Post # 1
This is my first post on WeddingBee so I’m really excited! I need your opinions on a setting that my boyfriend and I were looking at today. We fell in love with the Tacori 2620, but I can’t decide between the small and medium sizes. The sample size that the jeweler had was in the medium size with a 1.5 carat centerstone. I tried on the medium and I really can’t decide if it looks too big on my finger. He didn’t have a small sized setting of the same ring to show me, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to. Does anyone else have this Tacori in the smaller size? Do you guys think that this looks too big on my finger? My finger is a 5.5, by the way. I don’t want it to look too flashy or gaudy. What I love about this ring is that it’s so delicate and I feel like if its too big, that will take away from how dainty it really is. Plus, getting the bigger size is really kind of pushing our budget and the smaller setting would be a lot more budget friendly (especially since we will probably go with a smaller stone to complement it).
Thanks so much for your help! And I’m excited to finally join this wonderful community =)
Post # 3
I would personally go for the smaller one, and maybe just spend a little extra on the quality of that stone 🙂 I think that looks nice on you, but it sounds like you’re leaning toward the smaller one anyway. I wear the same size as you and my center stone is .80 ct equivalent and I love it, I don’t think I could go much bigger without feeling like the ring was wearing me vs. the other way around.
However I think it just depends on what you love! 🙂 Is there another jeweler that carries the smaller one so you can see what it looks like on your hand?
Post # 4
@Mrs. Puffin: yea i definitely think that part of it is because i haven’t actually seen the smaller version on so i’m hesitant to commit. i’ll try to call around and see if anyone else has it. thanks!!
Post # 5
I think the size in the photo looks perfect on your hand and not “too big” at all! I think if you end up getting the smaller size (when you can afford the bigger one and you have already tried it on), you run the risk of having regret that you possibly settled for something less than you could have gotten. I’m not saying 1 ct is small or anything less than perfect because it’s not! Just saying that you might want to really really think about what’s important to you in a ring in terms of size, cost, clarity, etc. so you don’t end up wishing you got something different. Hope that makes sense 🙂
Also, I think that since the band of the setting is plain and the main focus is the center, you can go a bit bigger without fear of it looking gaudy.
I love how it looks on your hand!
Post # 6
I just PM you back with my advice on getting the medium if you can, but you can still put a fairly small (well.. I guess it’s not small but compared to 1.5 ct) stone in the centre.. Like 1ct or just under to help with budget.
I can’t see the photo (my work computer blocks them sometimes) so I’ll check back into the thread later and have a look.
Post # 7
I have the large basket with a sapphire on a size 8 finger and I dont think it looks big at all. The nice thing is that the setting makes your stone look bigger anyway so I think a 1ct in the setting would look bigger than a straight solitaire. I’d say look at a 1.25 solitaire on your hand and see if you like the coverage of it.
Post # 8
@MrsSawyer: thanks for your input! my jeweler actually told us that the medium setting holds 1.25-1.5 and the smaller one holds from just under a carat to 1.1 carats. so he said that if we were to get a 1 carat stone, we would have to put it in the smaller setting since it would look different if it were in the medium setting. but it sounds like you haven’t had a problem with that?
: i love your ring! the sapphire is so pretty. my perfect stone size is 1.25, so you saying that really made a lot of sense in terms of actual finger coverage. thanks!