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

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I picked out my own ring and wanted something large. I have always loved large stones and their larger facets and bigger sparkle. I live in a city where it’s not unusual to wear large carat rings. I am very busy and active but always keep my ring on. I wear a silicone sleeve to protect it at crossfit, with sports gloves. I find that my simple bezel setting and beaded wedding band keep the 3ct 9mm OEC moissanite classy looking. I also wear a 2ct 8mm amora moissanite on my right index finger 🙂

Post # 77
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m in Australia too- I have a 2.3 on a 7.5 hand so it’s pretty proportional according to that coverage scale that floats around.

 I live in the eastern suburbs of sydney and my ring is the same or smaller than others on my street but bigger at work etc. Do get a lot of comments about its size which I am a bit awkward about and usually just say we had to go a little bigger because my hands are large. 

I haven’t experienced the ‘ring shrinkage’ phenomenon- I think the comment above about being comfortable with your ring is spot on.

Post # 78
46 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have a 4 carat sapphire center stone. I love it. I do have a 7.5 finger though so I’m not sure how something this large would look on a smaller finger

Post # 81
3307 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Two of my rings are the 2.5ct range, one is 3.2ct. It’s an antique cushion, so I think it faces up smaller. I could have gone for more carat weight, but there’s a certain size I’m comfortable with, and for various reasons I don’t want to go any bigger. I get enough comments as is. 

Post # 84
2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

princessforever77:  you said you want to try to  pass it off as a diamond.  I can id moissy (I have one) and so can my friends. Especially being sooo big,  others will know even if they go along with the pretense.  It’s a beautiful stone,  you may want to own what it is or buy a used real diamond ring. No worries then.

Post # 86
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I also think if your going to try and pass it off as a diamond..go smaller.  The larger stimulants are easy to spot.  Ovals are alot less expensive than round brilliant diamonds..maybe look at a couple in the near colorless group like a g, h, or even I..a 1.50 oval is still going to give you great finger coverage..and it’s real, so you can upgrade it to a bigger diamond down the road.

Post # 88
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Post # 89
2595 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse

My ring is 2.5 cts on a size 7.5 finger. Ring shrinkage is definitely real. I wish I had gone with 3 cts:

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