(Closed) Do you think it is worth it?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is half a carat upgrade worth it?
    YES! Go for it! : (121 votes)
    78 %
    No, it is a waste of money. : (34 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 4
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @haileybailey123:  I think you will notice! Try going into a jewelry shop and trying the 1.5 on to get an idea if you like it!

    Post # 6
    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I’d have to know how much the difference costs to say if it’s “worth it” or not (to me anyway) but yes I think you’d be able to tell that it’s bigger

    Post # 7
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    you will definitely notice the difference, go for it!

    Post # 9
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Hi @haileybailey123:  First & Foremost I see you are NEW here, so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

    I am not a BIG Fan of the standard upgrade that we see here on WBee (someone getting a WHOLE NEW Ring)… primarily because I am extremely sentimental and couldn’t imagine just casually replacing something that means so much (the promise of a future, from a time gone by.. that we cannot go back and recreate)

    On the otherhand…

    I don’t have as many issues when someone decides to change up the ring they have, or find a way to update it down the road after they’ve been married for awhile… more so if it is for a special occasion / milestone mark in their relationship

    So changing out the Feature Stone / Diamond for me is totally reasonable… more so in that he now is in a position where he can upgrade the Quality (I am a girl who is ALL about the Quality, vs the Quantity)

    COLOUR for me is HUGE (more so than CARAT size)…

    My priorities are … CUT (Quality) – COLOUR – CLARITY in that order.


    CARAT SIZE comes in as factor, only in that I want to buy the best Diamond I can afford for whatever range of size I have in mind (ie. 3/4 Carat = 0.69 to 0.82)

    Hope this helps,

    PS… I VOTED… YES in your Poll.

    And you will see a size difference between a 1.0 and a 1.5 By The Way.

    But as I said, I’d probably stick with the 1.0 size if it meant I could have a better quality stone for my money.


    Post # 10
    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yes, you should see a difference in .5 carat. As to whether it’s worth it, that depends on how much it costs, your financial situation, etc. But strictly speaking from a visual perspective, a half carat is definitely enough to notce. The “rule” is that anytime you jump .25 carat you should be able to notice. 

    Post # 12
    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I went from a .38 to a .58 which is a much smaller change than yours and I STILL noticed a huge difference! I went from being “meh” about my stone (mostly due to its inclusions) to not being able to keep my eyes off it! Its bigger and clearer and I regret NOTHING! 🙂 

    Post # 13
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010


    You will notice a difference and I hope you enjoy your new ring.

    I don’t understand why upgrades are a touchy subject. Sometimes couples find that they can only afford a certain kind of ring, but they really want to be engaged and married. What is so terrible about buying a nicer ring when there is more income?

    My husband bought me a much nicer ring soon after we were engaged. There was something wrong with the first ring and the diamond was too small, so my husband took me to jewellery store and told me to pick something.

    Post # 14
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If you were JUST going to update for the .5ct, I’d say it wouldn’t be worth it! But if you’re doing it for the color, too, then I say go for it!

    Post # 16
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @This Time Round:  +1, obviously there is a difference but I feel the same way about upgrades. Not my money though, so what do I care 😛

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