(Closed) Perfect Size….BLING!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What is the perfect size diamond?
    .1-1 : (45 votes)
    32 %
    1-2 : (74 votes)
    53 %
    2-3 : (19 votes)
    14 %
    3+ : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think the best size for a diamond is the size that you like the best and what looks best on your finger. I have small hands, so bigger diamonds would not look good on me, in my opinion.

    Post # 4
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

    i think it depends on each couple, their style, financial circumstances, and what looks good on the woman’s hand.  while i would love a 3 carat diamond (conflict-free), we can’t afford it and it would look weird on my size 3 finger. so it all depends. i definitely know what you mean about seeing some huge rocks around the streets of nyc, though!

    Post # 5
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted 1-2 b/c I have fat hands…lol. My FI’s hands are ginormous compared to my short, fat hands.

    Post # 6
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have a 1 carat and think it’s the perfect size… for my long fingers and lifestyle.  

    Post # 7
    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I wish you had included “whatever you can afford!”  (haha but then I guess most of us would have chosen that one.  FI and I choose a smaller center stone because we’re both in graduate school programs and only wanted to spend what we could afford upfront.  I feel very sad for people who are waiting to get engaged until they can afford a $9.000 ring or something.  I love my .6 ct center stone and most of all, I love that we don’t have another monthly payment coming in!  On the other hand, I love diamonds and eventually I would like a larger ring….but that’s only once we have that extra money to throw around. I think being responsible is sexy!

    Post # 9
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @cabana…I laughed out loud at your comment

    Post # 10
    8 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    it’s more about what the setting looks like and how it all comes together on the finger to me… i have smaller hands, so i’m ok with about 1 ct.

    Post # 11
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @MissPug: My ring finger is a size 3.5! It is kind of a good thing because I like the look of “oversized” bling and therefore I don’t need a lot of carats to get that look 🙂

    Its only annoying when I go looking for cheap rings and not even Claire’s sells my size :p

    Post # 13
    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted 3+ carats… is that bad?

    Lol. For me it kind o fhas to do with the shape of the diamond. I love love love emerald cuts,a nd EC’s tend to look much smaller than the exact same carat weight in a different cut. (i.e. a 2 carat round will look much bigger than a 2 carat EC). Just my 2 cents.

    I do agree that engagement ring aspirations have gotten seriously OUT OF CONTROL though with all the celebrity rings lately.

    Post # 14
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My “if money were no object” perfect size would prob be between 1.5-2cts. 2cts just seems a little too big to me…. but like 1.7-1.8 seems perfect. 

    I have a 1ct center stone I LOVE that looks fantastic I think… but its not the “wowza thats a huge rock” type look heh. 

    Post # 15
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Meh kinda depends. I have 3.75 carats spread out over an engagement ring and two wedding bands. So for me, 3+ is ideal on my finger =]. It’s big but it’s not ostenatious by any means. And I certainly won’t feel bad about bumping up the solitaire a carat for a big anniversary. I like flashy jewelry. It’s just what I dig. And i like having a fingerful of bling on my left hand. I’ts not like i go crazy with a lot of jewelry; i like statement pieces.

    Solitaire-stone wise, I think something around a 2.5 would be amazing.

    Post # 16
    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Just to give a visual. Here is a 1 carat EC on hand, and a 1 carat Ring Bearer on hand. They are almost the exact same carat weight.

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