(Closed) Average carat size and price of an engagement ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i don’t know how true that is…I know plenty of women that have smaller than a 1ct

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The jeweler told my Fiance the average was a .5 center stone. I’m sure its regional

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think this is very dependent on region.  

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I feel like an average statistic is kinda disceptive, like the article that maplemag posted. Over $5000. 1ct average doesn’t sound accurate. I think the issue is there are many wealthy people and with $2.2 million Kim Ks driving up the average it’s hard to get an accurate picture of what the average female has for an engagement ring. 

also who are conducting these studies, what bais do they hold, are they jewellers? Because obviously they want Hugh stats to add pressure to males. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The average e-ring in the USA (from the last time I looked into it) is somwehere between .3-.5cts. This is the average woman living an average life. I think what we see online here and other boards (or just in general) is not representative of the “average”.

I totally agree that there is a HUGE pressure on guys to provide this overly-inflated-bauble to women who in turn feel this pressure to show that their man “loves them enough” to ge them a “big” rock. This need to impress is a stupid, vicious cycle.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@FoxyBride14:  You are also in NY…seems like the average is higher there

Post # 12
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Newbee

  • As an emplyee to the wedding industry, I wanted to help clarify the study. The Knot posts this study on their website each year – the pole is taken by 10,000 registered Knot brides nationwide. Keep in mind this is an AVERAGE which is weighted with everything from brides without a diamond in their engagement ring to multi-carat rings.

About The Knot Market Intelligence 2011 Engagement & Jewelry Study
More than 10,000 qualified brides and 1,000 qualified grooms — of mixed ethnicities, education and income levels — were polled across 50 states. Proposal and engagement ring questions were asked of both brides and grooms in the recently engaged group while wedding band and jewelry questions were asked of brides in the recently married group. All qualified respondents:

  • Were 18 or older
  • U.S. Brides

    1. Engaged Segment — engaged in between March 2010 and February 2011
    2. Married Segment —married between March 2010 and February 2011

  • U.S. Grooms —engaged in between March 2010 and February 2011

I personally live in the midwest and I’d say the average center stone size of family and friends is about .75-1.5 CT. I remember reading a post a few months back similar to this and it was interesting to see the average center stone size across the states. The results show the average was 1 CT taken from over 300 Weddingbee votes currently: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-is-the-average-center-stone-size-for-engagement-rings-in-your-area 

I hope that helps a bit @FoxyBride14 and happy shopping to you and your SO 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It was the first article I found when I googled but it seemed reputable.

It definitely depends on location. I’m a New Yorker who just moved to the midwest from LA, so I’m sure my view is skewed.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

All my friends have diamonds from .7 carats to 1.5. Mine is 1.02 carats. Also from NY.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree its all about where you are and the expectations of your area ( big hi to all my fellow MN bees I have seenhere  always nice to meet new Bees in the MN) I agree that the size of the diamond is not to represent how much (or to some how little) you man loves you. But was ment to be a symbol of an eternity together, Most dont know in celtic traditions the ring was a very complex puzzle ring that really could never be taken off as if it did it was almost impossible to put back on correctly. This was to show the man if his woman was being faithful or not to him. Untill the last century Diamons were not the stone of choice for an engagement ring, it was a sapphire as they were the symbol of prosperity & longevity. Wasnt untill the turn of the century that Diamonds becamne the stone only due to there strength which made them more porpular than sapphires. Just had to throw my 2 cents into the pot!

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