Post # 1
So I am still having trouble deciding! We chose the ring, Yay!! But I still can’t decide on the ct size. I am choosing between .75ct (6mm) and 1ct(6.5mm) and I have a size 5.25 finger. Since it is a halo it will look even bigger than it is. I know most bees love the big rock; however, I am more modest. We also are both in college, so I’m worried that people will wonder “how we could afford such a rock?” Right now I think the .75ct would be the perfect size. But I worry that in the future I will regret not getting the larger ring. (I won’t be upgrading to a new ring). I attached some picture of how it would look on me (excuse the un-manicured fingers). Please give me feedback, and any pictures of similar rings and finger sizes would be awesome! Thanks so much!!
Left is .75ct, Right is 1ct
(Sorry about the big pictures, There is more of a difference in real life than in the pictures)
Post # 3
get the larger one. it’s not that much bigger and you won’t be in college forever.
Post # 4
@jenai814: I would suggest getting just below 1 carat, like a .9 carat. You save money and won’t notice the difference in size.
Post # 5
I like the 1ct- who cares what people say or think- go with the ring you love!! If people are going to gossip, they will do so regardless of the size of ring you get, imho.
Post # 6
i would go with the larger as some people have said. my fiance did a lot of researching before purchasing my ring and what maya2008 said is correct. there was a major difference in price between my .91 carat and another 1 carat with almost no difference with how they look. with a 1 carat stone, you pay for having the luxury to say it is a 1 carat stone.
Post # 7
Do the sizes pictured take the halo into account?
Post # 8
I hear you about the .90 vs the one carat. With diamonds a “light” jewelers “carat” can be substantially cheaper. However she’s not getting a real diamond. It’s a sim.
To original poster: you said you already are worried that others will wonder how you can afford such a ring based on your circumstances. There are affordable genuine diamond rings out there, maybe not as large or as perfect as a man made diamond look alike but you don’t have to worry as you said nor defend/explain either…jus’ saying…
Just an example:
Congrats on your engagement and whatever ring you choose.
Post # 9
@AlwaysSunny: Yes the pictures are with the measurements of the halo!
Post # 10
Normally I vote for the larger centre stone, but I think the smaller one looks stunning in relation to your fing size, it is really a pretty size!
Post # 11
Thanks so much guys! Yah it won’t be a diamond. We’re getting a moissanite! I think its the best option for us! Keep the feedback coming.
Post # 12
I prefer the 0.75 ct one! I think it looks better on your finger! The 1 ct halo would be too much IMO. Honestly, I would just get a 0.4 – 0.5 ct diamond halo. I’m a ring size 5 also, and I think a half carat halo would look absolutely perfect on a size 5 finger! 🙂
Post # 13
I don’t understand. You’re getting a moissanite, not a diamond. No ones going to look at it and say ” that’s too big for them to afford” get what you like. That’s the benefit of getting the less expensive stone
Post # 14
She said: “Im worried that people will wonder “how we could afford such a rock?”
She wants to try to pass if off as actual diamonds…
Post # 15
I would suggest going to a store and trying on rings with halos close to those two sizes. Initially I thought 1ct would be perfect for me, but it wasn’t until I tried them on that I realized it was a little too much for my small hands. You never know until you try!
That being said, I prefer the .75. I think the proportions look perfect with your hand.
Post # 16
@MattieK: Thank you! Yes, I am actually leaning towards the .75 now I believe! I know lots of bees like the big rock, but I like the dainty look.