(Closed) Do you consider a 1ct stone to be big?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What do you categorize as big? (we're talking stones here!)

    below 1ct

    1ct - 1.5 ct

    2ct-4ct

    4ct and up

  • Post # 18
    Member
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Like some of the other PP’s, I too think ‘wow, what a rock’ when I see 2+ carats. Personally, I am hoping for something around 1.5 carats πŸ™‚

    Post # 19
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    33 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’ve never been a jewelry girl, and I’ve never cared about bling. My ring is perfect for me. It’s a 1/4 round solitare and I couldn’t be happier!

    Post # 20
    Member
    33 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’ve never been a jewelry girl, and I’ve never cared about bling. My ring is perfect for me. It’s a 1/4 round solitare and I couldn’t be happier!

    Post # 21
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    33 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    ***sorry for the double post! My computer is acting wonky!

    Post # 22
    Hostess
    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    That is such a personal question. My ring size is a 6 and my center diamond is 2 carats however to me it doesn’t seem too big, but I’m sure to other bees it might be.

    I think it all depends on your personal taste. Would you feel comfortable with having something that large on your finger? I will admit it limits what you can and can’t do with it on (I end up taking it off when I get home).

    Obviously with a moissanite the cost won’t be as extreme as a diamond, but it does cost more. I would look into comparing a 1 carat and 1.5 carat initially and see how you feel. Also, if you end up with a halo it look bigger already so you might want to stay under a 2 carat.

    Post # 23
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    12293 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m a sz 4.25 and I dont think anything really look “big” on my hand until probably 1.75, though I’ve never tried anything bigger on, so I dont know.  I have about 1.3 and I think it looks good, but not big.   I could never justify spending the money on a 2ct diamond, and now that my e-ring is diamond, I cant tuck it away to “upgrade” to a 2ct moissy either… my husband would flip.  πŸ™  I’m screwed in the upgrade department.

    Post # 25
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    3696 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think, for me, that 1ct is big. I would knock it into things, get it caught on things and ultimately just get frustrated with it. When I see 1ct on other girls I don’t think I feel they’re too big. 2ct+ is when I notice, really.

    Post # 26
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    2039 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I used to think that anything over 2.5 was big…I’ve since adjusted my thinking, as a result of my own ring and seeing other women’s ginormous rocks in NYC, and now I think anything over 4 would be pretty large. But definitely not TOO big–I don’t think there necessarily is such a thing πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 27
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    2025 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t think 2 would be TOO big, it’s just a matter of personal preference… I’ve got 1.2 on a size 8 ring, and my setting is a bit too high for my taste.  I am CONSTANTLY knocking it against stuff.  πŸ™  I’m looking forward to wearing just my wedding band.

    Post # 28
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    82 posts
    Worker bee

    This is my ring, and I am absolutely in love with it.  The total weight is 1.15, and the center stone is .75.  We briefly considered upgrading the center stone to a 1ct when we we looked at it, but it would have overpowered the ring.  As it stands, the stone looks bigger than it is already because of the halo.  I think if it were a solitaire, i would have gone with a 1ct or bigger, but nothing too huge.  

     

    Post # 29
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    1722 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My ring is a 0.5 carat and I’m completely comfortable with it. 

    For me, 1 ct. is big but not over the top.

    A 2 ct. ring probably wouldn’t be my style, but go with what YOU like!

    I think it’s a very personal decision as to how big you would like for your ring to be!

    Post # 30
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    1525 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    That’s a beautiful ring! πŸ™‚

    Post # 31
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    82 posts
    Worker bee

    @atalante: hope you’re talking about mine πŸ˜‰ Thank you!!! 

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