(Closed) Is there a noticeable difference btwn 1.5 ct and 2ct?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Here’s my 1.5ct lovely. (Sorry the pic is huge.) How big are your fingers? I wear a 5 and a half, but my fingers are also kind of short. I felt like anything more than 1.5 might be a little too blingy for me. But it sounds like you like bling, so maybe 2ct is the way to go. Good luck!

Post # 6
14445 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Go for the 2!!!!  Laughing

Post # 7
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Go for 2!!! Then post pictures because I am trying to make the same decision! I really want to go to 2 but I am still on the fence…

Post # 8
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@agirlwithdreams7: Someone had a link the other day to show the different sizes of a round solitaire on an actual (well, virtual) hand. I have the link at home and can get it when I go home later tonight (at work now). Trying to remember the post so I can find it for you…



Post # 9
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Go for the 2! Mr. Tattoo says that I can upgrade to a 2 on our 5 year anniversary. It’s like an incentive. lol

I have a 1.25 Ring Bearer moissanite in a halo right now and the halo makes it look so much bigger than it already is.

Post # 10
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a 1.71 princess cut solitare. Personally, I can tell the difference between a 1 carat, 1.5 carat, and 2 carat. My husband told me that sometimes the quality of the diamond goes down with the bigger carat at the same price, so people end up spending a lot more on the bigger diamond to not lose quality of cut and other features. For me, I wouldn’t dream of switching out my diamond for an upgrade. I know someone whose not married yet that wants to upgrade from an 1.8 carat, round brilliant to something even bigger. We’re thinking of maybe doing a diamond anniversary band or someting like that since I have a plain white gold wedding band. Here’s my 1.71 carat stone.

Post # 11
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

personally It’s not a huge difference. one thing I’ve heard is that if you went slightly below the 2 carat, such as 1.75, There would be a significant price decrease


Post # 13
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My finger is a size 4.5 (ring is a 4.75 because my fingers swell) and I have a 1.5c cushion cut. The face up on the cushion cuts are smaller than round, so a 1.5 round will look bigger:

Post # 14
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@HappilyEverAfter54: AH! This was the website!


I personally can tell a difference. Both are huge in my opinion, though. 🙂

Post # 15
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@FrozenFeet: I thought that may have been what you were talking about 😉

 I can definitely see a difference but with half sizes I’m always willing to save a little cash and go smaller… I still say 1.5, maybe bling up the band.

Post # 16
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Once on a hand the difference is pretty nominal and the size is mostly something only the wearer and people looking for it would notice. But then maybe I just don’t pay that much attention? I’d go with what makes you happy! no one else when u go out will probably care or be as critical as much as you do about your own ring.

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