Post # 1
I’m getting engaged shortly…maybe too soon for this post to even matter, but I’m having second thoughts. SO and I really liked how a 1.5 carat, round center stone looked on my finger, but now I think it might be too big. I need someone to talk me off the ledge. Does a half of a milimeter really make a difference??? Show me your 1.25 and 1.5 round center stones (size 5 if possible).
I know this is a crazy concern, but I don’t want it to be too big and out of my comfort zone.
Post # 3
I think it’s a noticible difference, espeically when you’re staring at it everyday. Shrinkage happens, go for the 1.5 🙂
I have a 1.3 on size 4.5 so it’ll have about the same ‘finger coverage’ as 1.5 on a size 5
Post # 4
I say (if you can afford it) go bigger. I have a 1.25 but it’s a halo style, so I think the coverage is just right without being too much. If I had a solitaire I’d go 1.5 even 2 carats for sure.
Post # 5
Account for shrinkage, go bigger as long as you can afford it!
Post # 6
What is shrinkage???
I think you should go bigger. I don’t think 1.5 will look “too big” ever.
Post # 7
Mine is a 1.304 stone on a size 5 finger! Love the size!!!
Post # 8
i was torn between the same sizes and went with 1.5ct and my ring size is 5. it feels like the perfect size, but i do get a lot of “it’s huge!” comments….
Post # 9
Mine is a 1.3 on a 4.75. A 1.5 would be a wonderful size. Not to sound ungrateful, but I would have loved a 1.5
Post # 10
@KJM33: Mine is 1.37 and size 5 finger
Post # 11
I know you’re hankering after a round stone, but I thought to throw my 2 cents in even though I have a 1.57 radiant cut. I was initially debating between 1.25 or 1.5 range for the center stone. I’m so glad I went with the 1.5 range. Even though I get the “Oh My God that’s huge” comments every now and then (which is also due to the fact my ring size is 4.25), I think it’s well worth it. It’s just right.
Just in case you were wondering:
Post # 12
@sleepyhead22: That’s exactly the style I’m looking at!
These are all so gorgeous..
Post # 13
1.41 on size 6.75 finger.
Post # 14
I was wondering the same thing. Mine is a halo and had originally ordered A 1 ct bt then changed it to a 1.25. But now I hope it’s not too much with the halo. Are there any 1.25 halo pics?
Post # 15
1.25 center stone with 2.44 ctw
Post # 15
KJM33: Center stone is 1.46 round excellent cut surrounded by a double halo.