Post # 1
Hi Ladies, my first post
My boyfriend ordered my engagement ring, I picked 3 that I loved and he made the final decision on his own, he happened to mention that due to a sale he was able to get a 2 carat centre stone insted of my requested 1 to 1.5 carat. I am nervous that it will be to big and almost look fake. I am a size 9 ring size and am a plus size gal, so im hoping its not to big. The company offers exchanges/returns but can I really do that?
Any thoughts or pictures would be great. Thanks
Post # 3
@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
@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
If it’s a larger stone but lower quality, I’d consider sticking with a nicer, smaller stone.
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
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
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
A 2 carat ring is only too big if you can’t afford it. Otherwise, HELL NO it’s not too big!
Post # 16
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!