Clarification on oval carat size

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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7389 posts
Busy Beekeeper

IDK how many carats its equivalent as, but if you goto diamdb.com you can enter the stone size and your finger size and get an idea of how large it will look. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

There’s some ambiguity because moissanites have standardized sizes, while diamonds don’t. Diamonds of the same carat weight can have different sizes depending on cut depth. https://www.fourmine.com/education/diamond-education/diamond-size-chart says 8x10mm is 2.5 carats, which seems roughly right comparing to actual ovals on Blue Nile. I would believe your checking the actual diamonds more than what moissanite shops say, which is very approximate!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

i have a 9×7 on a size 4 – was told this is the equivilant to a 2ct. Heads up ring shrinkage is real, i previously had an 8×6 (1.5ct equiv) and then replaced it with the 9×7 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

FWIW, my ring size (8.5-9) is more than double yours and I have a 9×7.5mm OMC and it looks big on my finger/hand. Even to the point where someone asked me if it was real (I explained it was moissanite). If you’re worried about it looking like a fake/dinner ring, I’d go down a size, 9×7, because it will look huge on your small fingers, especially if you’re considering a halo. 

However! If you want big, bold, and blingy! Go for it! I am not against big rings, just giving my experience since you mentioned concern about appearing fake or not e-ring like. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Personally I even thought the 8x10mm oval was too much like a cocktail ring for my 6.5 finger. With the halo it’s a lot for such a small finger but as long as you’re happy and confident rocking it, that’s all that matters.

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