(Closed) Kind of second guessing my cut of choice

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t have any pictures, but have you thought about maybe trying rings on your pinky, instead of your ring finger. I know that is not the best option, but it might give you a little bit of an idea. Also, maybe some of the jewelers have unset rings in your size that they could place different size stones in. It might be worth a try.

Post # 4
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are you talking about diamonds on size 4 fingers? Diamond and moissanite carat sizes are different, a 1 ct diamond is smaller than a 1 ct moissanite. Also, is it a square shaped cushion or a rectangular shape? That will make a difference in how it looks against your finger.

Post # 5
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

This is a .8 ct round diamond solitaire on a size 7.5 finger, if that gives you a little more reference. I think my stone fits my size finger perfectly. The picture is awful, but you get the idea.

Post # 6
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think the best thing you can do is just try them on and see what size looks best on your hand.  Size 9 is not fat, and I think you’ll be surprised by how well a 1.1 carat stone looks on your hand.  Have the jeweler get in the sized stones you want to try, and they can hold them up to your finger where they would sit in a ring.

Also, don’t forget that you’ll eventually be adding a wedding ring to it. When I got my engagement ring, I thought it looked small… but with my wedding ring added to it, it looks absolutely perfect on my hand. So take that into consideration when you choose your ring.

Post # 8
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Currently, FH and I are buying from Moissanite in order to save money.

@SouthernGirl: Is this your forever ring??  Or do you plan on switching it out for a similar diamond later on??

If this is your “forever ring” I think you should get the 1.1, or maybe the 1.4??  The price difference between the .85 and the 1.4 cushion is $210.  I would hardly think of you as “shallow” for preferring a larger stone when the price difference is negligible.

On the flip side, if at some point you plan on switching it out for a diamond then I would probably go for the .85.  It would be a lot easier to save up for and if you decided to go a bit bigger (and get the 1.1) you could always just tell people you upgraded..  🙂

Post # 9
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@SouthernGirl: Print out this chart: http://www.moissaniteco.com/download/Moissanite-Comparison.pdf

Make sure you follow the printing instructions on the top of the page! What I did was carefully cut out the sizes I was considering, and then stuck the little cutouts on top of a solitaire ring (on my finger). Don’t just put the flat pieces of paper onto your finger, you need the 3D effect to really evaluate. The sizes I thought were small in 2D actually looked huge in “3D” on my finger. Does that make sense? Let me know if it doesn’t.

I have a cushion moissy and I love it!

Oh and diamonds and moissanites differ in mass, yes. So a moissanite and diamond of the same carat weight are not going to be the same size. But for the sake of convenience, a lot of moissanite retailers sell their stones in carat “equivalents.” For example, a round brilliant moissanite that is 6.5 mm across is the same size as a 1.0 carat diamond.


Post # 10
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@jayce: I totally did that with the blue nile size chart haha

Post # 11
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have a 1.2 ct cushion cut. But when I measured it’s dimensions, it’s equivalent to a .85 ct round. It is quite a difference so if you’d rather have a larger stone than a more unique stone, so with the round, or princess. (There’s a reason why rounds and princesses are more popular though!)

Post # 12
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

So I have a size 8-8.5 finger, and my solitaire T-ring is a .74 – and when it’s on my hand, I think it looks bigger than what it actually is. (Not many people can tell the difference between it & what they ‘think’ a 1-carat ring looks like, you know?)

Definitely get in there and try a few on! You’ll be surprised at how well the right one will work with your hand shape. 🙂

Post # 13
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Size 9 is not fat! You are silly. 🙂 When I went ring shopping the sales lady and I found out we had mutual friends and we started looking at rings together. Her ring size is 11 and she put on this gorgeous round cut ring that would be a bit busy for me (I wear a size 4.5), it was stunning! It had very thin halos around the 3 or 5 stones, was much thicker than I can wear and I think the center stone was 1-1.5 carats. You could also try marquise and pear cuts. They tend to look bigger to me. They will slim your fingers and take up more space than other cuts. Good luck!

Post # 14
23 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hey! I love cushion cuts as well….. and was in the same boat as you with a larger ring size of 8. I don’t know if you realize, but cuts and measurements on this cut are not definite. My boyfriend and I were looking at diamonds on jamesallen.com last night and actually found a .71 cushion that was larger (and less expensive) than a .85 cushion in measurements! I would check it out. I found online a cushion cut size chart and printed it out and found a size good for me. It stated it would be roughly a 1 carat… but the measurements for that 1 carat matched the .71 cushion we saw! Look at the measurements and concentrate on that instead of carat weight. You’d be surprised! :o)

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