Need help with what size carat works best for my 7.5- 8 size finger?????

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
12873 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Thats just up to your taste and what you like the look of.  I’m a 4.5 and would happily rock a 1.5-2ct, but that doesnt mean you need a 3ct ring for a size 7.5.

Post # 3
69 posts
Worker bee

If you have the opportunity to try them both on – or even a similar style in the same size – I would. Trying them on helps so much and will help you determine if 2.10 is too big or not. Personally, I do feel as though bigger is always better! If you are able to go with the 2.10 carat, I don’t think you would regret it! The longer I wear my ring the more my diamonds tend to “shrink” in size. However, a 1.5 is a great size that I’m sure you would be happy with also!

Post # 4
248 posts
Helper bee

I agree with Pinkshoes..I am a 4.5 and I have a 1.20 middle stone solitare . To me it looks huge lol…..

Post # 5
2484 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I agree with the PP. If you can, try both on. That’s the only way you will really know what you like! 

Post # 6
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Klucas33:  I wear an 8 and my ring is 2.1 carats. Once my bands are added it will be over 3.0 carats.

Post # 7
6788 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Klucas33:  Try the website – you can compare both side by side on your finger size. It’s very helpful!

Post # 8
527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Not sure if this will help, since you’re looking for an oval (love ovals!). My ring is also a size 8. My finger is closer to a 7.5 but I like it looser than anyone I’ve ever met (thank you, summer heat). My center stone is 2 ct, shank holds 1 ct – each side stone is 0.1 ct. Wedding band will match (1.1 ct). It’s so hard when you can’t try everything on in person – I went through that also. Something that helped me a ton was buying a couple similar styles in CZ and living with them for a week to get a sense of finger coverage with the diamond shape you’ll be buying, band width you want, comfort, etc. Amazon has a lot of options, but note that a “2 ct equivalent” CZ from most companies is not the same size as a 2 ct diamond, if it’s a diamond you are looking for (if another type of stone or gemstone, I’d just do careful comparison since the weights vary so much, then there is the question of the particular 2 stones you are considering and their actual dimensions/how much they face up) – look at the mm measurements instead (e.g., around 8 mm or so for simplicity’s sake if comparing to a 2 ct round diamond, and so forth). Of course it’s completely a matter of taste and you should go with what you love! Personally, I think a size 7.5 – 8 finger can readily accommodate a 2.1 ct stone without being gaudy, but I’m quite biased 😉 I think stone shape and band width/style may impact what compliments your hand more than center stone size … Good luck, and hope you have lots of fun! Sorry pic res is low b/c taken on my iphone, but would be happy to PM you others once I dig them up, if I can help in any way.

Post # 9
1107 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’m waiting on my ring yet but he bought my stone. I share a similar size as you and went with 2ct. 

Post # 10
2047 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Go try some on!  That way you can get a feel for what you might want.  You also have the option of a halo if that would be something you’d like. 🙂

Post # 11
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

2ct center on a 7.25ish finger – with the halo I’d say the radius is closer to a 2.5ct.  I think ovals face up larger than round stones.  good luck!! 

Post # 12
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

This is my unset AG which measures 10.27mm (~4.2 ct diamond equivalent) I have a size 7 finger. 

I originally had my heart set out on an oval diamond—> I learned about the amora gem—> it’s only in RB and cushion –> I chose the RB. 

Hope this is somewhat helpful!

Post # 13
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have a 7.75 ring size, and my center stone is a .54 carat…I think it compliments my finger perfectly. Personally I thought a 1ct or more center stone was a little too ostentatious for my tastes, and i love how lovely and dainty my ring looks.

Post # 14
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I wear a size 8 but I’ve got a 1ct RB so I won’t bother posting. My personal preference is to have about 30-45% finger coverage, but I know some ladies with hands my size go for a larger stone for better coverage.

Post # 15
376 posts
Helper bee

My finger is an 8.5. I have a 1.48ct oval that faces up 2.25ct (it’s cut a tad shallow because the setting is high). The mm dimentions are 7.3×9.7mm. I thought 6x8mm or larger looked best on my finger. Hope that helps!

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