(Closed) Is it tiny or just my big hands?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does it appear to be 0.75ct?



  • Post # 2
    1239 posts
    Bumble bee

    Unfortunately larger fingers need a larger carat weight to get the same coverage. My 1.5ct stone (6.75 finger) looks no larger than my friend’s 1ct stone (5 finger) in terms of coverage on our hands.

    Personally I think your ring looks very delicate and feminine, but if that isn’t the look you are going for you could always get a larger emerald cut. 

    Post # 3
    328 posts
    Helper bee

    I believe morganite is measured by millimeters and not by weight so you can’t compare the carat weight of it like diamonds.

    Post # 4
    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

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    ashlygleason :  I think it is dainty, but if you were looking for a larger stone, you should definitely go by mm size, not carat weight. Carat weights vary by gemstone, so if you want a good idea of finger coverage, find a chart online of emerald cuts and see which mm size you like best and buy the morganite based on that. It is beautiful though!

    Post # 6
    7352 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Your rings are beautiful! I love the dainty bands. 

    Post # 7
    1429 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think morganite is less dense than diamond, which would mean that 1 carat of morganite is bigger in volume than one carat of diamond. (I’m not positive about that, but pretty sure).

    I think the reason this stone looks small on your hand is that you’re looking at a close up. So the only reference is your hand, not the rest of the stuff around you. But also because it’s elongated. If you take the same volume and squish it into a square emerald cut, then it’ll take up more space on your hand from side to side. And same if you flip the orientation.

    I personally prefer the way your ring looks to a really large solitaire, but that’s partially because solitaires aren’t really my thing. If you like it, then don’t worry about size. If you don’t like it, there’s no harm in getting it exchanged. Just try on some rings before you decide on what mm size you want to get.

    Post # 8
    4493 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It does appear to be a 0.75 to my eye, but it is very dainty on your hand. Not that this is a bad thing, just a matter of whether this is what you wanted!

    Post # 9
    467 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I think they’re just beautiful – understated and dainty. 

    Post # 10
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I think it is beautiful and dainty! 🙂

    Post # 11
    1714 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

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    ashlygleason :  I know you were asking a somewhat tehcnical question (is the stone accurately graded, which apparently it most likely is) but what I hear from you: you feel like it’s too small. 

    Personally, since you obviously choose and ordered it together I think you can totally change your mind about the size since you have seen it on you hand. 

    I think it’s probably going to bother you and I agree maybe a slightly larger size stone would be a better match for your vision. (you don’t sound like you wanted a huge rock, but maybe not quite *that* dainty either)

    I love tiny, delicate rings, but I purchased a ring online recently (really excited) only to have it on my hand and be somewhat underwelmed. Just slightly bigger would’ve been perfect. So I totally get you!

    Good luck!

    Post # 12
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I have a morganite and posters above are correct in that it is measured in mm not ct. I have an 8mm which is a 2 ct equivalent on a size 6 finger. Your ring is super pretty but if you want a bigger stone, you should get one. Morganites are fairly priced so you should be able to find a larger one that is hopefully in your price range. You may be able to still use your setting and just get a new stone. 

    Post # 13
    102 posts
    Blushing bee

    You know what? It just looks modest. Nothing wrong with that. It’s beautiful and classic. 🙂

    Post # 14
    5766 posts
    Bee Keeper

    It’s not the diamond.. which is beautiful by the way!  I have sausage 7.5-8 sized ring fingers.. and I need a higher carat to get any kind of finger coverage.  My finger will literally swallow a .5 -1 carat.

    Post # 15
    2710 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    ashlygleason :  I think it’s dainty and beautiful! Emeralds have less finger coverage so that could be why it “looks” small but I think it’s gorgeous. 

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