bee\'s with diamond ering, what size is your center stone?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: ct weight of your diamond

    less than .49

    .5 - .99

    1 - 1.49

    1.5 - 1.99

    2 - 2.49

    2.5 - 2.99

    over 3

  • Post # 91
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    Busy bee

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

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    bluseye :  Aww, thank you! 

    Post # 96
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    center stone is 1.02 carat.

     

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2020

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    Goirishgrl :  It could also be that some of the people who choose larger stones are flashy in general (no judgements here) and so have a bigger presence on the forum.

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    Helper bee

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    Goirishgrl :  Thought you might find this interesting http://www.whowhatwear.com/average-engagement-ring-size/slide6 indeed, it looks like most experts consider 2-3+ to be a “big” ring. 

    I think a lot of it depends on where you live. The building catty-corner from mine requires $100 million LIQUID assets for the co-op board to even consider an applicant (Jackie O and  John D Rockefeller both lived there during their lifetime)- suffice to say absolutely no one is impressed by my ring when I’m walking around the neighborhood. (Speaking of, I don’t know why WB has this love affair with the idea that “‘really’ rich women” don’t have big rings. Some do, some don’t, many have enormous rings but don’t wear them every day. The main point is that their decisions are totally preference-based and not based on trying to prove anything, except maybe to each other.) 

    On the other hand, I know a lot of European and Australian Bees have mentioned that 1 ct is considered huge in their area, even among people who are very well off. I can imagine then that having a 2 or 3 ct stone in those areas would immediately set off internal “fake!!!” alarms.

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I didn’t vote because I wouldn’t have wanted to drop $$ on a diamond at all, but he very luckily had an heirloom. My ring is 1.87ct and to my mind 1.5+ is big, so I wasn’t surprised to have people commenting on the size – it’s sure bigger than I’d ever buy haha. So I feel spoiled – gratuitous pic:

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    Busy bee

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    bklyn18 :  your ring is absolutely gorgeous!! Do you mind sharing the specs on that? 

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    Busy bee

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    diamondbeez :  thank you!! The center is 3.3, I, si1 (eye clean), xxx! I don’t have much info about the halo, but I think the halo is about 2mm thick!

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    Newbee

     

    1.2 something center ring size 4.75 but ring may end up sized down

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2021 - Hopetoun House, UK

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    beekay :  I agree that people stone size choice differs depending on their taste, not on their level of wealth, some people who use dainty jewellry are less likely to want a big stone for their e-rings.

    However, I disaggree with large stones in Europe or Australia being seen more commonly as “fake”. I’m 22 engaged with a fairly large diamond and a decent diamond collection and havent had anyone has assume any of it is fake.

    The only reason smaller stones are more common is due to the price of diamonds often considerably higher then the US, and there is not a big market for “replica” stones such as mossanites and all (atleast in the UK, often they are imported).

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    Helper bee

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    hanlaw :  Thanks for clarifying! I wasn’t sure about that

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