(Closed) How big is too big? (3.5 carat on size 4 finger)

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Definitely try it on to see if you like the size, but other than that, you should totally go for it! Check out Pricescope for lots of big diamonds on petite hands. If you’re comfortable with it, you can rock it.

Post # 17
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Busy bee

Go for it girl! We’ve started to look as well! My budget doesn’t allow for a 3.5 carat oval but I’m looking at a 2.5 carat oval on a 4.75 finger! It’s going to look beautiful! I’m so excited to see your ring bee! 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

That’s something I’d personally want to try and see on my own hand. I think ovals can go bigger than rounds. And it’s a matter of taste and lifestyle. 
I have a 2.6 ct round on a size 5.5 and would go bigger but for me it would end at 4-4.5ct max. Everything above that isn’t pleasing to my eye anymore. But that’s solely for round diamonds. My aunt has a pear in the 5-6ct realm and that looks nice. There’s a bee on here with a yellow marquises honker. That looks awsome as well. 

Post # 19
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’d say order a few cheap rings and try them out to see how you like them. My personal sweet spot with a 4.75 finger and rings is .6-2ish carats (depending on how it spreads). I have a 3 carat moissy and, while it’s just 1mm larger than my 2.8 carat sapphire ering, I’ve found that it’s too big for me to wear with any regularity. 53% coverage is my (admittedly very strangely specific) max.

If I’d been “going for it” and looking to max out our budget, I might have ended up with a ring that was large and impressive but not really wearable and I was trying to hit my ideal in both arenas.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

That would be way too big for me, and for most women. You do you! 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

 

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@tomiko:  congrats, a decade wow! I looked at your previous thread. A 3.5 ct equiv colorful Moissanite on a smaller sized finger may look costumey and cocktail-ish. I would go much, much smaller.   However the only opinion that really matters is *yours*. Get what you love!

Post # 22
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Worker bee

i’m a size 3.75 to 4 and i would totally go for a 3.5 ct round if i could afford it! go for it!

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I don’t like 3’s on any size finger. At that size, it looks garish and costumey, since you asked. 

I think a 2 would look huge on you.

Be sure to try them out, have fun, and congrats!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2022

I think at that finger size a 2-2.5 would look huge and that anything above maY look silly or Like costume jewelry. However if you are into gaudy fashion then you may love it. Order it and return. 

Post # 25
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Worker bee

Girl rock that ring! Congrats 🎉 

Post # 26
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Busy bee

That would be too large for my personal taste.  I definitely agree with others that you should try it on before making a decision.  I remember wanting a halo until I tried one on.  I would have had huge regrets had I pulled the trigger without giving it a test drive first.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee

I would recommend 1.5 – 2c max. Anything bigger on your size would look costumey imo not to mention the impracticality of wearing such a size in daily life.

You really need to try on a bunch of different sizes

Post # 28
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Helper bee

If you love it – go for it! My style is pretty pared down (lots of black and clean lines) – but I love a beautiful and big stone. Hugs. 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2022

Hey bee, did you decide?

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I’m a size 7 and have both a 2 carat and a 3 carat rings and quite frankly the 3 carat one doesn’t get worn as much. Personally, I wouldn’t go over 3 carats. I find the 2 carat perfect for everyday wear and it doesn’t get on the way while still being a substantial size. 
Here are the pictures,

3 carat (first picture) and 2 carat (second picture)

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