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

posted 11 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Helper bee

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
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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
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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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

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

Post # 6
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Blushing 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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

Post # 8
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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
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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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