(Closed) Trying on rings

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sounds kinda huge to me personally. I’d check out the ring boards, maybe there are bees that have similar ring and stone sizes. My ring size is 8.75 and my stone is a 75pt topaz and it’s perfect but I wanted something not too flashy since I will wear it everyday.

Post # 4
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Sorry I dont have one to post but if you are looking for huge finger coverage then you will get it for sure with that size stone on your finger.

Post # 5
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

*too big* is a relative term.  I know that I, personally, at a size 6 hate anything on my finger over 1 ct.  I’ve tried on 2 cts. in several shapes and they all looked ridiculous on me, and I love my bling.  Sorry I can’t be more help, LOL.  Have you looked for CZ?  There are a LOT of CZ rings out there that are ginormous that may help you see what it looks like on you before you buy it.  

Post # 8
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@marinewifetobe:  Your best bet would be to order something online, because they’ll give you an idea.  Or bring a small tape measure and measure the center stone.  A round stone at 3.5 cts would be about 9.5 milimeters I think…something like that.

Post # 14
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2001

heres a pic for reference of a RHR/cocktail ring I have. Its a CZ from Berricle. Like a PP stated you could hit a department store and try on lots of them in larger sizes to see finger coverage. The center stone is 10mm across & I wear a size 5. There is a lot of finger coverage for sure. A little too Bling for daily wear for me, but still love it. Please ignore my busted pinkie! 🙂

Post # 15
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Like @morganjenkstamwood said, go to that site and cut it out. Important to not just lay it on your finger but stick it on top of a simple ring. 3D effect very important. But In My Humble Opinion, sounds a little massive 😐

Post # 16
4811 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010


I agree with this suggestion to print, cut out, and tape to another ring. Remember even if on another ring you won’t get the full 3D effect.

A 3.5 carat ring in a cushion or princess will be different “face up” than a 3.5 carat in a round.

I have a 5.25 – 5.5 finger (though wear larger sizes for wiggle room and comfort when my finger swells in the heat) and my personal daily wear/wedding ring “max” for rounds is 2ct (8mm), which is actually what I have (in moissanite).  Personally, after that, I find it looks a bit space-ship-like or door-knob-like (on ME personally). For other fancies, it can range between 1.5ct (a pear or marquise for example at that faces up larger than my 2 ct) to 3 ct (such as certain step cuts that carry most of their weight in their belly). A 3.5 ct cushion or princess (and definitely a round!) would generally be too much “for me” but that is just due to my own personal style and the aesthetics I prefer in rings.

Everyone has their own sweet spot though. Some women really like a larger, flashier, ring for everyday, and others would find it too much like a cocktail ring (meaning for these purposes a “special occasion ring”) for their own daily wear.  For me it depends so much on your own personal style (understated, trendy, natural, fashionable, flashy, demure?), your overall hand shape (not just finger size!), whether it is in a halo or not/setting choice, comfort level (how do you feel about attention, or fitting in with those around you, does a large ring “match” you, etc), rings of those people around you (if your friends have 0.5 ct rings, do you feel comfortable with one much larger?), your actual lifestyle (are you more likely to be out training for a marathon, or hanging with friends drinking martinis?), where you work (do you work with disadvantaged groups, or in an unsafe area?), whether you will expect to wear the ring 24/7 or not (while IMO opinion ALL rings need care and should not be worn 24/7, larger rings and more delicate settings will need even more care) , and so on.

Also, since you are going with moissanite, it is important to know whether you intend to “pass it off” or not. I have moissanite, and am honest about it, as I love it so, but I recognize many do NOT want to say they have a moissanite. If that is the case, you want something that is going to be more “under the radar” and will be something that others would “expect” you to be able to afford. If your life/budget is more of a 0.25 carat one, showing up with a 3.5ct ring (even if they don’t know exact carat size other than “huge”) might attract more questions. Only you can decide how comfortable you are with that.

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