(Closed) Does a 2.2ct round diamond set as a solitare look much bigger than a 2ct round?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
636 posts
Busy bee


That difference will increase the faceup surface area of the stone by about 7%, on average.

Post # 3
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Lizard Island, Australia

bebe85:  you could find a 2.2 carat stone that looks smaller than a 2 carat stone based on cut. If size is especially important to you I’d look at the measurements. People always think a bigger carat weight equals a bigger looking stone but that isn’t the case. Not all stones of the same weight will appear the same size. Personally I don’t think many people will be able to tell the difference between those two sizes it’s such a small difference, I’d go with a 2 carat with nicer specs. Hope this helps x

Post # 5
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

bebe85:  I’m not sure that’s a significant difference enough. I suggest trying both in and seeing which looks best On your finger. If you have the $ sure go bigger. If not, the size is not a big difference. 

Post # 6
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Do you have the mesasurements of each stone?  The 2.2 might sound bigger but could actually measure smaller.  For example, the 2ct might be 8.2mm and the 2.2ct could be 7.8mm depending on depth. I would go by the actual measurements instead of carat size if you’re looking for finger coverage.

Post # 7
101 posts
Blushing bee

What are the measurements?

Post # 8
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

bebe85:  It won’t look much bigger but it depends on the stone’s cut. I personally like bigger diamonds- so I would go with the 2.2 if the specs are good.  Ask them to put the stones in a tension setting and put them on your finger and step outside. 

Post # 9
3611 posts
Sugar bee

MsKaren:  Seconding this post! The diamond we chose is a 2.07ct, but has a L/W similar to some 2.2ct diamonds we saw on BN because we purposely chose one with a depth on the low end of the ideal range. OP – It will take more time and effort, but you can find a diamond on the lower end of your carat range that faces up like one on the higher end of the range and save some money.

Post # 10
612 posts
Busy bee

personally I think quality is much more important than ct. Of course if you have a nice quality .5 ct diamond it isn’t going to be AS impressive as a 2 ct., but 2 vs. 2.2 isn’t going to be as big of a difference. Mine is 1ct center stone very high quality. My friends is around 1.3 very poor quality. You can’t tell the difference in size, but it doesn’t have a shine and when I tried it on I could see black spots immediatly.  

I am not a diamond snob by any means, a diamond is a diamond. But if you are trying to impress or feel special about your pick, I would go with quality over ct.

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