(Closed) Size vs. Quality…we’re talking rings here ya pervs :P

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have no desire to see the appraisal of my ring.  All I know is that he did a great job and got a beautiful stone.  Emerald cut, very good cut, about a carat or just over.  I think.  haha.  All I know is some of my friends bigger stones look yellow next to mine. 🙂  Quality.

Post # 18
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i am SO glad that majority of the people said quality as i also believe that this is more important. my ring gets noticed from across the room and strangers comment and stare at it. i even have a friend who has a 1.5 kwt always comment on how beutiful it is. its a 1.01 VVS2 F very good cut. but looks bigger bc of the quality. i am looking to upgrade it to perhaps a 1.3 but that’ll be when we saved enough and i can work with it as im in healthcare and dont want to be harming my patients with it.

Post # 19
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MrsMaine:definitely like your second ring more…and it looks much bigger even though i know your first one was bigger.

Post # 20
14976 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@agirlwithdreams7: Absolutely, we all want the best looking.  But everyones definition of best looking and overkill is different.

Post # 21
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@agirlwithdreams7:Can I just say something that bugs me.


Isn’t size a quality? It’s not the only quality, but it is one.


Ok, I’ll shut up now.

Post # 22
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i agree with @pinkshoes:, everyone has their own preferences and definition of quality and what is too big or not. depends on that.

Post # 23
4802 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well, I might be the only dissenting voice here but…

I went for size over “quality”.  My stone is just over one carat and I guess by most of your standards it would seem to be low quality since it does have a visible inclusion.  Yes, when I look really really closely I can see a black dot/slight black line at some angles, but when I don’t look really closely (and I doubt anyone else does), I don’t notice it.  It’s still nearly colourless and sparkly with a good cut.  I don’t know…I just couldn’t justify the price jump up for more “quality” and this size was the look I wanted.


Post # 24
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2006

I’d prefer something with excellent cut, G/H color, VS2 or above.  I would not pay extra for a D/E, IF stone, because I can’t really tell the difference.

Post # 25
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would go with quality over size for sure.

Post # 26
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Huge diamonds don’t do it for me. I’d pick quality any day (and did). I don’t particularly mind clarity, as long as it’s eye-clean (though some people have eagle-eye vision and can see inclusions you and I might not be able to see), but I do like icy-white stones, so I definitely wouldn’t go too low in colour. And definitely a great cut. Having said this, I’d go for a diamond over any other stone.

Post # 27
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

At first I was going to say the bigger stone, but after seeing comparison stones I would much rather have the higher quality stone!

Post # 28
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

It is situation-specific for me… like I have a different answer if we’re talking about .5 v. 1 ct or 1 v. 2 ct. 

If we were in a position that my choices were a .5 very good quality stone v. 1 ct lower quality stone, I’d probably pick the 1 ct. I don’t need a huge rock, but for me personally, I kind of wanted something around 1ct and I think I would have sacrificed quality to get it. 

In our situation though, we were choosing between a 1ct excellent quality stone v. 2 ct low quality stone. I’m glad my husband went with the 1ct. I think the size looks good on me and I don’t need anything bigger, so I’m glad he went for the best quality and uber sparkle. 

Post # 29
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would prefer the bigger stone if the diamond was eyeclean, the color I prefer and a great cut. And I would prefer a diamond over a simulant.

On a side note: Just because someone has a “large” diamond doesn’t mean its low quality. I hope that doesn’t sound snarky-and it isn’t directed at anyone-and I know that wasn’t what this post was about. It just bugs me when some people say “My diamond is small but its AMAZING quality and it sparkles like CRAZY! I wanted a beautiful diamond over a big crappy one.” Kinda implying that bigger stones must be lesser quality. I have seen several gorgeous “large” diamonds and many not so nice “small” diamonds.

Post # 30
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsMaine:Wow!! Your second ring is stunning! You can definitely see the difference.


I prefer a smaller diamond with better color, etc. I think it depends on the person though. I don’t think there’s one “right” answer, just personal preference.

Post # 31
9816 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@kelmac: Generally people just mean what they could afford in their budget. Obviously there are some amazing 2-6ct diamonds out there of awesome cut and clarity, but for most people that is not realistic. It’s about prioritizing where that money is going.

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