Asscherhalo_lover|1313427707|2991297 said:For me it depends on the cut of the stone. If it was an RB, I would say no more than about 2 cts. If it was any type of square cut, asscher, radiant, ect. I would say up to 3 cts. Really it's about the MM size and for a diamond about 8mm is my comfort limit. My current ring is a 1.06 asscher in a halo which brings it just over that 8mm size. If the diamond itself was that big, no halo, lol!
It probably has to do with who you are socializing with. Expats often socialize with wealthier citizens of the host country. Since there is a lot of poverty, you're mingling with the richest rich if you're seeing a lot of great bling--I experienced the same when I was an expat for the last year in a third-world country. I kept thinking, "Huh, what opulence!" and later realized that these people were probably the top 5% richest people in the country; I don't hang out with Americans in that 'wealth bracket' so the comparison that I had drawn previous wasn't accurate.kelpie|1313445038|2991477 said:Part of it is culture too, most wealthy Westerners are not as austentacious. Here people seem to think what's the good of wealth unless you wear it on your sleeve.
SWEET! I'm looking at YOU, ten & 1/2 carat emerald cut!Dancing Fire|1313615964|2992837 said:here are the basic rules for an Ering...
I.E...if you wear a size 6 ring you can go up to a 5 ct RB (center stone) or up to a 6 ct (your ring size) for a fancy cut.