How does your ring size compare to where you live?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I have around a .3-.4 in a city. But it is Art Deco platinum setting from the 1940s and very high quality .It all depends for me where I am around town, it’s nicer than a lot I see riding the city bus. However, the doctors around the hospital I work… waaaay bigger rings than mine! 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I live in a big city and I have what most consider a small stone.

I picked it because I wanted something that I felt comfortable wearing everyday.  I use my hands a lot and I am a mom.  I like doing projects.  My wedding rings have meaning behind them, and rich or not– I wouldn’t purchase a bauble for my finger that sits in a box often.  I guess I just don’t see the point.

I wear my rings all the time.

There isn’t an “average” size stone where I live (statistically there is, sure)– but there are super poor, middle class, and weathly people (obviously, because it’s a big city)– I see rings of all sizes.

What I love seeing the most?? When you see couples who are a bit older (50-60’s), and they’re well off and accomplished now, but they married younger and didn’t have much– and she still wears the same ring.  I think that’s super cool 🙂

 

 

.5, VVS1

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Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

soontobesmith87:  not quite mine yet- sometime in the next 3 months he said!! 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a 1.4 ct center stone with 0.3 ct side stones in a palladium setting. My ring is pretty big for where I live now in North Carolina, but I grew up in Southern California and it’s on the small side there. We have a family friend from SoCal with a 6 ct rock, and that’s not that atypical. Around here, my friends have around 1 ct, but they’re also highly educated so that’s higher than average.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My ring is larger than most in my town, it’s not huge or anything but above avergae for my area. Granted I’m in a military town where money is a bit tight.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I live in a somewhat small town but there are many wealthy people here. I have a .83 carat princess cut Leo diamond in a Neil Lane Halo setting with matching band tcw is 2.20 carats. For my age (26) I would consider mine pretty nice as most of the people my age in my town have around 1 carat total weight rings or less, but my husband who is also 26 makes very good money for our area..im told often by older people that im lucky to have such a nice wedding set being so young. Though of I was rocking a 3 carat diamond most people here would assume its fake if your my age.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

I live in a large suburb, so most rings are .75 to 1.5 carat diamond rings.  However, mine is very unique because it’s not a diamond.  I have a band style ring of Australian black opals.  

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I live in Nashville. It’s in the south, so things arent as pricey here. But there are still plenty of wealthy people. 

my center stone is 1.51, and it seems big when I’m on my college campus

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t even know how big mine is because we bought it off of a family member and didn’t bother asking, but it’s less that a carat and still pretty sparkly and pretty. In my town people are more into unique and artsy things so diamonds aren’t really a competitive thing around here. Sometimes I even feel like people look down on me for having diamonds in the first place. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My center stone is 1.2 cts but my entire ring is a little over 3 cts. It’s much bigger than what most people around my area have (southern US).

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Depends on the age bracket as well. The trend in my area- suburb about 25 min out of NYC is at least a carat. But compared to my mom and my FMIL, my .7 is pretty big. Honestly- we downsized from a blingy halo and I’m more comfortable with my dainty simple setting. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m in Los Angeles and diamond sizea are all over the board. I would say 1carat is considered a very good size to receive. I have a little over 1.5 and I don’t stand out. It isn’t rare to see a 2+ center stone but I also see smaller stones all the time. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I live in a small town in the south and I would say 1.5 is big. my ring is a .5center which for my age is good but def older people in the city have larger center stones.

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