(Closed) i have a .81 carat in the center

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Keep the .81 in center

    Yes keep it !

    No get 1 carat

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Leave it, it looks great!!

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If you wanted to go bigger, I believe you would need a new setting entirely (it is hard to tell based on the photo but it looks like there *may* be some room between the prongs and the stone, so you would have to take it to a jeweler to give you a definitive answer). You actually would notice a difference in size –you will be able to visually notice a difference at an increase of 20%– so in your case a .97 carat diamond.

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee

    it looks absolutely perfect the way it is!!! keep t like that!!

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    If you’re keeping that setting, the current stone’s perfect.  Your current stone looks plenty big, and the difference between it and a 1ct will be negligible.

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think it’s gorgeous the way it is and I don’t think going to 1ct will make a huge difference (: I say leave it, but if you really want to be able to say that you have 1ct then go for it! I’m not a ring expert but I’m sure your jeweler will be able to tell you how easy it will be to swap the stones.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t think you’ll really see the difference, plus, most jewelers only let you trade your stone in if you spend DOUBLE what you spend on your original stone. So if your original stone cost $3000 (just a random number), they’ll make u upgrade to a stone that cost $6000! Did you ask about his trade in policy? The place we got our ring boasted and boasted about their awesome trade in system, and then when I actually went to do it, THAT’s when they told me about having to spend double. I was so mad! 

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve always heard that ct is really the weight of the stone, so you might upgrade and not even be able to tell the difference, based on the 1ct stone you choose. I think that since you are so close with this stone, I would just leave it.

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @PeaceLoveLaughter:  Yeah, totally. It really depends on the measurement of the stone. When we were looking, I saw 1.20 cts that looked bigger than 1.50 carats because most of the carat weight was at the top. A .97 could definitely look the same or smaller than a .81 depending on the measurements. 

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @october22:  of course but if the diamond is cut proportionately and meets a cut grade of excellent, the measurements of one .97 really shouldn’t differ drastically from that of another .97 carat. There is a base line and range of acceptable measurements that a diamond must fall within to meet a specific cut grade for each aspect of a diamond including its depth, table, crown and pavillion angles

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