What is your ideal diamond size? Did your diamond seem smaller after a while?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you consider your perfect size diamond?
    Under 1ct : (26 votes)
    18 %
    1ct- 2ct : (80 votes)
    55 %
    2ct-3ct : (32 votes)
    22 %
    Over 3ct : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
    Hostess
    3111 posts
    Sugar bee

    Mine is a 1.5ct, and I’m still happy with it a few years later.

    Post # 3
    Member
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    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
    Member
    1661 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    Member
    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    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
    Member
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    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 # 8
    Member
    4258 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    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
    Member
    2279 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    Member
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I wanted 0.5-.75ct which is exactly what I got. I’m still happy with this size.

    Post # 11
    Member
    617 posts
    Busy bee

    excitedplanning :  I wanted a 1 ct but got 1.5. I still, after 11 years, feel like it’s too big lol. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    Member
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    Member
    681 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    Member
    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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. 

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