What do you think of this diamond size on a 4.5 hand?

posted 5 days ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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 # 33
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Bee Keeper

You can’t go wrong with an august vintage!!! It will be a sparkle bomb. I think it will look great! 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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 # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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Worker bee

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
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Bumble bee

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 # 40
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Blushing bee

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
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Worker bee

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 # 43
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Blushing bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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
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Helper bee

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!)

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