(Closed) What Carat Size Should I Get?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What carat equivalent Moissanite should I get for my e-ring?
    Get the still very impressive 1.25ct stone : (44 votes)
    37 %
    Get the ring of your dreams and go for 1.5ct, regardless what people may think or assume : (75 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
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    935 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I don’t even know if I could tell the difference between a 1.25 and a 1.50…

    Get what you want! Who cares what anyone thinks or who would question it.

    Post # 4
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    4162 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Lucky you to be able to afford $15,000 on a ring!  Go for whatever you want, who cares what others think.  If you’re not going into debt for it, then it’s your choice and shouldn’t matter what others say.  It’d be a different story if you were taking out a second mortgage or loan to buy it though.

    Post # 5
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    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Why not shop around on prices for diamonds. We got mine at a local store and saved 2-3k compaired to a stone with the same 4C’s at jared.

    I just dont like the ideal of trying to pass of something as a diamond. I love a lot of the non diamond e-rings when they are ruby, topaz etc but not something that is supposed to make people think its a diamond.

    Post # 7
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    1553 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think many people could tell the difference between a 1.25 ct and a 1.50 ct just by looking at it.  You will only be wearing one ring..not the two side by side. I also doubt that many people have any clue how much the price differential would be either.

    Just get whatever makes you happier.  Try on rings of both sizes and go with whichever one looks best to you.

    Post # 8
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    16 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @DeathByDesign: …i’m also getting moissanite, and i say GO BIG GIRL. lol. who cares what people think, honestly. 1.5 is not that much bigger than 1.25 anyway…

     

    Post # 9
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    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m not really sure why if you and your Fiance can afford a diamond, why you would be buying a Moissanite and saying it’s a diamond?

    Moissanite’s are beautiful stones in and of themselves.  So I think for me personally, I wouldn’t want to try to pass something off as a diamond that isn’t – especaially since it seems that you want a diamond and can afford one.  It would be different if that wasn’t the case – but you stated a few times that you and your Fiance can afford one.

    Why buy something that “looks like a diamond” and say it’s a diamond, if you want and can afford a diamond?

    -In the end, get what you want no matter what other people may or may not think.

    Post # 10
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    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

    Eh, I’m with mishelleez. I can understand not wanting a diamond just because you prefer something else or because of social reasons (conflict diamonds, etc). But, if you want a diamond, get a diamond that you can afford.

    I, personally, would feel uncomfortable essentially lying to everyone for the rest of my life by saying that I have a huge “diamond” when really it was a moissanite and I’m just trying to get one over on people for the “bling factor”, you know what I mean? An engagement ring isn’t about that, at least not to me.

    Edit: Sorry, didn’t answer the question, got caught up in the whole “faking it” topic. Despite the whole fibbing issue, I say get the size you want! It’s your ring! 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m with everyone else…. get what you want but don’t lie about it. If you want a moissonite or a white sapphire or whatever and be honest about it. If you want a diamond, get one you can afford. 

    Post # 12
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    678 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m with the PP (but, you’ve also seen my choice in carat sizes…) and I LOVE a big stone, hehe.  It’s also a balance act between what you want/are comfortable with and what he wants you have. 

    In some posts I’ve seen some women (after a while) wish their stone was bigger…so give it more thought and follow your heart!!  Either way it will be a gorgeous symbol of the love and commiment you two share…

    Btw, if the 1.5ct is the stone of your dreams…GO FOR IT!!

    Post # 14
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    593 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    The bigger a moissanite is the easier it is to tell it from a diamond…although that might be for more like a 3+ carat, not a 1.25 or 1.50.

    I wouldn’t focus so much on the price of similiar sized diamonds since that’s not what you’re getting.

    Post # 15
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    1390 posts
    Bumble bee

    Ain’t nobody’s business but yours so get what you want!

    For the bees commenting about passing off non-diamonds as diamonds, please see this thread, where we’ve already hashed all that out.

    Post # 16
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    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I totally understand and respect that decision, like other said I just personally would have a problem with essentially lying to people about what my ring was.  Not criticizing – just saying my personal opinion.

    But seriously, do what you want because that is really all that matters 🙂

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