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 # 31
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    Bumble bee

    misskatherinegrey :  I would still probably take a chance with Amazon because they have a good return policy. Berricle is also good but you have to leave the tags on in order to be able to return anything.

    Size is really such a personal thing.  I have a size 5.75/6 and wouldn’t feel comfortable with a 2ct size stone.  My ring has a 1 ct cushion center which is I believe 5.75mm (it’s less than the size of a 1ct round)  with a halo and I think it’s the perfect size for me.  No matter how old you are, the larger the ring, the more people are going to think it’s “fake” unless you live in a very affluent area where 2-3 ct rings are the norm.  I would also wonder how someone that just graduated from college could afford a larger ring, but I would never say anything to the person.  Just my thoughts.

    Post # 31
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    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.

    Post # 32
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    Helper bee

    Oh, and some of them were listed as mm so I had to look at a conversion chart.

    Post # 33
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    Bee Keeper

    I wear a size 3 ring normally and went with a 1 carat moissy with a halo and I think it will be perfect.  It matches waht I’ve been wearing as a temp set for my pregnancy and I haven’t had any shrinkage issues.

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee

    redmango :  I agree about the size/fake thought. Once I was in a room where a young girl came in showing off her new engagement ring with about a 2ct and when she showed it one person said “it’s fake!”. I felt so badly for her, she was so embarrassed. It was a rude thing to do. I never saw her with the ring on after that.

    Post # 35
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    Bumble bee

    northwinds :  At work we recently interviewed a new grad and she was wearing a really big ring and that’s all anyone talked about after she left.  It was sad that it was her first impression.  I myself couldn’t help but stare at it because it was very ornate and pretty.

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    aclockworklilac :  I wish I’d done this before getting my e-ring! I have a 1.5 carat in a bezel setting, and sometimes it feels too big to me. It’s beautiful, but it’s bigger than the rings I see on most people around me. I also felt pressured to jump on the OEC from Schubach’s, and they didn’t have anything smaller than 1.5 carats in the OEC, which I really wanted, and which was being discontinued. Oh, my finger is 5.5.

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee

    misskatherinegrey :  You could find them at places like Target, Wal-Mart, Claire’s etc. for next to nothing. I’ve even seen e-ring/wedding band sets at Claire’s for < $10. E-rings can look very different with the addition of a wedding band, so it’s not a bad idea to try them first. Amazon is a good place, too. I got this guy from Amazon to wear on vacations and things or when I am in a situation where I don’t want to draw attention to the huge rock on my finger (like when I finish my degree in a few months and start interviewing for new jobs). If you want a higher quality stand-in set, you might want to invest in a cz set in silver from a place like Berricle. They run more like $40-$70 but they’re obviously higher quality.

    Post # 39
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    Buzzing bee

    I love big rings, I love sparkly stuff! But I live in a bad area- bad enough that I started telling people my 1ct diamond ring is cz when they ask, in fear of getting robbed. Now I wear a o.3ct diamond so nobody looks twice.

    Post # 40
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    It’s always so interesting to me to hear about comments people have had on their rings! Both negative and positive. I am in my mid 30’s, comfortably middle class, living in a rural/suburban area and nobody has ever said a single thing about my ring. If they are snickering about it behind my back, that is just fine with me, I’ll never hear about it. But only one stranger has ever said they like it…at Costco lol.  I love it, it is so comfy and I love the color and the sparkles. We didn’t buy it for other people, we bought it for me and I love it. 

    OP, I also wanted to add that you should think about the width of the band too. I have smaller sized fingers than yours, but very long and wider bands definitely looked much better than the really small ones. Both my bands are 3mm and most days I wear a 1.5 mm spacer too so that is 7.5 mm thick on my finger and I love the way it looks and feels. 

    Post # 41
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

    Go big or go home and screw other people who judge! As if all of our lives’ worth was measured by the size or cost of our jewellery ๐Ÿ™„

    I was a size 8 when I got engaged (size 7 now due to weight loss) and I went with an 8×6 emerald cut moissanite in a halo ๐Ÿ˜‰ I effing love it and I’m so happy with it every day!

    Post # 43
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I got my CZ off of amazon in platinum plated sterling silver. It’s a bezel with channel set sides. $40 something I believe. I like it but again it felt smaller to me after wearing it a while. I live in ny and have seen the gamet so nothing phases me anymore lol. Wear what you love ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 44
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    To me this is really personal as it really depends on the ‘norms’ in your region and social circle and how much you follow those norms.

    If you want something believable that it not questioned, I’d stick within the range of which is typical around you. Translated to diamonds, a 7.00 mm=1.3 mm, 7.5=1.67 carats. A moissy will be very clean and white, so most people know that means more expensive, so if it is bigger than the norm AND very clean, it may raise questions. But, maybe you don’t care.  Also, don’t forget that as the stone gets wider it gets deeper and thus taller. The difference here is only 4.2 mm to 7.5 mm, but that may give you some additional consideration. 

    When I was trying to decide on a stone size for my larger than average hands, I bought some CZ setting off Amazon.com. It was really helpful.

     

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