(Closed) Diamond Size & Finger Size

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@AnnieEsq:  It sounds like you tried on a few rings, so you do have a good idea of what you’re talking about. Do you know what your SO’s budget is like? I know it’s an odd question, but if you want a diamond, then a 2 carat stone would be pretty expensive. To give you an idea, the 2 carat diamonds on Blue Nile start at about $10,000.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Also, depending on the cushion (whether it’s enlongated or not), it might look different than a larger round would.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@AnnieEsq:  Go to some chain stores (jared’s, kay’s, etc) and try on different size stones! But before you do, I recommend finding out the budget.  The metal will cost you $400-1,500 depending on the detail and metal you choose.  Stones of every shape get very pricy after 1 ct. 

All that said, I have size 5.5 Ring Bearer solitare and I do think it looks big on my finger.  If I were going with a different shape, I would go up to at least 1.5 ct.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

 

This will Help! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Pam0927:  Good thinking with the chart. OP I think you need to start shopping and trying on some different styles and sizes, this will help you get a better idea of size. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Here’s mine – I’ve got an almost 2 carat and my finger size is 7.75. Congrats on your upcoming engagement!

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Pam0927:  Using that chart, I have 40% finger coverage:

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011
Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you want coverage, get a round brilliant. They face up the biggest — cushions face up relatively small for the weight. I have size 7.75 fingers and a 0.86 carat cushion. The millimeter size is equivalent to a 0.7-0.75 round. I think it’s a good size on my finger, but I could probably stand to go a little bigger too.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

“1 carat is huge”…as you said, that depends on finger size! And I’d add it depends on where you live ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here in Toronto 1 carat is decent, but not “huge”, hehe. Go bigger if you can afford it! 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@AnnieEsq:  2 carats definitely would be a nice size on you… rounds face up the largest.

Just remember the cut is the most important factor. A poorly cut 2 carat will look smaller than a well cut 1.75 carat. Also, better cut = more sparkly = looks nicer.

Play around on Blue Nile to see what you can price out 2 carat wise. Keep in mind though that for a good round brilliant 2 carat, you’re looking at around $20K+. For me, I personally wouldn’t go any worse than excellent/ideal cut, H color, VS2 (only if eye clean, some are not).

I have 5.5 fingers and I tried on 2 carat solitaires at Tiffany’s, but somehow they didn’t do it for me. I tried on a smaller diamond in a double halo (Soleste) and I loved it. Just make sure you like a solitaire on your hand.. you may change your mind as I did. I love lots of sparkle/bling, though.

 

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@AnnieEsq:  I was just in a Bailey Banks and Biddle store last weekend and was really amazed that they had a large variety of rings to try on (out in the open not behind glass).  They had every shape from princess to heart available in .5 up to 3 carat to try on.  They also had some halos and other sizes.

I’ve been engaged for 7 months, but still had fun trying on different rings.  I wish I had known about that before I got my Radiant..but I still love mine ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Shopping!

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