(Closed) Will it be too small?! 1/2 carat round solitaries

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
3138 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

My center stone is .50 carat. I think it’s perfect–I wouldn’t want anything bigger.

The setting makes a lot of difference as to how it looks on your hand. I think that if you find the ring you love, then the size really doesn’t matter, because you’ll be so proud of it you’ll rock it like it’s a 15.0 carat.

Post # 34
5879 posts
Bee Keeper

@claireos: Exactly what she said. I’m a size 7. I tried on 1/2 c and it looked great. Ideally, I prefer 3/4 and would be happy with either size. And honestly when you hold up 3/4 to 1c its a barely noticable size differance (and a great cost savings to). You need to see for yourself what works on your hand.

Post # 35
820 posts
Busy bee

@hannahmarie:  Keep in mind that a loose stone will always look larger once it is set.  Also, the shape of the diamond will affect how large it looks.  For example, a princess cut or asscher tends to look a little bit smaller when you compare it to a round brilliant of equal carat weight.  Similarly, an oval or marquis may look large compared to a round brilliant.

My advice would be to go to anywhere and try on a 1/2 ct solitaire with the same stone shape that you are considering.  This way you can judge for yourself how it looks on your hand.

Post # 36
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine is a 0.53 and my ring size is 5 1/2 if that helps.

There’s a picture of it on my icon.


Post # 37
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mine is .52 ct round and I also have 7.5 ring size.  I think it is perfect.  Not big but not small either.  I also was able to bling it up with the wedding bands.  

Post # 40
102 posts
Blushing bee

Gorgeous! I love solitaires! Congrats!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 41
3872 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@hannahmarie:  Oh my goodness, yay!  It is SO pretty πŸ™‚

Post # 43
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love your ring so pretty congrats πŸ™‚ 

Post # 43
6 posts
  • Wedding: May 2018

This is my very first post! Personally I think half a carat as you see in my pic is a beautiful size. Mine was enhanced with a halo and sits quite high. Nevertheless, a beautiful quality diamond will catch more eyes than a lower quality but larger diamond. 

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