Do you see large diamonds in RL?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 91
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Busy bee

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. 

Post # 92
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Industry also matters. Friends who work in non-profits, may wear smaller rings (or just wear their bands) at their jobs, but when they’re out and about they add on the sparkle. 

I have a 1.3 carat center stone in my original engagement ring. It feels tiny in Miami, Dallas or New York City. I’d say 2-3ct would feel about right. 

Post # 93
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2533 posts
Sugar bee

I had the largest stone (that I noticed) within our current friend group until one of my girlfriends was recently proposed to by her boyfriend with a three-stone ring with a 3ct+ center flanked by 2 sapphires!!!

It’s a gorgeous ring – the center is a family stone, and the guy designed the ring all on his own. She doesn’t seem at all self-conscious about it, and I really hope she’s not. It’s a stunner.

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