I need opinions on size please!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which size center for a solitare ring size 6?
    7mm or 1.25 carat Unenhanced : (1 votes)
    2 %
    7mm or 1.25 carat Enhanced : (12 votes)
    29 %
    7.5mm or 1.50 carat Unenhanced : (3 votes)
    7 %
    7.5mm or 1.50 carat Enhanced : (25 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 2
    8589 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    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
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Lcturner3:  Can you explain the difference between “enhanced” and “unenhanced?”

    Post # 5
    12895 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Shrinkage is real, the cost to go up to 1.5 vs 1.25 is minimal, I’d go 1.5.

    Post # 6
    125 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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 # 10
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Lcturner3:  Thank you for explaining. I voted for 1.5 carat equivalent enhanced.

    Post # 11
    596 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    599 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    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 # 14
    1159 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1987

    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. 

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