(Closed) Is this stone too big on me?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is this stone too large?
    Yes, for your small hands and young age : (74 votes)
    17 %
    No, it looks just right : (213 votes)
    48 %
    There would be a noticeable difference between 1.25 and 1.38 ct : (27 votes)
    6 %
    There would NOT be a noticeable difference between 1.25 and 1.38 ct : (132 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 47
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have a moissanite and I love it.  Diamonds can be quite beautiful(and yours certainly is) but I’m not really a diamond girl.  

     

    But really, why would you or anyone do this?  That’s your engagement ring, and “upgrading” it just cheapens the meaning.

     

    That said, if you are going to do this don’t do ot expecting the moissy to look like a bigger diamond.  It won’t, and since you will have worn both you’ll notice the difference.

    Post # 48
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I can add that from what I have seen (and I have been on a quest to view moissy in real life) the same size moissy looks bigger than an equal size diamond. not sure why…it is just what i noticed. Now granted, the diamonds I have seen are good diamonds, but not EXCELLENT diamonds, so that may have something to do with it. But the way moissy relects (refracts?) light makes it seem bigger than it is. That is just info for you to use in choosing a size. I have seen a 1 ct, a 1.25 ct and a 2 ct moissy IRL, all set with simple tiffany (esqu) settings and the 1.25 looked really big – bigger than my 7.7 mm diamond. The 2 ct moissy looked bigger than my 2 ct really good CZ when on a finger. They measure true to size but present bigger – probabky because of the light play. My advise is to try a 1.25 CZ and a 1.5 CZ and wear them for a while to see which size “feels” better. You will get a decent idea of how the moissy will look on your finger.

    Did I read that you ae looking at older cuts? They do face up a bit smaller than a round brilliant so you might want to take that into account.

    but definitely NO!!! The 1.25 will NOT look too big. There are a lot of young women out there today with larger diamonds, so anything is believable. People save, finance, parents help, etc. I see many more large stones today than 20 years ago.

    Post # 49
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    691 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Love the size of the moissanite, and it’s a moissy! Win-win!

    Post # 50
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I love the look of your ering now, without an upgrade.

    I went back and looked at your other post (same topic) and saw the matching wedding band. WOW! Both rings look sooo perfect together. Putting a larger stone in your ering will not enhance the look imo – it will distract from the beauty of what you already have.

    Post # 51
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    Love the diamond and the setting. I wish I knew the reasons you want to switch. Can you PM me? lol

    Post # 52
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    24 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I adore your current ring but I think that the 1.25 will be stunning in that setting as well. It won’t be any where near too flashy 🙂 Get what will make you happy!!!

    Post # 53
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Also, I think that setting your diamond into a necklace is really special! You get the best of both worlds and also it will be something you can pass down for years and years. LOVE that!!

    Post # 54
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    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    It looks perfect on you, not small but not big either.

    Post # 55
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    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

    @frommisstomrs.:  I am so happy you are keeping the setting!! I saw this and loved the “now’ ring… The setting is amazing and it will look lovely.

    Post # 56
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am going along with the general sentiment of this thread and say that your current ring looks absolutely gorgeous as it is!

    I am not against upgrading or wanting something a certain size.  However, I don’t care for it when people do it so soon after getting engaged.   To me when someone upgrades that early the only reason they do is because of size and wanting to show off something bigger.

    I like the size of the bigger diamond itself.  It’s proportionate to your finger without being too over the top.  However, I’ll be honest – if I saw a 1.38ct on a college student I would wonder whether it’s an actual diamond.  I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anyone around here with a Moissy.

    Sometimes bigger isn’t always better.

    Post # 57
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have a 1.25 FB Moissanite… and I like your diamond just as it is.  I would not spend the money to trade it out.  Have you thought about getting 2 wedding bands?

    Post # 58
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    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Why does everyone always have to upgrade???  Seriously, your 0.49ct diamond ring is gorgeous! 

    Post # 59
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    3682 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Based on a previous thread, I think that part of the reason she wants to swap out the stone is that it is noticeably tinted compared to the stones in the band. I get that – contrast drives me nuts too.

    Post # 60
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    My vote is for the original ring – it’s beautiful, and it’s the perfect size for your hand 🙂

    Post # 61
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think you should stay with the diamond. If you want an upgrade, maybe try a halo? If I ever had to choose between a diamond and a Moissanite, I would chose diamond in a heartbeat. When I was younger, a close friend got engaged with a huge “diamond”. Her and her Fiance were both still in college and neither came from wealthy families. It was so obvious that it was fake, but she insisted it was real. 

     

    in my opinion, I would always pick a smaller real stone over a bigger fake stone. I think the 1.3 diamond is a bit too flashy

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