Post # 1
Ok i’m just going to be honest i’m not the best at this sort of thing so I’m looking at this chart, I actually printed it off, at the 100% setting. And I’m thinking 1c is way too big??! I would have never thought that till I looked at this. I have very short stubby fingers lol (glamorous i know) but I don’t want my ring to look gaudy should the SO and I reconsider 1c size on my moissy? Or is this chart a little misproportioned or am I just being my typical worried self?? Maybe some lucky ladies with a ring on their finger already can give me some advice?
Also you guys have no idea how much I love all the support on these boards thank you thank you thank you..I’ve missed it here!!
Post # 3
did you measure it to make sure it is the correct size? I would get a ruler and measure the diameter to make sure it is correct. Also, go to the jewelery store in your local mall and try on a bunch of sized center stones just to get an idea of what you like on your finger! It’s hard to tell when it isn’t a real ring.
Post # 4
Something is weird with that chart. I have a 1.5c cushion cut and it falls “size wise” between the 1c and 1.1c cushion on the chart. Those images are not to correct scale.
Post # 5
Stick with the carat – I printed the chart out because I was curious and my 1 ct didn’t match up.
Post # 6
I held up my .75 ct diamond to my screen and it was closer to the chart’s .16 ct. So I’d say what you’re looking at isn’t to scale.
Post # 7
I pulled up that chart and my ring didn’t come even close to what’s on the chart, so clearly it’s not to scale. Go with the karat, don’t make your decision on just this chart. But you can always go in to a jewlery store near you and try on different sized rings (karat size that is) and see what you think!
Post # 8
agreed, i just compared my ring and it is a little off – definitely time to go to the shop and start trying stuff on!
Post # 9
I agree that the chart seems off. I put my 1.71 carat princess cut (square brilliant) up to it. It seemed too big. I’d ignore the dark lines around the cut to get an accurate idea of the carat size. I also agree with others and stick with the one carat.
Post # 10
woo =] thanks for support lol I had a feeling it had to be off but then I got nervous!
Post # 11
The chart was definitely off! One of my side stones is .5 carat, and it was measuring at .10….not good! 🙂
Post # 12
It’s totally off, making larger diamonds read smaller. I have an oval thats just over 1carat and it was reading like a .75. Now my diamond might be cut deeper than their examples, but you’d end up with one hell of a flat stone if you made a 1 carat have that big of a surface.
Post # 13
I agree, it’s pretty off. I have a 1.2 ct princess cut and according to the chart the sizing was closer to a .60.
Post # 14
The chart is off because of differing screen resolutions. If you print off the chart, and doublecheck the measurements with a ruler (7.5 mm diameter=1.5 ct) it is way more accurate. Also, when comparing that chart to diamonds, which have different cut grades, it can vary because diamonds are sometimes cut to maximize carat weight, not top-down size or sparkle.
Post # 15
remember it also depends on the measurements of the stone. i don’t know much about moissanite, but i know with diamonds that the stone is not always proportionate to the carat weight. so you don’t want to get stuck paying for a 2 carat stone if it only looks like a 1.75 because it’s cut so deep. i am not sure if moissanite is the same way but thought i’d throw that in there. stay with a 1 ct, i think.
Post # 16
Looks accurate to me. I have a diamond and I think they use the same chart. One thing to keep in mind is that the chart assumes the stone is well cut and ideal. Some stones will be more or less than that depending on if they are cut deep or shallow. And I think for cushion it assumes that the stone is to square proportions. The pear also is by a similar proportion… But in general it’s pretty fair to say its true. Don’t print it, go by the measurements listed and use a ruler. It’ll be more accurate.