(Closed) 2.0ct vs 1.5ct

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I say, go with the larger stone. I have a 1.58 ct princess cut solitaire that is D color on a 5.25 finger and while I love love love my ring, I think every girl eventually suffers from the shrinking phenomenon. I agree with other bees- perhaps look for a ring that is 1.8-2.0 cts in the f-h color range and vs1-vs2 clarity. You can find an incredible ring within your budget!

Post # 63
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412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Not sure if you’ve decided yet, but just wanted to chime in and say that my ring is not as big as the ones you’re looking at (the center stone is 1.2 and all together it’s 1.8) but it is an ideal cut, vvs1, and it’s an I.  My Fiance struggled with this because he really wanted it to be an h or g color, but where he was just didn’t have what he was looking for in the size and price… anyway, mine is mounted in platinum and I absolutely never see a hint of any color whatsoever and am constantly getting compliments on it… here’s a pic of it if that helps at all.  Good luck!

Post # 64
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You don’t want a thick girdle. It weighs more, so the spread is reduced.  That means the ring, if it’s a 2 carat, is going to be comparable in size to a smaller carat when it’s put into its setting.  Why pay for a 2 carat when you can get a smaller size for less and have them look the same size?

Post # 65
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

The size to me doesn’t matter because it’ll look large regardless from the halo. Plus she’ll love it no matter what because its given by her fiance who loves her dearly. It also depends on her ring size too. I have a .5 center stone princess. Its on a finger size 6.5. With the halo it added more to the size of the ring so instead of .5 it looks like .75.,.

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