(Closed) A little carat perspective

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I occasionally get a pang when I see something especially huge and gorgeous, but I LOVE my ring — about a half carat of black diamond — it’s so special to me and I still feel safe and comfortable traveling to less fancy places and working with a lot of different kinds of people. The traveling thing is a big deal for me, I wouldn’t want to have to leave it at home every time I go somewhere off the beaten path and I think anything a carat or above I’d feel self-conscious and nervous about. I love that I can show off my awesome engagement right no matter where I go and not have people assume anything about me. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i dont envy sizes.. but i envy diamod color..

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

In retrospect, I wish we had gone a little smaller.  I have an 8mm yellow citrine centre stone (about 2-2.5ct equivalent) and I had no thoughts of changing it out, until I noticed it has a scratch across the top.  I’m anticipating more scratches in the future, so we’re starting to think about an upgrade in the future.  Trouble is, an 8mm diamond can range anywhere from $5000 to $30000 and beyond!  If we had gotten a smaller setting, the cost to replace the citrine with a diamond would have been a lot more reasonable.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2006

There are times when I wish it was bigger! But then I look down and its sparkly and bright white and I love it all over again!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Okay, I admit it, I would have loved a 1.2-1.5ct…no bigger though. My 1ct is of really good quality and for what we paid for it I could have gotten a 1.5 low quality stone but I know that it would not be as pretty. I once went and tried on a 1.5 that is the same quality as the stone I already have and loved it… until I saw the price tag. *Gag…that’s a good down payment on a house…..nevermind! lol

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@RiverBride13:  I have a D, VS1 round brilliant.. i didnt chose it, my hubby did. But after he proposed, i did more research on pricesope and feel in love with small fancy color diamonds.. =D if i had choice, i would pick a small fancy color stone and have it set in halo…

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

oh my goodness thank you for posting this! I’ve been kind of scared recently…we picked out the ring together and it’s nowhere near as big as the rings I typically see here. 3/4 round center but 1 ct total weight with peekaboo diamonds…my mom’s, MOH’s and several others are much bigger than mine will be. I prefer that size but still getting nervous. Proposal is imminent and I’ve almost forgotten what it looks like 🙁

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

How has did my stone size realization work backwards lol? When I first got it I thought it was HUGE, now I think it’s perfect for my hand, but I wouldn’t turn down bigger lol 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I have a .5ct.  My previous ring (from another relationship) was .25ct so I can definately tell the difference.  However, as rough as I am on jewelry and as much as I catch this one on stuff, I can’t imagine having anything bigger and being comfortable.

Post # 14
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196 posts
Blushing bee

I have a 1/3 ct emerald, and it is perfect for me. I have a size 9.5 and my Fiance mentioned it looked small when he picked it up, but I absolutely love it. I think .5 ct is the biggest I would want to go. I’m not a big fan of large stones though, so it’s just me.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

I like my stone size but if anything, I would have gone just very slightly smaller. Most of the time I think it’s just right for my hand, though. If we would have had a wayyyyyyy bigger budget we probably would have gotten a natural fancy intense diamond, but also same size or slightly smaller.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

@MissNoodles:  Try yellow sapphire. Much harder than a citrine (which is a quartz)

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