How many carats do you think is my ring?

posted 1 week ago in Rings
  • poll: How many carats?

    Less then 0.5 carats

    0.5- 0.9 carats

    1.0 carat

    1.1- 1.2 carats

    1.3 - 1.4 carats

    1.5 carats

    1.6-1.7 carats

    1.8-1.9 carats

    2.0 carats or larger

  • Post # 2
    2445 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    @happybee2020:  what size is your finger? That has a lot to do with how large stones look. 

    Post # 3
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2020

    Without knowing your finger size, I’m guessing 1 carat.

    Post # 5
    3628 posts
    Sugar bee

    I guessed the 1.1-1.2 ct and I think it looks the same with and without the band.

    Post # 6
    391 posts
    Helper bee

    Impossible to make an accurate guess without knowing finger size, but I voted 1ct. Looks the same size with or without the band, IMO. 

    Post # 7
    6349 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    @happybee2020:  you wouldn’t know fingersize, no, but generally you can have a guess at finger size by someone’s height and size.

    I would say 1ct without knowing your finger size. It’s a good amount of coverage IMO.

    Post # 8
    1197 posts
    Bumble bee

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    It is not ok. Like PP mentioned, without a point of reference it’s almost impossible to guess: it could be anywhere between .5 and 2.5 carats (we’re pretty much basing any guess off of the chubbyness of your fingers as an indication of ring size).

    It’s laughable to draw an analogy to judging in person, because in person one would have a better sense of the size of your frame and your hand and can use the relative distance of ourselves to the ring.

    Post # 9
    957 posts
    Busy bee

    Looks right about at 1ct to me based on how I think it would look on me (size 5).  As PPs have mentioned, without knowing your size, it’s impossible to really tell.

    Post # 10
    7166 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I always think a center stone looks bigger or more prominent without the band, but I also don’t think it matters because I prefer wearing a band with it as I am married and not engaged, so I wouldn’t expect anyone else to forego a band, either.

    It looks just barely over a carat to me. Again, not knowing your finger size, it is hard to say. You are correct that none of us would know your finger sixe IRL, but seeing someone’s hands in context can easily tell a person if they are big or small; it makes a difference if someone is judging the size of your stone IRL. Not that it matters, but I know that a proportional stone on a large hand is bigger than on a tiny hand, but that could just be because I used to work retail.

    Post # 12
    7640 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I was thinking it was smaller and you had very small hands, so I guessed 0.5-0.9, guessing its like 0.8-0.9 on your tiny fingers! 

    Finger size definitely matters though, IRL you wouldn’t know the exact size, but youd be able to read proportions a lot better. Seeing JUST a stone on JUST your finger with nothing to relate it to is very difficult to give an accurate #. 

    Post # 13
    391 posts
    Helper bee

    My initial guess was approx. 1ct +/-, but knowing the ring size I would guess smaller (.5-.9ct).  I agree with PP that ring size is needed for perspective.  Although you might not know someone’s ring size IRL, seeing it IRL and in perspective with the person, surrounding and your own hands/ring would give you an idea.  

    Post # 14
    6349 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    @happybee2020:  initial guess was 1ct, based on an ‘average’ finger size of 5.5.

    I would go around 0.8ct given your finger size is 3.75.

    Anyway, it looks lovely

    Post # 15
    50 posts
    Worker bee

    I guessed 0.5-0.9 before knowing your finger size and I stand by my guess ๐Ÿ™‚

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