(Closed) Is 1 carat too big?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I intend to get an Amora Gem in my engagement ring. It will probably be around a ct size and if anyone asks how we can afford it I’ll just tell them he sells drugs on the side, or works nights as a stripper to pay for it, or the he breeds a rare expensive type of tadpole…

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t it’s too big at all.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

it depends. before I tried one 1ct and it looked way too big for me (size 4.5) but then I found one where the stone was set lower and the shape of the ring made it seem just right. In general I do prefer smaller stones though, .75 or smaller

 

Post # 35
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Like some other ladies said, 1ct really depends on your finger size/the setting/etc. I always thought I wanted a 1ct center stone if I ever got married, until I actually got to the point where I was dating someone I actually saw myself marrying and we started looking at rings. I guess I never realized how BIG 1ct is, and how expensive it would be (especially because my fiance had quit his job to go back to school when he bought my ring). I will say that now that I actually have perspective, I don’t like big rings, but I also wear a 4.5. Honestly? I have a 1/2ct tw (.25ct center stone with a halo and diamonds on the band) and people always comment on how huge it is/how expensive it must have been (it wasn’t).

That said, do what you want! If you want a moissy, get one! We looked for nine months before we found a ring that we both liked–even with diamond simulants, but they were all way too huge for me. Try on everything and see how it looks on your hand/finger before you give up on anything!

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@amille56:  Go for it girl!! Congrats!

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@amille56: I totally gotcha. My fiance wanted a solitaire, but we could never find anything that we both liked AND that was affordable (we did find one, but it was way more than I was comfortable with at that time). We had good luck at Kay Jeweler’s in terms of getting them to customize a ring for us–we didn’t end up going that route, but the option was there. But yeah, we searched and searched for months until we found something! 

Also, I think moissy is really awesome because it comes from meteorites. 🙂

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