Do people lie about their carat size?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2322 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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mrsayala2bee :  I have never lied to anyone about my ct size, on here or IRL…

I would think someone would be more inclined to lie about price, or if the ring is actually a diamond… size seems like it would be harder to get away with lying about size. But I also dont get the point of lying on a pretty anonymous forum to a bunch of strangers.


Post # 3
4888 posts
Honey bee

I agree with 

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futuremrs2020  that it would be harder to lie about the carat size than the type of stone or price.  Sure, there is a little wiggle room when it comes to certain cuts, but it would seem more difficult.

But this is the internet, a lot of people lie.  So I wouldn’t put it past anyone.  

Post # 4
9754 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Why would they need to? The demographic of the bee leans to being more upper middle class – wealthy. 

In summary – the bitches got money. 

ETA: They do lie about their pants size and looking like teenagers in their 30s though. And probably about how much soda they drink.

Post # 5
75 posts
Worker bee

I can see people rounding up – like if they have a .90 carat ring just saying it’s 1 carat. But you can’t realy get away with lying to a point where it would matter like trying to say a 1 carat ring is a 2 carat ring because it would be really noticeable you’re lying. 

Carat is a lot harder to lie about than the stone, color, etc. But I’m sure somewhere in world there is a lady with a 1 carat ring telling everyone it’s 3 carats and she has no idea everyone knows she’s lying, lol.

Post # 6
9427 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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mrsayala2bee :  I round IRL, but I don’t lie. Most people don’t want “well the center stone is 0.93 and then the halo is another 0.4” so if I’m asked I just say “it’s about a carat”. 

Post # 7
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

No one IRL asks me about the carat size of my ring and they can see it so to me it’s like telling someone you weigh 110bs when you really weigh 140lbs. They have eyes. 

I don’t get the point in lying on here. There are a few bees I know will always comment on expensive ring threads but I think they’re genuine. Anyone on here could create a totally fictional life. They have to remember their lies though!

Post # 8
404 posts
Helper bee

Diamonds can be notoriously misleading, and it’s not as straightforward as one would think: carat weight is determined by measurements, and the cut (deep or shallow) can impact the way a diamond faces up.

The ‘spread’ of a diamond determines what they eye interprets the carat size to be, and it doesn’t necessarily match what one might expect.

This is why, when you see people posting rings and stating they are x carat weight, they may look big or small. 

There is a saying in the jewelry industry along the lines of “The seller leans towards the high side when siscribing how a diamond faces up, and the buyer leans on the smaller side” … because a bigger look can mean more money, but an educated buyer knows to ask for the measurements and actual carat weight.

Similarly, some ladies like to ‘round up’… and some envious friends may be a bit skeptical!





Post # 9
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I don’t see why people would. It’s pretty obvious if a number is way off. I think they’d be more inclined to lie about whether or not it was a diamond. I owned a moissy for a few months, and lied IRL. I’m not proud of that, but my insecurity about it not being a diamond was really high. I ended up replacing it with a diamond within 3 months of owning it. 

Post # 10
716 posts
Busy bee

I round down IRL- it would be weird af if I was like, yes it’s 1.63 precisely. I usually just say it’s about 1.5 because I also think it’s a bit too precise at 1.6

Post # 11
8514 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

There was a bee who did, so I wouldn’t be surprised if others did too. It’s the interwebs, people lie. Idk what the point is, but I also don’t know what the point of lying to strangers in general is. It’s not like anyone gives a shit one way or another.

Post # 12
1506 posts
Bumble bee

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slomotion :  lololol

People lie about everything because people are bored 

Post # 13
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I’m sure there’s people on here who lie about everything. Some people just seem to get their kicks that way. I don’t really see how that’s fun but so many people do it all over the internet. 

Post # 14
8 posts
  • Wedding: April 2020

Hi Bee! 

I hope people are telling the truth! I get a lot of inspiration from the bees on this site! However, I dont actually lie, but I do round up and just say its a 2.2 when its actually a 2.16. Its easier to tell people and it just feels weird saying its a 2.16 center stone! I hope this isnt lying??? 

Post # 15
2795 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My diamond is a 2.85 carat by weight, but the cut faces up as over 3cts. I call it 3cts if anyone asks. It’s just easier.  

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