(Closed) Question for all of you diamond fanatics out there!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

No, they are so close in size. Honestly when I was looking for my e-ring with my FH, we looked for .90-1.1 because they all looked like the same size. I think people can tell the difference between color and clarity more than size.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldn’t think it would be a big difference visually as much as it would that you know. Looking at them, they look pretty much the same. Does it matter to you about the size difference?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Our jeweler actually told J that the size difference between just under a carat and a full carat is negligible and in his opinion not worth the price difference (or quality difference if you were to hold the price static), so my diamond is under a carat. She’s gorgeous though!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My Engagement ring is .75 and its the highest quality that they have.. A lot of people look at it and ask me if its a 1 ct. ring.. I think because the quality is so nice our human non expert eye thinks that its bigger than it really is. So no.. there is no difference between .94 ct. and 1.4 ct. just sound better thats all.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I see what you mean, we had that problem when fitting our heirloom diamond with certain settings. As a novice, I wouldn’t see where that difference would be a problem but from someone with experience concerning the issue, you want the diamond to fit almost perfectly because you don’t want a gap or space in between the diamond and the setting. I would just take it to the jeweler and have them help you.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

No, it wouldn’t. Most rings are made to fit a variety of sizes. When my FH was looking for my e-ring he looked for a ring that fit a certain size diamond.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When it comes to solitaires, the noticeable difference depends on the setting. For Diamond ratings, such as GIA and EGL, there is almost no such thing as a perfect 1.0CT diamond, and often .96 – 1.04 is considered a 1 CT ring.  However, it really depends on how the diamond is cut. 

If the diamond is too shallow cut, it could seem bigger, but the light which bounces off the ring may give it a less brilliant appearance. It’s really a matter of the depth, and angle at which the facets are cut because light will balance off at different angles. So often you may see a smaller weight diamond appear to be larger, and it’s really tricks of the trade.  As long as the diamond is rated as “Triple Ex” (excellent) then you should be okay with the smaller one to save a bit of money. By Triple Ex, I’m referring to the Cut, Polish, & Symmetry. These factors will make the diamond be considered as “Ideal Cut”…

For a Diamond to be considered “Excellent By GIA”, it would have the following specs:

ROUND DIAMOND

-Depth = 59.0% – 61.0%

-Table = 52.4% – 57.5%

-Girdle = Medium Faceted

PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND

-Depth = 60.0% – 75.0%

-Table = 53.0% – 57.9%

-Girdle = Medium

Here is the anatomy of a diamond…

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think theres a difference. mine is .98 but I still call it 1 ct. lol. I looked at .91 and 1.2 and they looked exactly the same to me… 

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