(Closed) Is 33ct small?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
4811 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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veronica.sampley.1:  Very pretty, I like the rose look! My husband works on cars part of the time, and the rest is working with equipment in our business, and does not wear a ring at all most of the time. He puts if on only if we are going out for dinner or something, so I think you are being quite practical!

Post # 33
685 posts
Busy bee

I do think it’s a small stone. However, it can still be beautiful, elegant and classy. 

The pics shared above are great examples of how size isn’t everything!

Post # 34
7257 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

The setting you’re considering is gorgeous. I’ve become more aware of rings since being engaged and there are several women in my community whose rings are in the .50 and under category that I love (and whose stories about those rings I loved hearing too):

The teller at my credit union has a beautiful yellow gold set with a plain band and a white stone that appears to be between .15 and .20 (maybe). It’s very small but looks so beautiful and classic that I notice it every time I go into that branch. In fact, it makes me happy to watch her ring sparkle while she counts my money and hands it to me. It feels like good fortune flowing all around.

The mother of one of my son’s classmates has a custom made platinum set with a stone that’s probably around .33 for the center stone. Her bands are wider than I usually prefer but the setting works so beautifully with her stone. She also talks with her hands so like to see her ring flash while her hands are flying through the air.

One of my former coworkers has a setting that’s about .50 carats for the whole e ring with the center stone probably being somewhere around .2. It’s a Brilliant Earth setting that her husband specifically picked out because he thought she would appreciate the idea of ethically sourced jewelry. The individual stones were very small but her ring was so beautiful and bright. It looked like she had a row of sparkles swirling on her finger.

If you do decide to go with the setting you’re considering, I hope you’ll return to share a picture of it on your hand!

Post # 35
450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

0.33 ct on 4.5 finger set in rose gold

Post # 36
1520 posts
Bumble bee

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veronica.sampley.1:  My original ring that I was proposed to was a 0.33 round brilliant. Sadly got returned after loads of problems with it and the chain store it came from. 

I think it depends on you and your tastes whether it’s the right size for you. Only you will be able to say whether you prefer this size or a larger stone.

Post # 37
853 posts
Busy bee

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shouthuzzah:  I absolutely love your ring. I think it looks perfect on you! I have a sentimental stone around the same size and am so tempted to set it into a delicate solitaire after seeing yours. I always love to see more pictures of your beautiful ring!

Post # 38
10 posts
  • Wedding: November 2016

A .33ct diamond is not very small at all especially if your fingers are a smaller size. There are settings which can add an illusion to make diamonds look bigger. 

My ring has a .32 centre and is overall .5tcw.

Post # 39
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Mine is a .39 round solitaire, and UK size K, which I think is 5-ish in the US? I wouldn’t want to go any bigger for me.



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