(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 # 32
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I kind of agree with everyone else–this is mainly psychological on your part because honestly, between 1.25-1.5 it’s not that different; it’s more about you KNOWING that you’ve got the extra .25 carat. But sometimes (and I don’t know how this works with bigger diamonds), you can get a better price if you get one that’s a smidge smaller than the watermarks–.9 instead of 1 or, in your case, 1.45 instead of 1.5.

    The other thing to think about because there’s affording something and then there’s wanting to spend the money (as you are articulate in your OP)–and I’m really not trying to talk you out of buying a bigger stone–is what else could you do with the $5K? New wardrobe? Extra days on the honeymoon? Car payments? Consider some other options and if you STILL want the big ring, go for it!

    Post # 33
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    524 posts
    Busy bee

    @JennyW1… re-read the OP, she is getting a moissanite stone, not a diamond 😉 it will not be a 5K difference.

    I think it’s totally up to you. I would go for the 1.25 because I don’t like huge rings, but like others have said, most people won’t be able to tell. I think you should def go for the one YOU like and not worry too much about what others will think

    Post # 34
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Who cares what people think, get what you want! We did spend that kind of money and while some people are jealous and would make comments most that cared about us are just happy and comment that I have a beautiful ring. You are going to get comments no matter what you buy.

    Post # 35
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @MrsT2b: OH, I got confused–sounds like she’s talking about moissanite in that paragraph even though she priced through Blue Nile–like, I can’t figure out if the price differential is comparable in moissanite as it is in diamond, even if the prices themselves are not, but at any rate, what I got was there were price considerations.

    Post # 36
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    690 posts
    Busy bee

    I think you should ultimately just get what you want!  The average person will not be able to identify the size of your ring or its value – you’ll probably just have people thinking “wow that is big, it must have been expensive” vs. “how did she manage to drop $16,432K on a 1.485 carat ring!”

    But I didn’t really like how you talked about how your ring will be quite “impressive” compared to other people’s diamond rings which are typically under 1 carat.  Like you, there are plenty of other people out there who “could afford” a really big diamond but instead chose to get a “less impressive” diamond under 1 carat to throw the money into their mortgage, etc. 

    Post # 37
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    330 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted for 1.25…but I just wanted to says congarts for you for be able to afford a real diamond and choosing to spend your money wisely. I want Moissanite because I’m afraid I’d lose the real diamond haha…and we can’t really afford a diamond, but I am alright with that. I don’t want to be in debt over a ring!

    Post # 38
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    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Is it the same setting or different? Also, is it possible to try on a ring with a bigger stone to see if it doesn’t overpower your hand or make you feel like you are a ring with a hand attached? lol

    If you want that big one, go for it!

    Post # 39
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    524 posts
    Busy bee

    @JennyW1 I  don’t think there is much of price difference between 1.25 and 1.50 in the moissanite. Sorry if my post came off as rude, I just re-read it and I dodn’t want you to take it the wrong way, it just seemed that quite a few people have misunderstood the OP’s situation.

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Hope I don’t repost something, but I say go for the bigger one!!! =]

    My reasoning is this: You want the bigger one, your Fiance wants the bigger one, you two can afford the diamond counterpart, and it’s a believable sized stone. No down sides. Get the extra bling. And even if no one else could tell that it’s half a mm bigger than a 1.25, you’d still know. And it’s kinda easier to say, “Oh, it’s one and a half carats.”

    Post # 41
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Theres really not a huge difference in size. Get whatever you feel comfortable with. Who cares what people think. On another note whats a moissanite? just like a fake diamond?

     


    Post # 43
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    just curious, if you can afford a 16 thousand dollar ring, why are you getting a moissanite?

    i totally don’t have a problem with moissanites, and i know a lot of people go with them because the stones are conflict free.

    what’s your reasoning behind it?

    Post # 44
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i dont understand why you felt the need to let everyone know that you and your Fiance were “well off?” that seems kind of weird to me…

    Post # 45
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Get what you want because it’s what YOU want, not because of what you think OTHER PEOPLE will think of it.

    In reality, the only one who really cares what your ring looks like is you. It’s like getting a new car, people “ooh” and “aah” over it for a week, and then nobody cares except the person who owns it.

    Post # 46
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    my Fiance got my ring from costco and i don’t think it was much over 4k. i would look into their rings also. you get a real diamond and incredible quality, but also great value.

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