Post # 1
Ahoy there! Im hoping all (or at least some) of you can help me and my future fiancÃ©! We have been searching for the perfect center stone for our solitaire engagement ring and have pretty much decided on a princess cut diamond because we both love it. Here is our concernâ€¦.. I have a size 3 Â¾ ring finger and we havenâ€™t been able to decide on the carat weight that we want. We know we want at least a 1.0 carat and we know we probably wonâ€™t go bigger than a 1.5 (unless itâ€™s a screamin deal)â€¦ id like to think that im usually a pretty imaginative person, but I am having a huge imagination block when it comes to â€œvisualizingâ€ (as one jewler has told me) the size on my finger. If any of you ladies has a princess cut 1.0-1.5 carat diamond on a little finger like meâ€¦. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE!! Ill take as many examples as I can take!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Wish us luck as we go out to search once more for our diamond tomorrow!!!!
Post # 3
Hi. Take a look at all the diamond ring threads. There will be a lot of them for you to look at. Happy shopping!
Post # 4
I suggest going to actual jewelry stores and trying on rings, it will give you a much better idea of what you like than pictures will.
My ring size is also 3.75, and I thought I wanted at least a carat, but when I tried them on, I thought 1 ct looked too big, even fake (like costume jewelry), on my hand. Which really surprised me, because previously I had been 100% sure I wanted “1 carat”.
I then started looking for something between .5 and .75, the center stone I ended up with is .61 ct.
If you do still want 1 ct after trying on rings at the jewelry store, I suggest looking at diamonds slightly under. The “1.0” mark is a big price jump. If you get a .85-.9 diamond it will not really have difference in how it looks, but the price tag will be less.
This might be helpful too, it is a chart of “finger coverage” based on ring size and diamond size:
Post # 5
My finger is slightly bigger than yours. I have a 1.5c cushion cut and wear a size 4 1/2:
Post # 6
Sorry this is so large, I’m not sure how to make it smaller. The center stone is a 1.06 carat and I have a 5.25 finger. We just really liked the idea of turning the center stone 45 degrees. I’ve only seen 1 other bee with a princess cut in this orientation so far. Best of luck choosing a setting!
Post # 7
@mdserrano: I think the 1 ct would be great on your small finger!! I will show you my ring… the center stone is 1.03 and the band is .60 ct. (4 stones, .15 each) and I think it looks great! 1.25 might look great on me too… but that wasn’t in the budget, lol!
Post # 8
@mdserrano: Sorry, forgot to tell you I’m a 5.25 (but the ring is 5.5, it needs to be sized).
Post # 9
So..this is a bit late, did you find a ring the other day? Here is my ring it’s 1.58 ct and I too am a 5.25 but the ring is 5.5
Post # 10
Not sure if you found something the other day, but here’s a photo of my ring. Size 3.25 finger, diamond is a .6-.7 (I can’t remember). It’s a round cut but the illusion setting makes it look bigger and more square.
Post # 11
you guys are awesome!! we did in fact find a ring/ diamond… i would sooooo put up a pic if i could but the band has to be specially made due to my ring size so i dont have it just yet…. lol. but we did choose a 1.25 princess, F in color, and VVSI 1, and oh my goodness did it sparkle!!! aaahhhhhhh!!!!!! im so excited!!! all you rings are so pretty though! i can only imagine the dresses you ladies have chosen… theyve gotta be gorgeous!!!
Post # 12
Glad you found something! 🙂