Please show me your 1.5-2ct solitaire engagement rings! (And advise needed!)

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: 2 carat or 1.5?
    1.5 : (47 votes)
    46 %
    2 : (55 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I vote two carats all the way! My ring size is a 4.25 and I have a 2.1 carat center stone with a halo, I think it’s perfect! It’s def kinda blingyy but I love that. let me know if you want a pic, I won’t post it now because it has a halo like I said. 

    Post # 3
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    8601 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think the 1.5 carat looks amazing on you! But if you want bigger than go for it! I’m sure it will look awesome too! Goodluck and welcome to weddingbee!

    Post # 4
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    3531 posts
    Sugar bee

    Personally I think going too large looks to be too much on such small band. but if you want the 2 carat go for that. You’re the one wearing the ring. Not Us. 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee

    Truvee:  go with what u want as PP stated you’re the one is ho has to wear it. If you want something in between you can always go with something in the 1.7-1.8 ct range

    Welcome to the hive!!

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    approx 1.78 but its a deep stone and faces up at about 7.5mm  on a size 6 finger. The band is slightly wide…3 mm all the way around.Basically it faces up like a 1.5 ct.

    Post # 7
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    784 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    To add: I know its not a great stone…I was posting it for the PP as a size reference for her.

    Post # 8
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    Newbee

     

    Truvee:  That ring looks lovely! I really like thin bands, too.  That was one of the things I asked for when FI was ring shopping.  I have a 2.2 carot stone on a knife edge band (size 5.5).

     

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  ram0na97.
    Post # 9
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    8601 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    This is my new diamond it’s not set yet. 1.51 carat my ring size is 3.5-4 

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Mine is a RB just over 2 carats, on approximately 8 1/4 finger. Which is way bigger than yours!

    2 carats is a decently sized stone. I find its appropriate for everyday, doesn’t get in the way or snag, and still has some wow. I think you should go with the larger stone, there is a noticeable difference between the two and if the stats are comparable.. I’d go bigger. 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    The average difference in measurement of an ideally cut 1.5 ct vs a 2.0 ct is 7.4 mm diameter vs 8.2 mm. Keep in mind that many beautifully cut stones do not measure this large – indeed a round stone can score well under 2 on the HCA and not measure this big. However, if we use those measurements, the average increase in area between a 1.5 ct and a 2.0 ct stone is about 23%, which is significant.

    Honestly, if you feel you want to go bigger than the 1.5 ct now, it is highly likely you will regret not going to a 2 ct stone. It may seem large at first, but you will quickly grow accustomed to it. I would caution going too narrow on the band, however – especially if you want stones in the band. First, a band looks proportionally smaller next to a larger stone, so while a 2.5 mm band might look chunky on a .5 ct or average on a 1 ct, it will look narrow on a 2 ct. Second, many bands with stones have holes behind each stone. That is a huge loss in metal overall, and bumping a stone that size (which is bound to happen now and then with any ring) creates significant torque. While many people have success with very narrow bands, many others find they go out of round very easily or need maintenance often. I’d encourage you not to go smaller than a 2 mm band with a 2 ct stone, and perferably a 2.5 mm.

    FWIW, my stone is a 1.71 ct, but I have a size 7 finger which is much larger than yours.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee

    I have a 1.6 RB diamond center stone on a thicker band and I think it provides adequate finger coverage (size 5 finger). But I also have 2 marquise cut diamonds on either side. I would probably go with a 2 carat for a solitaire but it all depends how the diamond is cut. 

    With wedding bands:

    Post # 13
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    8601 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    ram0na97:  hi and welcome!! Just wanted to say your ring is gorgeous and looks great on you!  perfection! 

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