Post # 1
I have short stubby fingers. Does anyone know what style would look best on my finger? I probably wont get anything bigger than 1/2 carat or so. Where are the best places to shop to get the most bang for your buck? I know a lot of people are shopping online now so I thought I would ask.
Post # 2
http://www.diamdb.com 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
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
- Wedding: June 2021 - Iowa
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
Buying a pre-owned diamond will also save you a ton of money.
Post # 6
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
Oval and pear shaped diamonds apparently appear larger than other shapes of the same carat weight!
Post # 8
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
I’d go to pricescope and let the folks there find you the best diamond for your price point.