HELP!! Round brilliant cut diamond but unsure of the carat size 1.5-1.9???

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
9782 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Well it’s really personal preference- if youd have to sacrifice quality to get bigger I’d def go for 1.5. Both are “pleasantly plump” and if the rock is beautiful they will both be great. 

I wanted the look of a 1.5 because the rock looked balanced with the exposed skin to me. 2 looked and felt huge on my finger like I would knock it around. It didnt feel right. I didn’t try 1.8, but it likely was quite similar.  

This is a fun website to play around with sizes and compare:

heres my 1.45 on my size 5.5 finger:

Post # 3
11 posts

Here’s minE. 1.45 carat on finger 6. 

Post # 4
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Mine is 1.7 ct and my finger is 5.5. I honestly think 1.5 would have been a better fit for my finger but I love my ring!

Post # 5
1210 posts
Bumble bee

Not 100% sure on the exact size, but I’m guessing mine is somewhere around 1.75-2. I wear a 5.5, but its sized as 5.75 because I like my rings loose/spinning.

Post # 6
1117 posts
Bumble bee

I have a 1.6 carat center diamond on a size 5 finger. I think it’s the perfect size for my finger. I didn’t try on any other rings or styles (my husband had my ring custom made) but I’m happy with the finger coverage.

I agree with MrsBuesleBee:. I wouldn’t sacrifice quality for size. 

Happy ring shopping!  


Post # 7
10596 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

1.51 carat round size 3.5-4 finger

Post # 8
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would go try some on in person. The quality of the stone can have a really large bearing on how big the stone will appear. Personally, I would sacrifice size to get a better quality stone but if you go see some in person you can decide for yourself 🙂

Also, congratulations on your engagement!!

Post # 9
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just can suggest you, to try on rings! Pictures look different, then the look on your hand! And by the way, yes, diamonds look smaller, after you wore them for a few months! This is called diamond shrinkage syndrome! 🙂 My ring is 1.72 on my 5.25 finger in a halo, and I still would like to go bigger just after one year!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  dkata81.
Post # 10
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Harriet1234:  I’d go bigger. Shrinkage is real. For ex on pricescope they’re always upgrading hahaha

Post # 11
2837 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Harriet1234:  Definitely try some on in person.  There were some rings I *thought* I loved when I saw online, but when I tried them on in store- it just looked ridiculous, and didn’t suite my personality in the least!

Post # 12
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Harriet1234:  Mine is just a scosh over 1.8 on a size 5.25-5.5… The ring wasn’t sized yet and the band was a little big but this should give you a good idea of coverage.

Post # 15
2733 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

At first I couldn’t believe that my husband got me a 1.5 carat (fiance at the time) but now I’m so used to it that I will show it was a little bigger. That’s so wrong to feel & say but shrinkage is way too real! Ring size is 5.

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