Post # 1
I got a 7mm black Sapphire ring to determine what a 7mm stone looks like on my size 5 finger. I am having a ring custom made, and wanted to see if the center stone would work. I doubted it was actually a 7mm (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/this-is-supposedly-a-7-mm-125ct-stoneneed-comparison-pics-and-opinions)
but eventually measured it, and it is.
One of the Bees suggested painting it white to see if the color of it was making it look smaller. So, I did. In real life, it definitely looked bigger. Here are some pics.
Post # 3
It does look bigger but I really like the black centre stone with that band (bottom left)
Post # 4
@bunnyharriet: Yes it looks bigger and a round diamond with facets will look even bigger.
Post # 5
white definitely looks bigger and brighter.
Post # 7
I have a size 5 finger (because of my knuckles, so perhaps my finger is more like 4.5) so here is a picture of an 8mm ring and 9mm ring. I love 8mm! 9mm is too much 😉
7mm cz- looks smaller in real life! Cameras add size somehow…
9mm cz- Also looks smaller in real life…
Post # 8
Wait, you literally painted it? lol Or you Photoshopped it…
I think the white does look bigger. A well cut stone will appear bigger as well. 7mm is a good size for your finger.
Post # 9
The white does look bigger.
Post # 10
I really hope you didn’t literally paint your stone. I think it looks the same size in both colors.
Post # 11
It does look bigger but imo it looks prettier in the black. Bigger isn’t always better, however either way you go it’s beautiful
Post # 12
I think the bee who said that was right 😉 but I’ll maintain that color still doesn’t give the full story.
Not sure why ppl are bugging you for painting it. Photoshop won’t help you get as much of a true, in-person idea of it. Unless your question is more about how big it looks in photos than real life, lol!
Anyway, I got the impression you bought this ring specifically to get a sense of the size, and I’m sure the paint can be easily removed again once you’re done with it this way.
Post # 13
@starla: Yup, water based acrylic paint.
@asscherlover: What’s wrong with that? It came off in a split second and left no trace.
@joya_aspera: I bought the black sapphire ring for $3.50 on eBay to see what a 7mm stone looks like on my finger. The black color was affecting my perception of the stone’s size on my finger. I painted it with acrylic paint and it came off extremely easily. Water based paints come off of non-porous surfaces easily.
Then, I painted the princess shaped stones green to judge whether I should get emeralds in the band. I am really digging the princess shaped stones in the band.
Post # 14
@bunnyharriet: Where on Ebay did you get the ring? I think that’d make a cute RHR!
Post # 15
@bunnyharriet: I was worried you used a more permanent paint and that it would be a pain to take off. I just didn’t want you to damage your ring. I got paint on my ring once and it was a pain in the butt to get it off in the areas near the prongs.