Ring shrinkage?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
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229 posts
Helper bee

With my first engagement ring (1 carat center diamond and double halo). I felt that it was shrinking.  But I love big gaudy rings so I knew I would feel that way. 

your upgrade is wonderful. I can see why you wanted to upgrade with your first center stone not being and wider than your band.  Both before and after are pretty.  Is there a way you can upgrade again in a few years if you still feel that way?

Post # 3
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109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I so get the shrinkage issue, I upgraded my ring for my 10 year from a .30 to a .96.. an at first it was huge I felt super self conscious… now I feel like it’s average size. I keep telling myself it’s 1carat lady you don’t need anything bigger!!!  I agree with  mishastarlene if you feel it’s to small upgrade in few years. I think your ring is perfect congrats on the upgrade.. 

Post # 4
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1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Beautiful ring before and after bee!! Certainly a noticeable difference between the two center stones! 

Post # 5
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698 posts
Busy bee

I think the upgrade is perfect! It looks great in that setting.

Post # 7
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996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

The upgrade looks fantanstic !!!! 

Post # 8
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6060 posts
Bee Keeper

Its quite a bit bigger. Are the solid bands attached to the pave band? I bet it would look huge if you removed those, right now it seems to be getting lost a bit with all the metal. 

Post # 10
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5095 posts
Bee Keeper

The upgrade looks significant in my opinion. I agree if you were to remove one wedding band your center stone would appear more prominent.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

Looks a LOT bigger! Love princess cut diamonds. It gets however a little bit lost with the double bands surrounding it, still looks beautiful with them though but would look huge without them! I think if anything that would be the change I personally would do, definitely not a bigger size diamond. 

Post # 12
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2462 posts
Buzzing bee

I can definitely see a big difference, but I do think the bands are what is making you question it.  Not saying you should change the bands, but they sort of hide the size of the stone.

Post # 13
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109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

danamite1 :  it looks beautiful, but YOU have to be 100% happy. I never believed in shrinkage I heard others post about it. I was always like are they nuts that is a huge rock !!!! I don’t think it’s really a “shrinkage” issue, more like we have grown use to wearing a larger stone an it becomes normal to us.. Both before an after are beautiful. An I have to say I adore your setting.. so unique, is it custom ?? 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

It looks like a great size, nice upgrade! Personally I’d remove the top band, that might help the centre stone look bigger. I think the double metal interferes too much. 

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