Ring shrinkage is real..

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
218 posts
Helper bee

I actually thinks it’s a good size already, but appears smaller because of all the wedding bands. I bet it looks better as a standalone.

But hey, if you want to keep wearing it as a stack, like others have said you can definitely rock a 2 carat!

Post # 17
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2022

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@hissoon:  your finger is large enough (like mine) to support a larger stone and if you dont want it to get lost in your stack 2+ carats makes sense to me

Post # 18
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

if 1.25 is looking too small for you and 2 is too big for you … what about 1.75? 

btw I like the current ring, and the 2 carat look as well.

Post # 19
14 posts

I believe it’s the curved band thats making your main stone appear small. Can you post a picture of your stack without the curved one

Post # 20
3037 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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@hissoon:  The 2 ct size looks great on you, but once again – the stack is making the center stone look smaller. If you want your center stone to stand out more, my vote would be to move the 2 straight bands to the other hand as tight hand rings and try your engagement ring with the curved band only. I think if you do this your ring will magically “grow.” Either way, it’s a beautiful set. 😊

Post # 21
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Your stack is lovely!

Post # 22
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

Very nice set. You pull it off very well.

I honestly can’t see much of a difference because the stone gets lost in all the blingy bands. Either size looks just fine.

Have you considered a colored 2 carat? That would pop

Post # 23
87 posts
Worker bee

I also kind of think a 2 ct would still get lost in the stack. Initially it might seem a lot bigger, but with time, I wonder if you’d still feel it doesn’t stand out against your stack. If you want to go bigger, by all means, but I think switching out your current bands for a couple thinner ones would make your stone pop more. Then you could just wear your current ones on your right hand? 


Either way, your current e-ring is gorgeous and super sparkly, and I think the whole set of sparkly rings together still is eye-catching!

Post # 25
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA


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@hissoon:  TBH I worried about the attention I would receive because of carat size. I quickly got over it when I realized mine and his were the only opinions that matter.  Wear your ring proudly, you’ll learn to tune out the noise and just enjoy it. 

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