Post # 1
I’m getting this custom e-ring and cannot decide if I want the center stone to be 2 or 3 carats. It will need to be a custom emerald or baguette stone so I’m having a hard time imagining what that would look like in either size.. I’m a size 5.25 and I dont want it to look ridiculous on my hand.
Post # 2
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
I voted 3 because I like larger rings! Btw, that ring is gorgeous!! Once you get it you must post photos 😀
Post # 4
My emerald about 3ct on a 4.25 finger for a visual:
Post # 5
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
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 # 8
marcella13: the bigger the better if its within budget go for it !
Post # 9
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
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 # 11
Thanks all of you for your help!
I think I might go with the 3 carat. I’m getting the ring online. It’s going to be cz but real gold. So we can exchange the “faux diamonds” for real ones in time. But since it is not real I also don’t want to get a ring so big that people will assume it is costume jewelry or one that only a millionaire could afford! The place I’m getting it from is going to whip up a CAD drawing so I can see what it will look like and make changes if I need to.
I did a search on diamond prices and I don’t know if I’d feel good having the monetary equivalent of a luxury car on my hand. I feel like I’d lose it or something. lol
Creating this art deco ring with cz will be less than $3000. We could get a more expensive ring but I can’t justify that when we have a house to pay off! And damn student loans.
Personally I’d rather get the exact design I want with cubic zirconias than have to settle for a teeny tiny diamond that I don’t love. It looks like $3000 won’t get me much in terms of real diamonds.
Post # 12
- 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
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 # 14
We could spend that money on so many other things besides diamonds! Like the wedding, or a fabulous honeymoon!
Plus I just can’t justify the cost to myself. We both work and he has a really great job in an industry where most people don’t have children (including us) so they spend money on material things-no one will question it…..within reason of course.
Thats why I want one that doesnt look too expensive. Whats the rule? 3 months salary or something? do people follow that these days?
Maybe I just don’t feel like I’m responsible enough for that much money on my finger.
I’ve done a bunch of research on diamond alternatives including moissanite and I really don’t like the look of it. And have heard too many horror stories of them being way too yellow. Plus they are fake like cz right? I know they exist in nature but the majority of ones people get are manufactured in a lab anyway.
Also the place I’m getting it at has a 30 day return policy. So if it does look too costume-y I can bring it back.
Post # 15
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.