Is this diamond big enough?

posted 1 year 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 # 46
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    Worker bee

    Sure, I just got it last month so I love to show it when I can lol 

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    @lovetwoloveme:  

    Post # 47
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    Newbee

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    @anonymousbee001:  yes, absolutely correct. 1.81 carat is close to 2 carat.  And I admit my ring is definitely above average in size. But as cushions face up much smaller than round, a 1.25 carat round has just the same face up presence as my cushion diamond, so it’s technically 1.8 carats, but really that’s just semantics. 

    @coco1234: I do apologize if my comment came across as insensitive. And I gave my honest reaction as I have done lots of research myself into diamonds and moissanite, and a 2.6 carat on such a petite ring size has a BIG presence.  (To my eyes, as I haven’t even seen a ring that beautiful and large in person!) but to round off my apology- no matter what, people are going to get comments on people’s rings and you just have to go with what you feel like you want in your heart. So if your heart is saying go bigger? Why the heck not! 

    Post # 48
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    Bumble bee

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    @jflamez:  I hope you can understand then my confusion at your cognitive dissonance. You know that a cushion faces up smaller for its carat size, and yet you suggest that you would perceive a similar or sightly larger weight round as fake, even though, depending on the specs a 2.6 carat round might not be much more expensive.

    Post # 49
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    Newbee

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    @anonymousbee001:  Assuming something is not a diamond doesn’t necessarily assume its fake. Moissanite, white sapphires and CZ all have their place in engagement rings and are justifiably still real to the wearer, just a lower cost alternative. I shared my honest opinion (And your point is totally valid, someone may look at my ring and also think it’s not a diamond based on its size, and because it’s lab grown, maybe people still consider it “not real”) I don’t want to cause unrest in the forums, but I thought hearing candid and honest opinions was important to the OP. At the end of the day, with any larger than average e-ring, people are going to comment. Whether that positive or negative, its up to the wearer to be fine with it and happy with their own jewelry. 

    Post # 50
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    Bumble bee

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    @jflamez:  I’m not going to get into the semantics of what is and isn’t a diamond simulant. You are free to offer your opinion, but I’m also free to draw attention to the hypocrisy and ignorance behind such opinion.

    Post # 51
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    Newbee

    I wouldn’t go bigger. I like big diamonds and think it’s great! 

    Post # 52
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    Sugar bee

    It’s all a question of taste. To some people  it’s just right, others it’s too big, others too small.   The decision is yours {and your SO,of course}. Don’t let outsider’s opinions factor in your decision.

    Post # 53
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Okay guys play nice or we’ll have to close, “cognitive dissonance” and all 

    eta: thread is throwing up flags 

    Post # 54
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    Newbee

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    @ladyvk:  I did apologize to the OP for my comment and tried to provide my explanation to other bees. But I’m again really sorry everyone, by no means was I meant to be hurtful to anyone with my comments.

    Post # 55
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I’d compare them side by side and see what you think. That’s what I ended up doing and couldn’t tell a big enough difference to justify the huge price jump. Do I some days still wish I’d gone 3 carat vs 2.5? Honestly, yes. But I think it’s just in my head. I spent a LOT of time choosing a diamond and chose the 2.5 and came in way under budget. If you don’t mind the price jump and aren’t sacrificing other specs I see no reason not to go to 3. For what it’s worth the stone you’re wearing in the photo is very beautiful! 

    Post # 56
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    Worker bee

    I think it’s gorgeous as it is, but go for the 3ct mark if you can afford it! I don’t think 3ct will be too big for you. 

    Post # 58
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2022

    I’d Go for 2ct at a size 5.. but whatever you’re comfortable with is the winner 

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