Post # 1
Ive seen so many Bees say something about the crt size in their area. Like “Which is average in my area” or “Which is small/large for my area.” Which just made me curious about what the crt size is in different areas.
I would love to know what the average crt size is in your area?
Also how you feel if your ring is above or below the average?
PICTURES WELCOME (;
Post # 4
@Fluffmallow: OP means carat, methinks.
Post # 5
It’s kind of all over the place! I see a lot of older women with smaller (.10-.30) solitaires. But some older women have bigger carats around 2-3 carats, but they are in the minority. Younger couples usually have from what I’ve seen in my group of friends, ect. halos with a smaller center stone, buts lots of bling and sparkle, or a princess cut solitaire with pave band, usually 1/2 carat. Some have larger carats (2-3 carats nothing bigger) but again, they are in the minority.
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s my area exactly- I think it depends more on the people I’m surrounded by lol because my man has a nice job and at his posh company holiday dinner I could see all the women (including secretaries) were frontin’ 2+carats… I like to keep it real and shop at Walmart tho 🙂 so between that and my ghetto-poor friends, the average is more like 0.5-1carat.
Post # 7
I voted .25-.50 for what it’s worth.
Post # 8
@BlondeeBee: I guess I would have to say that the average carat size in my area would be around .50-.75. But then again, I am young and that is only the sizes that I have seen with my friends in my age group that are engaged. I would assume though that in Woodbury, MN (where I live) it’s around 1 ct-1.5 ct in more established relationships. (I hope that makes sense)
Here is my lovely! It’s a .71 radiant cut diamond 🙂
Post # 9
I live in the SF Bay Area. So I assume that the average carat size is above 1.5. But I have a 0.76 carat princess cut:
I think it’s a good size for me. 🙂
Post # 10
Most people I know have a ring that is between .5-1 carat, which I think is pretty typical in most places. My ring is a bit non traditional- .88 sapphire with a diamond halo and band. Here’s my full set:
Post # 11
@beekiss: your ring is amazing! Looks like some that I liked that SO saved..we’ll see 😉
Post # 12
@BlondeeBee: where I live no one has engagement rings. there isn’t really the tradition of the man proposing and giving a ring.
Some guys will give their girlfriends an eternity band or a small 3 stone ring (like .25 tcw) or a small solitaire (again the biggest I’ve ever seen was .30 and everyone was commenting on how big it was) to signify that you are in a commited relationship, but it doesn’t mean you are getting married.
In the UK, where I grew up I’d say on average rings are about .50 or .75 either soliatires or three stones.
My ring is about 2 carats total, the centre is just below a carat and it’s a three stone halo with loads of detail and filigree so it’s quite showy. I usually receive a lot of compliments on it 🙂
Post # 13
From what I’ve observed, the average in Auckland seems to be between 0.5-1 ct. The average in other cities in New Zealand would probably be smaller though
Post # 14
I live in Portland OR. Women I work with are anywhere from .25-1. Sometimes you’ll see something larger but they tend to be on the smaller side.
But I used to live in Long Beach CA/orange county & San Diego. It was a different ball game in southern California. Minimum was 1 carat but usually larger. Anywhere from 1-4 carats. Orange County is nuts when it comes to diamond size!!!
Post # 15
NYC. My friends have from 1.2 carats to 2.5 carats and all of them are diamonds except for one friend who has a gorgeous ruby. I have a 1.5 carat diamond.
Post # 16
most people I know have between 1-2 carats