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Lessics

Shiny_Rock
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Haha my boyfriend also finds anything over 2 ct obscene and anybody in my social circle would think I'm waering CZ because in Europe 1 ct is considered big. But I still will ger my 10mm finger coverage sooner or later : )

I find for a size 6 finger 8.5mm is the perfect balance of big enough but also subtle enough. I don't think there really is a big noticeable difference between 2.5ct (8.5mm) and 2.75ct (8.7mm). And getting CZ rings in those exact measurements will not be possible. So I would get a 8.5mm and 9mm cz ring and see which you feel most comfortable with. Or obsess over diamdb with the visualisation tool which measurment looks best on your hand.

But in this range just get the best cut diamond with your prefered combo of color and clarity.
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I'm a size 6 @Lessics. I wouldn't want anything over 3 personally (mostly b/c my husband thinks anything over 2ct is obscene lol).
That's when a good upgrade policy comes in handy! They adjust to the size increase gradually!


I know in my world, anything over 2 cts is large. I maybe could do 2.5 cts., but I am happy with my diamond and can't really upgrade it to the same thing. But as far as 2.5 versus 2.66 goes, I'd go for the 2.66 assuming it is a well cut diamond. You might want to start a thread on Rocky Talky if you haven't already to get advice on the cut of particular diamonds (unless it's a superideal cut and then you know you're safe!).
 

foodie100

Rough_Rock
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That's when a good upgrade policy comes in handy! They adjust to the size increase gradually!


I know in my world, anything over 2 cts is large. I maybe could do 2.5 cts., but I am happy with my diamond and can't really upgrade it to the same thing. But as far as 2.5 versus 2.66 goes, I'd go for the 2.66 assuming it is a well cut diamond. You might want to start a thread on Rocky Talky if you haven't already to get advice on the cut of particular diamonds (unless it's a superideal cut and then you know you're safe!).
I did on the man made diamonds forum! Come on over!
 

RunningwithScissors

Brilliant_Rock
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"Dainty" my 2.558 ct CBI (8.77-8.80 mm). The setting is size 4.5. If I won the lottery I'd love to have a 2.8-ish diamond, but I wasn't willing to trade up in size and have to go down in color or clarity. I like what I like.

A person's hand size and ring size absolutely influence how viewers perceive the size of the diamond. I study optics and perception, I know!

IMG_0094 !!.jpg IMG_9652!!.jpg IMG_9848.jpg
 

foodie100

Rough_Rock
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"Dainty" my 2.558 ct CBI (8.77-8.80 mm). The setting is size 4.5. If I won the lottery I'd love to have a 2.8-ish diamond, but I wasn't willing to trade up in size and have to go down in color or clarity. I like what I like.

A person's hand size and ring size absolutely influence how viewers perceive the size of the diamond. I study optics and perception, I know!

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It is STUNNING! And you're a great example of how size of finger really matters.
 

maita13

Brilliant_Rock
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"Dainty" my 2.558 ct CBI (8.77-8.80 mm). The setting is size 4.5. If I won the lottery I'd love to have a 2.8-ish diamond, but I wasn't willing to trade up in size and have to go down in color or clarity. I like what I like.

A person's hand size and ring size absolutely influence how viewers perceive the size of the diamond. I study optics and perception, I know!

IMG_0094 !!.jpg IMG_9652!!.jpg IMG_9848.jpg
I mean, really, what's not to love about this ring?!?!

But I must ask what brand/color is your nail polish in this pic?
 

Novicenovice

Rough_Rock
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"Dainty" my 2.558 ct CBI (8.77-8.80 mm). The setting is size 4.5. If I won the lottery I'd love to have a 2.8-ish diamond, but I wasn't willing to trade up in size and have to go down in color or clarity. I like what I like.

A person's hand size and ring size absolutely influence how viewers perceive the size of the diamond. I study optics and perception, I know!

IMG_0094 !!.jpg IMG_9652!!.jpg IMG_9848.jpg
Could you share your specs? Such a beautiful diamond
 

Lykame

Brilliant_Rock
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Could you share your specs? Such a beautiful diamond
@RunningwithScissors has a thread on her amazing diamond. The specs are on the second page.

