Post # 47
you said: “Bull! Only in some subsets does jewelry convey status” and “dont tell me I buy jewelry for a status symbol. I buy it becasue it is fun and pretty.”
Of course expensive looking jewelry, cars, bags, or your ribboned welsh horse that you said is: “worth more than a 1ct Tiffany” , can be status symbols. You even recently posted about your diamond “upgrade” (your word) to 1.8 carat. You even said size was so important to you you were willing to sacrifice quality.….
You said: “You seem very judgemental regarding erings in general, and even moreso about your “brand name” ring.
No judgements in your comment clearly. However I admit I did take exception to @diamondsforevershine:‘s( insulting to bee’s with designer rings) comment that buying a brand name is “throwing money away..only for a name” I simply pointed out that name brands are more than just a name. ( aside from the cache factor, a certain high level of service and quality typically go along with those name brands…..)
you said: “..You can find the same quality diamond as your Tiffany diamond through any good dealer. Its not like Tiffany actually “grew” the diamond themselves.”
Um so? I‘m glad you know so much about Tiffany, you’ve mentioned them a few times in yours post. Clearly you’re a fan. I’m flattered that you even remember I have one as I never mentioned that anywhere in this thread.
Have a good evening!
Post # 48
you said: “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. “
So true. We should all hold hands and sing “kuumbaya” now….
Post # 49
I would say the average center stone for your 30’s would be anywhere from 1ct to 1.75ct.
Post # 50
“” Of course expensive looking jewelry, cars, bags, or your ribboned welsh horse
that you said is””
PONY!!!! They get very offended when you call them horses 😉
Post # 51
I’m from the UK and I’ve read somewhere that the average carat size here is .25 but in my personal group of friends (we are in our early 30s) I would say the average is between .35 and .5 with a couple hedging around the .75 mark. I have a 1.1 carat solitaire ring – small by US standards and teeny if I were living in NYC! 🙂
Post # 52
Not to continue to stray off topic but I can see why gemgirl6 was offended that her choice, a brand name ring, was described as “money thrown away.” Following it up with more discounting of her choice was not an ideal way to deal with that either. To say that there is nothing special about a brand name ring because it is made of the same materials as any other good quality ring is like saying there is nothing special about a designer wedding dress because of the same reason.
A brand name engagement ring didn’t make sense for me, and I think that’s all diamondsforevershine meant to say, but it seems to have come out all wrong.
Post # 53
Back to the original question: My guess is 1 carat. All my friends who got married in their 20s got center stones ranging from .75-1.3 carats. A good friend who is not married yes is requiring at least 1 carat. My former roommate got a half eternity band with a total carat weight of .25 and a plain wedding band. I would have been happy with anything by the time we got engaged.
Post # 54
Thank you for making sense to this none sense … I’ve read my post over n over .”.It was stripped apart to sound like I was being insensitive, but I was talking of myself n what was the importance to me n me only….. When I expressed a ring is a symbolism of marriage that was made a mockery by gemgirl6…. Any positive respect of my post shared was ignored so that a ridiculous argument over brand name vs non brand name importance was brought to the table…. For which I again apologize to the OP cuz her topic was not intended for this display of ignorance and flaming ppl. My thoughts / message were not meant to insult or disgrace anyone’s choice of Ering. The PP who started this had a clear agenda to create a fight over brand names.
For the record I believe all of us girls should be proud of our symbolism of the love shared with our SO or DH. Again with respect I stand firm that whether you have a diamond or a sim gem stone we should all be proud feeling no lesser of a woman because we don’t have the money to invest in a designer label…
Hope OP can look past this knowing her thread was not intended for this display of personal attacks all started by one overly sensitive individual….