Is this diamond big enough?

posted 1 month ago in Rings
  • poll: What do u think of this diamond size on me?

    This size is perfect

    This is too large

    Go slightly bigger!

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I think it’s perfect! I like that amount of finger coverage, substantial but doesn’t take up your entire finger width. I wouldn’t go bigger but it’s a personal choice.

    Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    It isn’t big enough until it reaches your knuckle. Otherwise, what’s the point?

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2020

    It looks pretty substantial as is. Plus, .4 ct bigger won’t really be perceived differently than the original. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

    What’s your ring size! Looks slightly too big for your hand, just imo. 

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee

    Personally, I’m not a fan of 2.5+ carat rounds (depending on your finger size). They tend to look like doorknobs. If you want to go bigger, I think elongated shapes are the best. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    Honestly, it looks too big to be flattering. I just don’t like that much coverage.

    For a round, I’d go down to a 2. Maybe a 1.5-1.75.

    I think a substantial oval (but not that wide) would look great on you. You have the slim, long fingers for an oval.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

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    @LittleFrenchBee:  Yes – this! I was struggling to put into words why larger carat rounds just don’t do it for me like an elongated cushion or an oval does.

    I find they can never look as elegant imho

     

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee

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    @LittleFrenchBee:  I second this! 

    Personally I wouldn’t go bigger, this is too much finger coverage for me, but if you go bigger maybe an elongated shape like was suggested before me could compliment you more

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee

    This ring already verges on costume jewelry, I would be very hesitant to go any bigger. 

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    @coco1234:  I agree that this is a bit too large as is. And I usually love a large, blingy ring. But not for classic cuts. It looks off. Maybe try an oval or emerald cut if you’re wanting to go up a carat size?

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

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    @coco1234:  Hello Bee, 

    i think of you are wanting to go bigger then you should. Shrinkage is real and before you know it you will be wishing you went a bit larger!! I think your finger size can rock the 3 carat rock. I’m all about big bling and wear large diamonds daily! My finger size is now an M so a little bigger than yours but I think big stones look beautiful on all finger sizes! I love rounds!! I love all shapes. Good luck and enjoy 😉 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

     This is just under 3.5 carats it’s an old Euro diamond. I have been wanting to reset the stone into something nicer but haven’t gotten around to planning with my bench jeweller a setting. It can take me months to design something. My finger size is closer to an N in this picture. I’ve got another round but it’s much bigger again. I think if you really want that 3 carat size it’s better to do it now. My grandfather was a diamond dealer and i have worked with diamonds all my life so I know the resale value of diamonds is poor unfortunately. It’s so hard to imagine the size on your finger even looking at pictures. I think if you can draw a 9mm round shape on paper  and cut it out you could place it on your finger to get a better idea. Or you could buy a cheap CZ ring online and experiment with sizes to find the perfect one for you. 

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