Useless bf needs help choosing a diamond/engagement ring

posted 3 weeks ago in Rings
Post # 16
838 posts
Busy bee

I can say my H cushion is VERRRY white! 

Post # 17
19 posts
  • Wedding: September 2021

Like others said, you could sacrifice on colour/clarity in order to maximize size, but really the difference between 1.2 and 1.5 carat will be minimal. However, if you love the current stone I don’t think it will be too small with a halo

For reference, I have a 1.01 ct radiant, G colour SI1 clarity that measures similarly to the diamond you’re looking at (6.34 x 5.07) with a seamless halo & 7.5 finger and don’t find the size to be small at all:

Post # 18
3990 posts
Honey bee

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@floridagirlblue:  My I cushion is also white!

I think it’s important to see a stone in person.  i don’t think I would have ever ordered an I, SI2 online.  But i went to my jewelers and I was able to look at it in different lights, compare it to other stones with better color/clarity and it just spoke to me.  I love the discoball effect it has. 

OP, you are on the right track and doing a great job!   



Post # 19
84 posts
Worker bee

That size stone won’t look small at all on a 6.5. I wear an 8.75 and my stone is a 7mm solitaire (1.25 ct round) – it looks very proportional to my hand. However, I will say that even though my fingers are a bit wide, they aren’t plump/pudgy and I otherwise have small hands (overall hand length is below average, with proportionally very short palms and longer fingers), so my hands/fingers tend to look smaller than they are and larger stones overwhelm them. So if you’re concerned about size, take her overall hand size into account too.

Either way, her finger is smaller than mine so I think that size is going to look great, even with cushions facing up a bit smaller. The halo will add a nice extra bit of coverage too. It sounds like it will look substantial without being enormous.


Post # 22
1054 posts
Bumble bee

Hi there, 


I have a cushion cut halo that size and my finger size is the same. The prongs are slightly different to what you are looking at, but otherwise it looks very similar.  

My stone is much lighter, but just for proportions, etc., this might be helpful. 



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