Post # 1
I do. But not in the way you think.
A lot of people lately have been asking me “What carat size is that?”. Not just strangers off the street or anything, I’m talking friends and family. Strangers off the street I would tell them that they should mind their own business or just ignore them. Friends..I just feel like I can’t do that.
I have a 1.4 ct cushion cut, and I say that it’s a “little over a carat”, or “about a carat”. I know cushion face up smaller than rounds, so my 1.4 cushion faces up about the same as a 1ish ct round.
I’m not ashamed of my ring, and I love the size. I just feel like since I’m a grad student some people would make comments if they knew it was almost 1.5 carats. Everyone compliments me on it, so it’s not like I’m getting nasty remarks about it being too big or anything. I think most people have no idea what 1 carat actually looks like anyways, but it’s like some magic number. I’m afraid people’s eyes might bug out if I said 1.4. Sounds silly, but…yeah
Just wondering if any of you ladies have ever fibbed (either inflating or deflating) your ct weight of your rings and if so, why?
Post # 3
I’ve never been asked about it, so I have never told anyone and therefore, I have never lied about it. 🙂
Post # 4
Kinda…I didnt tell everyone it was 1.02ct or over a carat when I got it for my 15th anniversary upgrade…I just said I got my carat 🙂 does that count
Post # 5
Neat thread! I never have, no. Although I may have referred to my 0.52 centre stone as “about a half a carat”, I usually just tell whoever is asking the specifics (which is usually no one, haha)!
Post # 6
i do the exact same thing…. my ring is 1.5 ct and since everyone only says how big it is i just say “a little over a carat” when people ask how big it is…
Post # 7
I guess I do a bit, haha. We purchased a “half carat” leo at Kay’s for my center stone, but it is actually .45 ct. So I call it my half carat even though it isn’t. but I don’t type .5ct which would seem like more of a lie (or I’m just crazy!)
Post # 8
@loving_life: how much are leo diamonds? I don’t mean to pry just curious
Post # 9
@puppiekisses: Um, they’re pretty similar pricing to the certified diamonds also available. It is G, SI1, cost us $1000 more than the half carat non-certified H, I1 one that we initially planned for. SOOO beyond worth the upgrade though!
Post # 10
My center stone is .85 and I still just say about a carat. I’m not going to go into to detail with people about how it’s over 3/4 yet under 1.
Post # 11
@loving_life: yeah I love them, so much glittery sparkle to them. you got the better diamond definately
Post # 12
I get it, I would feel dumb saying the exact carat weight too, so to anyone who asks it’s “around a carat” even though it’s 1.25
Post # 13
I just say mine’s a little over half a carat. Which it is. It’s .70. It’s easier for people to understand when I say it that way.
Post # 14
My diamond is what they call a “baby half” aka 3/8ths. So I just tell people it’s a little under a half, that way they don’t have to do the math. If I’m typing it out to anyone that cares I say .38.
Post # 15
First off, for the record… asking is considered to be RUDE… but of course in this day and age, folks don’t seem to respect those traditional views of propriety and etiquette
So, just keep in mind that you are NEVER under any obligation to give any sort of a reply (let alone tell the WHOLE Truth)
I am sure that there are many like yourself who brush such questions aside, by finding something “general” to say… such as “It’s just over a carat”… OR my fave “Gee, ya know I never asked… I’m just thrilled with my Fiance and consider myself to be such a lucky girl to be marrying him !! “
This last one is a bit of a double-zinger… in that… IF I found it too RUDE to ask, and I’m marrying him… WHY in goodness sakes are you thinking it is OK to ask me ????
For the record though, here is an interesting bit of info, that a lot of folks buying Diamonds don’t seem to know.
Diamonds come in tons of sizes… and not all 1 Carat Diamonds for example are equal. Technically in the Diamond Biz a 1 Carat Stone can cover a greater span than just that 1.00 CW that so many initially think of… in reality a 1 Carat stone can legally range from anywhere between 0.95 to 1.05
Here then the breakdown of Carat Weights for the most popular Carat Sizes…
1/10 Carat = 0.09 to 0.11
1/8 Carat = 0.12 to 0.13
1/7 Carat = 0.14 to 0.15
1/6 Carat = 0.16 to 0.17
1/5 Carat = 0.18 to 0.22
1/4 Carat = 0.23 to 0.28
1/3 Carat = 0.29 to 0.36
3/8 Carat = 0.37 to 0.44
1/2 Carat = 0.45 to 0.58
5/8 Carat = 0.59 to 0.68
3/4 Carat = 0.69 to 0.82
7/8 Carat = 0.83 to 0.94
1 Carat = 0.95 to 1.05
1-1/4 Carat = 1.23 to 1.28
1-1/2 Carat = 1.45 to 1.58
1-3/4 Carat = 1.69 to 1.82
2 Carats = 1.95 to 2.05
Hope this helps,
Post # 16
@This Time Round: hurmm so my 1.16 would be considerd 1 1/6 ct interesting…did not know that…
But yeah that’s to much to explain….think I’ll stick to “It just over a 1ct”