(Closed) Is 2 carat moissanite too big?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
5 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

Dakota2:  I had an 8mm (~2 carat) OEC moissanite and while it didnt look yellow to me the blue/green color did bother me (i posted a pic in a previous thread)

I did try on 2 carat diamonds  in a store and in there, i thought it was the perfect size.  however, when i wore it into the real world it looked WAY big compared to the rings of the other ladies around me and just screamed fake. that bothered me big time, but if you aren’t planning to try and pass yours off as a diamond that doesnt matter.

we were at first trying to be economical because i really didnt think id be able to tell the difference however i have since traded my moissanite in for a diamond because the combo of those two things (the color and over exaggerated size) bothered me.  just something to think about – if people in your circle have rings on the larger side, you may not think about it as much

Post # 17
5365 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

You can always buy the loose stone and see how you like it and return it if you don’t. 

I have a 1.25ct on a 5.5 finger. I wish I would have gone bigger. If I wasn’t getting a halo I would have gone bigger. I think a 2.2ct will look fine a your size 7. My moissy is surrounded by rather large f-g diamonds in the halo and you can’t tell a difference in color. 

Post # 18
458 posts
Helper bee

For anything larger than a carat in a moissanite, I would have it hand selected by a reputable jeweler who is very familiar with the stone. They can take photos or videos for you. It might cost more, but it would be worth it.

Post # 19
1919 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Dakota2:  I have a 1ct FB, my size is 6. I might consider a 1.5ct but only because I am loving the sparkle in my ring! lol… I don’t think I would consider any larger.

You need to go try on ANY stone that is 2 ct. You need to judge the size to your hand.

Post # 20
2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Dakota2:  I’m a size 7.5, too, but my stone is a bit smaller than what you’re considering. It’s a 1.8ct cushion FB moissanite.

Post # 21
538 posts
Busy bee

My 2.2ct moissy gets a lot of snide side looks. We are both doctors, so it is believable that my stone could actually be a real diamond. The trouble is, some people then people judge me for “making” him buy me a big diamond. So then, I’m stuck trying to decide whther to tell the stranger/acquaintance commenting on the ring that it’s a moissy, or whether I should just just carry on and let ’em judge me for being a gold digger. Either way, it can be kinda awkward.

In retrospect, I kinda wish I would have gone for the 1.75ct moissy, instead.

Post # 22
213 posts
Helper bee

Shrink-E-Dink:  I love your response. it sums up everything about jewelry and rings. You will be judged as a gold digger or going into debt or being materialistic if they think it’s a big diamond. Or judged as a fake or wanna bee if it’s not. 

OP Get what you want and what looks good on your finger bc that is all that matters. 😉


Post # 23
4260 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I think 2ct is the goldilocks of sizes, it looks good on pretty much everyone.

Post # 24
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Who are you ordering it from? I’m pretty sure most companies will send you the loose stone so you can actually see it in person and if you don’t like it you just send it back. This was my previous ering from my previous engagement. It is a Forever Brilliant Moissanite, although it’s only 1.2ct. With the halo it’s two and my ring size is 7 so that’s about how it will look on your finger. I never saw it as too big and it was hardly ever yellow. Only if it was cloudy and in most lights it was very white so if it’s a forever brilliant it shouldn’t be too yellow.




Post # 25
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Dakota2:  Even a white moissy will show some color in certain lighting conditions. It’s a property of the stone.

I have a 1.5ct equiv (7.5mm) FB stone but since I have much larger fingers than yours I won’t post it because it would look different on your finger.

Honestly, even a 1.5 looks big to me but I’m not a flashy jewelry kind of person. It totally depends on your style and your lifestyle and where you live. A 2+ct stone in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere will look HUGE while in a more affluent/urban area, it may be less noticable?

With Moissy I’ll advise to do what we did, order the stone you think you want so you can see it. Its worth the restocking fee to at least take a look at one in person. You’ll be able to judge color and size better and if you don’t like it, you can return it for very little. I personally wouldn’t have felt comfortable not seeing it in person before deciding for sure on moissanite.

Post # 28
1295 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have a 2ct (8mm) OEC Forever Brilliant moissy. Size 6.25 ring. The setting also makes it look bigger than it is.


I was not planning on going that large, but I fell in love with the setting and did not like how a colored stone looked in it. I never wanted a new diamond, only a antique, but the antique rings I loved were WAY MORE than we wanted to spend.

My moissy absolutely looks different depending on the lighting, and when it is overcast, I can see some warmth, but it does not bother me. You will also want to consider if you wll have a weddinf band with diamonds or another white stone in them, that is when you can really see the warmth of the stone. I am getting an antique band with no stones, so that won’t effect me. I lot of ladies on here have gotten I or J stones as sides or in bands and it looks nice. 


Post # 29
2777 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

PolkaDotBandit:  I don’t know if I’ve told you this before but your ring is lovely!

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