What size is an average size ring? Should I upgrade?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Newbee

It’s beautiful! It doesn’t look too small and it looks really sparkly! 🙂

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t think there is that much size difference between .7 and 1 carat that it would be worth upgrading, esp for a noticably flawed diamond. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

It’s super sparkly and lovely. I personally would never ask for an upgrade because I feel like it’s saying “what you got me wasn’t good enough, I want more”. I know many bees will disagree, but that’s how I feel about the whole upgrade thing. 

In terms of average, you’re playing a dangerous game. It depends on your social circle and where you live. In mine, “average” is probably 2.5-3.5 carats. The most recent engagement in my family was a ring that was about 15k. 

I personally want a small ring, it’s just more my style (I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with a big ring, just not for me). I just think that when you start comparing yourself to others, it is a recipe for unhappiness. My SIL has a 4 carat ring, to me that’s huge! BUT, if she goes to a big party with a bunch of wallstreet wives, her ring would be on the small side. On the other hand, if she went to a small town she’d probably have the biggest ring in a 200 mile radius. 

It all depends on what you want, and what is right for you. I just think that double standards can go both ways. If my SO asked me to lose weight or get larger breasts I’d be very offended (as would most women, I think). So why should us ladies ask for bigger and bigger diamonds? It just doesn’t seem quite fair to me. 

(I think your ring is stunning.) 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

jrae05:  I think that you need to decide. Who cares what the average size is and what other people think. You’re the one wearing the ring.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think the band looks too tight on your finger and should be sized up, but that’s all.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Really, you will only notice a difference in 1/4 sized increases. I don’t think you’ll notice that much of a difference going from .77 to 1 ct, but if you change the cut, you’ll get more finger coverage bc square cuts typically face up the smallest. 

You can use a website to compare the dimensions of similar ct sizes with different cuts. For example, a 1 ct princess cut has dimensions 5.5x.5.5 mm while a round has 6.5 x 6.5 mmdimensions.

Anyways, I think your ring is beautiful and I wouldn’t change it! I’m from the midwest, and your ring is definitely average, if not a bit bigger than the ones in my general area.  It’s the perfect ring to start a stack with, so maybe pick out a few unique and blingy wedding bands to compliment it! Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

FutureDrAtkins:  yea, but a 1 carat round costs much more than a 1 carat square for that exact reason. So it would still cost her money to change the shape. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

swonderful:  I think a woman asking for a bigger and better diamond would be more comparable to a man asking for a very expensive electronic gadget or car (depending on price points). And I personally don’t see a problem with that if the couple has money to spend.

I don’t think it’s at all comparable to asking someone to make permanent changes to their body for you.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

jrae05:  Can you see it in person before purchasing?

It honestly sounds like you love your ring and don’t want to change it. I think that’s perfectly fine. You should be happy with your ring. What does it matter what anyone else has?

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

BWLE:  This is true! I forgot to consider that 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

jrae05:  exactly, a comparable ring in round in the same carat size and quality will be much more expensive. There is wiggle room with quality but it’s personal preference, so if size is your main concern go for an upgrade. I personally wouldn’t want a diamond with huge noticeable flaws in it though. What about adding a halo or side sones? Even bling on the band will jazz it up a bit! 🙂 

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