Post # 1
A co-worker of mine made a comment today that my ring somehow looks smaller…well it is….I switched out the bigger center stone (1.16) with one that is a bit smaller (1.02) for better quality. I explained that to her and she then commented that she would have kept the bigger diamond and that no one would notice the quality change IRL but would notice the size. My new one sparkles so much more though! Grr. I was slightly peeved because we paid more for the new stone. Now I am requestioning my choice…
What would you notice on someone elses hand? Quality or Size?
Post # 3
I’d notice both. But I find it hard to believe someone can actaully see a difference on someone elses hand of 1.16 and 1.02, even side by side on the table, theres barely a difference.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think there is a balance. 1.02 is plenty big to notice quality, but on much smaller stones, you really can’t notice much about quality. Be happy with your choice.
Post # 5
Quality – everyone notices how mine sparkles and I love it! I still stare down and just watch it sparkle every once and a while!
Post # 6
@JessMorgan777: It’s rude of her to make a comment like that to you. All that matters is how YOU feel about your ring. If you love it, then it’s absolutely perfect.
My ring is a 0.5 ct centre stone. It’s the sparkliest diamond I’ve ever seen. I’ll take that over a big dull rock any day 🙂
Post # 7
Both, but then if you choose quality, you need to be diligent about cleaning it. I haven’t taken it in to the jewelers in months and it is sparkling a lot less!
Post # 8
@pinkshoes: My old stone was very table heavy and elongated (princess cut) and the one I have now is deeper cut for sure
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I voted size, but not because “bigger is better” … I would notice bigger for sure. I would appreciate quality more, though.
Post # 10
I always noticed size until DH taught me about diamonds. Now I notice quality.
It makes me feel better too…my center stone is a 1.15 and people have made comments about how small it is BUT I know it’s better quality and cost twice what theirs did!
Basically though, no one’s going to be happy with your ring because it’s not theirs. Oh well.
Post # 11
@starrynight: I can’t believe there are actually people out there who feel it’s appropriate to tell someone that their diamond is too small. I mean, really? It’s so rude!
Post # 12
When a diamond doesn’t sparkle and is just lifeless, it can be as big as a persons hand and it still wouldn’t matter.
Quality for sure.
Post # 13
@cb336: I didn’t believe it until I got engaged. Crazy.
Post # 14
I think quality is much more important, honestly. I see ladies with large rings around here, but they don’t sparkle. They are cloudy.
Post # 15
As much as we paid for my 1.02 VS2,G, celebration cut stone we could have gotten a 1.5 I2,J, good cut stone from the same store
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Quality. I can spot a grey diamond and inclusions (especially at I2 level) with the naked eye. But I would never have the audacity to comment on someone’s ring other than to say it’s beautiful or nice.