is a 1.5 carat diamond ok?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is a 1.5 carat diamond ok?
    It's too small : (12 votes)
    9 %
    It's too big : (27 votes)
    21 %
    It's perfect : (88 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    232 posts
    Helper bee

    livkb :  I think it is perfect. It also matters how it looks face up plus its light performance which could make it look bigger or smaller. Mine is around 2ct and the side stones are .25. I live in a major city and I think its perfect. I have had different reactions from people on the size. Some people comment that it is big but in a happy way and some people comment that it is very tasteful without being a target. I am a diamond nut and go try on things at Harry Winston when I travel to Hong Kong and am a lonely business traveler so I look at it as being tasteful and conservative compared with the 10ct diamonds I try on. I lived on the east coast and I think on average they are bigger especially if your friends make a fair amount of money. In my office of over 100 women mine plus another girls are the largest both at 2ct. She has a small finger and looks wonderful. If I worked in financial services in NYC it would be average I think. Both of my best friends have 1.3ct center stones and they look terrific. My other best friend wears a simple band that looks so pretty. I have a friend whose diamond is probably 6 carats and she carries it very well. At the gym most people’s are under or close to a carat I think. I would recommend not going with a halo and just putting the money into the stone. I think some of the halos make people look like they wish their diamond was bigger. Not everyone’s but some people’s. My appraiser told me not to get a halo bc they will go out of style very quickly. That is her unbiased view so I thought I would pass it along.

    Post # 17
    Member
    225 posts
    Helper bee

    I have short size 4 fingers and a 2 carat and am still getting used to the size. It has been about a month of being engaged and I still feel that it is a little big sometimes! 1.5 carats is PERFECT in my opinion for a size 4-5 finger. Maybe bigger if you have larger fingers? I don’t think a 1..5 would ever look small. 

    Post # 18
    Member
    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Its going to depend on your hand size and your preference. If you’re used to wearing rings all the time, a 1.5 carat would be just fine. For people not used to jewelry, it would probably seem very big and get in the way a lot.

    What size fingers do you have? I’m a size 4.5 finger, and 1.5 carat stone is probably about as big as I would want to go. I have a 1 carat solitaire e-ring right now – and while I could probably go a tiny bit bigger, I wouldn’t go too much.

    What’s right for one person might seem much too big or small for another. It’s really a matter of personal taste, and what you can comfortably afford. Some people think it’s ridiculous to sink thousands of $$ into a diamond, while others feel it’s a good idea. The best idea is probably to go to a local jewelry store and try on some rings. It will give you a much better idea of how the sizes look on your hand – and you can determine what you like.

    Post # 19
    Member
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee

    Your ring size could have a lot to do with if it’s a good size for you or not. I have a 2 carat round solitaire and I’m a size 4. I’ve never once thought that it looked too big but now that I’ve been wearing it for awhile it does seem a little smaller. So if your happy with the way a 1.5 carat looks on you now then you may end up feeling like it’s too small once shrinkage sets in. All in all a 1.5 carat round is a great size for anyone in my opinion it just depends on personal preference!!

    Post # 20
    Member
    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: LA Athletic Club

    I’m a size 6 and have a 1.5 diamond pear. I love it! If you love and want it then go for it!

    Post # 21
    Member
    1393 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I’m in ny and I’ve seen just about everything lol my personal preference is at a carat or just under. And that’s on my large sized 7:75-8 finger. This is what I have and what I wanted. Rock what you love! 😊

    Post # 22
    Member
    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    It would be too flashy for my taste. I’d prefer 1 carat or less tbh

    Post # 23
    Member
    473 posts
    Helper bee

    It depends on the size of your finger. Also, where you’re from and what carat size is typical amongst the women around you. I’d say one carat is pretty standard for engagement rings where I’m from but in different places around the country/world it’s different. Mine is 1.25 and my ring size is 6.5. I would not want anything bigger for myself personally.

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