Post # 1
My centre stone will be a round .70 with side diamonds (total carat weight .84). 2 of my friends have close to 1 carat centre diamonds (.90) and I’m wondering if mine will look heaps small in comparison. Anyone have side by side pics to compare? (I’m gonna love my ring no matter what just curious)
Post # 3
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
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
@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
@KatyElle I really like that chart, but I wish they were all lined up together!!
Post # 8
@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
Here is a chart of different cuts…
Post # 10
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
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.