(Closed) Quality or Size?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you notice on someone elses hand? Quality or Size?
    Quality=Sparkle! : (99 votes)
    65 %
    Size! Bigger the better! : (38 votes)
    25 %
    other : (6 votes)
    4 %
    : ) : (10 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    13901 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    Member
    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • 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
    Member
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    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
    Member
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @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
    Hostess
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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 # 9
    Member
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
    Member
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    Member
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @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
    Member
    3832 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    Member
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @cb336:  I didn’t believe it until I got engaged.  Crazy.

    Post # 14
    Member
    7772 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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 # 16
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    9147 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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.

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