Is a 2 carat e-ring to big?!?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vulnerable64:  I think if you’re a size 9 you can probably pull it off. But you might decide to trade it in for a smaller, higher quality stone if you find it to be too big.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@vulnerable64:  I don’t think it’ll look too big. My mom has size 10 fingers and a 2 carat solitaire, and it’s definitely not flashy. I think it’s all about proportion: something that might look really big on a woman with small fingers looks just right on a woman with bigger ones, while a ring that looks dainty and lovely on a smaller woman looks ridiculously small on my size 11 fingers. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

@asscherlover:  +1

If it’s a larger stone but lower quality, I’d consider sticking with a nicer, smaller stone.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

No it’s not too much.  I’m have a size 8 finger and I’m a bit over 3 carats.  

If you aren’t happy, surely you can get a smaller stone!

ETA-I didn’t see anything mentioned about quality, where s that coming from?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

Nah, the only thing I’d be concerned about is getting a 2 carat stone ‘on sale’ for the price of a smaller stone.  Why is it on sale?  Is it lesser quality?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

My grandma’s engagement ring is 2 carats and she has very small fingers. Her ring is very sparkly and doesn’t look fake at all. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

One thing that may help is getting a lower setting so it doesn’t stick up too much above your finger. I think it will look great!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wear a size 9 and before getting engaged just always assumed that I’d need a larger stone (ie 2ct or so) so it wouldn’t disappear on my hand.  I tried on a number of larger ct tw rings/sets and to my surprise, they made my hand look chunkier.  Well I ended up with a 0.5ct center stone, halo, with a very delicate micropave band- and much to my surprise, I think the proportion is better.  Good luck!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Two carat, to me, is the perfect size. And on a size 9 finger I don’t think it will look over the top. 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

A 2 carat ring is only too big if you can’t afford it.  Otherwise, HELL NO it’s not too big!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

No way !! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The only way I think it would be too big is based on the setting.  I’ve seen a few large cuts that are a lower profile, which I think makes them look better.  Especially if you wear gloves or work with your hands – much easier to work with!

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