Post # 1
This is my first time posting on here but I have been researching here for a bit now. I am proposing in July and currently decided on a ring for her we went shopping and she gave me an idea of pretty much exactly what she wants look wise (yellow gold solitare band with a single emerald cut diamond). I found this on James Allen and pulled the trigger I am just wondering if this is considered a big enough ring as when we were looking we both thought the 1 carat looked too small. It is hard to tell size difference because I was only able to see about a 1.05 in store and pictures are hard to judge. She is a size 7 ring by the way and doesnt mind a warmer color thats why I went with the K for the value and its yellow gold.
Please let me know what you think although i would love to give her a 2.5-3ct ring my budget is around 6000-$8000 and i thought this was a great looking ring for the price.
Cut: Emerald Cut
Carat Weight: 1.54
Clarity: VS1 (very clean looking)
L/W: 1.38 ratio 8.03×5.83mm which seems like a good L/W for this carat size
Ring: 2mm 18K Yellow Gold Solitare with White Gold prongs size 7
Thanks for the help ladies!
Post # 3
To give you size reference…. this is a 1.62ct (8.06 x 5.98) on a size 7 finger. Mine is thinner and white gold though. It’s a “J” lab diamond and we spent under your budget. I, personally, think it’s a perfect size…but that’s for me.
Post # 4
Not sure why my pics don’t post 🙄
Post # 5
I think it’s perfect! I have a 1.65 carat emerald cut and people are always complementing it and saying it looks big.
I don’t think it’s a good idea to finance a ring. Stick with what you can afford.
Post # 7
kd1025 : That is a beautiful ring and thank you so much for the pics as it is pretty much an exact size view of the ring that is coming from JA so now i have a better idea.
bride1993 : Thanks that makes me feel a little better about the size and I agree i went with this one because i can afford it outright I would really rather not have to finance a portion of it but also want to give her something great because she deserves it.
Post # 8
Diamdb is quite a fun website where you can customize finger size, length and skin color, ring band color and width, stone shape and exact dimensions. That way you can see exactly what “coverage” she will get.
I agree with PP’s, it sounds like a lovely stone and you should never finance a piece of jewelry, especially if you have already selected such a beautiful ring!
Post # 9
rstiv : never, ever, EVER finance a luxury purchase. The ring you selected is lovely!
Post # 10
I second what LilliV said!!! No dimaond is worth going into debt for. Get her what you can afford. You don’t want to be paying for the ring when you’re trying to save for your wedding/honeymoon.
Post # 11
chitownyogini : this is very true I would prefer not to have to finance any portion of it and only buy what I can afford. I feel much better having so many of you say that this is a nice ring thanks for all the comments!
Post # 12
I think that is the perfect size for a size 7 finger! I have a 1.52 carat (7.3 mm) round solitaire (which would be comparable size to your 8 x 6 emerald) on a 2 mm band and I also wear a size 7 ring. I find it to be the perfect size for my hand, the perfect sweet spot between “too big” and “too small”.
I honestly think she is going to be thrilled with what you have chosen for her. Lucky girl!
Best wishes on your engagement!
Post # 13
abcxyzbee : that is great to hear and the more picture i look at of the 1.5 emerald cut on hand I think it should be that sweet spot too.
Thanks so much I’m very excited!
Post # 14
- Wedding: February 2005 - Greenwood
Mine is a 1.75 on a size 7 finger, don’t know the l/w. The ring you chose is beautiful and a great carat size for her finger. Hope this pic helps and congrats on the engagement!
Post # 15
erinebee1 : Thanks for the pic the size comparison helps and what a gorgeous ring that is.
Thanks for all the feed back and pictures everyone it really helped to get a better idea of size. I will post an update next week the ring should be delivered by next Friday.