Ideal carat size for a size 9 finger? Show me and make suggestions, please!!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

KaylaFromAR:  team larger solitaire…as large as can go for budget w respect to the c’s 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I didn’t pick my ring so I didn’t have a say on size, but my ring is a .59 carat on an 8.5 finger.

I have a 1 carat CZ solitaire ring that was my grandma’s, I wear it as a stand in but honestly I find the stone to be too big for my tastes. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

KaylaFromAR: I have a small centre (.27) with a baguette and rb halo. The shank is slightly raised and tapered toward the halo. On my phone now but you can check threads I started a while back to see it. I think that while it doesn’t for a second look like a solitaire it still gives about 30% coverage, so the effect is pleasing. Having fat fingers myself I have avoided thick bands and I genuinely prefer a dainty look, as well as comfort you get from that style. Honestly we could not afford a solitaire in the size I would have wanted to get that ‘classic/glam effect’, even when we can I am not sure I will want to, 2-3 carat diamonds are a lot of responsibility to be walking around with. I might get an Amora Gem to wear for special occassions though, if I’d known about AG when we were looking I think it would have been in the running (if I could have convinced my fiance that diamonds weren’t the only option).

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

KaylaFromAR:  

I thought I would put these side by side because the centres are similarly sized (left is .25, right is .27), but the setting really changes the ‘coverage’. On the otherhand, you can also see how settings (high vs low) can slightly change the appearance as well. I also just realised that it’s actually a pretty good metal comparison shot. Left is marked pall 18k (which I assume means 18 karat white gold using palladium for the allow) it’s from the 1930s and was either never plated or not recently that’s for sure. I like how it’s got a bit of grey and warmth. The other is rhodium plated 18k white gold (unsure of the alloy, didn’t think to ask as I wasn’t going to get anything else) and you can see the difference.

I thought I would add this cluster as well, I sometimes wear it on my right hand but it has some interesting features. The shank tapers inwards to less than 1mm, which looks really dainty, but it’s still strong and I love the interest of the two rubies and eight diamonds, it’s a pretty odd shape. It’s from the late 19th century and though it’s been sized I suspect it was chosen because it flattered my great great grandma’s fingers…which I am guessing were also chunky. No getting away from those genes 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I went with a 1.58ct center stone and pave band for my size 8 finger (: I’m still undecided on the wedding band, but I’m thinking of getting a half-eternity pave band that matches the e-ring.

 

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Finger size 8 1/2.. 1.5 carat center stone in double halo.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I think 3/4 would be nice but I prefer more dainty rings. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Oh and ovals are very slimming/flattering! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

KaylaFromAR:  I have a size 8 finger. I wanted something that was going be thick and strong on my finger.  My rings round center is 1.75 and setting is 1.25 And has three bands together. I like the volume of bling the halos gives my ring. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

KaylaFromAR:  I’m about a size 7-8 (depending on the heat!) and I have a 2ct. moissanite solitare. I’d say for a 9 I would go to a 3ct. because honestly I’d even consider it…though it might be too large (my 2ct. sits sort of high) but of course I’m always curious what a 3 ct. would look like! Also moissy keeps it affordable if you’re down for that. It just depends on budget and what you like. I think solitares are classic though. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

1.3 ct moissy center, not sure the size of the halo. total is 1.9 ct. Size 9.5 finger.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

My finger size is really more of an 8.5, but we ordered a size 9 because I don’t want it fitting snugly on those days when my fingers swell, not to mention the fact that I hate the look of any kind of finger bulge about a ring. We went with a 7.5 mm FB moissanite center in an OEC, which equates to 1.75 carat diamond. I’d previously ordered a 1 carat OEC diamond in a vintage ring, and besides the multitude of issues we found in the antique setting, I didn’t think that it provided enough finger coverage for me. And the band was crazy thin–with my fingers, I feel like I need something a bit more substantial. I’m very happy with the ring we’ve just ordered–but needed to to see it on my finger first, which definitely helped. Good luck and congratulations!

ETA the pic of the unfinished ring in a setting .5 too large for my stone, unpolished white gold–and I imagine that’s a size 7, which is why it’s all above my knuckle. Hahaha.

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