Has anyone REGRETTED their e-ring size, as far as it being TOO BIG? (Moissanite)

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: As a size 8 should I go with a 7 mm or 7.5 mm moissanite solitaire?
    7 mm : (27 votes)
    43 %
    7.5 mm : (36 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2018 - City hall & Home

    My finger is size 6 and now I’m waiting for my moissanite ring 0.8ct diamond equivalent (6mm. I guess) I tried on 1ct before but it’s too big for my liking but 0.5ct also a bit too small.

    I think the one in your picture isn’t too big for you, looks perfect!

    Post # 17
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    399 posts
    Helper bee

    I have an 8mm (2ct equivalent) moissy and I have never regretted it for a moment even though large rings are not common at all where I live. I’ve never pretended it is anything other than a moissy and I went with what suited my silly stumpy fingers rather than what would be considered normal. Small rings look ridiculous on me and I’ve always worn large stone rings anyway. It’s stupidly comfortable as it’s low set and feels like part of me 🙂 

    Post # 18
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    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I have a 1.5 center moissy and I do wish it was smaller.  When we first got engaged I got a lot of comments about how big it is and while im not embarrassed to say it’s moissy I don’t like being the center of attention so it made me uncomfortable.  I wish we had gone with more around a 1 ct which is more the norm where we live.  It also just kind of gets in the way a lot.  After 2 years I still haven’t gotten used to it.  Most days I’ve been just wearing my wedding band.  I have smaller fingers than you though, I do think it looks better on your hand.  Just my 2 cents, it’s up to you.

    Post # 19
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    5530 posts
    Bee Keeper

    a .5 in carat size is not going to hurt you… take the bigger carat.  Doubling up in carat size I have done and regretted.

    Post # 20
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    1127 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have a 1.8 carat oval moissy on a size 4 finger and I don’t think it looks big let alone too big! It’s the perfect size in my opinion, no regrets here!! I think you will love the way a 7.5mm stone looks on you!  Also for reference (bottom pic) is the 8mm moissy solitaire I had paired with a 3mm moissy band. I ended up selling it because I did in fact regret going with a large stone and such a blingy band. It was just too much for my taste. 

     

    Post # 21
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    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    misskatherinegrey :  The smaller the more believable…Moissanite cut is different,  more flat/shallow/splintery and sparkles very colorfully, iow, different than genuine diamond! 

    In general, people are kind. They will admire any ring and will not question, or will even pretend they don’t notice/can’t tell that a stone is a simulant…sometimes that will be the truth, but often not…

    I would go smaller if others knowing it’s not a diamond is important, (although some will know anyway),   or go big or go home if that is not important to you..Either way as above, you’re unlikely to directly hear anything negative.

    Post # 22
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    236 posts
    Helper bee

    True. The larger it is, the more likely they will know it is not real. It really depends on what you like and how it looks on your hand. For me, I have really petite hands and even a 1CT diamond looks silly on me, but a .25 looks small. Size between a .61ct or .71ct (there’s not much difference there) looks best on me and even a .75 is pushing it. What I did to choose size since my hands and finger lengths are petite is get a couple throwaway rings with different size CZ to wear around the house and see what felt best to me longterm. I also learned that a 6-prong makes my finger look stubby, whereas a 4-prong looks much better. It was a good way to test rather than the few minutes in the store that might look good while there but be regretted later on.

    Post # 23
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    2395 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Smaller will be way more believable. A 2 carat equivalent is still huge & won’t “pass”.  If that matters to you, go small. 

    Post # 23
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    2395 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Smaller will be way more believable. A 2 carat equivalent is still huge & won’t “pass”.  If that matters to you, go small. 

    Post # 28
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    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    misskatherinegrey :  I wear a size 6.  It is a beautiful ring just a little too flashy for my personality I think. 

    Post # 29
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    85 posts
    Worker bee

    misskatherinegrey :  I ordered a bunch of sizes of CZ from chris CZ (google it and his website comes up. It’s located in the UK but shipping to the US was only like $6). I got a 7mm, 7.5mm, 8mm and 8.5mm. Then you can get a stone holder online or on ebay for like $6, so you can see what they look mounted above your finger. So for under about $20, you can try all the sizes. I thought FOR SURE I’d want a 7.5mm stone, but then I saw the 8mm and it was just perfect! I also went to costco and tried on a bunch of different diamond rings (they were so nice) including a 2ct, and that’s the one I just loved!

    Post # 30
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    236 posts
    Helper bee

    misskatherinegrey :  I’ll be happy to share! I got a few off of eBay for about $5–$15 (one at 1ct with side diamonds, one at .5ct solitaire, one at 1ct solitaire, and one with pave. Then I got a loose .75 better quality CZ also on eBay that I mounted in my chosen 14k white gold setting to really test (the head would accommodate a stone from .61 to .75 since I knew the range I needed), with the intention that I would replace the CZ with the diamond when I decided whether .75 was OK or not. For my finger the .75 really bothered me, but that is because that section of finger where the rings go is short, so it doesn’t take much to fill up the space on me. Funny thing was once when I wore the better CZ one to a jeweler to get my other rings cleaned, they commented on how pretty it was. Ha. So when I replaced the stone, I did not go .75. The .75 is a lovely size but in wearing it around, I found it just a bit too much for my hand and it overpowered my band.

    I have also seen cheap CZ rings at Walmart with a lot of different setting styles, it looked like they had a good variety. Palm beach jewelery website has a lot of these in sterling silver but they were more money.

    If I had normal size hands, I may not have needed to test, but I wanted to be sure and not be sorry later. It really was no big ordeal. I got to see a lot of different choices on a day to day basis to see how I felt about them. Some of the styles I thought I would like turned out to be ones I didn’t like when I got to test them over time, so it was a beneficial thing to do.

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