(Closed) CALLING ALL AUSSIE BEES, what size diamond do you consider as "BIG" ?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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cinnapep:  a half carat is an awesome size. 

Post # 17
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Newbee

Anything from .5 to 1 is the norm in my social circles, but a lot of them have halos which make them look bigger. 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I have 1c and people always comment it looks big to them. Most people I know have stones 1c or under but coming on here definitely makes me feel like mine is small!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I think anything over 1 carat is definitely big, but mine is 0.20 so I know I’m on the small side of things.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

I’m from Sydney I would say that anything over 1ct would be considered pretty large.

Post # 21
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Helper bee

Mine is 1.2 equivalent and it seems huge compared to most. I work in mining with a bunch of rock llovers in a small town

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I think around 0.5 – 1 is average (or even smaller), I have a 1crt moissanite and I often think it is a bit big. I live in northern nsw

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Doesn’t matter as long as it looks good on your finger 🙂 mine’s 0.7ct, from Sydney

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would consider above 3 carat to be big amongst people my age and social class. Amongst the very wealthy I encounter through work on a daily basis I frequently see massive diamonds and what I would consider “massive” in this circumstance are 7-10+ carats. Sometimes it’s hard to keep a conversation without following the ring around as the lady in question moves their hand around 😅

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Mines a bit under 1 and I am already feel like its too flashy where I live in nth qld sometimes. Alot of people struggle for money where I am so I’d feel like I was being a bit of a dick if I had anything too flashy. I wouldn’t want a ring over 1 carat, but when I was living in Melbourne I saw 1-1.5 carat rings everywhere. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee

I lived in Sydney and have a 2ctw ring with the centre stone a 1.1ct oval. In my circle of friends, I dont think anyone had anything less than 1ct, but that’s the nature of Sydney and a direct result of military spouses being able to get good deals on diamonds. Everything in Sydney is about image… I am originally British and ALL of my friends over here told me my ring was massive and would be too blingy for them. 

I forgot to say – I worked for an exclusive doctor in the Eastern subs so saw enormous rings on a daily basis. I’m talking 5+ carats. I think I kind of just became used to it! But it’s also good to bear in mind that 99% of these ladies were not Australian born and bred and probably bought their rings in other countries. 

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Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m in regional Victoria and I would say anything over 1 carat is big for here I’ve got a 0.7 Center stone and I get comments on how big it is

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Im in melbourne, mine 1.5ct center stone is pretty average in my circle of friends. I think anything over 2ct would be considered pretty large

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m quite young, but in my circle .5-.75 is about the norm. Mine is 1.25 and it’s definitely above average. (My SO is a bit older and I wanted a big stone). I’ve noticed more and more girls getting gemstones in halos which are  the 2 carat range.

Post # 30
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Blushing bee

My centre stone is a bit over 2ct. I’m in Sydney, and I think most rings in my family and friendship circles are around 1ct (by eyeball as I’ve never asked). At work, I’ve seen some incredibly large diamonds and gems, but mostly in older woman and often in 3 or 5 stone settings (which I imagine to be anniversary gifts or the like rather than the original engagement ring).

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