(Closed) Is there much of a difference in size when comparing .90 and .70 centre stones?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

It is slightly noticeable, but certainly nothing to fret over. With the added melee your ring will look plenty big. It’s not a contest!

Post # 4
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It depends on the cut.  My center stone is 1.6 cts and my friends is 2 cts.  I can only tell that hers is bigger when I hold them up close to each other and inspect them, which most people aren’t likely to do.

Post # 5
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cuddlz88: I noticed a slight difference between 1 and 1.2 carats (when I was examining them like 2 inches from my face for a good 5 minutes), but nothing that would make a normal person stop and say “whoa those look so different!” I think your ring will look lovely! Make sure you post pics when you get it 🙂

Post # 7
387 posts
Helper bee

@KatyElle I really like that chart, but I wish they were all lined up together!!

Post # 8
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@LaviniaRose2013: Does this one work better for you? I love diamond charts. When I was shopping for sapphires I went by the mm measurements, traced the diamond size on a piece of paper, cut it out and got an idea of how it would look on my hand. I think .50-.75ct is the perfect size for me and I’m a size 7.

Post # 9
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010


Here is a chart of different cuts…

Post # 10
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

How a stone is set will make a huge difference too!  My original engagement ring was a .53ct princess cut solitaire with a wrap.  When my sister in law got engaged, she also had a princess cut with sidestones and her center stone looked GIGANTIC compared to mine (I love her, we’re close so we held them up together LOL)!!  Turns out, hers was actually slightly smaller than mine (she told me the specs once, but I forgot…maybe a .4 or .45?)…but the way it was set up higher with the sidestones really made it pop!

Post # 11
741 posts
Busy bee

It also depends on the depth of the stone, since the weight might carry on  to the depth more than the surface area of what you see when you look at it 2D.

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