European bees what is the average carat in your country?

posted 1 month ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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Helper bee

One carat is considered big where I live lol

I didn’t know it is considered small in some places!

Post # 17
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Busy bee

Irish bee here, my centre diamond is 1.20 and the side pears are .3 each. But my ring doesn’t look overly big as I had really big hands. I’d say most of my friends have a carat roughly whether that’s the main stone or all combined. I can’t say that’s a representation of the whole country though as I’m from Dublin as are the majority of my friends and colleagues. I don’t think too much importance is placed on ring size in Ireland. I always look and think oh that ring really suits her hand. Maybe that’s cause of my man hands! 

Post # 18
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Helper bee

kmts111 :  I don’t live in Ireland but my Fiance is Irish! Some of his relatives live in Cork and we go there every other year. From what I recall, most diamonds are smallish. Definitely 1 carat or less. 

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2020 - Scotland

I’m from Scotland and I didn’t know much about engagement ring sizes etc before but was absolutely delighted with my ring which is a 2ct oval which suits my long fingers. After i received this I had a few comments from people about how big it is and what kind of job my fiancé has – rather uncomfortable coming from shop assistants etc. I don’t think it matters much as long as the person likes it! 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ukweddingbee jealousy I’d say!

Mine’s just over a carat and I got some surprised faces when I got engaged…

You don’t generally see anything above a carat in the UK. That being said I’ve been to a few client meetings recently with senior people rocking big stones. 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

My ring is considered huge here at 0.66 center stone. Most women I see with rings (not everyone gets one) is either an eternity band or 0.25 and under. kmts111 :  

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