Post # 1
OK, so I might be THE most indecisive ring picker-outer ever.
I think I’ve FINALLY decided on a setting, but now I keep going back and forth between the size of the OEC moissy I want. I initially thought I wanted an 8.5 mm, but now I’m think an 8 might be a little more “realistic” looking…is there really that much difference between the two? I mean, I know it’s only half a millimeter, but does it make a big difference? My ring size is 5.5 so I want something with a little “wow” factor, but not something that is going to look like too much.
Does anyone have any 8 or 8.5 mm moissys that you can show me? Or any experience between the two size stones? Thanks!!
Post # 3
I don’t have moissy so Im little help, but look up pics of 2 vs 2.5 carat diamonds because they may be easier to find abe could give a nice size comparison
Post # 4
When we were looking at stones, I could notice the .5mm difference in smaller stones, but a stone of that size I dont feel would be very noticable.
Post # 6
“realistic” as in “pass for a diamond”? If so then I would go smaller than a 2carat equivalent. 1.5 is wow with out being extravagant. 2+ carats, unless you seemed like you had 30ishK to spare, I would assume it was a cz/sapphire/moissy.
Post # 7
I don’t have any pics I can show you, but I can say that there isn’t a noticeable difference between the two sizes. If you want to see the difference in size in person, you can always visit a jewelry store and request to see a 1.75ct (typically 7.8mm) and a 2ct (typicaly 8.2mm) diamond. They’re not going to be exactly the same mm-wise, but you’ll get the general idea.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle
@Lecate: diamdb.com let’s your compare different cuts and carat weights on a virtual finger that’s your size. I would suggest looking at that.
Yes, I think there is a noticable difference in size. And personally, if I see a young woman (in my area of the country) with a stone over 2ct I assume it is not a diamond (if that’s what you were asking about “realistic looking”).
Post # 9
I agree with @FutureDrAtkins: If you’re going for “realistic” (as in you want people to think it’s a diamond) I think a smaller stone is the way to go. If I saw one of my friends wearing anything over 2cts and I knew they didn’t have tens of thousands of dollars to spend, I would assume it wasn’t a diamond (or I would assume that they spend their entire life savings on it, which I would see as incredibly stupid). I also would assume the same thing about a younger person. That may be judgmental and wrong, but I do.
Post # 10
Thank you all for your honest advice! Those are all good points and definitely gives me some new information to consider! I really appreciate all the help and insight!!
Post # 11
@Ninteenthchance: that is a gorgeous ring! Do you have more pictures??