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2.59 ct on size 3.5 ringer too big?

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by stephoney, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Donnass117
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    by Donnass117 » Sep 14, 2018
    It's better to think it's too big than too small, lol! I thought my diamond was very big when I first got engaged, and over the years it seems to look smaller. It looks beautiful on your hand, you might regret going smaller in the future.
     
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  2. Yimmers
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    by Yimmers » Sep 17, 2018
    No such thing. ;)2
     
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  3. Disoon
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    by Disoon » Sep 17, 2018
    Hahahaha. Too big??? No way.
     
  4. AprilBaby
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    by AprilBaby » Sep 17, 2018
    No such thing as too big! I’ve been in the dental field 40 years and most of us don’t wear any rings to works since all we do is wash our hands and use sanitizer. Btw, I doubt you will tear a glove, they are pretty sturdy.
     
    


    


  5. luckyhonu
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    by luckyhonu » Sep 19, 2018
    What a beautiful diamond! As someone who wears a 3.3ct on a size 2.25 finger, it will NEVER be too big :D
     
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    by Blingalingaling » Sep 19, 2018
    Ooohhh...HECK, Noooooooo!!! Not too big!!! =)2
     
  7. Madam Bijoux
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    by Madam Bijoux » Sep 20, 2018
    There is no such thing as a too big stone.:D
     
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  8. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Sep 20, 2018
    Hope you went for it!!
     
  9. BrownGinger
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    by BrownGinger » Sep 20, 2018
    Nurse here, I go through gloves like breathing air. For a round cut like you're considering, I would just aim for a low profile and think you'll be fine. Yes, once in a while you'll probably snag if it's not a bezel set but I think it would be so infrequent that it won't matter.

    Now, as for the size, I think it looks wonderful! I would love to have such small fingers (not to mention such a sizable stone)!
     
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  10. atp223
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    by atp223 » Sep 20, 2018
    IMG_5749.JPG 2.87 on size 4
     
    


    


  11. Crystal_Dreams
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    by Crystal_Dreams » Oct 15, 2018
    I work in the ER and I too, go through gloves like breathing air. I rip a pair out of the box every few minutes is what it feels like.

    As a PS’er, I’m always going to say it’s not too big :mrgreen2:

    HOWEVER. As someone who is always in a hurry at work and rip gloves off quickly... I’m going to say be careful. I never cared too much if my ring tore through the glove. What I was most concerned about, was the glove pulling off the ring and accidentally tossing it into the bin. It’s impossible for it to NOT catch to some degreee and give it a bit of a yank...

    I can also tell you about the Emily C necklace because I have one- for this very reason!! It’s an amazing design- no unclasping the necklace to get it on, which is too fiddly. My colleagues are always amazed at it. The pendant IS quite large though (as needs to be). I also found it really quite expensive. Mine is the rose gold drop version. It looks luxe, but the back of the pendant is hollowed out and in casting, has the outline of the scallop pendant in it which I feel makes it look cheap. Of course, no one can see this but me...

    Now I’m also going to give you an alternative! Enter Alistair Kelsey. I was literally JUST messaging him yesterday about creating something similar as I had seen him post one in the works on IG last year. HIS work is hand forged and the design was SO MUCH NICER that I wish I could get one myself (I was asking him for someone else). Alas. I no longer wear a big ring at work due to other circumstances... AND I have my Emily c which works just fine, so I have to hold off. His price? Well, he’s in Australia. The AUD is doing shockingly right now against the USD so I’m sure that will Work to your advantage. It costs less than the gold Emily C version anyway.

    IMO, needing to wear gloves at work shouldn’t decide your stone size. But you may need to consider how often you rip them on and off. I need to move fast at my job and I’m often multi tasking while doing this. Removing gloves isn’t something I get to do slowly or think about. I honestly do this without thinking... so I was at a real risk of pulling it off with my ring one day and tossing it into the bin. If this isn’t your situation, then maybe wearing your gorgeous stone constantly will work. Just be careful! I wear bands and remove them only if I’m going to be needing sterile gloves... OR going into something truly dirty with lots of unmentionable body fluids!
     
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  12. Crystal_Dreams
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    by Crystal_Dreams » Oct 15, 2018
    I just got Alistair’s permission to post these pics of his version:

    I like how the ring hooks under the base of the pendant. With my Emily C version, the rings rattle a bit as I run around. I feel like this would eliminate that issue. However, he did design the pendant particularly to match the angles of the ring in the picture.

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  13. msop04
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    by msop04 » Oct 16, 2018
    I'm typically not a fan of putting a ring on a necklace, but this looks nice... and it really shows the profile of the ring.
     
  14. kayla17
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    by kayla17 » Oct 16, 2018
    I actually bought a cheap version of this on Etsy. It came with different size chains too. I think I picked the 20 inch length so it wouldn’t interfere with my other necklaces. It was relatively inexpensive and I love that you don’t have to take it off and on. Mine is the wishbone and it is larger but I prefer it that way bc I feel that the diamond doesn’t hit the metal as much.
     
  15. MrsKBP
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    by MrsKBP » Oct 16, 2018
    I LOVE your setting. It is gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE bezel sets with a tiny bit of milgrain! Well done.
     
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  16. MrsKBP
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    by MrsKBP » Oct 16, 2018
    I think the stone is perfect and not too big at all! Unless you’re talking 10+ I think ladies can make “big” stones “work”! It’s a stone size you won’t feel you have to upgrade down the road either. It’s perfect.
     
  17. MrsKBP
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    by MrsKBP » Oct 16, 2018
    EXACTLY
     
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  18. hearts-arrows_girl
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    by hearts-arrows_girl » Oct 21, 2018
    Not too big, for sure! As many have mentioned, ANY size ring is uncomfortable under medical gloves. So just don't wear it to work. I think you will be sooo happy with that size! I know I would be! :D
     
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