Spinoff: Your stones that look smaller than their carat weight

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
6291 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Beautiful!!!! penny1403 :  

Post # 17
2967 posts
Sugar bee

I think that far more things go into a ring being beautiful than size.

1) Proportion (this is not the same as coverage)

2) Setting

3) Brilliance

4) amount of sparkle

5) pattern of sparkle when moved

6) shape of hand

7) shape of diamond

8) quality of relationship with Fiance


The comforting thing is that we can have beautiful rings of any size. Probably the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen in real life had a 0.25 carat diamond.  

Post # 18
6023 posts
Bee Keeper

Hereforthecake :   citizenerased14 :  I think 7 is an average ring size. Our local jeweler told me it was the size most commonly carried by stores because it was considered an “average” size for the United States. In real life, I feel like my size 7 is totally average. But after hanging out on the Bee for a while, I start to think it is huge — ha, ha!

Finger shape makes a difference, too. For example, I have fingers that are kind of “cone-shaped” (for lack of a better term). They are most narrow at the tip and get wider toward my hand. So I always have “muffin top” with my rings, even if they fit perfectly or are a little too big.

Aaaaand, just to add to the lovely pictures in here … My engagement ring, which has a center stone that is around .53 or something like that. On my size 7 finger, which is totally average … but which my mom looked at and told me it was too bad I had such large fingers, because my stone looked so small. Thanks, Mom. LOL

Post # 19
991 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

mine definitely looks smaller in pictures than real life. i have a 1.5 carat center stone but i dont think it looks like it in pictures. i have a size 5 finger E8EC7492-4D0B-43A8-989A-98363777029E

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