Is 1.5 moissanite too big?

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

I am a size 4 and have a 1.5 ct moissy. I think it’s the perfect size, and definitely wouldn’t be too big on your finger. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

 seymourgm92 :  I don’t think it’s too big at all, it’s a great size for your finger size.

I will say though, since it sounds like you’d prefer people not know that it’s not a diamond, that I don’t think it looks like a diamond. Maybe it’s the lighting the picture or something, but I just thought I would throw that out since it’s something you seem a bit worried about. 

Although I can’t imagine someone asking if you have a “fake diamond” or anything rude like that.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I think if you love it, go for it so you don’t have “shrinkage” or regret. However, because you said you’re middle class and don’t necessarily want people thinking it’s “fake” or not a diamond, I would go more towards the 1.25ct as this will still look great on your size finger but not huge. A 1.25ct stone might also look more diamond like due to a smaller surface area reflecting all those colors. 

Post # 5
Hostess
3810 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

seymourgm92 :  I’m the same ring size as you and also have a 1.5ct.  I think it’s the perfect size and love it!  Have you tried on different size stones?  

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I had this same delimma. I went with 1.25 because I was nervous about 1.5. Sometimes I wish I had gone bigger. My finger is a size 8 though. I think my stone is big enough to be noticed and small enough to not make people curious.. 

Post # 7
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168 posts
Blushing bee

I think if you are concerned about people thinking it is fake you would be better off going smaller.

Post # 8
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

2ct white sapphire. No one has ever asked me if it was real or a diamond. Now people have asked me why I’m working if my husband can afford that kind of diamond. But that’s only happened once and it was a drunk customer. 

Post # 9
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923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

My ring is size 8.5 and I have a 1.5 equivalent moissy. I LOVE my ring!!

Post # 10
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145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - New Hampshire

You should get the size you want! However, if you are really concerned with people thinking it’s “fake,” why not save up for an actual diamond or search for a vintage/used diamond? I chose moissanite for my own reasons, and because I love its qualities, not because I’m trying to pass it off as a diamond. So I got the size I wanted and it’s beautiful! I’ll post a pic but it’s not what you asked for, it’s a 2.5 7x9mm antique cushion. 

Post # 11
Hostess
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I wear a size 6 also, mine is a 7.5 mm cushion, so I think the same dimensions as what you are looking at. I think it is a wonderful size! And no one has ever made a peep about my ring, and I give zero fucks what they think about it lol. I like this photo because it shows what it looks like from arms length  

 

Post # 12
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Newbee

Here’s my 1.5 on a size 4.5-4.75 finger. I had the same dilemma as you and went with a 1.5 ct. When I got it I thought it was huge and almost sent it back for a 1.25. I’ve since gotten used to it and I absolutely love it; there are still some moments where I look at it and think that the thing is massive, but not in a negative way. I have gotten comments on its size, but never comments about whether or not it is a diamond. In my circles, most people have a stone <1 ct, so I sometimes feel I stand out a bit. I am very open about the fact that it’s a moissanite. Usually when I mention it to people they tell me “oh, I wouldn’t tell people that”. I don’t see why I wouldn’t — I love the fact that it’s a moissanite and I want more people to know about it! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Greenwood

It’s a perfect size for your finger and a beautiful ring! I’m a size 7 and have a 2ct cushion moissy. I say go for it and congrats! 

Post # 14
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343 posts
Helper bee

Not many people comment. Typically, it’s a lot of oohing and ahhing when you first get engaged, then it dies down. 

No one typically asks what the stone is. They will comment and how sparkly it is. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have the same size finger as you (and my ring is 5.75 as well), and had the same struggle when designing my ring. I wanted a 1.25 carat moissanite, but the OEC was only available in 1 or 1.5, and I ended up choosing 1.5. My ring is inspired by a vintage ring I loved, and it was important to me to have an OEC. To be honest, even though I love it, I do sometimes think it’s too big – probably because it’s bigger than most of the rings I see around me. I’ve never gotten any questions about it, though, and the only comments came right after I got engaged, and they were all complimentary.

If I were to do it again, though – I think I’d go for a smaller lab diamond, rather than a larger moissanite. It can look grey or greenish-yellow in some lights. Moissanites have changed a lot even in the last couple years, though. Mine’s a Forever Brilliant from Joseph Schubach, set in platinum.

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