- 3 years ago
I live in nyc and the diamonds here are definitely on the larger side. Seeing a 2 ct on the subway is not uncommon. I feel like the average here is about 1.5-2 ct. I have a 3.82 ct center stone and I think it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb here. In my circle, people have at least a 2 ct.. most of my friends are in the 3 ct mark. It really depends though.. some of my friends prefer buying a branded diamond and go lower in size than buying a diamond from a local jeweler. So sometimes the smaller diamond would cost a lot more than a non branded diamond elsewhere. However, I would say most of them prefer buying a branded diamond as it is simply their culture. I know quite a number of people who bought their rings at cartier, graff, harry Winston, and Tiffany. And the rings they purchased were up of 2 ct.