(Closed) Average carat size where you live?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Carat size?

    .5 or below

    .5-1

    1-1.5

    1.5-2

  • Post # 64
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    @This Time Round:  my question is about the general thread. These come up every so often, and I always wonder “why?” 

    Trading casual observances isn’t actual research; if it was actual research I’d still scratch my head over its value to anyone other than DeBeers. All I ever see coming from these type of threads is someone feeling hurt because their ring isn’t “big” enough. Not that it should matter anyway; for 1000 reasons, it’s silly to compare your ring to others’ rings! But even sillier when the averages are based just on what others happen to notice.

    so I guess my question is: does it even matter what the perceived “average” carat weight in any one area is?

    Post # 65
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Around here (AK) I’d say the average is in the .50-1ct range, from what I have seen. It’s hard to tell sometimes though, due to finger size and setting style.

    Post # 69
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

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    @Horseradish:  Thanks for the clarification…

    Oh ya … Got It.

    I suppose tho that if one was a fairly NEWBEE here on WBee (as this OP is) that one can quickly be over come with all the Rings they see featured here from Real Life Women (I know I was at first)

    And then you begin to wonder what is the “average” Carat Size in some areas where you don’t live

    For example, there are some HONKING HUGE RINGS often seen on the Ring Board that I wouldn’t see IRL in my part of the Country (Eastern Ontario as I said 0.25 to 0.50 seems to be the norm)

    So you wonder, good gollly where are all these Bees from

    Overtime and continued posting on WBee, you wouldn’t need to post a Topic such as this one cause it becomes rather obvious that some places Weddings are a much bigger thing (in terms of size / cost etc) than they are in other places…

    Example… in the US,

    The Eastern Seaboard Major Cities of Boston, NYC, Philly, Baltimore, Washington, Charleston, Savannah, and Southern Florida… West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami

    And elsewhere… Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and LA… and up here in Canada… Toronto

    Can see HUGE Weddings that cost major bucks… I mean the kind of Weddings that are far from average (considering that the US Average Wedding costs $ 25 K)

    H#LL, there are Brides on here from those areas of the Country, that have ERings that are $ 25 K or more

    (Not that there is anything wrong with that… it just can be mind boggling when you first join WBee and see it if it isn’t what you normally see in your own area of the country)

    And so I am guessing WHY these topics show up from time-to-time.

    IMO no harm no foul.

     

    Post # 72
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    Busy bee

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    @barbie86:  Fellow UK bee and I’d have to say that I’ve noted about the same.

    Honestly, I know no one with a 1carat+ and few who have ventured to the .75/.8 mark, diamonds over here are stupidly expensive and if you want the higher quality you will have to pay for it. When Fiance bought mine he was shocked hat with the stats he wanted (E, IF, xxx) that the biggest he could get on a decent budget was a .56. Although granted, my ring has a tcw of .91 when you factor in side stones.

    Post # 74
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @Clairetoris:  yeah I’m not a fan of halos either- there are some that are very art-deco that I like as RHRs but the halo look is just not for me… they are evvvverywhere here in the city though.  When I’m commuting into work I always see 3 or 4.  Theres a few of them floating around my office and everyone goes bananas for them, guess its just not my taste.

    Post # 76
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m currently in the midwest, wehre about 1/2 a carat seems average.

    When I lived in Japan, engagement rings weren’t as common, and the people that had them tended to have comparatively small diamonda – most seemed to be below .25.

    I don’t know for NZ. Definately smaller than the US though – again, diamonds are expensive.

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