(Closed) Please help me figure out the carat size of this diamond!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m thinking the center stone is a little over half a carat

Post # 4
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

If we are assuming that the hand model has an average sized finger (size 6), I estimate it is around .5 carats. That is a nice size for her hand, very proportional.

But you know the best way to know what size (and shape, and setting) looks best on you? Go window shopping in a jewelry store…or several! Trust me, you think all hands look pretty much the same, until you try on a ring that looked so great on the hand model online and like a weird…thing that just doesn’t belong on your finger. And vice versa. Try on, try on, try on! It’s fun, and it really is useful. You have the perfect excuse to go wrap your hands in diamonds. And be sure to try on the one in the store you know you would never buy but damn it you’re just curious what it would look like on your hand, lol! Doooooo iiiiiiit….. πŸ™‚

Post # 6
69 posts
Worker bee

I would guess .7ish

Post # 7
4640 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i think .5-.6

Post # 8
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

my guess is .5. Its beautiful!

Post # 10
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Tough to guess with a picture… as they never are actual size etc.

But this scale might help you a bit (mind you it’s stats are for Round Brilliants).

But combined with the concept that a typical Princess Cut is slightly smaller per Carat 5.58 L x 5.46 W than a Round Brillinant 6.50 x 6.50

Here is a page on-line where you can find out more about Carat Sizes (look for the printable chart) = http://www.lumeradiamonds.com/diamond-education/diamond-carat-weight

Then you might have a rough idea of not only what size that stone is in the pic… percentage coverage on model’s hand… but even more so on what might look best on your own hand based on the size of your ring finger.

Hope this helps,

PS… Also agree with joya_aspera and Reply # 3 you have to go try rings on… just like all clothes don’t suit everyone… neither do all rings.  You have to find the one that looks great on your hands, and you LOVE.  (Another reason WHY I would never let a man buy me a ring as important as my ERing or WBand without my having tried it on first… something that important that you wear forever and look at every day, you better well adore)

Post # 11
3196 posts
Sugar bee

They usually do a 1 carat example…but that looks more like 3/4 to me. 

Post # 12
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

that looks like my .5 carat.

Post # 13
62 posts
Worker bee

I would guess half carat. Her finger is tiny.

Post # 14
1529 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

It is such a pretty ring and the size looks perfect on her hand. I do think it’s under a 0.50 ct., perhaps between a 0.30 – 0.40 (?). 

I’m with joya_aspera and think you should go to a few dozen jewellery stores and see what looks good on your hand. I have tried on hundreds of rings over the years (no exaggeration – I’m a lil’ obsessed lol) but when I finally started looking at emerald shaped diamond rings, I just knew it was shape for me.

The style of the actual ring had to fit my hand, which took a bit of looking around. I loved the simplicity of a solitaire and went with that at first, but ended up falling for baguettes and pave. When I changed from 18K to 19K (the yellowing drove me around the bend), I had my ering custom designed with the extra bling.

Oh what fun you are going to have!

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