(Closed) If all sparkly stones cost the same regardless of size, would you rock 3+cts?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you rock?
    Under 1ct : (40 votes)
    9 %
    1-2cts : (170 votes)
    38 %
    3-4cts : (79 votes)
    18 %
    4+cts : (48 votes)
    11 %
    Colorless stone : (78 votes)
    17 %
    Colored stone : (35 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 17
    2278 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    It all depends on cut shape.. I would rock between a 2-3 ct round (probably 2.5 ideally, but realistically probably no more than 2), but in terms of emerald I would rock a massive one 🙂

    Post # 18
    6354 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Definitely not for my engagement ring.

    I would be much more open to a larger cocktail ring, but definitely not for every day wear.

    Post # 19
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I would go with a huge pefect 4 ct cushion cut diamond. I have long fingers and fat hands so it would work. But of course only in my dreams!

    Post # 20
    2375 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    For a ring to wear every day, like an engagement ring, I prefer to wear under 1ct. My ring size is a 4.5, so large stones look funny on me. I have some of my Mom’s cocktail rings that are 3-5 ct. gemstones, and they’re just not comfortable for very long. I think I’m in the minority though!

    Post # 21
    389 posts
    Helper bee

    @ladyamalthea  I love looking at big bling but I voted 1-2 carats because I find that even slightly bigger than 2 ct looks like a cocktail ring on my finger in terms of proportion. I would get a 1.5 oval or cushion lab created ruby or blue sapphire… and after we’re done with getting my e-ring made I plan too!

    Post # 22
    3032 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would pay a master cutter to cut a pale yellow radiant and then cut the corners deeper so that instead of being square the stone would be octagonal.  No one does this because stones are cut to maximise weight.  A shame really.

    Post # 23
    404 posts
    Helper bee

    My fingers are a size 10, so I would absolutely wear 3+ carets!  It wouldn’t look that silly on me!

    Post # 24
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @ladyamalthea  I think 1 carat is perfect for me, I have pretty small hands (4.25) and think 2-3 carats would definitely be way too much for me.

    Post # 25
    2789 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Hell yea..but I like big jewelry in general! 

    Post # 26
    1998 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    No way! I’d probably try to find the most perfect princess cut diamond but wouldn’t go over half a carat. I have very small hands (size 3.25) and would feel silly with anything bigger. 

    I would, however, love a large sapphire cocktail ring for special occasions! 🙂  

    Post # 27
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    It would be a diamond, because colourless matches more things, and you need an everyday ring to match your stuff.

    For an everyday ring, definitely well under 1 carat for reasons of both practicality and security (risk of mugging etc).

    Post # 28
    5187 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’d wear a big stone, but not daily. I work with my hands too much to have something bulky there at all times.

    Post # 29
    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    2 or more carats would be a bit much for me.  I’ve learned that I don’t like big rocks on my hands, especially if they’re high set.  I’m more into blingy bands than big stones, it’s just a better fit for me.


    That being said, MrsSkeletonKey better never leave her 3 Ct moissy ring unattended in my prescence, because I’m taking it!

    Post # 30
    2729 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Hell yeah, I would loooove a bigger stone. And I have larger fingers so I’d totally rock a 3+ carat stone.

    Post # 31
    982 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My fingers are freakishly thin, so I think 3ct would look wayyyyy too big and guady on me. But if I have big fingers, I totally would!

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