- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
I think a diamond too big starts to look ostentatious so the answer for me would be yes.
If it makes it so you can’t function at work, then yes. Otherwise, I say no. But I have a personal preference for max 3 carats but I’ve seen some huge celebrity ones thati think are beautiful too. So in short, it depends and its in eye of the beholder as are most things beauty related.
I have a .5 which is perfect for me and I like to not feel it much on my finger. But I’ve seen many rings of many sizes that I think are beautiful. Keep the pics coming! 🙂
On me, I’d go up to just over 3 carats in a round brilliant, but bigger in a pear, Ascher or emerald cut. I’d do a 5 carat emerald cut in a heartbeat.
I have tiny hands and I’m not otherwise blingy so I’d probably like even bigger stones on bigger women with bigger personalities.
It all depends. A 2 carat can look ridiculous on a tiny finger (like size 3-4) depending on the cut and if it is a solitare or halo. The same size diamond can look smaller than 2 cts on a size 9 finger. The current trend, thanks in part to some of these annoying celebrities is the bigger the better. I am sorry, but the pics posted on here thus far (I am on page 2) are silly looking. They cannot possibly be comfortable. How can you not crack your hand on nearly everything and accidentally scratch/slice people beyond a certain size. I bang my rings on things and it is no where near those sizes. I fiddle with my ring to fix it because I dislike it turning or spinning. So, I certainly have my limits. I would not want a ring so huge that I cannot possibly wear it regularly. But, to each their own. I don’t really care what other people like/dislike.
I think many others could pull off larger stones but for me I could go no more than 1.5 carats. I am a size 6.75 finger and often knock my 1.5 moissanite solitaire into things when I wear it. I would be too paranoid to wear my diamond set if the center stone was just as big. I also have relatively short fingers so I don’t have much room for bigger stones.
I don’t think they can be too big although it’s a personal taste. If you can afford it and you like it, who cares!
For myself, I feel 2ct is too big for my taste and I like 1ct~1.5ct but certainly doesn’t bother me when someone else is rocking a 5ct ring (haven’t seen such a big ring on anyone in real life though)! If you can afford it and you love it, then who cares what others think!
Too big for what? To wear to a gala? To wear to an office? To buy coffee? To wear to muck out a barn? In my parents social set, wearing large and valuable jewelry is normal. If you hang out with socialites and attend gala’s you see lots of amazing stuff. There is a place for such things. Being showy or ostentatious is a matter of perspective. In some places (Australia and UK), a 2 carat diamond would look ostentatious. In LA or NY, not so much. To each their own…
Relative to celeb rings, just because they are wealthy, does not mean they know how to select a great gem…knowledge of such things does not come with your Emmy or 3xPlatinum album. Look to royals or old money for amazing gems. Some celebs get it right…Miriah Carey’s 35-carat diamond is cut and set to perfection. Avril Lavigne’s 14-carat pear has a bow-tie that is visible from space.
In any case, I’d say yes to this ring, even if it was reserved for special occasions. Is is huge, yup, but it is fantastic. Put me in the sparkle-lover category (even if my lifestyle only allows for it to have limited utility).
ehh, my aunt and grandma have a 5 carat diamond. I think it’s too much.
OP does have a beautiful ring and set! “Big” rings are in the eye of the beholder. According to one of OP’s previous posts her ring has a “2.16 diamond center with 1.75 setting.” The setting provides great finger coverage and extra bling!
RobbieAndJuliahaha : Just curious, what would you (or others for that matter) consider truly big versus on the larger side of average?
It was 8 carats tota . It seemed a little extreme.
I don’t think there’s really such thing as too big (for the sake of this board and the majority of people anyways). Unless you’re talking about trying to wear that 100 carat ring. Then yes too big, in terms of aesthetics and practicalities sake. I have small hands, but fat stubby fingers so ideally I’d like to wear 2-4 carats. We’ll see though haha…