Post # 1
When FI and I initially went shopping for rings, I thought that a 1 carat diamond would be just the right size. However, after having my ring for a while I feel that the diamond gets lost on my long thin fingers. I absolutely love the Tacori setting and know my ring was not cheap, but I sometimes wish the diamond would be a little bigger.
I have already decided that I don’t want a wedding band because I like the simplicity of one ring. Since we’re saving $4k by not buying a band, I’m contemplating upgrading my stone to a 1.5 carat for the wedding. Would the upgrade even be noticeable? Or should I wait for a larger upgrade down the road? I know FI is on board for an upgrade, I’m just not sure he would be on board this soon. I’m also Not sure Tacori could re-work the setting to accommodate the larger stone. Please only vote if you would/have upgraded your e-ring. I know this can be a very touchy subject, but it’s just a personal preference.
Edit: We got engaged last December, so I’ve had the ring for almost a year.
Post # 3
@Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T: your ring is so pretty! If it won’t bother your fi and if you’ve already earmarked the money and won’t be getting a wedding band then I dont see why not! If anyone asks you you can explain it that way-you got something new for the wedding but just not a band! Good luck!
Post # 4
Looks like you’ll get at least another mm in size if you switch to 1.5 – if you’re forgoing a band and have the money set aside, do it!
Post # 5
I do think you would notice a difference with half a carat, but I think the diamond size you have now looks great on you! Also, the ring you have now was made for a one carat….depending on the ring itself you may have to have the whole thing remade…yikes….put that with the cost of the new diamond and it could be a lot of money.
It’s your choice though….I would personally leave it like it is.
Post # 6
@Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T: Is your ring size slated to fit a certain carat size? I know that a lot of Tacoris will have medium and large heads. They’ll set a new stone for you (for a charge) if it’s within the slated carats, but if it is bigger, they do NOT just change the head. Instead, I think they will buy back your ring at 75% of the MSRP and let you repurchase a new setting with a larger head.
I’d speak to your Tacori partner before making the decision to upgrade! My ring’s specifications would have fit anywhere between a 1-5 carat diamond, and when I asked about that, my jeweller said that it was misleading. My ring is made to hold a 6.5-7mm RB diamond, and anything outside of those confines would require me to trade in my setting for one that is custom made to a larger stone. However, it’s a lot easier to ugrade carat size when you don’t have a halo, so double check before you get your heart set on anything!
Post # 7
Your ring is seriously really pretty. While I am all on board for a bigger stone, I don’t think right now would be an ideal time to do so. Also, that ring looks perfect on your finger, I don’t think it gets lost at all. How long have you had it for?
Post # 8
I voted wait because I think going from a 1 ct to 2 ct would be REALLY nice and if you can wait then it’d be worth it!
Post # 9
I think a 1 carat diamond which is already 6.5 mm in diameter is a good size for an average size finger like around size 6.
If going higher in carat, you essentially want a larger girdle diameter for the diamond, meaning more bling factor ★彡
If that is the case, why not go for a 2 carat diamond which is a diameter around 8.1mm which will make a quite noticeable difference in size as well as the fact that the price is just over double the price of a well cut 1 carat size stone.
I am planning on doing that in the future.
Post # 10
I totally understand the shrinkage thing!
Mine is a 1.5, and at first I thought it was huge but now I sort of wish It was 2. The thing is, if I’m going to upgrade (which would be a tougher choice for me emotionally) I wouldn’t do it for a 1/2 carat difference…I’d upgrade to 2.5 or 3, and probably later down the road.
I don’t think it matters WHEN you upgrade (it would just be a bad use of money for us right now) but I’d get something like 1.8-2.2 so that you feel it was worthwhile!
Post # 11
Thanks everyone. I think I’m going to hold off until we can afford a larger upgrade.