(Closed) Will I notice much between a round 6.1mm stone vs a round 6.5mm stone?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which stone size would you be happier with?

    Nice 6.5mm stone

    Very nice 6.1mm stone

    Keep looking and find something in the middle

    You won't notice a differance

  • Post # 2
    10544 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    If the two stones were side by side then yes you would see a small difference in size. But I’d definitely go with the 6.1mm better quality diamond. I’d rather have a slightly smaller diamond that was clear and sparkly than a slightly bigger one that’s not as pretty. Overall the size difference is minimal anyway.

    Post # 3
    61 posts
    Worker bee

    What are the specs (cut, color, clarity) on both? 

    Post # 4
    38 posts

    It is hard to say for certain which will be better given the info. Topically you will not notice a difference between 1.00 ct 6.5 mm and .90 ct 6.15 mm. Maybe side by side unmounted.


    Do you have more specifications? Cut grade, pavilion angle, crown angle, total depth, pavilion %, crown %, table%, girdle, culet, symmetry, polish, length, width? What about color, carat, clarity? I’m for getting a better cut diamond if you are truly getting a better cut?




    Post # 5
    924 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    i doubt you will notice a difference go for the better stone with the better stats. 

    Post # 6
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2006

    http://www.diamdb.com – you can use this site to compare. It will show you a realistic size and what it would look like on your finger. 🙂

    Post # 7
    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Yes, you will see a difference. The difference is little over .75 ct to a full 1 ct. However, I would probably take the better stone. Depends on the cut,of course. I would take the one with the better cut,regardless of which you pick. I think asking this question withut specs or without seeing the stones in person is impossible to judge 🙂 Which has a better cut? Which has a better clarity.Color means little to me as long as youa re staying at J or better. At H and above, I would not notice a difference, and personally, I am not fond of D-F diamonds. My sweet spot is G-H, and i am ok with going to to SI1 in clarity if the cut is very nice. If it is an older cut, I prefer the J-K colors anyway. For a newer round brilliant, I prefer the G-H.  I wouldnt go below an H for a fancy cut faceted stone (marquise, pear. Ovals and hearts can take a bit more color, in my opinion.

    Post # 9
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2006

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    lurkerbee5:  Isn’t it though!? I used it when trying to find a round just shy of a carat, such a help! 🙂

    Post # 10
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I would go with the better quality/cut stone. A well cut stone is what gives the diamond the sparkle and brilliance, which is something you will definitely notice, regardless of size!

    Post # 11
    5145 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Depends on what you mean by “better”, like what of the 4Cs is important to you. Assuming a modern round brilliant, I would not sacrifice on cut, but if going to say a G or H or even lower instead of a E or F means a larger stone, than I would do that in a heartbeat, but I don’t like colourless stones in first place. Same if its between like a VS1 or an eye clean SI1. To me as long as it is eye clean and there are no concerning types of inclusions, I’d be okay dropping clarity. But for some people that “mind clean” thing is a big non-negotiable.


    Post # 13
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    busyplanning2:  Personally Cut is KING lol. A ex cut 6.1 mm will look bigger then a vg cut 6.5. If color is close, and clarity is close I would pick by cut.

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