(Closed) Carat size help, please!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which size moissanite stone should I use for a center stone in my cushion halo?
    6 mm (1.1 carat equivalent) : (70 votes)
    85 %
    5.5 mm (.85 carat equivalent) : (12 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    14488 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Definitely the 6mm.  If it were me, I’d even go as big as 8mm.  🙂

    Post # 4
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t have any photos, but I wear a size 7.5 (though my fingers are quite long) and I think .85 looks perfect. I know there’s a chart floating around somewhere which claims to know what the ideal ct size to finger size is, but I thought the range it was giving me was way too big.

    I think it just really depends on your personal preference and your build.

    Post # 5
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I agree with pinkshoes. Get the bigger size! With a size 7 finger, you can get a 1.1 equivalent without looking too gaudy or flashy. I have a 1.21 ct. diamond in a halo and have a size 6 finger which is great proportionally for my tastes.

    Post # 6
    11391 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I wear a size 7. My princess cut solitaire is 1 carat. So imagine it with a halo:

    Also remember the cushion I do believe faces up smaller. So I think a 1.1 carat with a halo would look amazing on your finger size!

    Post # 7
    14488 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Here’s that finger coverage chart.  This is for round brilliant cut though, so keep in mind that a cushion cut of the same caret weight faces up slightly smaller.

    ETA: oops, just noticed that theres actually a mm size column too

    Post # 8
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Go big or go……….well don’t actually go anywhere, welcome to the Bee!

    I voted for the larger one just because you can.  You don’t want to be looking at your ring later on and wishing that you got the bigger one.

    Post # 9
    43 posts
    • Wedding: September 2007

    @CCthebakingbee:  Hey I have the WED868 set. But i have a size 4 finger. But i reckon you should go the 6mm. Its a beautiful ring! Ive measured the outer edge with halo to be about 9mm accross on the widest part. Hope this helps. =) Here is a link on betterthandiamond with someone having that setting but not a 6mm, but with a 7mm mira so you know colour. I chose unenhanced for mine.

    LINK: http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php/topics/686163/1 


    Post # 11
    43 posts
    • Wedding: September 2007

    @CCthebakingbee:  There is a slight warmth to it. But face up most of the time its pretty white and very sparkly. Here are some photos ive taken. The round set halo is just a CZ comparable to and E or F diamond i think. But you can see the moissanite is just a little yellow. But thats how i like it anyways. Picture was taken with flash on.

    Side View

    Post # 12
    4478 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    6 mm will look beautiful.  big enough to be sparkly, but it won’t be too much in the halo.

    Post # 13
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Here’s a 1.1ct equivalent unenhanced RBC moissanite that I tried on recently (the stone is loose, hence sitting all weird in the prong). I’m size 7 too.

    Post # 14
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @CCthebakingbee: Hello and welcome! Go for the 6mm! I have a 1.15 carat cushion cut diamond in a halo setting and my finger is a size 5. I’m a fairly understated person and I don’t think it overwhelms my finger at all. People notice it a lot, but never in a bad way.

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