Post # 1
I am newly engaged and new this these boards. I was wondering if you ladies can help me out. I LOVE cushion cuts and want one for my engagment ring however I have small fingers…size 3 to be exact. I really would like a 1.5 carat but feel that it may overpower my finger. What are your thoughts? What are your pics.
Post # 3
@NancyCP: Welcome to the boards and congratulations on your engagement!
I have 1.5c cushion cut stone.
My finger size is 4.5, so a little bigger than yours, and the stone looks fairly sizeable on my hand:
Post # 4
I have a size 2.75 finger! For the shank size, I ended up getting the ring sized to a 3 and got sizing beads put in them.
My stone is just over 2 carats. I wouldn’t say it looks overwhelming at all (I have a Ring Bearer stone). But it does look large. Go for it!
Post # 5
Thank you sooo much for your response. Your ring is lovely.
Post # 6
Wow 2 carats and a size 2.75. That must look like 4 carats on your finger:-) Do you have a picture if possible?
Thanks for the response.
Post # 7
If I were you I wouldn’t go any larger than a 1 to 1.25 carat for your size finger if you want it to look believable. I am a size 5 and a 2.2 cushion is PLENTY big on me! Any larger starts to look gaudy and fake.
Post # 8
Mine is on the smaller end from the previous posts, it’s just over 1 ct, and I wear a 4.25.
Post # 9
I think a 1.5 on a size 3 finger would look fabulous!
why don’t you try some on in stores? even if it’s not the right cut — like rounds, you still might get a general idea of how different size stones will look on you.
Post # 10
I have a 2.17 carat RHR which I wear on a size 4 finger. I do think it is too overwhelming though as the basket is fairly sizeable. Mr. Squarepants proposed with a ring that was way too large .. and we had to go get a smaller one more suited for everyday wear.
Post # 11
Keep in mind cushions tend to face up smaller than other cuts of comparable weights. So a 1 ct cushion *MAY* appear to be smaller than a 1ct round. A 1.5 will certainly look large but I think it will still be tasteful.
Post # 12
I love cushion cuts, they are so dainty and look great on little fingers! wear a size 3.75 and my center stone is .91 ct
Post # 13
That is great info. Thank you. So a 1.5 cushion will look smaller like a 1.3?
Post # 14
Okay, LOVE the nail polish colour. What is it?
Post # 15
My ring size is 3.75 and my center stone is .61 ct.
I actually went DOWN in carat of what I thought I wanted. I was 100% sure I wanted a 1 carat diamond, but after trying some on at a few jewelry stores, I switched my search for something between .5-.75 carat.
The best thing to do is to go to jewelry stores and try on some rings of various styles and carat sizes.
Post # 16
Also, there are many types of cushion diamonds. Cushion can describe almost any squarish or rectanglish diamond shape with rounded corners. Here are just 3 examples, all “cushion”: