Post # 1
I just started ering shopping and have been learning lots about diamonds! Probably one of the most useful tips I learned was that it is good to know the diameter of the diamond (or spread) so you are not paying for carats you can’t see.
I have long, slender size 6 fingers and was thinking I wanted around .80 carats. I think this is on average 5.90 mm. But I’m not sure if I even need to go that large to get my desired look.
Bees, can you please share your size 6 rings (on your finger, birds eye view so I can get a good idea of porportions) and the diameter of your center stone with me? Of course if you are not a size 6 finger, you can still share as it might help others.
Bonus points if you have an old European cut diamond as I’d love one of these but have had trouble finding one.
Post # 2
Size 6 here.
Stone is about 5.5 mm so about a .66 carat 1 carat tw
Post # 3
dreeceves : gorgeous! it looks so well prorportioned on your finger!
Post # 4
5.25 ring size. Center stone is around 0.7 carat. Not sure on diameter.
Post # 5
beaubeee : center stone is 6mm and my halo is 9.6mm
ETA* ring size is 6.25
Post # 6
beaubeee : My ring size is 4.5, my center stone is 4mm and the with the surrounding diamonds the the face of my ring is 6mm.
Post # 7
Sorry not an old european cut nor a round stone.
Mine is a .64ct marquise, size 5.5.
U can use this site to compare stones on different finger size and length! https//www.diamdb.com
Post # 8
I have short fat fingers but my size is 6.5 and my stone is 6.5 mm (1 carat)
Post # 9
Size 6 (not round) but it’s .7 carats
Post # 11
I have really short and small fingers (size 4.25), but my center diamond is 0.80 carat at 5.9mm if it helps
Post # 12
Size 6 and I think it’s an 8mm stone.
Post # 13
I don’t wear my rings like this normally, but took this photo to demonstrate different colour diamonds side by side. But it’s useful to also demonstrate the “size difference” that is created by a bezel vs a prong/claw setting. Both diamonds are 0.5 ct and approx 5mm diameter. But my engagement ring has a bezel and the diamond looks much bigger than the other ring (family heirloom) even though they’re the same size. My ring size is M, which I think is a US 6.
If you’re worried about paying for carats you can’t see, make sure the cut of the stone is excellent. A badly cut stone will be too deep or too shallow. A 0.5ct should be 5mm in diameter if it’s cut properly.
Post # 15
Size 6 ring (the ring is a little big as my actual finger is about 5.75) 6.26mm (3.33ct)