(Closed) Is there a huge difference

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t think so, especially if your fingers are small- they will both look substantial!

Post # 4
14554 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldnt say a *huge* difference, but I think it would be noticible.

Post # 5
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would say probably not. If you stacked them on top of each other, you could probably tell which one was bigger. But I don’t think there’s be a huge noticeable difference between a 1.8c and 2c stone of the same cut, color, and clarity.

Post # 8
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i think it also depends on how the stone faces up… some stones “face up” bigger then other due to dimensions.

Post # 9
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

No, very little difference to the naked eye, if any, but there is a big price difference when you get to any major cut off (1 ct, 1.5 ct, 2 ct, etc.)

Post # 11
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

It depends on the specs of the two diamonds. Are there two specific stones you have in mind?  

Post # 12
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@hopefloats: I would say yes, we looked at a .90 and then ended up getting a 1.03 and I could definitely see the difference. The difference you are talking about is even bigger, and with bigger stones. 🙂

Post # 13
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You’d probably notice a slight difference, but not enough to scream extremely noticable. Wether it’s worth the price tag is another thing!

Post # 14
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Look up 1.8 and 2 carat diamonds in Blue Nile and scroll over the hits so that you can see their measurements. The difference for very good to ideal cut round stones turns out to be between 1 and 5 tenths of a millimeter, which for a stone that’s nearly 8mm in size is a 1-6% increase in size. I really don’t think it would be noticable, and if you start looking at stones with poorer cut grades you may see some overlap between shallower cut 1.8s and deeper cut 2s. Just look for a great deal on a beautiful stone and don’t sweat a couple of tenths of a carat. Focus on millimeters, in any case. 🙂

Post # 15
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you saw the stones on their own, most people cannot tell the difference between 0.2 carats.  However, if you saw them side by side I think the difference is visibly noticeable.  I agree with what some people have said about how diamonds can “face up” bigger than their carat weight if it is cut shallower (which is what you should look for — no use paying for a 2.0 diamond if it only faces up like a 1.8, right?)   Also, I think a better quality smaller diamond has a greater presence than a larger diamond that is poorly cut, has visible inclusions, etc.

Post # 16
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine is a .70c but its colour is I, the cut is excellent and the clarity is VG1. It is very sparkley and it lights up when its under the sun!

I used to be caught up the Carat count, but I would rather have a smaller stone, but better quality. A friend of mine got a 1 carat, and to be honest, it looks like a chunk of glass on her finger. There is no sparkle!

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