Post # 16
J SI1 XXX 0.8 carats. Massive guessing going on from me though as I’m crap at even telling diamonds from moissanites on here.
Ideal cut diamonds often face up smaller than other diamonds at the same carat size because they are cut for performance and not size. Lots of purchasers value face up size above everything so the market provides, even though scintillation and even light return are compromised.
Post # 17
Okay, bees, that was fun!! 💍💍💍 A lot of you were REALLY close. It’s a xxx GIA, .91 carat, VS1, J color! To me, it def looks smaller than some of the .9ish carats I’ve seen, I suppose because of the cut! But I really wanted a sparkle and no fluorescence, even though I’ve heard it can make Js appear whiter. I definitely wanted the sparkle factor though, and had heard florescence can make it hazy sometimes. I am not color sensitive, so going the J route was the right move for us to get the ring at budget. Even though I’ve had my ring on several times for sizing and remounting (I’ve also snuck it on a time or two…) he hasn’t proposed yet. Today’s my birthday…. soooo maybe today’s the day?! 😊
Post # 19
- Wedding: San Francisco City Hall
^responded before seeing your update.
Post # 20
Oh cool – I was going to guess 0.9/ and I or J color. My stone is an I and I love it! It’s a really beautiful, classic ring – and doesn’t look smaller than its weight at all to me! You may be comparing your stone’s proportions to the images of 1 carat stones you see on pinterest and instagram – but most of those models have size 4-6 fingers. I think it looks beautiful on you!
Post # 21
britnee814 : I was off by 0.01ct, lol. I guessed fluorescence because your second picture had a great white glowy look to it, and you definitely have the sparkle factor. I am cursed with the 7/7.25 finger size too and I feel like it just eats ct weight, visually. Yours has great finger presence. I think you picked a great stone with great stats to value ratio. Someone did diamond education homework!
Post # 22
notmeeither : It was totally me 😂 We have children, so it was no surprise that he was going to propose and he would say he liked a particular style I didn’t like… and I finally told him I’m a solitaire girl and that if he was overwhelmed by stone shopping, I could pick it out. So I did. Now I’m just waiting on him to pop the question! 💍💍
Post # 23
We are diamond twins (kind of atleast 😉)! I think the size looks pretty spot on. My diamond is a .91 XXX, I color, VS1 and my size is a 5.75, so I think it looks about right on your finger! It’s a beauty!
Post # 24
I think your fiancé made the right call prioritising cut over face-up size, it’s so sparkly and who wants a big dull diamond?
My ring is a GIA J and I have no regrets on the colour either. It a beautiful ring!
Post # 28
Darn, sorry I posted on pg 1, did’t see update on pg 2.
Post # 30
Welllll, my birthday came and went. No proposal! We are heading to the beach today. Maybe on this trip!