(Closed) Is 3.5 ct solitaire too big?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Andi87:  Buy a cheapie 3.5 round CZ off eBay & try it on for size ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

When it comes to an aquamarine its more about the measurements. What size is the stone in millimeters? I have a cushion cut morganite engagement ring that is 8x10mm with a halo. It is on the large side but its perfect for me! Your aquamatine could be that carat weight but smaller measurements than you think.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What size finger are you?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

As an aquamarine, it will have less scintillation than a diamond, so that will help not make it look “huge”, but I’m not sure. Do you know the dimensions? What’s your finger size?

Try a different jewelry store. One that sells colored gems, because not many carry that large diamonds in stock, and anyway, a diamond won’t be the same as an aquamarine in terms of how big it “seems”.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Andi87:  what size is your finger??  diamonds and gemstones have different densities so a 3.5 carat aquamarine will not be size equivalent to a 3.5 carat diamond.  find out the dimensions of the stone you like or simply go try it on if you can.

only you can answer the “is it too big” question.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

10×10 is a large stone but I personaly do not think it’s too large. I am a fan large gemstones which you must be too if your considering this size stone. I would suggest going and trying it on before hand but I’m sure you will love it!!!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think it will look too gaudy if it’s a colored gemstone. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Good luck and keep us posted!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think as long as you can wear it comfortably, that is all that matters. I wouldn’t buy something that felt too big on my finger for me to function (but I also hardly ever take my ring off). Only you can decide, but don’t worry if other people will think it’s too big. They don’t have to wear it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

“too big” for me is anything a 1ct and up, so I may be a bit biased. I have size 4.5 fingers and my diamond is .46 and that’s “big enough for me.” But, whatever floats your turnpike.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@Hyperventilate:  I have similar taste in diamond sizes for an engagment ring, but I find colored gemstone engagement rings can be quite a bit bigger than diamond engagment rings while staying as elegant and not looking gaudy – partly because they’re darker, but also because they scintillate less. 

Aquamarine may not be much darker than a diamond, but the decreased scintillation means a bigger size would work than would work with a diamond, to get the same graceful effect. I’m just not sure how much bigger. There is definitely a “cocktail ring turning point” size for me with colored gemstones too, but I don’t have the familiarity with aquamarine to know what size that turning point would be for it. You know it when you see it, though, OP, so keep trying things on! Even a paper cutout of the stone’s dimensions on your finger may help you decide.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

For me personally, a 10x10mm gemstone would be too big (and I have a size 5 finger) because then it looks like a coctail ring.  But I’m from a small town and I rarely saw bigger rings until I moved to a large city.  I see larger rings all the time now but I don’t think I would feel comfortable wearing something that size all the time.

Because the ring that you’re looking at does not have a halo, I don’t think it would look gaudy at all.  It’s probably stunning!

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