Post # 1
Basically what the title says lol. My brother’s best friend is planning on proposing to his girlfriend soon, and basically wants my help choosing the ring. He knows what style she wants (round brilliant solitaire on either a plain or diamond-set tapered band) but wants my help choosing the stone and setting, and making sure his money goes as far as possible. At the moment it’s looking like he can afford something in the 0.4-0.65ct range, depending on various factors (eg specs and setting); which is a good size for the UK, and should be a good size for her fingers.
Now, I don’t know her finger size but would guess it’s maybe a 4? So, I was hoping to see some photos of solitaires of 0.7ct or under, on fingers sized 5 and under, to give him an idea of what different sizes look like on different sized fingers.
So please, show them off, and if you could include your finger size and carat weight that’d be fab!
PS: I have suggested he takes her shopping so they can physically try different carat weights (eg a 0.33, 0.40 and a 0.50) but he doesn’t want her to know he’s planning on proposing so soon (she thinks it’ll be in 6-12 months time or so), so I’m not sure if he’ll do this.
Post # 3
This is a bad photo but here’s a picture of mine. My ring size is 4.5. Unsure of the size of the diamond though.
Post # 4
@barbie86: I’m size 4, 0.72 carats
Post # 5
This is one I tried on. It’s .43 on a 4.5 finger
Can’t resize pic sorry!
Post # 6
Size 2.75-3 with 0.7-0.75ct diamond on a 1.85mm band (wedding band is 3mm wide). 🙂 Hope this helps.
Post # 7
Lovely rings ladies! I think something around 0.50 might be best; I have a feeling that much bigger might be a little big for her tastes. That and he wants to ideally get a stone that’s triple X, G colour or better, and VS2 or better; and I think the biggest he’ll get with those specs is around 0.55ct.
Other bees, keep posting, this is really useful!
Post # 8
@barbie86: I think he should consider getting her an SI1 stone instead of a stone with a higher clarity. Visually, both stones are eye clean, so you wouldn’t be able to see an inclusion, and the SI1 is a better value. So he could save money, or get a better cut, color, or bigger ct weight.
Here is a .66 ct H on my sz 5 finger.
Here it is looking big and lovely.
Here it is looking the size it actually is in real life.
Post # 9
@barbie86: my size is 4 1/4 and my ct is 0.5 Which I find perfect for me 🙂
Post # 10
Some lovely rings here.
Here are mine: 0.20 carat H si1 on a platinum band, my wedding ring is also platinum. My finger is a UK size K – not sure how this translates to US finger sizes. Everyone always says my fingers are tiny though!
Post # 11
My finger is 5.25, so real close to five. I can wear a five but I can’t take it is. My ring is a .55ct and I think it is perfect.
Post # 12
@McBezel: you have amazing nails! I’m so jealous 🙂
Post # 13
Here is my ring…it’s a little bigger than you were looking for. However, it’s the quality of stone you mentioned. My diamond is a tripple x hearts and arrows E vs2. Its so beyond worth going smaller for better quality. He won’t regret it. It’s so clear, bright, and sparkly!
Post # 14
@Minirayray: oh yeah my ring size is 4.5
Post # 16
@Chrissy26: that pic is from over the summer after a gel mani lol … My nails right now are so gross so I keep recycling that pic hahah