Oh my goodness you ladies are awesome! Thank you all so very much for the opinions and encoragement. I feel better about the 1.5 ct now, which is I think what I really want, but I’m stll uncertain so appreciate everyone’s thoughts.
I love your points. I know I shouldn’t base this decision on what other people think, but I do care. I don’t want to be ostentatious.
I feel exactly the same. I *know* 2ct would be way too big for me, but 1.25 might be a teeny bit less than perfect. When I first started looking I was thinking 1ct, but my preferences have slowly crept up haha! You should get some cheap samples off eBay, mine has been super helpful.
Your ring is beautiful, I’ve admired it before, I’ll keep your good advice in mind!
That photo is fab, I’m drawn to the 1.5ct shown!
Thanks so much for the gallery link, tremendously helpful. =)
Thank you for sharing the details of your experience! This really puts my mind at ease — I’m not a jewelry person either but this rock sure has grown on me, hehe.
lol I’m totally going to steal that line!
Big diamonds are a fairly common sight where I live/work, but not among my social circle, colleagues, or city in general. When I went to the diamond district to start looking, almost none of the shops even carried stones over 1.25 carat.
Anyway this is not my engagement ring (I never had one), this is my 5 year anniversary ring, so hopefully that’ll help wrt the size too — like, “I’ve waited a long time ladies!” lol.