Help Please!! Tiffany's Setting Consultation (1.14-1.25)

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
2235 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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
193 posts
Blushing bee

Awe congratulations! It is beautiful. If you love Tiffany I say go for it 🙂 

Post # 5
793 posts
Busy bee

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
246 posts
Helper bee

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. 

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