Post # 1
Does anyone wish they’d gone bigger?
We picked out a 2.04ct diamond. We aren’t going to be upgrading in the future. I keep seeing stories about ring shrinkage. I don’t see that happening with a 2ct stone. (I wear a size 5 if that helps). I really like the 2ct and don’t want to go to big. I guess since we’re finalizing everything I’m just second guessing my choice. Any advice?
Post # 2
Mine is a 1.5ct, and I’m still happy with it a few years later.
Post # 3
I’m a size 4.5 and have a 2ct diamond. To me it’s the perfect size and will never need to be upgraded. We have small fingers, it will look big without being obscene. I think 3+ starts to look fake unless you’re an obvious millionaire.
Post # 4
I didn’t really want my ring to signal wealth, so I asked that he stay under 1.5ct.
It looks smaller next to some gorgeous diamonds I’ve seen, but it also tipped us off to how wealthy they were, which I wouldn’t want in reverse.
Post # 5
I never thought about diamond size before I got engaged. Mine is 0.70 carats and my finger is size 4. I’m very happy with both the quality, size and setting of my diamond.
Post # 6
Honestly, there is a part of me that would love to rock a huge 3 ct diamond but the reality is that a stone that size wouldn’t fit my lifestyle or even my personality. When we started looking we had an idea of 1.5 to 2 ct center stone. Everything we saw in that range was either way over budget or really sacrificed all the other C’s. We settled on a 1.3 ct center stone and it really is me. Every once in a while i experience shrinkage, but most of the time i think its just perfect.
Post # 7
excitedplanning : I think that’s plenty big for you it sounds gorgeous
Post # 8
My diamond is 2.8ct and it looks so small to me. I wear a 7 though. I think my ideal size is more like 8ct, lol. But I know this is in my head, in reality it is not small.
Post # 9
2-2.5 ct. I recently upgraded from a 1 ct to a 1.7 ct and will hopefully upgrade to my sweet spot in a few years.
Post # 10
I wanted 0.5-.75ct which is exactly what I got. I’m still happy with this size.
Post # 11
excitedplanning : I wanted a 1 ct but got 1.5. I still, after 11 years, feel like it’s too big lol.
Post # 12
My ring has a 1.01 ct cushion, which faces up smaller than a round, but it has a halo around it. I think it’s the perfect size. My Fiance was gifted a 2 ct marquise from his great aunt and he was going to give it to me, but I felt it was too big for every day wear. I wear a size 5.75 but could easily fit into a 5.5.
Edit – yes there are days where my diamond does look smaller. Since I cannot wear my ring to work, I put it on as soon as I get home and it looks bigger. Then after a couple of hours it looks normal again and if I wear it several days in a row then it does appear to shrink. But all I have to do is not wear it and then it appears big again.
Post # 13
my 1.5ct appeared very substantial on my 6.75 finger to me throughout our engagement. it seems smaller when i am wearing my diamond wedding band with it. when i start feeling shrinkage i take off the wedding band for a minute and am like “oh, yea, still huge. phew!” i am considering getting a plain metal band so the sparkles aren’t competing. 🙂
Post # 14
My center stone is 1 ct. and the rest of the diamonds in it are close to another ct. I have very skinny fingers, so it looks a lot bigger than it is. I havent experienced diamond shrinkage. I love my ring!
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2018 - SLS Las Vegas
I have a 2.3 carat on a 5.25 finger and I think it is perfect for me. I wouldn’t want to go any bigger. I still love my ring and don’t feel any shrinkage.