(Closed) 1ct moissanite VS 2ct moissanite

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wear a size 6, and have a 3ct moissanite. It certainly looks large, but not over the top, in my opinion.

If I were you, I would totally go for the 2ct. It won’t look gaudy at all on a size 8.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

A great way to see what size looks best on your own finger is to go into jewelry stores and try on rings with any kind of gemstone in different carat sizes.  You can even go and just try on CZ rings to get an idea of what it would look like.  Also you can go online and print out a carat size chart. cut out the sizes you are thinking about and tape them onto your finger.  Sounds silly I know, but it works!

P.S. pictures always make stones look bigger than life.  My 1 carat looks just right on my size 5 finger, but in pictures it looks a lot bigger for some reason.

This is my ring:

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wear an 8 1/2 and have a 1.5 moissy!

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think the larger the stone the more likely it is to attract comment.

A lot of people are not aware of moissanite and may find it incongruous that you have such a large stone. For the avoidance of that sort of comment, I would pick the smaller one. My own personal preference leans towards more discreet/less flashy styles so you may want to take my comment with a pinch of salt.

I am sure either will look beautiful though and you’ll never know until you try some on!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Ooh one more image I found –

The rings are on a size 6 finger and from left to right are 1.02ct, 1.21ct, 1.51ct, and 2.01ct.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Why not a 1.5ct?

I agree with a PP that a 2ct moissy might attract some unwanted comments.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I vote 1 only because after looking at the 4 comparisons the bee posted, the 2 looks too gaudy for my taste. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@nanikoa:  Yep, my stone is offically a 9mm Old European Cut Amora Moissanite.

I just went over the my FI’s best friend’s house and his wife said that my ring is large, but not over-the-top in her opinion, and now she is thinking about upgrading her .5ct diamond to a 2ct moissanit and she has a size 7 finger. Thought you might be interested in the perspective of somebody who has seen my ring in person.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@nanikoa:  a high quality very sparkly diamond in 2 ct size would cost about $20,000 or more. Thus if youre hoping it will pass as a diamond, realize that people will probably suspect its a sim. Although theyre unlikely to say anything. 

If you are someone who likes bling n is planning on being upfront that its a moissanite, then go big or go home. Maybe even a 3 carat! Every one knows something that huge is unlikely to be a diamond as few people have $35k on tjeir finger.  Moissanites are beautiful sims and so cheap compared to diamonds, you can afford to go big!

best wishes. sorry for typos, am on my phone

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

Tell us what you chose after you tried them on.. Please.. I have a size 7 finger and I am getting a 1.5ct round moissanite!!

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