 

maibeans

Rough_Rock
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Hi here is my 2.73 I Si2. Size 6 ring. I definitely think ring size has an impact. When my friend with a size 4 wears my ring it looks huge on her. On me i feel like it looks much smaller, but i of course am in love with it! image_3926.jpg image_3925.jpg image_3924.jpg image_3923.jpg image_3921.jpg image_3918.jpg image_3916.jpg
Your ring is to die for! Do you detect any warmth in your ‘I’ color stone? I thought i had messaged you in a different thread but maybe not.....

Im going from a G to an I to gain some size (2.3 to 3.3), but my jeweler said this I stone actually faces up like an H. I wasn’t able to detect any warmth when i saw it loose, but not sure if it will be different when set into my setting. Picking it up tomorrow.
 

ccuheartnurse

Brilliant_Rock
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Diamonds, especially those of us that upgrade, have to determine what is the most important C. For those like me, I want size & I balance all the variables according to my priority of size. I have to specify that although I value size as a 2nd option, cut is always, #1 priority. Where does that leave me, it leaves me at as large as an ideal J, VS-2 as I can find. Would I love a G-H -I for an upgrade? Oh yes I would but I'm balancing the total diameter with the stone. I think with my WF J, 2.96, I'm balancing all the best features I can into one area. I'm upgrading to a 2.968 to a J VS 2 whom my SA Brittany has stated was the exact same body color of my 2.88 I'm upgrading. Woot woot! Bottom line, color & clarity depend on your own personal beliefs & comfort levels. Questions to ask yourself, are you going for size only, or are you going for both a balance of cut (most important) or colour or size. You decide. :)
 

headlight

Ideal_Rock
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Your ring is to die for! Do you detect any warmth in your ‘I’ color stone? I thought i had messaged you in a different thread but maybe not.....

Im going from a G to an I to gain some size (2.3 to 3.3), but my jeweler said this I stone actually faces up like an H. I wasn’t able to detect any warmth when i saw it loose, but not sure if it will be different when set into my setting. Picking it up tomorrow.
@maibeans how do you like your new diamond?
 

maryjane04

Shiny_Rock
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"Dainty" my 2.558 ct CBI (8.77-8.80 mm). The setting is size 4.5. If I won the lottery I'd love to have a 2.8-ish diamond, but I wasn't willing to trade up in size and have to go down in color or clarity. I like what I like.

A person's hand size and ring size absolutely influence how viewers perceive the size of the diamond. I study optics and perception, I know!

IMG_0094 !!.jpg IMG_9652!!.jpg IMG_9848.jpg
I love how perfect that looks on your hand! I have small finger envy! I wish an 8.8mm diamond looked like that on my hand hahaha
 

RunningwithScissors

Brilliant_Rock
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I mean, really, what's not to love about this ring?!?!

But I must ask what brand/color is your nail polish in this pic?
Hi, sorry I'm only now seeing your post. The more organgy/coral coli I'm wearing is Dior's "Adventure 551" and the nude color is Channel's "Bleached Mauve 646." I prefer how the Dior polish goes on much better than the Channel. The Channel is too thick and clumpy even when I try to thin it with remover.

Cheers!
 

RunningwithScissors

Brilliant_Rock
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2.01 ct. (but a little smaller for its carat weight - 8.01mm)
GIA E color, SI2, Triple Ex
Ring size 4.75
Shank 2.6mm wide.
Feels just right (I used to have a 3.29 ct., 9.59mm stone and I’m just more comfortable with this).
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Love, love love! This is true perfection!
 

Dmndsr4evr11

Shiny_Rock
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Dec 9, 2018
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@headlight Thanks for asking. The ring turned out beautifully. Not gonna lie, when I put it on I was a bit scared 3.3 carats on 4.5 size finger) but it took all but a few hours to get used to the new beauty. Here she is at the office on her first day. Don’t mind the messy desk.
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Wow! GORGEOUS!!! I would love that size in my next life haha. Too big for my current lifestyle and too much for my pocket right now. I can just stare at your ring all day. So beautiful.
 

minniezhang

Rough_Rock
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"Dainty" my 2.558 ct CBI (8.77-8.80 mm). The setting is size 4.5. If I won the lottery I'd love to have a 2.8-ish diamond, but I wasn't willing to trade up in size and have to go down in color or clarity. I like what I like.

A person's hand size and ring size absolutely influence how viewers perceive the size of the diamond. I study optics and perception, I know!

IMG_0094 !!.jpg IMG_9652!!.jpg IMG_9848.jpg
Your ring looks so so sparkly and pretty! And huge!
 
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