(Closed) What are pointers in diamond wedding bands?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

“Pointers” are diamonds. For example, a 1 pointer is 0.01ct diamond. I hope that helps!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@marierose:  Points = pointers. There are 100 points in a carat. 30 points is a little less than 1/3 carat or .3 carats.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Yes, a 30 pointer is a diamond that weighs 0.30 carats. 

But a 0.30 ct diamond is a pretty big thing, a round brilliant would usually be around 4.3 mm in diameter. For a seven stone ring, you’re looking at 2.1 carats! That’s huuuge!

Are you sure that’s not 0.3 TCW (total carat weight)?  For a wedding band, that sounds slightly more believable. Unless of course your mother had a big, blingy, marvelous ring 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@marierose:  Oh that’s so wonderful of your mother to offer such a meaningful ring! I think it’s a really beautiful gesture, I bet you’re nervous about the end result, I would be too. 

Yes, 18 pointers sound about right. They’re still pretty big stones. You lucky girl 🙂 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@marierose:  Thanks! I’d love to be a cat lady but unfortunately kitties make me sneeze like crazy 🙁 I love them though! My user name actually comes from my SO’s pet name for me, he calls me “kitten”. He’s a huge cat person so it’s a really special term of endearment 🙂 

I completely understand your feelings about your ring. But I’m sure your Dad would be happy with your decision if he were still with you. It’s a way of keeping him close every day for the rest of your life, what father wouldn’t like that?  You’re right, you are blessed 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think “pointer” is slang sort of… Like saying I caught a 12 inch fish. Or saying I caught a “12 incher.” I have a .75 carat diamond. I have a 75 pointer. lol sounds funny to me. 

 

I have never heard “pointer” used as a technical term whatsoever. But what everyone said above is correct! 

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