Post # 1
I am a longtime lurker, but I promised myself I wouldn’t make an account until my boyfriend proposed! Luckily, that should be happening in the next few months! We recently went engagement ring shopping, and my boyfriend found out following that that his mother’s engagement ring is his to use however he wants (use the whole thing, use just the diamond, sell the whole thing, etc.). I think he is going to use the diamond, as the setting is not my taste, but the diamond is gorgeous! However, he knows none of the stats of the diamond yet. So, out of curiousity, what size diamond do you think this is? It is pictured in its original setting on my finger (size 5.5-6).
Also, do you think this is a good size for my hand? I have really small hands, so I want to make sure it looks okay! Thanks, Bees!
Post # 3
1 carat, or very close. My hand is a 5.5-6 and that is what my 1 carat diamond looks like on me. It could be 1.25 though. It’s a beautiful stone, though, and I think will look wonderful on your hand in the setting you choose!
Post # 4
@stefanielovesjamie: Really?!? I had no clue it might be that large! Haha, I just thought it looked a little bigger because of how small my hands are and how short my fingers are 🙂 I’m hoping to put it in a simple pave setting… kind of an updated but traditional look. Thank you for replying!
Post # 5
It looks great on your hand!
I’m kinda digging her unique artistic setting too, but I know that style isn’t exactly for everyone.
Post # 7
To explain my reasoning, I have a 0.86 carat cushion which faces up like a 0.7-0.75 carat round. The finger coverage from your picture looks a lot like mine.
Post # 8
I would say over one carat, but it’s so hard to tell from a picture.
Post # 9
My guess is .7-1 carat. It’s a great size for your hand! You are sooo lucky to have a diamond passed down to you!! Let us know what setting you decide on! Congrats!!
Post # 10
Thanks everybody! I know we are so blessed to have a gift like this. His mother passed away when he was 15, so it will mean a lot to him (and to me) if we use this!
Post # 11
It’s very pretty! I’m guessing its around .8
Post # 12
I am terrible at guessing sizes and what kind of stone it is from pictures. However, I think the diamond will look great on your hand and it gives you the right amount of finger coverage as well. You are a lucky bee to have a family diamond!
Post # 13
My ring size is 5.75, and I have a .75 round diamond, and that looks slightly bigger than mine, so .8-.9ish?
Post # 14
I’d guess around .8ish. Lovely stone!
Post # 16
I think it’s about 1 carat.