Average size diamond in your area

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m in Minnesota.  In the bigger city I currently live in, it seems like 1 carat (or slightly less) seems average.  In the smaller city I grew up in, 0.5 was on the big side of average.

 

ETA: I’m sure this is also very impacted by different social groups.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m in Jersey.  Depending where you go in the state the size will vary. My immediate area the “norm” ranges from 1 carat to 3 carats. More north smaller is more common. West is def on the larger end. South is def mixed. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I live in a town of 5,000 people in the midwest where the majority of people work in mid level jobs and commute to the city.  The average diamond size here is around a half carat with people who live in the city having 0.7 to 1 carat diamonds.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

mishybear :  yikes!!!! That is SO overpriced for a shitty diamond! I would get another idea from a different store… maybe nobody does business here hah.. FWIW we got my rings in NYC (not diamond district shady) and the center is a Canadian GIA cert G color VS2 1.11ct cushion and the diamond alone was $4,600. 

I live in a suburb on Long Island and the average ring in my group of friends  has a center stone of about 1 to 1 1/2 carats. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Upper midwest. I’d say .5 carat.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

North of Pittsburgh. I’d say the average diamond size here is 1 carat but it’s not unusual to see .50 carats clear up to 4 carats. It seems like it varies with age. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

In Toronto, I found similar available rings when I went shopping, but we also browsed in department stores mostly. The odd ring was over 1 carat but most were up to 0.70.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

1.5 ct.  actually just read that last night in a large local magazine.  I’m in Dallas

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

I think the age at which people get engaged plays a big role. Most of my friends got engaged in their early 20’s and their stones are under .5 carats. The ones who got engaged in their late 20’s /30’s tend to have closer to a carat. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m in Missouri.  Seems like the average around here is about .25 to .6 carats, and a few I know just wear a band.  It’s a rarity that I see huge stones, at least of the people I’ve seen thus far.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

WhatMaeBee :  It’s a little mean to call that a shitty diamond. Sure, it may be overpriced, but I bet someone has a beautiful diamond with the same specs that they love with all their heart!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Southwestern BC here (not Vancouver though). I tend to see larger stones on ladies a bit older than me, and those my age and younger more in the .25 – .5 range, with lots opting for no engagement ring. Outdoor lifestyle and all that.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

In Toronto, the women I know have diamonds ranging from half a carat to about 1.5. I think this might vary depending on the age group, but for example my friends and I are in our mid twenties. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee

I’m from Toronto, currently living in Calgary. I’d say the average is between 0.5-0.9 carats. Most places we went to look didn’t have any 1 carat stones in house. 

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