Post # 1
I know this is kind of out of left field, but what do you bees think the perfect sized diamond is for an engagement ring? I feel like my concept of this is getting blurred since I live in NYC and a lot of girls have 3+ carats!
Post # 3
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
- 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
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
I have a 1 carat and think it’s the perfect size… for my long fingers and lifestyle.
Post # 7
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 # 8
@misspug-you have a size 3 ring finger??? That could be the cutest thing I have ever heard!
Post # 9
@cabana…I laughed out loud at your comment
Post # 10
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
@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 # 12
@babyboo: I bet! I thought my size 5 was small! hahahaha. I am like gigantor compared to you guys!
Post # 13
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
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
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
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.