Upgrading engagement ring

posted 3 years ago in Proposals
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Can we see it on your finger? I think it will! I wear a 4.75 as well with a 1ct centerstone with halo. I think it’s perfect for me though :]. I’m sure yours looks fine but i would go with whatever you are most comfortable with! Maybe try on some rings at a local jeweler and see the difference!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

pinkgurl86:  this is my 1.82 round diamond on 4.5 finger. Not quite 2 carats. Hope this comparison helps.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

 

pinkgurl86:  It depends how it is cut, but your 1.23ct is roughly 7mm as to where a 2ct is roughly 8.2mm. You could always go to a jeweler and have them pull a 2ct to compare.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

pinkgurl86:  your first step is to go to the jewellery store and try on some 2ct diamonds to see how you like them on your hand.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Yes it will definately be noticable. Is the upgrade worth it? That’s totally a personal choice. If YOU think it’s worth it then it is.

I will say that I recently got engaged and I got to totally pick out my ring. I was trying on everything between a 1ct and 2 1/2ct. I personally liked a 2ct solitare best on my hand but my ring size is larger than yours (5.75).

I’m sure whatever you choose will be Beautiful!!!

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

pinkgurl86:  I can’t speak to if the upgrade is “worth it” because that is something only you can answer since you are the one who has to wear it everyday.  If you want a new ring and you and FI can afford it I say go for it!!! I think we should LOVE our rings!

There is definitely a visible difference in 1.23 and 2 carats. My finger is larger than yours (5.5-5.75, I wear my rings in 6) and my first e-ring was a little over 2 carat diamond. I think 2 carats is like a great “one size fits all” size on others but on me I thought it was HUGE. I decided I wanted 1 carat and moissy. We ended up switching to 7.0mm moissy (1.25 equivalent) and that size is perfect for me.  If you haven’t already, I suggest going to a jewelry store try on different sizes to see what you like best on your finger. <br /><br />

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

pinkgurl86:  these are the stats on my diamond.

1.82 ct.

round brilliant hearts and arrow cut

Ideal cut SI2 clarity

G color

No Fluorescence

thank you for the compliment. the diamond sparkles a lot, so it does grab some peoples attention. 

I am a blessed woman.  Have Fun!

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yes, the size difference should be quite noticeable (well, depending on the shape) and IMO worth it. Definitely go try some rings on!

Post # 12
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Newbee

pinkgurl86:  Yes I am very lucky and I know it .  Our circumstances are probably different than some though. We are both older (40’s), have been married before, children are grown, and we both have established careers. FI recieves very good pay for the area that we live in, so…he did not give me a budget. He said whatever I wanted that I would love. I honestly could have went bigger without him saying a thing. I just know that for the area that I live in, a 2ct is already very large, and people look and guawk already, so I definately would not want it bigger. I ended up picking out a 2.01ct solitare, H color, S1 clarity, because I couldn’t see any difference in it than the ones with higher color or clarity…but that is just me. It is set in a filigree band with .24ct diamonds. I’ll see if I can add a couple pics for reference. Have FUN picking one that you love!!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  Lisa19609.
Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Lisa19609:  Just want to say, your ring is GORGEOUS!

Post # 14
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Newbee

bpenisson:  Thank You!! I think every woman should love their ring.  It’s a symbol of ( hopefully) a lifetime! 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would upgrade. My favorite diamonds are in and around 2 carat round brilliants, I don’t think you can go wrong with going up a half carat.

My hand is much larger than yours and my ring is just over 2 carats. I would not have went any smaller because of the size of my finger (approx 8, maybe 8.5).. Its eye catching and gets compliments, which wasn’t what I was going for but, its a nice ring so I can’t really complain.. I did choose it.

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