(Closed) Size 7 fingers – show me your .5-1.0 ctw rings!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

You should consider going to your local jewelry store to try a few different options on & tailor your taste or expectations.

I have long fingers & kind of big hands, but here is my size 7 finger nonetheless.  

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine is just over 1ct.. technically I guess with the tiny diamonds, it’s closer to 2.. my entire set totals just under 3… (I don’t have my band yet)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Mines a little bigger than you asked for, but it’s a cushion so it faces up smaller anyway. It’s a 1.11 center w/.24 on the band – size 7 finger 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Size 7.  .5 princess cut stone for my engagement ring.  I don’t know about my band

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My ring size is a UK M, which I think is closer to a 6.5 but I also have some size 7 Berricle bands which fit nicely on my ring finger… Anyway, I thought I would post mine because it totals at 0.75 cts so it might be helpful for you. Centre stone is 0.45. We bought it from a diamond wholesaler in London, which allowed us to get a much higher carat weight (and a more unusual setting) than we would have found for our money in a high street store. I recommend looking for jewellery districts and online for good deals.

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have a .60 with some very nice stats and imo, she just seems bigger than she is. My fingers are short, so small spaces between knuckles probably helps too! My rings are sized to 6.25 but they desperately need to be sized up to at least 6.75-7. Sorry for the picture size, and potentially quality.  Still learning how to take good bling pics. Theres a lot of pink almost in the first one.  I think its the sun and the rosy sweater im wearing playing tricks!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@ForeverMrsB:  Here’s my 1 carat ring on a size 6.5 finger (hope it’s okay that it’s not quite a size 7)

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My finger is a little smaller (size 5.5-6), but when I tried things on at the store, I felt a 1 ct looked a lot nicer than .75 center stone.  But the 1 carat price is quite a lot.  So I told SO to try to get something around the .9-1 range.

 

My best advice would be to go try some rings on, it will give you a much better idea of how things look proportional to your fingers.  Even if someone has the same ring size as you, doesn’t mean that their fingers are the same length or that their hands aren’t bigger or smaller.  It’s all about what looks fantastic on YOU!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My e-ring is .36tcw, and my wedding band is another .13tcw… .49tcw, all together.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think my rings are curently at size 7.5 and I have a 1.01 carat center stone.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You definitely NEED to go try rings on… what looks good on one person doesn’t suit another… it is less about ring size… and more about finger shape, length etc.

Plus of course we all have our preferences in what we like and don’t like when it comes to style (of which there are 1000s upon 1000s) & functionability

Myself I have a Size 7 ring finger, and my hands are very small… fingers are short and stubby.  So I look best with a ring with weight / heft and not something delicate.

As well, I tend to be hard on my hands… so I KNOW that for me a ring with a setting where the Diamonds are more protected / enclosed IS A MUST.

My feature diamond therefore is set in a Cathedral Setting (arch style as viewed from the side of the ring) and having the Feature Diamond set very very low… it doesn’t project high above my band, so the diamond is less likely to be knocked or caught on anything.

My ERing is as follows… a Channel Setting with 46 Diamonds and aprox 1.1 CTW… they are all Canadian Certified Diamonds ranging in size from 0.01 up to 0.05 each and are I Colour and Clarity.

The Feature Diamond is .80 Good Cut Round Brilliant Canadian Certified Diamond with SI-1 Clarity and F Colour, and set into place with a traditional 4 Prong setting.

PHOTO # 1 ERing on Hand… PHOTO # 2 ERING close-up

As you can see… my Feature Diamond occupies aproximately 1/3 of the width of my Size 7 finger… which is the norm for this size & cut (shape) of Diamond (actually at 0.80 Carats for a Round Brilliant the finger coverage for a Size 7 Finger is aprox 35%)

This chart can be helpful in those sorts of determinations.

Now as to COST… as you are on a Budget (and certainly for many couples their greatest challenges when it comes to the Cs of Diamond Buying)

My ERing was not inexpensive… the Quality is very good to excellent… so the price was substantial…

COST wise if you are looking for a Diamond in the 0.50 to 1.00 CARAT SIZE you may find that you need to cut back on some of the many Cs to get what you can both like & afford (something say under $ 3,000 to $ 5,000 for this size range).  CUT (Quality) – COLOUR – CLARITY – CERTIFICATION – CONFLICT FREE / CANADIAN – and COMFORT are all things to be considered.

Personally, I would much prefer a higher Quality smaller diamond than a large one of poor quality.  Remembering that the elements that make a Diamond truly glitter / shine / sparkle… are CUT (both Shape & Quality) – COLOUR and CLARITY… not to mention the quality of the setting itself that is used to showcase the Diamond.  Some gals make their concessions in COLOUR (not minding a warmer diamond)… while others choose to do so with CLARITY (because most Diamonds are truly eye-clear, and unless you have a Jewellers Loupe on… or have a HUGE Diamond of many Carats seeing the flaws are pretty much a non-issue).

I am in that camp… my own preferences are towards CUT & COLOUR.  As well, I believe the “Extra Cs” to be important… so I expected GIA CERTIFICATION – CONFLICT FREE / CANADIAN – and COMFORT fit when I chose my own ERing.

For more info on Diamond Buying… I suggest you check out one of the great on-line websites likeBlue Nilethat has wonderful pages on Diamond Education = http://www.bluenile.com/ca/diamonds/diamond-education?track=NavEduDia

Plus with that site you can play around with different Diamond criteria… to find out what a loose diamond of your choosing might cost.

That said… I would NEVER buy a Diamond over the Internet sight unseen… when I shop for a Diamond Ring etc, I want to see first hand what I am getting… and if it is loose diamond, I expect to be able to see it under a Jeweller’s Loupe to view it’s CLARITY (and flaws) and also have CERTIFICATION for what I have seen.

Hope this helps,

 

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