Post # 1
Hi bees! My bf just bought a ring and I can’t wait for him to propose! We decided on a 2 carat oval diamond solitaire, with a pave band. I really like the look of a big stone, but I’ve never tried on a diamond this big. Now I’m scared it will be too big!! My ring size is not that small – 6.5
What do you think? If you have pictures of rings in that carat range it would be great
Post # 2
fiancetobee : Surely you picked it because you were happy with it? It sounds gorgeous. Have you got any sneaky photos yet?
Post # 3
Mrs_Beer : no not yet!! My SO wants me to see it when he proposes.
Post # 4
Go to a jewelry store and try one on.
Post # 5
Personally I would find that too big. However, tastes differ. Many women have 2 ct or 2ct equivalent gemstone rings around the bee, if you search 2ct in the search bar it should turn some up.
It may stand out quite a lot in real life if that’s an unusual size for your social circle, and this might bother you, or it might not bother you – I would wait until you have it and see.
Post # 6
charlie057 : thank you I’ll look that up! Where I’m from engagement rings are at most 0.5 ct, that’s why I started to wonder if mine would be too big… I guess it will definitely stand out which I don’t mind at all! But at the same time I want it to look proportional on my hand
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI
I felt like I could go up to two carats and I’m the same size. I have a 3 stone but the solitaires I looked at looked great at 1.5-2. I was also concerned about losing something so costly!
Post # 8
I think it’s great and it wouldn’t stand out in my region but at the end of the day the only opinion that matters is yours.
You can play around with this tool, I plugged in 1c vs 2c: https://www.diamdb.com/compare/2ct-oval-10.23×6.82×4.16-vs-1ct-oval-8.12×5.41×3.3/
Post # 9
For me the “too big” range is over 3 cts and even then it depends on the shape.
A 2 ct oval will be substantial, and if 0.5 ct is common in your area it will definitely stand out. Be prepared for looks and comments, some will probably be rude. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love it and rock it.
Congratulations on your upcoming engagement! Post pics when you can.
Post # 10
Well, you both chose it and he bought it ( and l imagine it was very expensive at that size). Now he is going to propose with it, so l can’t believe it is going to go down well if you tell him it’s wrong in some way.
Also, too big for what? Other people’s idea of taste? Do you fear their judgement perhaps for its size and presumed cost? Or that it will somehow look so big on your finger that it’s beauty will be diminished? If the former, put it out of your mind, they will get over it. If the latter, fear not, unless you have doll’s hands it will look gorgeous .
Congratulations btw, I hope its soon!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
For me, 2 ct on a 6.5 is perfect. But if .5 is the norm in your area, it might be gaudy? Idk
Post # 12
I don’t think it matters what the norm is in your area. You and your SO picked it together because you both liked it. That’s all that matters.
I wear a 3ct on my size 6 finger. I haven’t thought it’s too big yet. It’s obvious, that’s for sure. But it’s not completely over the top.
Post # 13
Thank you all so much!
I guess I just got nervous about the rings I’ve seen on my area & the fact that we’re pretty young (22) but I’m feeling a lot more confident on the size now! I can’t wait to show you pictures ❤️
Post # 14
My finger is a 6.5 and I have a round 1.5 DEW. I seriously contemplated a 2
I think a 2 will look lovely. At 3 carats they start to look a little off, IMO
Post # 15
I have a 2 ct solitaire on a 6.5 finger. Rings are 6.75 because my fingers swell. I have small hands and stubby fingers and I think it’s the perfect size. It’s way bigger than the norm in my area. But I love it. I can’t wait to see yours. <3