Post # 1
I’m debating on a 3 stone (with a 1.5ct center) or a 2ct diamond solitaire.
My thoughts are that the 1.5ct center on a 3 stone will keep me safe from being asked if my ring is real. I’m afraid of people assuming my 2ct solitaire is fake (on my 5.5 finger). I’m not sure I have the patience to get that question all the time and it would kind of ruin the ring for me.
Tell me your experience with this. If you have a 2ct diamond solitaire, do you get this question a lot? How does it make you feel? Do you regret this size and if so, what size would you have gotten instead?
Thank you so much!
Post # 2
I have a 1.2 center stone in a halo that creates a good bit of finger coverage. I’ve never been asked if it was real. I’m not sure why it matters? Get the ring and size you want and rock it! I don’t think 2 cts in a solitaire especially is so over the top large that you’ll get much reaction one way or another, so get whichever one you prefer.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t compromise what I wanted to see on my hand every day over what others may think. Which do you prefer?
(I rocked a 2ct EC on my much-younger 4.75 finger in my previous marriage and not one single person asked me if it was real.)
Post # 4
My experience is that people don’t really give a crap about other people’s jewelry.
Post # 5
I think 2 carats is not really that huge and would be totally fine. Mine is a little over 3 carats and no one has ever asked if it’s real lol
Post # 6
You’re fine with 2 carats. That’s the norm where I’m from!
Post # 7
Mine is almost 3, nobody ever asked that. I don’t think anyone cares as a previous poster mentioned.
Post # 8
I don’t think 2 carats is too big and if you can afford it, then get what you like. I have a 1.75 carat diamond and haven’t been asked yet if mine is real. It’s not unusual and we live in a city that has a wide range of sizes. I wish I had gone with a 2 carat when my husband suggested it but now it’s too late. LOL.
Post # 9
That’s a super rude question. But I would not let the possibility of getting this question from some unidentified future person or stranger dictate my ring choice. No one is actually that invested in your ring. Get what you want.
Post # 10
Most people do not pay attention to other people’s jewelry. But IMO it is less about the size that would make anyone question if a diamond is real and more about what the norms are in your region and social circles (not that it should matter IMO since you should get what you love and are comfortable with). My solitaire is almost 3 carats, which isn’t unusual in my profession, social circle or region. No one has ever questioned it. Most people don’t even notice it and those that do just compliment it. Whereas if I lived in an area where larger diamonds aren’t the “norm”, some people might assume it’s not a real diamond or raise some eyebrows. Regardless, if your heart desires a 2ct solitaire, I don’t think you should settle for a smaller 3 stone.
Post # 11
Anyone who asks you that question is rude. You might consider the kind of power you give to rude people and more than that why you associate with so many of them that you expect something like this to happen repeatedly.
To me carat weight is associated with just two things, taste and budget.
Post # 12
Diamond shrinkage syndrome is a real thing. Lol. I would get the 2 carat.
Post # 13
I have a 2ct solitaire on a size 4 finger. I have never once been asked if it’s real. When DH proposed the stone was in a 3 stone setting– 2ct center diamond and .5ct pears on each side. That ring attracted a lot more comments and people often asked to look at it, but no one asked if it was real. I live a really casual lifestyle (if I’m not at work I’m probably in yoga pants) and while I loved the 3 stone it ended up being a bit too much for me right now. I still have the setting and side stones in case I ever want to switch back. If you’re stuck between the 2 styles I would highly suggest trying both on with a wedding band. It took me foreverrrrrr to find a wedding band I liked with the 3 stone, whereas with a solitaire you will have tons of options.
Post # 14
I have a 2.2 ct and no one has ever asked if it’s real. It is a cushion cut so it faces up a little smaller, but it’s still a nice sized stone.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2020 - Oak Brook, IL
I wear a 2.5 ct princess solitaire. Nobody has ever asked me if it was real.