Post # 1
In 2020, my partner and I visited Tiffanys to look at engagement rings. I have my heart set on the Tiffany Setting platinum band. I tried on a 1.14-carat platinum ring and loved it! It could have been the whole excitement of the experience that made me fall in love with it so fast.
This year, we scheduled another consultation. On this visit, they didn’t have a Tiffany Setting with a platinum band in our price range to try on. Instead, I tried a 1.17 carat with a gold band. Don’t get me wrong, I really loved this ring but it didn’t have the same impact or impression as the first one I tried the previous year. It may have been the different band color but the ring felt smaller on my fingers.
After this, within our budget, I wanted the ring to be 1.20-1.25 carat but I’m second-guessing this. I’d love to get your ladies’ opinions on the carat to finger size and if this happened to anyone else? My finger size is 6.
Post # 2
My finger size is 6,5 and my sweet spot is 1,2ct and my fave setting is tiffany knife edge sooo LOVEEE IT! IMO platinum or white gold looks best on you.
Post # 3
The stones look to be about the same size in the photos. Diamonds of the same carat weight vary slightly in face up size (even if they’re both the same cut grade).
I tried on a 1.25ct at Tiffany’s (left) and ended up picking out a 1.15ct (right) instead, the one I ended up picking looks ever so slightly larger IMO. This goes to say that I suggest you pick the metal color you like best and look at the diamond’s actual dimensions.
My ring is a size 5 for reference ☺️
Post # 4
Awe congratulations! It is beautiful. If you love Tiffany I say go for it 🙂
Post # 5
Carat is a measure of weight, not size. So a 1.14 and 1.17 ct can face up the exact same size depending on the cut of the stones. You really need to see the lab reports for the size and proportions of the stones. Tiffany does their own in-house lab reports that will have this information. Another thing to consider is the proportions of the stone determine how it will perform, so if one stone was cut in a more 60/60 style (both depth and table are around 60) and the other one was cut more in line with today’s current “standards” (smaller table of 54-57 and depth of 60-62.4) they will peform differnetly. That could be what you were picking up on when viewing the stones, but without the lab reports, it is impossible to say.
Post # 6
I think the platinum looks gorgeous on you! Both are beautiful–I have a YG Tiffany setting, so I’m also team gold haha. I agree with a PP that it’s hard to gauge size from carat weight alone. Tiffany has some diamonds that are cut more for the white brilliance (these are cut closer to 60/60), and some that have more rainbow scintillation (these are the ones with smaller tables). It really just depends on when the diamond was cut (the older ones tend to be more of the 60/60 variety). It’s just a matter of personal preference. This could also be affecting how the diamonds face up to you.
I’m wondering if it’s the metal color that’s throwing you off? Perhaps if the 1.17 was in a platinum band, you would feel more drawn to it? Tiffany can change out the bands into the metal of your choice. When my husband was picking out an engagement ring for me, most of the rings were platinum (YG wasn’t as popular then as it is currently). He chose the ring with the diamond that he wanted, and since it was in platinum, Tiffany then remade a new band for the diamond in YG. Maybe you could check with your SA to see if this is still an option.