(Closed) I need advice lovely bees!!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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10577 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

A 1.5 carat round is 7.5mm. I personally would go for the 1.5 carat, I don’t think it’s set that high it’s more average height.  And yes there is a noticeable size difference between 1 and 1.5 carat. A 1mm difference doesn’t sound like there would be, but there definitely is.

Post # 3
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1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Setting choice really depends on your lifestyle. Are you active with your hands or do you baby your jewelry? Between the two settings you posted I prefer the higher one. Size wise, go to a jeweler or store and try on similar size pieces for comparison. 

Post # 5
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358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I HATE high settings, so I would go with the lower one personally. 

Post # 6
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2757 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

arielle1:  IMO a .5mm difference is quite noticeable, if you like larger stones then maybe go with the 7mm?

Are you married to the the idea of buying from that seller? Are you going to do gold or sterling silver? If you are using silver, then I would suggest you check out berricle, they have soooo many wonderful options and are way better priced than that etsy store. 

This one for example, it has a gorgeous sde view but very classic looking from the top. 

http://www.berricle.com/round-cut-cubic-zirconia-cz-925-sterling-silver-solitaire-ring-1-28-ct-jewelry-r678.htm

 

Post # 8
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3858 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

arielle1:  honestly, I think if you were first thinking a 4ct, than those stones may seem way small for you. How about an 8mm, 2ct stone instead? Moissanite is affordable and has nice 8mm… I would maybe do that size for you. 

Post # 10
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2005 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

arielle1:  hi there! I have a .80 carat which is a 5x7mm in size (being a pear.) My pear is a halo and it is set in a semi cathedral setting, so its kind of in between high and low set. 

 

i tried to post some side pics so you could see how it stands up. Being a pear, I wont lie to you, she has stabbed me twice. But she doesnt do it often, and she is an entirely different shape than what you’re looking at- youve gotta take into consideration that my stone and setting is a big talon, essentially. 

that being said, i’d say since you originally wanted such a big ring, go for the 1.5 ct! the high setting isnt noticible (in my opinion) and i use my hands ALOT. 

Post # 11
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2005 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

arielle1:  Also, use this! It helped me decide between a .55 (4x6mm) oval and a .8 (5x7mm) sized stone! Remember, since it’s not a diamond, the weight is going to be slightly off. My .8 is barely smaller than a .8 diamond, but there is a difference with gemstones and diamonds.

http://www.diamdb.com/

1 ct vs 1.5 ct round 

http://www.diamdb.com/compare/1ct-round-vs-1.5ct-round/ 

* this photo is not accurate because weddingbee resizes photos. so go to the site. you should see something like this- but it will calibrate to your screen so you CAN see actual size!

 

 

Post # 12
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2005 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

OH! I completely lied to you. If you know the mm stats of your ring, you can type in there, 1 ct, 6MM x 6MM x 6MM and then the next one 1.5ct 7 MMx 7MMx 7MM and it will show you exactly what the size will be. FORGOT about that!

Post # 14
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2005 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

arielle1:  passing it along, another bee gave me that site and it was a god send!

 

 

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