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SCARLETTE

Shiny_Rock
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Hi all,

I am contemplating an upgrade on a RB diamond and was wondering if it was worth it (if I would notice the size difference) going from 9.3 mm to 9.6-9.7 mm?

Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

edelweissmaedl

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I was told by VC that some people can noticed a size increase as small at .2 mm in diameter, but my personal aim would be to increase atlas .5 mm or more to make it worth it.....otherwise I think DSS will set in way too fast.
 

FightGravity

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Here's what a 9.3 and a 9.7 look like, side by side, on a 6.5. I can see the difference, but I don't think it would be worth it to me at that size.

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LLJsmom

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I went from 8.75 to 9.15 and I thought I wouldn't really notice the difference but I totally did. Maybe it has to do with the cut. I went from MRB to OEC. The OEC looked quite big to me. But DSS set in and now it's normal.
 

diamondseeker2006

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I don't think the average person pays enough attention to notice. I went from a 7.6mm to 8.4 and I have extended family members and friends who have no idea we upgraded again! But my stone is a lot bigger to me. I think that is a nice upgrade and worth it if the stone is exactly what you want and the price is right!
 

AprilBaby

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How much is it and are the specs the same?
 

SCARLETTE

Shiny_Rock
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Thanks so much for everyone's input. I have not found a specific diamond to upgrade yet - just the size increment. I currently have a 3 carat but looking to upgrade to 3.5 (but mostly everyone here thinks not worth it - and I agree) or 4 (which is 10 mm). I think a 4 carat is quite large for me so I will just stay with a 3 carat and perhaps re-do the setting.
 

Gem Queen

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I have a 3 ct stone, too. You would be surprised how good a 4 ct looks. I would definitely do a 4 ct.... in a heartbeat and never look back.
 

msop04

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I went from a 8.7 mm to a 9.8 mm... I can tell a difference for sure. However, I noticed that I could barely tell a difference between my 8.7 and a 9.3 mm. In those sizes, it's really got to be at least a 0.7+ mm increase for me to notice.
 

mrs-b

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SCARLETTE|1468608142|4055811 said:
Thanks so much for everyone's input. I have not found a specific diamond to upgrade yet - just the size increment. I currently have a 3 carat but looking to upgrade to 3.5 (but mostly everyone here thinks not worth it - and I agree) or 4 (which is 10 mm). I think a 4 carat is quite large for me so I will just stay with a 3 carat and perhaps re-do the setting.
Scarlette -

I went from a 9.25mm to a 9.78mm and they are very different looking. Can the average person - who in general just glances at your finger - notice? I wouldn't think so. Can I notice?? OH yeah!

I went from a 3.11, which just wasn't quite big enough for me, to a 3.61 - which is perfect. I have no desire to switch it out now and think I'll have it forever. I might reset for interest's sake, but I'll never switch out my gorgeous stone. It truly is my 'destination' stone.
 
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