Shrinkage – this actually happened to me. Did you go bigger or go home?

posted 7 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
2500 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse

I have an 8.5mm FB moissanite and ive had it for 8 years. I have not experienced shrinkage. I think it suits my size 8 finger well. I wouldn’t go any bigger either. 2.5cts looks great on my large finger:

If I were you, I wouldn’t get a bigger stone. Bling up your solitaire with some sparkle bands

Post # 17
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

avafox :  Couldn’t agree more – shrinkage is a real!  I went bigger and no regrets whatsoever… from 1.71ct to 2.31 and finally to 2.88ct.

Your ring is gorgeous and while one may think 1mm is no real difference, these are 3D objects.  So it’s quite noticeable from a volume perspective.  The facets on larger stones are also more distinctive.  I say, DO it! 

Post # 18
5519 posts
Bee Keeper

Shirnkage is REAL.. but before you go down that rabbit hole, think long and hard about what you want and how you want to wear it.  I’ve spent thousands on moissanite and diamonds alike, only to change/upgrade over the years because my style changed, or I wanted different stackers .. or.. or..or lol.  Just be careful with the budget and you’d better be ready to rock the rock if you go bigger and later on decided you don’t want it. Then again you could sell it back into the market but you’ll lose your ass on resale value.  Good luck!

Post # 19
1313 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Weirdly, sometimes I get a bit of shrinkage when I look at my ring on my hand (I still love it and wouldn’t change it though) – not bad but it just looks “different than I remember.”  But if I look at it on my hand IN THE MIRROR I’m like whoa, ok no.  It’s still plenty big enough, lol.  I don’t know why that is.

Post # 20
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2021 - British Columbia, Canada

widget01 :  YES to all of the colors that pop out of the woodwork and scream their siren calls at you! It’s like, yes my aquamarine is the exact shade of pale greeny-blue that I love… Oh heyyyyyy there pretty little padparadscha, how YOU doin’?

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