(Closed) Is this stone too big?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Splodge2003:  Its too big on your finger for my taste, but I’m not the one wearing it. If you like the size then go for it, but it sounds like you might be happier with a slightly smaller stone.

Post # 4
292 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think that looks too big. I think it looks nice and balanced without either one overpowering the other. 

Post # 6
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Perhaps it is the size of your hand/finger? It does look too big to me. It doesn’t really let your wedding band shine. If you were thinking to try a smaller stone size, just see how they look to you and what feels the most natural on your finger. 🙂

Post # 8
4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it is PERFECT!

Post # 9
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think it looks great on your hand but I see that you’re in the UK and that size is bigger than most people are used to.

It looks nice on your hand but will you be comfortable with comments/questions from people?

My diamond is 1.18ct and people make comments all the time – I’m used to it now though.

Post # 10
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

As a UK bee I think its a bit big. I have a 1.23 but its a square cut and face up its 5.8mm on a size 6.5 finger (m) but I still get comments about its size (and I work in the oil industry!). Things are just less flashy over here I would say… Plus I think because your mums ring has got that lovely detail then its sort of difficult to showcase it with such a large stone. 

Post # 11
5400 posts
Bee Keeper

Do you mean too big in terms of “passing it off?” Or just aesthetically? I think it looks good, but like PPs have pointed out, that is quite large for the UK based on what I’ve learned from the bee. 

Post # 12
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I think it looks great…but I am biased…cause my stone is big and I love huge-looking solitaire rings..when my fiance proposed I thought mine was too big..but after a while it seems normal and I wish it was bigger LOL

Post # 13
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Corgi-cariad:  I agree. As a UK bee, I would say that your stone is exceptionally large. It will draw comments — although I am sure most of these will be about how beautiful/big it is! My taste in jewellery is more discreet so I would opt for a smaller stone. As gorgeous as 1 ct+ stones are, they just aren’t that common in the UK and if you’re not one for a fuss or a lot of attention, they just aren’t a good option. To some extent, I think you do have to take account of what’s the normal size in your area if you’re shy about comments! If you’re a really confident girl and like the attention of having a bigger stone, I’d keep it. But if you’re more like me and don’t want to draw attention to yourself, I’d definitely go for something smaller!

Post # 14
1185 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Splodge2003:  What finger size are you? On your hand that stone looks much larger than 7mm, more like 8mm or even 8.5mm, are you sure the sizing on your CZ is correct?

Either way, the wedding band is substantial enough that it is not overpowered by that stone. So you should not worry about the combination, they look nice together. If you’re concerned about the stone being too big in general, that’s a different matter.

Personally I think something slightly smaller on your finger would look better. If you have tiny fingers perhaps go for the 1 ct or .75 ct gemstone (and keep in mind that Ring Bearer moissy looks slightly larger than equivalent gems because of its cut). But if you love the larger look, go for it!

Regarding what previous Bees have said about a 1.25 ct attracting attention in the UK, I  disagree. An engagement ring simply does not generate much interest in real life, aside from the initial excitement of the announcement, so you ought to get something YOU like. Other people just don’t care. Speaking from experience, 1.25 ct is the perfect size: noticable but not huge. I have never once had anyone make a comment about the size of my stone (I also have a 1.25 ct moissy, and I’m very understated/minimalistic with jewellery). I have size 5ish fingers and the 7mm looks absolutely perfect. I would quite happily even go up to 1.5 ct, although that would be my limit (at least right now!). I also have friends with larger diamonds, and they have never received comments about stone size, either. 

Post # 15
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It looks beautiful and proportionate with the band.

Post # 16
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Hello! Another UK poster here. I think that stone is very large for the UK. I wouldn’t go any bigger and I would only get that size if you like large “flashy” jewellery. People will certainly notice it. If that’s you, it looks fabulous! But if you would rather have something which draws less attention, I would go smaller. Why not try on a .75 and a 1ct and see what you prefer? I think it also depends on your social circle and your own jewellery preferences and what you feel comfortable with. Personally, I already feel my 0.45ct centre stone is big, but that’s just me 🙂

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