WHY oh why does my .75 carat solitaire look so tiny? Can I see yours?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@nicole1276:  mine is .73 and my ring size is 4.5.  This may sound strange, but I find that my solitaire looks bigger from a distance rather than close up.  It may just be me though.

Post # 4
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1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maybe if you tried on a .5ct solitaire, comparatively you’d feel better about the size of your stone? It’s a lovely ring, certainly not tiny. 🙂

Post # 5
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3806 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think all bees go through this at some point. I have days where it feels like my ring shrunk…like it was a little bigger just 2 days ago, what happened? Then after a while, days or weeks go by then I notice my hand and I find myself thinking “WOW! I have a ROCK!” lol

It happens. I usually stop looking at ring threads and ring photos and then my ring looks “good” again. It’s a perception thing, I guess.

Post # 6
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3112 posts
Sugar bee

@nicole1276:  It doesn’t look small to me at all!  Mine is a 1/2c center and it’s definitely smaller than yours!  I wear a 6.5.

Post # 7
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4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t think it looks tiny…looks pretty healthy to me

Post # 8
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1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@nicole1276:  Don’t let other rings make you question yours! It is beautiful and classic and you obviously chose it for a reason – it may not be a whopping great big 3ct rock but I certainly wouldn’t think of it as small either, especially as you have small fingers, it’s very nicely suited 🙂

Post # 9
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1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My center stone is I THINK .78 (I don’t remember, though – it’s definitely between .75 and .8). I always think it looks big, but everyone I know has small center stones.

 

Post # 10
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2010 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@nicole1276:  I think it looks perfect on your finger!  Mine is also a .75 ct round, but I sometimes wish we went larger because the setting seems to belittle the diamond.  

Here is my ring on my size 5.5 finger:

Post # 11
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Sigh, I’m with you. I have a size 4 finger and 4.5 ring, and I feel like my 1 carat (ideal cut and proportions) looks much smaller than similar sizes I see on the bee. 

Post # 12
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@StL.Ashley:  whoa, I have a 1.01 carat on a size 4 finger and mine looks tiny compared to yours, despite having very good proportions (almost exactly 6.5mm). What size is your finger?

Post # 13
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have a .75 carat and I am a size 4.5. It will seems to look a little bigger though since it is a marquise and they are decieving. Silly things. Your .75 carat looks like the normal size—no worries!

 

 

 

Post # 14
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

LOL I have exactly the same problem…my center is a little over 2ct…and every time I look at the pictures of other 2 ct rings on the message board I think that mine looks smaller….I even got paranoid that our jeweler scammed us..and gave us a smaller stone with a wrong gia certificate….

Post # 15
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917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Mine is a .75 (give or take .01, I’ve forgotten) and my finger is a 5.

Post # 16
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2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@TaurianDoll:  this is totally true! I go back and forth from being “omg this is a huge stone!” to…”hmmm, should it be bigger?”

I think my problem is that I used to wear a lovely blue topaz ring on my left hand middle finger, and it’s fairly large. My purple sapphire is slightly smaller (just shy of 7 mm, while the topaz is 7mm cushion cut), but the ring itself is super gorgeous and elegant (also my middle finger is larger (size 6, compared to 4.75 for e-ring), therefore needs a larger stone!)

pic of my e-ring for reference:

 

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