Post # 31
I wanted to mention that you really need to see diamonds in person to judge them. I was focused on no visible inclusions… and wasn’t even looking at diamonds below vs1 or vs2.
But when my bf went to pick out a diamond, he gave the company his price range and they brought out the diamonds and had him pick his favorite without knowing the specs. He picked the clearest and most sparkly… which happened to be included. My diamond had one large inclusion, but otherwise was clean. The one inclusion was on the edge and is now hidden by a prong. When I saw it, I never would have guessed that it was included. But when he saw them all next to one another it was easy to pick the best looking. There were much more expensive options in his range, but they didn’t look as sparkly and pretty to the eye. Stats aren’t everything… just a rough guide.
Post # 32
bibliophilacticbee : Beautiful ring! Thank you for your input!
Would love to hear more opinions on how the .6 looks on a 4.5 hand!
Thank you all for the opinions so far!
Post # 33
You can’t go wrong with an august vintage!!! It will be a sparkle bomb. I think it will look great!
Post # 34
Swimstuff : I think .6 is a beautiful size on a 4.5 finger, especially if she prefers modest jewelery. That setting you chose was actually my top choice too! I ended up going with something a little different though because I wanted the shank to be as thin as possible.
When purchasing for someone else, I would choose the .7 H SI1 over the .6 I VVS1, so long as the .7 doesn’t have black inclusions.
I have a J colored stone, but that was my choice, I actually prefer warmer stones. You want to be sure to get the diamond with the best specs all around. Does she have a close friend who she may talk about these details with that you could ask about her preferences?
Post # 35
Charliejeorge : I am going with the .6 VVS1 I think because I don’t want to risk the .7 haveing inclusins I can see, even if they are small! The cut of the stone will help the I color in the .6 face up whiter too. So glad that you like the setting! =)
I don’t. I mean, her sister may have an idea? But my gf has given me a few hints. Her pinterest is full of ovals and round cuts and she has been wearing an oval emerald since she was 16. I feel like this is a good choice shape wise. I feel like she would be happy with either an oval or a round honestly.
Post # 36
Swimstuff : Sounds like you’ve made a great choice, I think you’ve got it all figured out then! All that’s left to do is order it and pop the question! Congratulations on your pending engagement 🙂
Post # 37
I think it looks lovely! Beautiful setting and I just love August vintage diamonds! Considerably larger than other stones worn by women in her family too😘 which is always nice 😜👌 . I would personally go with the 0,6 vs1 instead of the slightly larger s1-2 diamond. Looking at her Pinterest i’d say you have gotten her a perfect ring! Wish you the very best
Post # 38
Swimstuff : I think this size would be lovely on her finger and I love the setting you picked! Please share with us when you get it!
Post # 39
I would love to hear more opinions on a .6 oval on a 4.5 hand!
Post # 40
Swimstuff : Honestly, the photo you posted looks like the perfect size to me! Where I am from, smaller rings are standard but I don’t think a .6 on a 4.5 looks remotely small. I showed my SO and they thought the size was wonderful to. I’m a yellow gold girl too, so classic and beautiful. May I ask why you picked the setting, was it what you wanted or what she wants? (Not judging it at all, I am just genuinely curious how you made the choice).
Post # 41
I already commented on your post but I see you are still contemplating your final decision.
I have a 0.5 carat engagement ring on a size 6-6.5 finger (depending on whether it is winter or summer) and it is the perfect size. It’s not too small, but it’s not so big to the point that it looks gaudy or people question whether it’s a real diamond. I seriously love it.
My ring is a solitaire which tends to look smaller than ovals, so if you are worried about whether a 0.6 oval will look too small on a 4.5 size finger I don’t think you need to worry.
Post # 42
sophx8 : She doesn’t want an ornate setting and doesn’t want a halo. I know she would be open to a regular solitaire or side stones. The setting is what the jewler I am working with suggested and I actually really like the prongs. It’s a little different! =)
l1989 : Yeah, that’s what I am looking for too in a ring. I don’t want something too small but I also don’t want to get her something that will draw a ton of attention or cause her to be judged for being over the top blingy/gaudy. I know any ring will draw some attention and I am getting her a really great oval. Idk, I just want it to be juust right! So that’s why I made this thread for some affirmation =P
Post # 43
Swimstuff : .6 should be substantial enough and proportional given her ring size, without being too much. 2k seems a bit steep though, but I guess I’m always surprised at how much diamond prices vary – I purchased a similarly sized round pendant for about 150 last year.
Post # 44
I think it’s a great size for her finger! It sounds like you’ve got a good idea of what she wants/likes, and this ring and diamond would be perfect for her.
Post # 45
I have a 4-4.5 finger (can’t remember exactly!) and wear a round .34 ct diamond solitaire. I’m perfectly happy with it, and I’m not really interested in going any larger! In fact, I told my sister/jeweler to NOT let my now-husband get anything more than a .5! The ring you showed is gorgeous, and I think that size looks perfect.
(I’m another Wisconsinite, btw!)