Can someone please show me 1/2 carat on size 8/9 finger?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
407 posts
Helper bee is great for size references.

If you’re trying to get the most bang for your buck (assuming bang is sparkle and size), definitely consider moissanite. There are a lot of threads that talk about moissanite.

If you really want a diamond, consider a lab diamond from Clean Origin or Brilliant Earth.

If you really want a mined diamond look at Blue Nile, James Allen, and Brilliant Earth.

To maximize value on a diamond, find an eye clean SI1 or SI2. Be careful of the type of inclusion. You can go in color to an I or J stone and still have it look pretty white. Never sacrifice on cut.

Good luck in your search!

Post # 3
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Try an oval or emerald cut. They are more elongated and can look larger for their carat weight, and also are flattering on shorter fingers 🙂

Post # 4
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2021 - Iowa

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lemondropfairy :  i have a .47 oval, J color on a size 8 finger. My ring is from brilliant earth, I got a lab diamond instead of a mined one which saved quite a bit of money. I definitely suggest checking them out! 

Post # 5
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2021

Buying a pre-owned diamond will also save you a ton of money. 

Post # 6
316 posts
Helper bee

I second the suggestion that you look around at some shops for pre-owned diamonds. You can get some fabulous deals. Wouldn’t do this online, though, unless you were on a respected site (I Do, Now I Don’t, etc.). Wouldn’t want to get taken by a false representation of the stone.

Post # 7
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Oval and pear shaped diamonds apparently appear larger than other shapes of the same carat weight! 

Post # 8
1453 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I feel your pain, my fingers are short and stubby too. Size 8 as well 

my original ering 1/2 ctw 

Not sure of the size on the main stone but I think it might be 1ct equivalent blue topaz oval


Post # 9
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

I’d go to pricescope and let the folks there find you the best diamond for your price point.  

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