Post # 1
My 7mm moissanite solitaire was exactly what I wanted, and I’ve only been wearing it for two months and know I been struck by shrinkage! I wanted a realistic size but now I’m wanting to go to 8mm. I’m actaully thinking of getting the same style just set with an 8mm and then I’ll wear the smaller stone to work and the bigger one when I go out. Has anyone else used this sneaky tactic?
I think shrinkage happens when you spend all day looking at forums AND LOOKING AT HIGHLY MAGNIFIED IMAGES OF RINGS! Did you upgrade, and how much did you go up?
Post # 2
if you were getting a whole set might as well get a different design and call it an anniversary gift. i dont see why you would want two of the same for 1 mm of a difference. might as well change out the center stone and save yourself for a band or something else to add bling.
Post # 3
avafox : im feeling this too! Mine is 2.5 carats but I have a size 8 finger. To me it sseems small now. I’m considering getting a larger center stone for a milestone anniversary down the line (our 10 year is in 2022) but it’s more of a dream and less of a definite 🙃
ps. Your ring is so beautiful!! 😍
Post # 4
What a beautiful ring!
My husband recently upgraded my ring set. The center stone is a 3 carat moissy and it took me a long time to get used to the size. It doesn’t seem as enormous anymore so I guess you could say that I have experienced shrinkage as well.
Post # 5
Shrinkage absolutely exists! I experience it here and there. My center stone is a little smaller than I was originally hoping for. Maybe one day we’ll upgrade the stone, but I’m still loving it right now! I find that looking at my ring in the mirror helps😂😂 I’m like “dang girl, that thing pops in the mirror! This ain’t small!”
Post # 6
avafox : yeah it’s a real thing , it happened to me lol… but our 10th anniversary isn’t until 2026 so I’ve got a long way to go!!! LOL 😂
Post # 7
loveydove : hahaha, yeah it actually looks much bigger in the mirror!
Post # 8
I agree with the other poster, it seems like a lot of cost and hassle for the same ring but 1mm bigger!
If you think it will make you happy though then go for it!
Post # 9
You could try to reverse the shrinkage by looking at photos of dainty minimalist rings? then you’ll realize yours is huge. I don’t think going 1mm bigger would solve your problem. I’m the same way but with colored gemstones. I love the color I have but when I see other pretty colors I want them all for myself. You probably just need to stop looking and try to appreciate what you have 🙂
Post # 10
I wanted a 7mm C&C F1 asscher but it only came in 6.5 or 8mm. I spent many days debating and in the end went with the 8. So relieved I did because for the first couple of days I thought it was too big, but now it seems the perfect size! Shrinkage is so weird!
Post # 11
My ring is actually a half carat larger than we tried on. I STILL find it distractingly large. Lol. And it’s only 1.5ct. So, no, I am Hoping I grow more used to it!
Post # 12
Shrinkage is definitely a real phenomenon! I went from a simple yellow gold wrdding band to a 1 carat asha 5 years later. The asha looked nice for only a year so I went with a 7mm unenhanced moissy. That seemed big only for a couple of days! When the Amora Gem Ultra came out, I stayed with the 7mm because I knew I was setting it in a substantial halo. It has the look of a 2.5 carat round.
My newest project has a DEW of 4 carats! I’m hoping this ring will ward of shrinkage for a long time!
Post # 13
I’ve been engaged for eight months so far, and I do have moments of shrinkage, but then I need to remind myself that my ring is perfect the way it is, and I wouldn’t want anything bigger!
My stone is a round 6.5mm moissy, but it sits very high (so it faces up larger) and its in a rose-shaped setting that actually offers 10mm of finger coverage (equivalent of almost 4 carats!)… plenty big for me!
Post # 14
I started to notice shrinkage and then I got pregnant and couldn’t wear my ring for a few weeks at the end – the shrinkage was gone when I put it back on! Now if I feel it happening again I leave it off for a couple days and that sorts it.
Post # 15
I sometimes get shrinkage but then I remember that I’m going to get a wedding band and probably an eternity band for our first anniversary. I’d run out of finger if I had a bigger e ring