Post # 1
I really, REALLY love the look of a cushion cut stone. The problem is my fingers. I have massive, stubby size 9 fingers. Currently, FH and I are buying from Moissanite in order to save money. The ring he has decided that he wants to buy for me is a simple cushion cut Tiffany solitaire and I’m stuck between a 1.1 carat or a .85 carat. We were looking at the .85 because it’s a bit cheaper.
The more I go through the boards though, the more 1.5 carat cushions I see on size 4 fingers. Those rings seem to look perfectly proportioned to those hands, and I’m worried that my fingers would swallow my stone whole.
I know the cushions appear smaller as opposed to other cuts.
I really don’t want to seem concieted or shallow, I just really like the ring and I want it to be visible on my fat hands… I would like to go try on rings for myself, but I can’t find jewelers that have my size, so the rings don’t fit over my knuckle and I’d need to go an hour or more away, which I can’t do, my car is in the shop…
Does anyone have anything I can reference to?
It’s really frustrating me.
Post # 3
I don’t have any pictures, but have you thought about maybe trying rings on your pinky, instead of your ring finger. I know that is not the best option, but it might give you a little bit of an idea. Also, maybe some of the jewelers have unset rings in your size that they could place different size stones in. It might be worth a try.
Post # 4
Are you talking about diamonds on size 4 fingers? Diamond and moissanite carat sizes are different, a 1 ct diamond is smaller than a 1 ct moissanite. Also, is it a square shaped cushion or a rectangular shape? That will make a difference in how it looks against your finger.
Post # 5
This is a .8 ct round diamond solitaire on a size 7.5 finger, if that gives you a little more reference. I think my stone fits my size finger perfectly. The picture is awful, but you get the idea.
Post # 6
I think the best thing you can do is just try them on and see what size looks best on your hand. Size 9 is not fat, and I think you’ll be surprised by how well a 1.1 carat stone looks on your hand. Have the jeweler get in the sized stones you want to try, and they can hold them up to your finger where they would sit in a ring.
Also, don’t forget that you’ll eventually be adding a wedding ring to it. When I got my engagement ring, I thought it looked small… but with my wedding ring added to it, it looks absolutely perfect on my hand. So take that into consideration when you choose your ring.
Post # 7
@MaiFuture: I didn’t know there was a noticeable difference in the size of a diamond and a moissanite. I thought they were roughly the same. I guess I learned something. And it’s sqaure cushion.
@zippylef: Your ring is lovely and it does fit your finger well.
Post # 8
Currently, FH and I are buying from Moissanite in order to save money.
@SouthernGirl: Is this your forever ring?? Or do you plan on switching it out for a similar diamond later on??
If this is your “forever ring” I think you should get the 1.1, or maybe the 1.4?? The price difference between the .85 and the 1.4 cushion is $210. I would hardly think of you as “shallow” for preferring a larger stone when the price difference is negligible.
On the flip side, if at some point you plan on switching it out for a diamond then I would probably go for the .85. It would be a lot easier to save up for and if you decided to go a bit bigger (and get the 1.1) you could always just tell people you upgraded.. 🙂
Post # 9
@SouthernGirl: Print out this chart: http://www.moissaniteco.com/download/Moissanite-Comparison.pdf
Make sure you follow the printing instructions on the top of the page! What I did was carefully cut out the sizes I was considering, and then stuck the little cutouts on top of a solitaire ring (on my finger). Don’t just put the flat pieces of paper onto your finger, you need the 3D effect to really evaluate. The sizes I thought were small in 2D actually looked huge in “3D” on my finger. Does that make sense? Let me know if it doesn’t.
I have a cushion moissy and I love it!
Oh and diamonds and moissanites differ in mass, yes. So a moissanite and diamond of the same carat weight are not going to be the same size. But for the sake of convenience, a lot of moissanite retailers sell their stones in carat “equivalents.” For example, a round brilliant moissanite that is 6.5 mm across is the same size as a 1.0 carat diamond.
Post # 10
@jayce: I totally did that with the blue nile size chart haha
Post # 11
I have a 1.2 ct cushion cut. But when I measured it’s dimensions, it’s equivalent to a .85 ct round. It is quite a difference so if you’d rather have a larger stone than a more unique stone, so with the round, or princess. (There’s a reason why rounds and princesses are more popular though!)
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
So I have a size 8-8.5 finger, and my solitaire T-ring is a .74 – and when it’s on my hand, I think it looks bigger than what it actually is. (Not many people can tell the difference between it & what they ‘think’ a 1-carat ring looks like, you know?)
Definitely get in there and try a few on! You’ll be surprised at how well the right one will work with your hand shape. 🙂
Post # 13
Size 9 is not fat! You are silly. 🙂 When I went ring shopping the sales lady and I found out we had mutual friends and we started looking at rings together. Her ring size is 11 and she put on this gorgeous round cut ring that would be a bit busy for me (I wear a size 4.5), it was stunning! It had very thin halos around the 3 or 5 stones, was much thicker than I can wear and I think the center stone was 1-1.5 carats. You could also try marquise and pear cuts. They tend to look bigger to me. They will slim your fingers and take up more space than other cuts. Good luck!
Post # 14
Hey! I love cushion cuts as well….. and was in the same boat as you with a larger ring size of 8. I don’t know if you realize, but cuts and measurements on this cut are not definite. My boyfriend and I were looking at diamonds on jamesallen.com last night and actually found a .71 cushion that was larger (and less expensive) than a .85 cushion in measurements! I would check it out. I found online a cushion cut size chart and printed it out and found a size good for me. It stated it would be roughly a 1 carat… but the measurements for that 1 carat matched the .71 cushion we saw! Look at the measurements and concentrate on that instead of carat weight. You’d be surprised! :o)