(Closed) man seeking help with diamond size

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    2 ct round color: G clarity: VS1 for $1,500 less : (181 votes)
    91 %
    2.2 ct round color: H clarity: VS2 for $,1500 more : (17 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    better quality > size any day

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    is the color difference noticeable to the naked eye?  I’ve seen some H colored stones that looked yellow or gray but I’ve seen others that looked indistinguishable from the G.  Also, depending on which lab graded the stone the colors might actually be the same, (if the stones were rated by two separate labs).

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    One thing I’ve seen a lot of girls on here mention is the size of their fingers.  The girls with a small ring size seem to prefer the smaller stone because it looks and feels better and still looks large.  So maybe that might help you.  As for the choosing between the two stones I don’t like stones that show yellow tint unless they are a solid deep yellow canary stone.  So if you think it has a slight color to it then I’d get the smaller one.  You can always upgrade later to a larger better quality stone.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Definitely go for the better quality! 100%

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    ALWAYS go for the better quality. The cut also makes a difference. the better the cut the more brilliant the sparkle. honestly the difference between 2.2 and a 2 is not that much… and make sure the size matches her fingers – if shes got skinny/dainty hands like me, a 2ct is HUUUUUGE so we opted for a smaller stone, ended up with about 1.16 center stone with side stones. still looks huge on my hand though and i dont feel like im gonna be mugged when i go out 🙂

     

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Let me first say, way to go!  Job well done on narrowing it down to what will be an amazing ring either way.  In my opinion, go for the 2 carats in G color, I have the same color diamonds and love the clearness of them.  Congrats and keep us posted with pics and the proposal!

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee

    Better quality is what will be noticed and will make a 2ct. ring look bigger!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    go with the best quality you can. People are  going to be looking at her hand a lot once you ask her!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Quality > Quantity… always!  Definitely go for the 2 ct!!!  Besides, 2 ct is still big : )

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I agree – the quality/cut/color is more important than the size.  I would get the 2 ct and save $1500!  0.2ct is a very small difference and probably not even noticeable at a 2ct size.  And the color and clarity are a bit better too!

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I definitely say quality over size. The diamonds in my 3 stone ring aren’t that big BUT they sparkle like no other because they are incredible quality. The difference between 2 and 2.2 carat weight isn’t THAT noticeable, but the difference in quality can often be really obvious! Good luck 🙂 I’m sure she’ll love whatever you choose!

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    seroisuly get her a smaller stone that does not look YELLOW. I would not get anything lower than an E.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If it’s in a white gold setting the H would be disqualified, rule of thumb is never go less than a G.

    I also highly recommend JamesAllen.com, they have amazing loose diamonds & excellent customer service.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’ll be bold and say (as your poll shows) that almost every woman here on WB will choose quality over size in a ring, hands down.

    The fact that it’s $1500 cheaper? Bonus!

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