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Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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A question. But, before you answer, please save the "whatever you get she should love" stuff. I get that notion and respect it.

Does a 1.5 carat diamond (G/H color, VS1, good/very good cut) normally illicit, "wow, that is a big rock!" kind of sentiments from women? I'm curious as I'm in the market for a diamond.

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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Hi,

A question. But, before you answer, please save the "whatever you get she should love" stuff. I get that notion and respect it.

Does a 1.5 carat diamond (G/H color, VS1, good/very good cut) normally illicit, "wow, that is a big rock!" kind of sentiments from women? I'm curious as I'm in the market for a diamond.

Thanks!

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KD,

LOL @ the highlighted!

This is just my diamond-greedy opinion, so take it w/ a 'grain of salt' perhaps:

It probably depends a lot on where she's from/at, whether a 1.5 will elicit the 'Wow' or not... IMO, On the coasts it might take 2-3cts, in other areas or in Europe a 1-1.5 seems plenty usually.

Her finger size and hand size are a factor as well ~ The smaller her hands and fingers are -- the easier it is to get an OMG effect. Adding a halo setting to the 1.5ct(or whatever size center you choose) will help punch it up too.

...Also, I think that the size of the center diamonds of her female relatives, friends & associates will probably play a role as well.

Best of luck!


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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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Thanks Kaylagee! I really want to get that 'wow' factor -- but i'm also very concious of the quality of the diamond. I have a feeling that most people never get to appreciate (other than the woman who's wearing it) the VS1, H color, etc. with a single glance. I guess this speaks to the whole 'eye clean' thing. Anyway, leaning towards 1.5 -- don't think my budget can afford a 2.0 with an acceptable color/clarity/cut. Thanks again.

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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A 1.50 ct. is quite large if well cut. I wear that size and lots of people ask me if I'm wearing a 2.00 ct.


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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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I have a 1.67 round brilliant and people always stop and ask me how big it is. Most people think it's 2 carats, so yes 1.5 will draw some looks.

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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I forgot to add that I usually wear a size 5 (that's apprx.~ I go up to size 6 when pregnant down to 4.75 on my right hand when thinner).

KD, Do you know her ring size?

Jan and Kentville, I'm curious to know your ring sizes too? TIA


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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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I wear a size 5 3/4 or a 6.

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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Hi KD,

I totally agree with Kalagee. I have 1.6 caret with ideal cut and people thinks its 2+ as well. I think you should go for smaller but better quality diamond vs. bigger not very good quality diamond. Good luck, how exciting!

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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I wear a 5.5.


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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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Does a 1.5 carat diamond (G/H color, VS1, good/very good cut) normally illicit, "wow, that is a big rock!" kind of sentiments from women?


In my opinion, yes, that's huge!! But kaylagee does bring up a good point. It might depend on the rings she is used to seeing.

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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I'm sure that you've heard by now, it's NOT how BIG it is, but how you use it! Yes, whoever said this was talking about diamonds. There's a large price difference between a similarly graded 1 1/2 carat stone and a 2 carat stone, BUT when properly displayed it would be difficult to tell which stone was the larger, unless they were held side by side. This effect can be achieved in many ways, but they all involve getting the right balance, (I'm a Libra, can you tell ?), between the center stone, it's setting and the surrounding diamonds used in both the engagement, and wedding bands. Just going for size might work, but that's kind of like throwing money at a problem and HOPING that you get the end result that you want. Spend some time in designing the right setting as well as picking the right stone and the whole becomes much more than the sum of the parts !


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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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KD,

LOL @ the highlighted!

This is just my diamond-greedy opinion, so take it w/ a 'grain of salt' perhaps:

It probably depends a lot on where she's from/at, whether a 1.5 will elicit the 'Wow' or not... IMO, On the coasts it might take 2-3cts, in other areas or in Europe a 1-1.5 seems plenty usually.

Her finger size and hand size are a factor as well ~ The smaller her hands and fingers are -- the easier it is to get an OMG effect. Adding a halo setting to the 1.5ct(or whatever size center you choose) will help punch it up too.

...Also, I think that the size of the center diamonds of her female relatives, friends & associates will probably play a role as well.

Best of luck!

yep!! agree with my soul sister.

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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Thanks to everyone for your help! I think I'm going to go with something of high quality in the 1.3 - 1.4 range. VS1/G/Ideal Cut. The same diamond at 1.5+ puts it out of my price range.

Next question: white gold or yellow gold? Cathedral or comfort fit setting?

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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by the way my ring size is 4 1/4....

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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Next question: white gold or yellow gold? Cathedral or comfort fit setting?


Probably depends a lot on her tastes. I prefer platinum or white gold (to go with my silver jewelry), but there are some ladies out there that prefer yellow gold. What color is her watch & her other rings? Some ladies try to match colors. You might even consider getting her a 2-tone white & yellow gold ring, if she wears both colors of gold. And you might not want to go with a Cathedral setting if she has a very active lifestyle. Just some things to think about.

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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You guys rock! Thanks! I've decided on a three stone setting in platinum. side diamonds total ct wt of .28, center stone 1.33 - grand total ct wt 1.61. Very stoked to see it!

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I'm looking forward to seeing it also. Make sure you post plenty of pictures.

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Re: Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered "big"?
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In my opinion yes it is., but anyone have the idea what was the largest diamond cut that was existing now.,

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