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Oval solitaire comparisons! .81 - 1 carat

emilyrenee

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I just got engaged and am so excited! I really love my ring but sometimes do get self conscious that it's a bit too small. It's a .81 center but a total of 1.01. I love everything about my ring but just wish it was a bit bigger, the pressure of having at least a carat. Is there much visible difference between a .81 and 1 carat?

Here's my ring. .81 center/ total 1.01, D color, size 6 finger, 56 table and 61.6 depth.

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mousey

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I think its stunning. Doesn't look small at all. Suits your hand - very elegant!
 

Ally T

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Ditto ^^

It's a stunning ring & suits your hand beautifully. Congratulations!
 

LLJsmom

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Your ring looks wonderful on you. It's not a ginormous rock but it doesn't make it less beautiful. If you want something bigger that is ok too. Do you have an option to exchange it for a bigger one?
 

emilyrenee

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Thank you guys! I am pretty sure that we are past the 30 day window they give us but more so that I don't want to make my fiancé feel that I don't love the ring he got for me or that i'm unappreciative of it. I'm not sure there is any way to express that gracefully?
 

Andelain

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He probably maxed out his budget to get that D. So to go up in size, you'd likely have to go down in size. Step down from perfection? Not I!
 

Bonfire

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Your ring is beautiful! And lovely and elegant on your hand. You know, being on PS is a blessing and a curse. Looking at all of the ginormous rings can give us size envy (DSS). Lots of PSers feel the "pressure". Size is not the end all be all of a gorgeous ring. Congratulations on your engagement and beautiful ring!
 

marcy

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It's a beautiful diamond and gorgeous ring. I think it looks perfect on your hand.
 

JDDN

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Wow, it's gorgeous!! And looks beautiful on your hand too. :love:

There's nothing wrong with wanting something a bit bigger, so don't feel guilty about that. Maybe a larger stone/upgrade could be a nice anniversary gift?
 

lknvrb4

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Your diamond and setting are gorgeous, but only you can decide if you would want something bigger. By real world standards it is big, PS is a completely different place and not the norm for diamond sizes.
 

Niel

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Why do you think its small?

You're friends wear larger ones?

You "pinned" honkers on your Pinterest?

You and your SO talked about something larger?


It's lovely , well proportioned, faces up large for its size.
 

emilyrenee

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Well Pinterest doesn't help and also lots of my friends have these giant rings and always get comments on how "cute" my ring is. Thanks for all the love though. I do love my ring and will have to stop comparing to others!
 

PattyCo

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Congrats on your engagement. Your ring is beautiful and I understand your thoughts about its size. A fellow PS'er by the name Fi Z had an oval halo added to her existing engagement ring by Quest Jewelers and it turned out gorgeous. I tried to add a link to her post that has before and after photos but my computer is not cooperating with me :oops: , but hopefully someone will be able to help out and post it for me. She had a single halo added but I wonder if a double halo could be added :naughty:


Warm regards,
Patty
 

PintoBean

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emilyrenee|1450115679|3961297 said:
Well Pinterest doesn't help and also lots of my friends have these giant rings and always get comments on how "cute" my ring is. Thanks for all the love though. I do love my ring and will have to stop comparing to others!

It IS cute :appl: :love: , and as someone who's been told most of her life that she's cute, cute is a great compliment :clap: :dance: :appl:

This ring is by no means small on your finger. This is coming from miss 8.75 here lol.
 

773dianeb

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I think it's gorgeous. Maybe pick a beautiful diamond eternity band to go with it to add more bling if that is what you are missing. It looks beautiful on your hand.
 

Bonfire

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Haloing it is a great idea! You get a lot of bang for your buck. Ovals in halos are just so gorgeous. Maybe down the road that would be an option. That way you keep that stunner of a stone :love: :appl:
 

emilyrenee

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Yeah, I think i'll pick out a band with some bling and if I feel that it's too small still may add a halo as un upgrade later on! Thanks for all the feedback! :twirl:
 
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