(Closed) Ring ct Size. Help!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What ct size should I get for my 5.25 size hand?
    .75ct (6mm) : (67 votes)
    37 %
    1ct (6.5) : (112 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
    4654 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    get the larger one. it’s not that much bigger and you won’t be in college forever.

    Post # 4
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @jenai814:  I would suggest getting just below 1 carat, like a .9 carat. You save money and won’t notice the difference in size.

    Post # 5
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I like the 1ct- who cares what people say or think- go with the ring you love!! If people are going to gossip, they will do so regardless of the size of ring you get, imho.

    Post # 6
    312 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i would go with the larger as some people have said. my fiance did a lot of researching before purchasing my ring and what maya2008 said is correct. there was a major difference in price between my .91 carat and another 1 carat with almost no difference with how they look. with a 1 carat stone, you pay for having the luxury to say it is a 1 carat stone.

    Post # 7
    7560 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Do the sizes pictured take the halo into account?

    Post # 8
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @maya2008:  @brideanjeza: 

    I hear you about the .90 vs the one carat. With diamonds a “light” jewelers “carat” can be substantially cheaper. However she’s not getting a real diamond.  It’s a sim. 

    To original poster: you said you already are worried that others will wonder how you can afford such a ring based on your circumstances. There are affordable genuine diamond rings out there, maybe not as large or as perfect as a man made diamond look alike but you don’t have to worry as you said nor defend/explain either…jus’ saying…

    Just an example:



    Congrats on your engagement and whatever ring you choose. 



    Post # 10
    1507 posts
    Bumble bee

    Normally I vote for the larger centre stone, but I think the smaller one looks stunning in relation to your fing size, it is really a pretty size!

    Post # 12
    62 posts
    Worker bee

    I prefer the 0.75 ct one! I think it looks better on your finger! The 1 ct halo would be too much IMO. Honestly, I would just get a 0.4 – 0.5 ct diamond halo. I’m a ring size 5 also, and I think a half carat halo would look absolutely perfect on a size 5 finger! 🙂


    Post # 13
    764 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t understand. You’re getting a moissanite, not a diamond. No ones going to look at it and say ” that’s too big for them to afford” get what you like. That’s the benefit of getting the less expensive stone 

    Post # 14
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997


    She said: “Im worried that people will wonder “how we could afford such a rock?”

    She wants to try to pass if off as actual diamonds…

    Post # 15
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would suggest going to a store and trying on rings with halos close to those two sizes. Initially I thought 1ct would be perfect for me, but it wasn’t until I tried them on that I realized it was a little too much for my small hands. You never know until you try!

    That being said, I prefer the .75. I think the proportions look perfect with your hand.

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