For fun: Post your diamonds that look bigger than their carat weight!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021

Mine is 0.74cts, but people have said they thought it was at least 1ct. I think it’s because it’s a pear and is set on a very slim tapered band. 

Post # 18
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

Hm. My comment didn’t post. Forgive me if this turns out to be a double post. 

 

Mine doesn’t look bigger; it’s 1.25, and it gives exactly the coverage that size is supposed to give a 5.5 finger. 

But I’m having a weird thing happen: instead of the dreaded “ring shrinkage,” I’m having a kind of “ring expansion,” where some days I look at it and think it looks much bigger. 

It makes me glad we didn’t go any larger, or on me I’d feel like it was costume jewelry. It took me a while to start feeling like it was real, as it is 😂

i wanted to ask if anyone else experienced this, but didn’t know how to make a post without sounding like a complete smug prat 😂

 

 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: USA

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mrsb113 :  I’ve got a .51 carat center stone but it looks bigger because I’ve got tiny fingers and the setting is so substantial! 

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Post # 19
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722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I think mine looks bigger than 1.5 sometimes, especially when I see it in the mirror (is that weird haha?)

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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mrsb113 :  I’ve always felt like mine looks big for what it is (its .2 ctw) especially from a bit of a distance

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

 

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jellybellynelly :  I know what you mean!

I have a 2ct, but my 8.5 fingers swallow it up! It is also a cushion, so it faces up smaller to begin with.

Post # 22
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95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Santa Barbara, CA

Here’s my .64 ct pear halo.  My finger is a size 4.5

Post # 25
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53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I don’t actually think mine looks larger, but some people have said it looks like it’s 2 carats.  I just chalked it up to the fact that ovals face up larger than other diamonds.  OR they might not be as well versed in diamonds than everyone on the bee! 😂

Here’s my 1.5 carat beauty! ❤️

Post # 26
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2021

 

I feel like mine looks larger than it’s carat weight in pictures and smaller in person lol it’s a 3 point something(I forgot already) carat oval. I have thin-size 3.75- but very long fingers(I’m 5’8”). I feel like in person it looks like a 2 carat 

Post # 27
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841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think mine does! 1 ct oval.  I have super chubby fingers, ring size is 7.5 !

Post # 28
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: City, State

Post # 29
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: City, State

Mine is .7 carats but I think it looks bigger!! It’s a VS2, and colorless (e)

Post # 30
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2816 posts
Sugar bee

IMG_91393Mine’s 1.25 but I have small fingers. It looks big to me most of the time! 

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