(Closed) does 1mm really make a difference? (stone size)

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

@LoverFace2000: Yes!!! It will make a difference, do it!!! I’m not engaged yet, but we put down a deposit on the ring. At first we were looking at a .90 stone, and we ultimately decided on a 1.04. We could absolutely see the size difference!! I only have a picture with the .90, and it is a size 5, I am a 5.5 so it does not fit!! You can still check it out for reference though! Also, you should google the diamond coverage finger chart on google. It will show you how much more of your finger will be covered! 🙂 SOrry it is so large! 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Real size photo, so yes I do thin it’ll make a difference. Keep in mind carat sizes are not lineal, meaning a 1ct is not as big as two 0.5ct.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

@Coffee cup: Love this chart! Is it really true to life? the stones seem huge! Maybe it’s just my computer screen??

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

YES!!!  I was debating between a 1.25 and a 1.5 amora moissy center stone.  When I tried them (diamonds) on in the jewelry store there was definitely a difference in size.  Not just the face size but the depth is well. And that was with just a .25 difference…the .4 would be a huge difference.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Okay, that picture is not actually to scale the way it is put on the computer. I have a 7mm moissy and when I hold it up to the 6.4mm one, mine looks much much smaller.

However, I suggest getting out a ruler and drawing a circle with a 6.5 mm diameter and a 5.5 mm diameter and holding them side by side. (Short answer: Yes, it does make a difference.)

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes.  The difference between a 0.6 and 1 ct is very huge!  1 mm does not sound like, but when you look at the increase in area, its a pretty big difference.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@futuremrsdunc: The original was real size the post made it bigger but you get the idea. Maybe cause I live in Metric System it’s easy to picture the difference a millimiter does.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Coffee cup: That is a fantastic chart! Is it just for moissanite, or also for diamonds?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@SFrunner: It applies to both since diamonds and moissanite are very similar (.02 ct difference between same diameter stones) but you find a bunch of this charts just typing carat in google images.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SFrunner: The carat size would be solely for diamonds. The diameter measurements in millimeters (mm) would be the same for all stones. A millmeter is a millmeter no matter what you measure, but carat size is determined by physical properties of individual stones.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It will look different, well worth an upgrade!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Order a loose CZ stone to check it out! I was between a 6.5mm and 7mm moissy and hated trying them on in the store since I couldn’t have the ring on long enough to really get a feeling for size so I ordered two loose stones from here.  I threw them into a ring setting and tried it on.  Seperately, the size is pretty negligible. I can’t really tell which one is which unless they are side by side.  Trying them on one after another I was able to see a difference but again, it wasn’t that big of a difference.

Since that’s only .5mm, I have a feeling you’d be able to see a bigger difference for 1mm but it’s cheap enough to order a loose stone to see it visually!

Here’s the 6.5mm on a size 5 finger for reference.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I really didn’t think that it would make a difference but then I saw this size chart on betterthandiamond.com. The rings are on a size 6 finger and from left to right are 1.02ct, 1.21ct, 1.51ct, and 2.01ct. I hope that helps you because it really helped me (:

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