setting!! The floating stones in the band are gorgeous and the rose gold makes the whole ring so feminine!
I say go with a 7.5mm enhanced moissy, it’s a great size (I’m biased though).
Post # 15
Try looking at http://www.diamdb.com where you can compare diamond sizes.
I’ve done it on: http://www.diamdb.com/compare/1.25ct-round-vs-1.5ct-round-7.5×7.5/
You will notice that the important thing is not ‘size’ or ‘weight’ but ‘surface area’.
This is what really matters when it comes to how large a diamond appears.
If you take 7.0mm as a standard, then 7.5mm represents an increase in diameter of just over 7%. However, the surface area increases by 15% and, all other things being equal, this equates to the diamond looking 15% bigger, there being 15% more sparkles and each sparkle being 15% bigger.
I can see a difference between the two. In reality, if you have a particularly high setting, your diamond may look even bigger than on this site because the diamond will be significantly nearer your eye than your band.
The site also allows you to play about with the parameters of finger size and band width so that you get a reaonable idea of what the ring and diamond might look like on your finger.