Calling all size 4-5 with a solitaire round diamond?!? 2 carats and up please!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Busy bee

Here’s a pic of a 2 ct on a size 3 finger (forgot to include this in the last post “facepalm” lol

Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

2ct ctr stone D VS2 Ex Vg N, total 2.25ct, size 3.5

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 1996

AbigailJAM :  Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š! The band of my ring is 2,1mm, I hope  this helps.Enjoy your ring shopping ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

redearthlady :  Thank you so much!You’re very nice.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

1.72 on a size 4. I’d go bigger… ๐Ÿ˜ 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Get what you love and ignore everyone else! I have a 1.95 OEC diamond, size 3 finger. I always am pining after something bigger, but in reality this is the perfect size for *me*. It definitely looks large  but not too ostentatious. 

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Bit of a further away perspective! 

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Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 1999

That sales person is stupid. Get what you love and it will look beautiful! (I have a size 7 finger so I won’t post any pics)

Post # 22
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Helper bee

I have a size 4.25 finger and 2 carats looks so small on me because my fingers are so freakishly long. When i was trying on rings i put on a 2 carat and it looked like 1 carat looks on other people, so you cant just go by ring size. The sales person is making assumptions, get what you love. Also, i feel like rings look so much bigger on here than they are because everyone’s always posting close ups, you need one from a little farther away for perspective. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I love any excuse to show mine! Honestly, people told me mine looked huge at 2.15 on a size 5 (not in an ostentatious way). So be prepared for comments like that but get what you love! It’s your ring, they won’t be staring at it every day.

We did mine with a custom-only jeweler. 18k yellow gold. He told us to put a basket in to protect the stone since 18KYG is weaker than platinum and we picked a delicate setting, so keep that in mind. But sounds like your setting will be a bit sturdier :).

Here are pics! Come back with pics of yours 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

AbigailJAM :  Thank you!!  I cannot imagine having a band as tiny as 2 mm for this stone.  The front is matched to the width of the .40 stones and is about 5 mm.  The back of the ring band is 7mm.  Don’t forget that the larger the center stone, the thinner then band will appear.  Please post pics when you get your ring.  I know you must be excited!!

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

The strength of the band will depend on many factors:

– If it is hammered metal rather than cast, it will be much stronger b/c there will be no air bubbles trapped within comromising the strength. You can request this if you go custom route.

– If it is solid metal rather than pave, it will be stronger because no metal is being carved out.

– If it is thinner, but tall (like a knife-edge), it will be stronger than thin and low/comfort band b/c more metal.

– As a previous poster mentioned, the more contact points the prongs have with the band, the stronger. So adding a basket to a cathedral setting makes it stronger.  The Tiffany knife edge has spread out contact points, making it stronger.

The Tiffany knife edge design should be plenty strong enough to go ~2mm for a 3-4 ct stone, but I personally would probably go up to ~2.2 – 2.5 mm for better proportions. I have seen some 2-4 ct PS rings with 2mm knife edge bands that look terrible imo b/c they lack proportion. 

To address a point a PP mentioned above, YG is also more brittle than platinum. This means that the YG prongs are more likely to snap off or break when the same prong in Plat would bend. 

The fact that OP is going with 6 prongs should be adequate insurance against that, but she could go up to 8 prongs if truly worried.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee

Just for fun, I saw someone comment on pricescope that you can go up to one carat lower than your ring size in round brilliant, and the equivalent of your ring size in fancy cuts.  For example: if you are a size 5 you can go up to a 4 carat round or a 5 carat fancy. Size 4 would mean a 3 carat round or 4 carat fancy. 

Personally, it seems rare to regret size. My finger is 2.75 in the winter and 3 in the summer. I have a 1.56 and it seems tiny some days. 

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

2.25 carat on a size 4.5 finger 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Mine has thin baguettes, so visually similar to solitaire. 2.35 on size 5 finger and I love it. I wouldn’t be turned away by anyone’s opinion other than your own! If you want a larger stone, go for it.

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