(Closed) D you regret getting a large stone ring?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
836 posts
Busy bee

Here is what a 0.86 round looks like in a petite halo on a 3.5 finger. Thats less than a carat. Its an AG. I think sometimes it looks too big. 3 carats would be HUGE. But if u like it, go for it..

Post # 3
80 posts
Worker bee

This is a 1.4 center stone and 2.12 tcw on a 3.5 finger. Honestly when I first got the ring I thought it was huge. But over time it started to “shrink”. Maybe cause i stare at it too much. I do wish that one day I can get an upgrade to maybe a 2 or 2.5 stone. For now I’m very happy with what I  have because it’s a beautiful quality stone picked by my fi.

Post # 5
100 posts
Blushing bee

I think for an oval 2 carats is a good size, because they face up larger than most other cuts. Have you seen this website which lets you compare sizes?  http://www.diamdb.com/compare/2ct-oval-vs-3ct-oval/ It doesn’t show you real life pics or halo settings, unfortunately, but it is still good to get an idea of what it would look like on your finger. 

Post # 8
5161 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Have you tried wearing a larger sized stone around for a while? You might want to try some cheaper rings – CZs/Berricles, etc and see. Personally, I don’t like anything more than about a ~2ct round on me and even that is pushing it, my own sweet spot for daily wear is closer to a ~1-1.5ct. A little higher for “deeper” cuts like cushions as they face up smaller. I originally ended up with a 2ct  roundas they did not have the smaller size I wanted, and while I know people say shrinkage is “real” I actually always found I had a bit of reverse shrinkage and wished for smaller for daily wear. I definitely found stones above the ~2ct just a bit much for me for daily wear and let them go to new homes. My finger is a size 5 by the way. I think a lot of it does needs on your lifestyle, style, location, what others around you wear/what you are used to, and so on. Some people also do want to “pass” their Moissanite as well and if you want to do this,  you should consider whether it is “believable” for your lifestyle and so on to have a larger stone (if that is a concern).

Post # 9
2110 posts
Buzzing bee

I have a 2.2 carat on a size 6 finger and live in Sydney. Everyone comments on the size, everyone. I love my ring but I’m a bit of a wall so I’m not loving the attention! 


Post # 10
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think it really depends on how much you like to be noticed and are ready to answer questions and be looked at. For me, huge rings are not common where I live and I feel a little self conscious about my 1.25 carat ring (even though it’s not huge by most definitions!). That doesn’t mean I don’t think larger rings aren’t beautiful, but I think my ring is as large as I’d like to go, both for how it looks on my hand and for how much attention I want to receive about it. 

Oh, and I wanted to add that I have NOT experienced ring shrinkage.  i wonder sometimes if that phenomenon can be due to seeing all the lovely huge rocks on the bees here. Get what you love and what you are comfortable with. 

Post # 12
484 posts
Helper bee

I did. I am a size 5 and had a 2.5 carat round moissanite. I thought I would like a bigger ring for the bling and impressive factor but it just looked silly on me and IMO incredibly fake. Not that the stone wasn’t beautiful, just the laughably big size on my skinny fingers looked like costume jewelry. Take into account we are a younger couple and I just don’t believe anyone thought it was real. I sold it and got a much smaller stone and am much happier with it and no longer feel self-conscious about my ring.

Post # 14
193 posts
Blushing bee

I chose a rather large stone to avoid “shrinkage” but it’s actually been quite the opposite, lol 🙂 at first I felt it was the perfect size (I think it’s 3 ct equivalent, or maybe 3,5) but now sometimes when I look at it, it looks too big. Like, comically big. But maybe that’s just a phase, I haven’t really gotten used to wearing it yet, I’ve only had it for 3 months. But if I had picked something out today, I might have chosen something smaller. My finger always gets caught in my jacket pocket and my hair nowadays. Anyways, here it is:


(Sorry if pictures are enormous. )

This is it! 9x9mm cushion cut white topaz on a 1,5mm pave band on my 6,5 sized finger.
It’s a little unconvenient for everyday wear so I’m thinking about getting just a plain band to wear at work and to the gym etc.
I think if I had just gone for a smaller stone I would’ve thought that it was too small after a while.

Post # 15
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I have a large diamond a bit shy of 3 carats about 8.3mm or so.  I’ve had it for about a year now and I love it but it’s not practical.  I work with my hands all the time so the stone keeps bumping into my keyboard, doors, etc.  It’s annoying.

been thinking about a smaller diamond a lot lately.  Maybe a 7.5mm or so

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