Post # 61
tamosaur : it depends if your knuckle is bigger than where your ring sits on your finger. If you have bigger knuckles you’ll need a ring that can go over the knuckle even if it fits looser. If you don’t have bigger knuckles then it will need to be snug. It might be worth getting sized at different points in your cycle as my ring size can vary up to 5 sizes depending on time of the month.
Hope this helps 🙂
Post # 62
botanistbee : very helpful input and suggestion! Thank you
Post # 63
If we’re talking MRB, I can go as low as a K as long as the cut is excellent/ideal. If it’s an emerald cut, I think the lowest I could go is H, and that is being very generous.
For OECs, I don’t mind going beyond K; I’ve seen some extremely beautiful Ns and Rs!
Post # 64
tamosaur : you’re very welcome 😊 I hope you find a ring you love! And remember you can always get other rings for future anniversaries so this one doesn’t have to be the be all and end all if you don’t want it to be!
Post # 65
- Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey
Mine is an F colour, I love how it sometimes contrasts with my skin. So my hands tend to go super red when it’s hot or cold and the stone looks great then.
Back then I knew absolutely nothing about diamonds and so did my fiance. I only told him that I wanted colourless. I still don’t know much about them pretty honestly.
Post # 66
tamosaur : sounds like maybe you should buy a couple of cheap rings off Amazon, maybe a 5 and a 5.5 or even 6 and wear them for a bit and see what you think. I often purchase 8.5 but can also wear 9, (I’m tall and have enormous hands thanks Dad lol) but for my engagement ring we had a 8.75 made because I hate haveing the ring make a big “dent” in my finger but wanted it slightly snugger than a 9 for security.
Post # 67
When I first learned about the 4cs, I knew cut would always be my priority. I got so caught up in color and clarity as well that I kind of drove myself crazy trying to find the PERFECT diamond on paper/GIA cert. At first, I thought I would never have anything under a G/H, then said I would be ok with an I color. When I got engaged, I was shocked that my diamond was actually J. While I do notice warmth in my diamond in certain lighting, I would for sure not pay the extra $ to increase the color. I am in love with my diamond and think the fire / brilliance is incredible! While paper does give you the specs of your stone, it does not tell the whole story of your diamond and the way it performs. Looking at the diamond in person will be your best bet, one that looks perfect on paper may not look as best to you in person! You also have to rememeber you will only be left with one diamond in the end so you will not have anything to compare it to when it is all said and done. Yes, an I might look a lot different when it’s next to a D but you will not be comparing it to any other diamonds after purchase!
Also, if you are setting it in yellow gold or rose gold, you can get away with going lower in color.
Hope this helps!!
Post # 68
msc08 : you’re definitely right! Specs on paper will not be the determining factor. And I also realize that it’s not likely I’ll ever be placing my stone next to others for comparison after purchasing so I should look at the stone on their own and not next to D color stones. I wish I realized this before we started shopping but luckily it’s not too late. I can now shop with more knowledge and awareness, thanks to all of you lovely gals!