(Closed) 1.25ct vs. 1.50ct

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think a lot of it depends on your hand.  I have noticed that my ring looks way bigger on my hand than it does some of my girlfriends.  Have you tried on both sizes?  I mean the reality is, the bigger is bigger, but you might be surprised that a 1.25 could look pretty nice!

Either though are really a nice size.  🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I know that with my ring we could see a difference between a 1.5 and a 1.6 (compared side by side) so im sure you can see a big difference between 1.25 and 1.5 too. But i would try them on like PP said because one might look better on your finger than the other.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

It really depends on your finger size and the cut of the stone.

Here’s a finger coverage chart for different round brilliant diamond carat weights:

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

it depends on your hand like kiwibee said, but also on how it’s cut. My diamond is a teeny bit bigger than my bff’s (like .1 or .2 carat, nothing really major) but hers looks bigger because it’s cut shallower- like it’s wider with a shorter ‘point’ at the bottom, whereas mine has more of a point. idk i’m sure there are real terms for this stuff lol. But 1.25 and 1.5 are close and a lot of factors go inot how big it will look! Go for sparkle anyway- better to get a little smaller at higher quality, in my op.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Seaside: Cut really does make a difference.

I have a 1.53 c cushion cut, but it will look smaller than a princess or round of the same size because the cushion cut is deeper (whereas princess and round “face up” more).

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Are you comparing two stones that are the same in cut, color, and clarity. If so I would go with the larger stone. However if those other factors are different I would ensure that I went with the that was a better overall quality. For me it came down to two stone, 1.56 and 1.8, I could tell the difference in size, but the 1.56 was better quality than the 1.8 so I chose the smaller stone

This might be a helpful website for comparison:

http://www.diamondsourceva.com/Education/CaratWeight/diamonds-weight-size-chart.asp

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@roxy821: Very good call!

There is much more to a diamond than just carat weight. Be sure you are also looking at color, cut and clarity.

Go with the higher quality diamond over all, you’ll end up with more sparkle/brilliance and even if the carat size is slightly smaller, the other c’s will more than make up for it in appearance.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have a 1.3 carat cushion and it’s ALWAYS assumed to be a 1.5 (by jewelery stores, friends, etc…) It really all depends on the way it’s set and how small your finger is (and mine’s a size 8!)

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My moissanite is a 1.25 and there is an actual size of the stone chart on moissaniteco.com website. I didn’t see a difference between the 1.25 and 1.5 and I didn’t want Mr. T to spend more than he had too. I wear a size 9.5-10 and I think the 1.25 Ring Bearer looks perfect for my hand. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think when you’re going with an alternative stone, it’s a good idea to err on the conservative side, just because if it looks big, you could end up being bombarded with questions and having to awkwardly explain/defend what the stone is.

Miss Tat’s ring looks amazing on her, substantial but not showy, and now that I see it’s a 1.25 I would say go with that for you as well.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@littlemissmango: I agree. lol For a minute I toyed with the idea of a 2ct moissanite but then I thought, WTF is wrong with me!? We make good money combined but I felt 2ct would be a little showy especially with the sparkle factor with moissanite and even though everyone around us knows it’s a moissanite, strangers do not. I didn’t want people to assume something we are not. I didn’t want to be a target either. Recently around here, a guy followed a woman from a store to her car and mugged her for her ring and car. He freaking knocked her out and stole her ring, bracelet, and car. Maybe it was random, but I would think someone trying to steal a car wants to do it as fast as possible and not take the time to knock someone out and take their ring and bracelet. 

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