(Closed) Show your me 2 or 3 carat center stone (no halo)

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I get a 2 carat or 3 carat center stone?
    2 carat : (21 votes)
    40 %
    3 carat : (31 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 2
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    8 posts
    Newbee

    With an emerald, if you can get a 3 carat then I’d go for that. Emeralds tend to look smaller than other rings with equal carat size. I have a friend who just got an emerald right under 1 carat and it looks like it would be .5. 

    Post # 3
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    697 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted 3 because I like larger rings! Btw, that ring is gorgeous!! Once you get it you must post photos 😀

    Post # 4
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    1350 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    My emerald about 3ct on a 4.25 finger for a visual: 

     

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    Post # 5
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    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    2.5 ct princess cut- one from real life perspective and up close! I am a size 5 and I think the finger converage is perfect. 🙂 

    Post # 6
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    6271 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If you can go to 3 within your budget without compromising on the other 3 Cs of the diamond beyond your preferences then I’d go 3. I like big diamonds. What can I say?!

    i also believe emeralds face up smaller than Round Brilliant equivilent. I also believe they show inclusions more than other cuts therefore is not want to go low on clarity to gain size. 

    Where are you getting your diamond from?

    Post # 7
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    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

     

     

    2.5

     

    Post # 8
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    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    marcella13:  the bigger the better if its within budget go for it ! 

    Post # 9
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    3611 posts
    Sugar bee

    Mine is a shade over 2, and looks bigger in pics than IRL. I think you should go for the 3 carat, and then come back and post tons of pics for us to drool over!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Do the 3 carat!!! Mine is a 3.02 cushion, 5.25 finger.  (I’ve since added a halo just because I like the look, but it definitely had amazing coverage as a solitaire.)

    Post # 12
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    1065 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: South Lodge. 2nd of Dec 2017

    marcella13:  two things, the first being if your partner wouldn’t be able to spend 60k on a ring, people will question you.  Secondly not sure cz would be a good choice, loads of bees on here have moissante, it looks wonderful from the photos.  

    Post # 13
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    1480 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    marcella13:  I second that a regular CZ might not be a good choice for such a large ct weight, and WILL look costume-y. Alternatives could be moissanite or even Asha CZ…

    Post # 15
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    35 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    marcella13:  I definitely second the opinions of the Bees who suggest something besides CZ!  Sapphire could even be a nice option… my friend has a 3-carat sapphire ring that was about $4000 CAD. 

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