Post # 17
I’m a size 7. I have huge hands. Not chubby, but I have really long fingers and I’m fairly tall so I guess it’s proportional. Here is my ring. The center stone is 1.56 ct.
Hope that helps with size perspective.
Post # 18
1 carat princess cut. The ring is a 7 but I got balls put on the inside of the band to make it fit a little more snug so I am probably a 6.5-6.75.
Post # 19
@houstonwhodat: What a stunning ring!
Your ring is so pretty! Don’t princess cuts face up smaller? Or maybe I’m wrong but I thought I read something like that.
Anyway It looks great on your hand!
I think I have trouble with the idea that I will wear it forever. I have a hard time settling on what I want. I know I can change it later on but SO is really set on me having a ring I will love forever and wear forever.
Post # 20
I’m a 6.75 and my center sti=one is 1.5
Post # 21
@walnutgirl: There isn’t any right or wrong size. You’re young, so realistically you’re probably not going to be able to afford a 2+ carat diamond anytime soon, right? A one carat would look just fine IMO. Size 7 isn’t that big. I think for a diamond, your budget will dictate the size more than anything. I’d rather have a smaller good quality diamond than a larger more flawed one.
As far as other stones go, I probably wouldn’t get anything much bigger than a 3 carat equivalent or it could look a bit too costume-y or just be too big and impractical for daily wear. Other stones can be costly too, depending on which route you take. Sapphires, emeralds and rubies can easily cost more than diamonds. If you go the lab created route, then you can get a bigger stone for less money. Just depends on what you’re comfortable with.
I think a one carat diamond looks nice on everyone! It’s a good size.
Post # 24
@GizmoQT1: I love the baguettes on the side!
Actually budget isn’t a problem, but I doubt I’d want a 2 carat diamond. I’m young and here there isnot muchof a tradition for engagement rings so I feel like it would look odd and out of place and most people woulddefinetly think it’s fake.
I’m more looking for ideas on something that looks good (proportion wise) on my hand. But I doubt I’d ever for anything more than 1.50 carat.
Post # 25
I think a one carat solitaire would look nice on you. It looks nice on me, although personally I feel it’s a bit small for my tastes (and I have 5.5 fingers).
I love the Tiffany Soleste (halo) – it adds more sparkle and finger coverage. Ideally I’d like a one carat Soleste (and cushions face up smaller).
From what you describe, a one carat would be large enough, but not too big for people to think it’s fake. A good quality one carat solitaire will cost you around $10,000. I was just playing around on Blue Nile the other day. I think I picked F, ideal cut, and VVS2.
Post # 26
@walnutgirl: I understand. It’s a lifetime decision. I think you can’t go wrong with a solitaire like you said. My finger is a 6 and I think 1 ct is perfect! Id say stay between .75-1.25 ct. Maybe even 1.5. That way if later on you “outgrow” it you can add to it (wrap, band, stacked bands, make it a three stone, add a halo) instead of replace it.
Post # 27
@walnutgirl: yes i think they do face up smaller. I didn’t figure that out until after I had drilled the idea of princess into FIs head and thought about telling him square radiant or something, but I didn’t want to confuse him. I know a girl whos fingers are probably around a size 7 with a 1.5 carat round and its big and beautiful but I don’t think too big. I also know someone with a 2 carat and she feels somewhat uncomfortable wearing it all the time because it is BIG
Post # 28
Here’s mine size 6 finger 1ct
Post # 29
I agree that whatever size you like best is what’s good for you. Mine is a 1.5 cushion on a 6.5 finger. A cushion will face up smaller than a RB.
Post # 30
Hi 🙂 I have a size 6 – 6.5 finger that sometimes swells to a 7. My diamond is slightly under 1 ct. It measure about 6.3 mm. We could have gone bigger, but really, this size stone looked “right”. I did not want something that was ging to stand out too much, if that makes sense. I have other pieces (now relegated to right hand rings) that are large (not diamonds – lol) and for a ring I am going to wear almost every day, all day, I wanted something slightly understated.
The stone I have, set in a simple 6 prong platinum setting just seemed right for who I am.
Post # 31
My ring is a size 7.25, and I have a 1.9 ct diamond. If I was anywhere but Manhattan, I think it would be too big, but here in the city it’s pretty normal size. When I tried different stones on, I really liked sizes anywhere from 1 – 1.5 cts.