(Closed) avg size carat e-ring

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4281 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

It depends where you are.  I think average in the US is 1ct, but certain areas it is larger and some areas is smaller.  


Post # 4
18 posts

I would say about 1 carat but that’s just personal preference.  Honestly the best way to find out what works for you is to try on different styles and sizes and find the style and size that fits you best.  It really is different for everyone, I’m in my early 30’s and my ring is a 1.25 carat round stone, one of my close friends loves trinity sets and decided that she didn’t want  centre stone larger then .7 carat.

Post # 5
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

In 2011, according to The Knot, it was 1 ct center stone, 1.4 TCW for the average population. Not sure what it would be for mid-30s people specifically.

Post # 6
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

It varies widely based on location, and in some cases, subcultures within that location.

Most people in the world do not wear diamond rings, at all. The vast majority of diamond rings have diamonds much less than a carat. But to some people, a carat is “small”. Know your context.

Post # 7
3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Depends on your location. I would say a woman who gets engaged in her 30’s in my area usually has appoximately 1 carat total weight (give or take a little bit). I say “total weight”, because I haven’t seen many newly engaged 30-somethings around here that get solitaires. They’re usually some kind of multiple stone ring such as a three stone, halo, cluster, etc. My mom got engaged/married in her 30’s and has a beautiful 1 carat total weight 5 stone ring.

Post # 9
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Like PPs say… totally depends on where you live, as well as your social class and status.

Where I am, for a middle class, professional couple in their 30s, I would say around 0.5 carats is average.

Post # 10
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I’m not sure if I’ve seen a survey about age vs carat.  Would be interesting to see the results. 

For me, if my boyfriend was in his 30s and had a great career (and no debt), I’d probably expect at least 1ct.

Post # 11
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Depends on where you live. The Bee and the Knot are not accurate indicators imo because users tend to be more affluent and the Knot is in the business of selling ads and more expensive wedding items as a result. Next time you’re at work and the market take a look around to get an idea of what is common in your area then decide what you’re comfortable with.

Post # 12
16 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think average is 1 ct. I’m in my early 30s and just received a 1.8 ct diamond /2 ct total with the halo and side diamonds. I agree with Diamondgurl. My fiance is in his early 30s and has a good career so I would assume he would spend more on an engagment ring.

Post # 14
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Cindy-20:  I’m in my early 30s as well OP, my center stone is 2 carats, but I live in NYC so it’s “small” based on some of the others I see in the city lol. Outside of NY people would say its big. 

Post # 15
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The average carat size is supposed to be 1 ct. Mind you a 1 ct diamond can cost you anywhere from $1000 (very affordable) to close to $30,000 (not so affordable). I suspect that a lot of women tend to end up with larger low quality diamonds. You can chose to ignore clarity, color, cut, fluorescence, griddle thickness, culet, table %, and depth % but that isn’t my personal preference. It would be nice to have a diamonds that could be seen across the room but it would also drive me bonkers if the only way I could get one that big was to have a big black carbon inclusion in it (others might not see it, but I would). Yours might not be the biggest but I’m willing to bet it is special in its own way.

Post # 16
241 posts
Helper bee

@Trinisexy2:  Haha so true…. I was going to say the average in NYC or atleast the minimum is around 1.5. 

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