(Closed) What Carat Size Should I Get?

posted 9 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 # 17
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    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    If you go to a direct diamond importer then you can save a BUNCH of money on a real diamond. My ring was appraised for 2x more than what we actually paid for it and it is a decent size ring (1.06 ct) with excellent cut, color, and clarity. I totally understand not wanting to blow a lot of money on a ring… totally get it. Good luck to you! Can’t wait to see pics once you get it!

    Post # 18
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    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    for the most part i would always advise to go with what you want and not let what other people think dictate what your decision is. but i must say, in this case, you should consider that you don’t want to put yourself in an awkward situation by prompting too many questions. it’s amazing the completely inappropriate things people will say to you about your ring, believe me, i’ve experienced it first hand. unless you’re prepared to directly lie to people about the stone (which is not the same as just letting people assume it is a diamond), than i wouldn’t go too over the top with size because it’s likely to raise more eyebrows and ellicit more comments/questions.

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wouldn’t focus on what people will think. Purchase what you like – and not based on the impression you think it will make, but if you are personally happy with it. I don’t like the idea of buying such an sentimental and symbolic piece of jewelry based on creating the impression that you spent a certain amount of money – especially when you actually didn’t.

    Post # 20
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    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It’s a tough call, I’d be reluctant to go too big, because then people might start asking questions and you don’t want to directly lie to people.

    Post # 21
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    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I say get what you want – if it looks great on your hand and you love it, just do it and dont’ ask anyone what they think.

    Post # 22
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    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    It is YOUR ring – so you get to have want you want!! Laughing

    Post # 24
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    593 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @DeathByDesign: Do people really know the cost of diamonds like that though? I don’t! To me the only way they’d have an idea is if they worked in a jewelery store or were overly-interested in how much it cost and went to look it up after they saw your ring. And if the latter is the case: don’t cater to the crazy 😉

    Post # 26
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    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I say get what you want!  I have a 1.21 and it looks huge on my size 5 finger, but 1.5 would also look nice.  I think you sometimes have to deal with “is that real” questioning anytime you have something over 1 CT, at least where I live 🙂  

    Post # 27
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    1457 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    A .5 mm difference isn’t a huge one; it’s not like someone would see your 1.25 ct. stone and think, “what a stately ring,” then a 1.5 ct and think, “MY GOD, how can she afford that?!?!”

    So, especially in moissanite where you can afford it and rock it, go big or go home 🙂 and come back with handshots!

    Post # 28
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    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I second PB and J, people are going to ask you direct, and sometimes inappropriate questions about your ring. If you want them to think it is a diamond you are going to have to lie. If you are cool with that then I say get the size you want.

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    Relative stone size depends on your ring size as well. What size are you?  I have seen smaller stones look big on girls with small hands, and big stones look small on girls with big hands. The most important thing is to get the size that looks right to you for your hand size. In the end though, I think @GoldfishPie is right—people aren’t going to perceive a huge difference between 1.25 ct and 1.5 ct. If you want big, get the big one!

    p.s. I moved this post from the Waiting board to the Rings board since it’s about rings!

    Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have no idea what diamons cost, and I don’t really think about how much someone did or did not spend when i see their rings, nor do I care. That said, get the moissanite. No one is going to look at it or care about it as much as you and if you want a big stone, get a big stone.

     

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