(Closed) avg size carat e-ring

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Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@WNYBride704:  +1 agree

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

@Cindy-20:  I didn’t think age would matter, more just personal preference & budget.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I know it’s hard not to compare with others, but it’s the symbol of the ring that really matters. You have a man who wants to spend the rest of his life with you! That’s awesome!!

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

it varies where I live. Most of the professionals I work with have engagement rings that appear to be a carat or under. My center diamond is a smidge over a carat.

I don’t know if the bee is “more affluent” as someone above said, seems like more bees are sporting moissanite than large diamonds. Just an impression, I’ve only been around for several months though.

I don’t know if there is any set size per se. I don’t see many huge stones  However when I have seen a humungous diamond-like stone-I’ve usually thought them to be a sim depending on who is wearing it.

 

Post # 36
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Busy bee

This is one of those topics where there is no right or wrong answer.   I believe it’s  all about financial or personal preferences.

Both SO and i are mid aged .  Me mid forty and SO fifty.  We are in a point in life where we can afford to spend for a diamond of our choosing, however this does not mean we threw  away money to the Cartier’s, Tiffany or Birks chain stores.. then you’re paying good money for their name branding.

We found a jewlers we trusted and visited enough that we developed a relationship.  He worked with us within our budget.  My goal is to leave my daughter a heirloom ring that she will pass on to her daughter and so on.   In other words the purchase of my ring was well thought out and not just a random thing. 

In my Toronto area, you see all kinds of rings mainly 1ct but personally I believe this standard is what the industry has made affordable for middle class workers.  A PP stated Moissy’s are the popular choice amongst the WB group and this maybe so,  however IMO this does not mean that their rings are any less valued or important. Where one may be now won’t determine where they will be in 20 or 30 years.  Could I have afforded a 2ct ring in my 20’s or 30’s hell no, however now older  and having a daughter to pass on my ring to, makes sense for me and only me.   It’s not to fit in with my social group cuz most of them are either divorced or married so young, they had no money for such large investments towards a huge diamond. I pass no judgement nor  do I care if your ring is real or sim gem. It’s all about the sentimental value of the love shared between two ppl. 

We need to focus more on the symbolism our rings represent rather than the size of the rocks or monentary value.   Just my two piece.   Good topic though Laughing

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve no idea what “average” is even for where I live and “social status”, etc lol.  I know people where I work have huge rocks they can’t put in pockets or gloves.  I knew I didn’t want more than $3k on my finger and DH wanted at least $1.5k before we were given a half carat stone in enough gold to do whatever and permission to do what we wanted with it (keep, sell, change, trade in, etc).

It really doesn’t matter what the US average is, or even the average for your area and “social class”, what they wear at work, or the supermarket… blah… Peronally I’m not interested with keeping up with the Jones’!  I’m wearing it forever!  Whether you like bigger or smaller, who cares… no one who matters!

You get what you love looking at in a style you want to wear forever.  If that means simpler for 24/7 wear (ME) or fancy and only wear out (not ME)… that’s up to YOU and your FI!

I’m a tomboy and wanted to wear my ring 24/7… and naturally being a tomboy I’m brutal on jewelry.  I could have had more, didn’t want it (“No pointy/stabby” was my mantra)… and I don’t care what anyone thinks.  Though I think it says a lot when my friends saw it and said “That’s so you!” or “That’s just your style!”… THAT is what matters.  When people who deep down know you, know that ring is you, and you’re happy with why you’re wearing it AND how it looks!

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

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@diamondsforevershine:  you said: “..this does not mean we threw  away money to the Cartier’s, Tiffany or Birks chain stores.. then you’re paying good money for their name branding.”

Those of us who have name brand rings don’t consider it “throwing away our money” hon. Those name brands are name brands for a reason.They have attained a reputation for high quality and service aside from their cache.

 

You said: “Moissy’s are the popular choice amongst the WB group,  however….this does not mean that their rings are any less valued or important.”

 

Partially correct. It’s a fact that CZ/Moissanite/etc are worth much less monetarily than genuine diamonds That’s why sims are so much cheaper. Of course that doesn’t mean they are less important to the wearer. Don’t remember seeing anyone say any where in this thread that that was the case?

