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

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have a size 3.5 finger and my center stone is just above 1.5 carats!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i have a size 4.25 finger and my stone is in the 2 carat range.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think the moissaniteco website says how wide the stones are in mm. you could always whip out your ruler and see. I’d suggest drawing circles side by side to compare.

Or, go into a jewelry store and try on different sizes of the cut you are thinking of. they don’t have to know you are not going to buy anything 🙂

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a size 6.5 finger and my center stone is 1.5 carats. It gets mistaken for 2 carats ALL THE TIME. People always assume it is 2 ct or larger!

Sorry for the crappy cell phone photo

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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@KatNYC2011:  See, I would have guessed your ring is 2 full carats. I don’t typically notice the difference. Your ring is amazing, by the way. I really love it!!!!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

Personally, I can tell a huge difference between the 1 and 1.5 just at first glance. The difference between 1.5 and 2 isn’t AS noticeable for some reason. I was struggling between 1, 1.5 and 2 carat moissanites also. Going to go ahead and get a 1.5. Maybe upgrade later on but I think with my 5.5 finger and super thin band 1.5 will look great!! I say if you are really struggling between the two, go with the bigger! HA

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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@MissTX:  Yeah, I can see the difference between 1 and 1.5 carats more easily, too! It’s tricky with 1.5 and 2. I agree! 

Post # 27
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Worker bee

@agirlwithdreams7:  Hi! 

You’ll definitely see the difference! 

I had 1.5 and upgraded to 2.15…totally worth it!!  

Hope this helps…if you haven’t gotten yours yet… Lucky girl!!  :O)

Here’s 1.5 ctw center stone with six prong setting ( I had this one for a while)

 

Here’s my 2.15 center stone on a bezel setting…

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I also do photography and I get to try on a lot of finished rings.  The stone on the left is a 2.14ct H SI1 diamond, The stone on the right is a 1.51 G SI1 diamond.  Both are on my finger so I hope that helps. I’m a size 4.75 but these rings were made for other girls so they are big on me.

 

 

  • 1.50ct = 7.5mm
  • 1.75ct = 7.8mm
  • 2.00ct = 8.0mm

We are talking about a half a mm difference all the way around.  I’m not knocking the beauty of bigger stones, but I wouldn’t get too dissappointed with a smaller one.  These are both substancial sizes.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 1992

I have a 1.75 carat (facing up closer to a 2 carat) with a cushion halo on a 4.75 finger.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My centre stone is 1.9 – to be honest now i’m wearing it all the time, i sort of wish i’d gone with the 1.5 instead. It’s quite large and with my age (I’m 23) i have had a few comments along the lines of ‘gee that must have broke the bank’ or ‘you’ll be paying that off for a long time won’t you!’ which is totally rude and ignorant, no one knows our situation, i’m sure as i get older i’ll get a lot of that but still a little annoying.

I think i have a size 6.25 finger – i’m in Australia and we measure in letters but just converted to US sizing. Picture is pretty crappy but you get the idea. (I think i kinda distorted it trying to make it smaller!)

 

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@2boysmom:  This is seriously one of the most beautiful rings I have ever seen!

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