(Closed) Carat Size???

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think that there isn’t “too big” or “too small”.  Stone size is really a personal choice of preference (as well as financial realities, I guess).  As long as you love the ring, that’s all that matters

Post # 4
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I can tell you 1.72 carats is much larger than the national average, although depending on where you are from it may be the average that you see every day.  Either way, as MsTerrapin said there is no such thing as too big or too small.  What is important is that you and your fiance love your ring, you feel comfortable wearing it, and you are able to afford it.

ETA: I just saw you also asked what size others have.  My ring is a total of 4 carats.. but that’s obviously not the average.  When I lived in NY most of my friends were around 2 carats.. here in Nashville most of my friends are under a carat.

Post # 5
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

No such thing as too big or too small. It’s what you guys can afford and what you believe looks good on your hand.

Post # 6
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

There are so many factors that go into this. You and your Fiance just need to be comfortable with the ring and be able to afford it. Also a ring can look a lot bigger or smaller dependant on the setting and also the quality of the diamond.

It will be hard to get an overall opinion on a national board since the average engagement ring size varies greatly in different parts of the country.

Here is an article that talks about the average in each region.


Post # 7
14440 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ll second, third, or 4th the notion that its about what looks good on your hand.  And there are more factors than just size.  I’d take a smaller, colorless, flawless ring over a flawed, yellower, larger diamond anyday.  Sometimes people can focus too much on size.  It’s not just the caret weight that matters.  But if that 1.72 is what you love, who cares what anyone else has!

Post # 8
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

As PP have said, quality is important too.  I’ve seen 1+ carat rings out there for well under $4K or $5K… but they don’t perform well and usually have visible inclusions. 

Post # 9
1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Didnt you just post askng people how big we thought your ring is??? Doesn’t make sense if in this post you say how big the one is you are getting…..

Post # 10
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

haha busted!

Post # 11
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

CorgiTales guessed 1.7… good eye!

Post # 12
3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


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