 

you said: “I pass no judgement nor  do I care if your ring is real or sim gem.”
That’s great that you believe you don’t. However typically people do make judgements. Jewelry as other adornment does convey status. Hence the proliferation of large diamond lookalikes even when one’s finances don’t allow for the real deal. (and why so many with sims hope to “pass theirs off” as a real diamond.) People talk about it on the bee all the time.
You said: “we need to focus more on the symbolism our rings represent rather than the size of the rocks or monentary value”
While I agree with you, the original poster wanted an opinion on size, people gave her opinions. It’s not up to us to decide what people need to focus on. People have a right to ask any questions they want.
My 2c too. Have a great day. Laughing

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I got engaged at 31, and mine is 1.78 cts centre stone, around 4 cts tdw. It looks pretty large in comparison to other rings I’ve seen, but there are also some huge rings in Vancouver. So maybe mine is average?? I’m a stay at home mom, so we’re a single income family- not sure if that makes a difference.

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

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@Cindy-20:   I can understand how you feel but your diamond is over a carat in the center stone. Just wondering if some of those rings at work are not actual diamonds but Cz’s or moissy’s..ie how large and perfect do they appear?…think thhe sim thing is more common than ya thinkWink jus’ sayin’

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@gemgirl6:  Meeeeeoooooowwwwww!!!!

 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think 1 ct is average for a diamond…perhaps a little bigger for a moissy or asha (or other sim). Definitely bigger for other gemstone rings.

 

Post # 43
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Busy bee

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@gemgirl6:  Clearly with no disrespect to you… Not sure why the personal attack to my post… Everyone is giving their feedback or point of view…  I was expressing my thoughts only and was not directing anything to anyone person… Thought it was an interesting topic and enjoyed reading pp’s opinions.. Until your rude attack on me which is not necessary….

My two cents back at  kiddo

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

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@diamondsforevershine:   was not rude nor did I attack you. I simply posted what I disagreed with. sorry that you felt that to be rude.  yes we are all entitled to our opinion Smile

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@gemgirl6:  You said: That’s great that you believe you don’t. However typically people do make judgements. Jewelry as other adornment does convey status. Hence the proliferation of large diamond lookalikes even when one’s finances don’t allow for the real deal. (and why so many with sims hope to “pass theirs off” as a real diamond.) People talk about it on the bee all the time.

i say: Bull! Only in some subsets does jewelry convey status. I have a welsh pony who is worth more than your typical 1 ct Tiffany ring. He has ribboned in Florida and at Indoors. I could have had a ring instead of him…not even a choice in my book. The horse trailer we travel in has a living quarters…again….that was more inportant than any ring. I love cheap jewelry…blingy and various styles. To each his/her own. But dont tell me I buy jewelry for a status symbol. I buy it becasue it is fun and pretty. I am much more concerned with the quality of my horses than my jewelry…although I have “low end” ponies who I also love dearly.
 
You seem very judgemental regarding erings in general, and even moreso about your “brand name” ring. You can find the same quality diamond as your Tiffany diamond through any good dealer. Its not like Tiffany actually “grew” the diamond themselves. They bought it through the same diamond dealers available to others.
 
I am glad you love your ring. It is beautiful. However, I have recently seen moissanite in person and to be honest, it is gorgeous. I doubt any diamond could ever mimic Moissanite’s fire – ever! If you love diamonds, great!!! If not, Great!!! if you want to wear a CZ (which look better than a lot of diamonds I have seen), GREAT!!! 
 
I still say “average” is 1 ct.

Post # 46
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Busy bee

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@ponyrider:  Thank you my dear girl for well thought out view….  It’s not about the branding of the ring but the symbolism it represents…. We are all so unique n special… Our lives are diverse .  While some of us can be able to buy large …perfect… Or flawless rings does not mean the other girl blessed with a sim gem is lesser the woman just because of a title or branding she chooses not to have.  Each of us have passions dear to our heart.  I hope my message did not offend OP cuz that was far from my intent.

Op sorry your message was taken out of context  and hopefully we can get back to the topic you brought to the table…..  Rally on shall we , while keeping positive thoughts n views in good spirits of positive open discussion.

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