(Closed) Everything is bigger in…. NYC

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
Member
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, because it’s true.  I’ve read posts on here about people saying that 0.3ct stones are garishly large, and they were all in the burbs or boonies somewhere.  Here it’s not uncommon to see 3cts!

I’m glad there’s a NYC board.  When people are complaining about catering prices at $30/head, I just can’t relate.

Post # 4
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922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yup, I have 1.5 carats with almost another half on my band – I LOVE my ring, but its much smaller than most other people I know…most people I know have ROCKS!

And $225 a head hear – OUCH!  Gotta love NYC!

Post # 5
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690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree! Mine is 1.43 and I love it. A woman I work with has one that must be 4 or 5 carats- its freaking huge!!! Thats NYC for you!

Post # 6
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5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mine is 1.71 and I’m definitely on the smaller side of average at work. I just sort of try not to stare, doesn’t make me love mine any less though.

Post # 7
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Congratulations!

I’m from Boston and in a similiar boat. Mine is 2.2 and I’m not saying it’s small but compared to everyone around me it’s not one of the larger ones.

Post # 8
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1251 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yup! So I’m from NY, my parents are there and that’s where the wedding will be but Fiance and I currently live in New Husband while I’m in grad school. Up here, my ring is definitely much larger than the norm. I even had someone tell me that it was “the largest diamond she had ever seen” with this shocked look in her eyes. But when I go home, it just blends right in. I think the NYC average is 2ct, so mine is even a little smaller than average in NY. It’s really ridiculous to see the comparison!

Post # 9
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94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yeah, I’m sure it’s in the circle of friends you have, but anything between 1.5ct to 2.5ct is, well, normal!  And I’m sure if you are in a circle of well-off people, the average size there is higher!  I can’t imagine having a good-sized rock like you girls’ and having people at work with even larger stones??

Mine is 3ct but for some reason, other people’s stones look much larger.  maybe I just have big fingers.

Everything’s just SO different in NYC (and I’m sure LA, SF, etc.) than the rest of the country!

Post # 10
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yup, another NYC bee here. I have a 1.53 (with another .25 in the band) and it’s on the avg to smaller size for my office.

I was in a meeting with a girl who has almost the same setting as me, but had what must have been at least 2.5 – 3c round brilliant in it. I was trying so hard not to stare!

I love my ring, but wow you can get pretty jaded pretty fast by the size of the rings in  NYC.

Post # 14
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2742 posts
Sugar bee

I honestly never noticed rings until I got engaged and yes, I do see some ladies with these huge rings and then the huge ear rings and then the bracelets etc. I would be so scared to wear those on the subway. I haven’t gotten mine yet but it’s probably going to be in the 1.35 to 1.5 range. And it’s a sapphire which I heard is more compact and denser so it will look smaller. Oh well.

   Don’t even get me started on the per head. I moved my wedding to Houston because my family is there and I thought it would be cheaper. Yeah right! Houston is the 4th largest city in America with the prices to boot. It’s still cheaper than NYC though.

 

@lauren810c: Yeah, but your pictures looked AWESOME!!!

Post # 15
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs. Beans: I’m talking center stone weight.

 

@bRooklynRocks: Yup! That’s part of the reason I’m having my wedding in Maine. NYC prices are just too steep for me!

Post # 16
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94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mine’s a solitaire, no diamonds on the band except for some surprise ones.  I’d want a tiny-diamond wedding band though.

Before I was engaged, I STARED at some women’s huuuuuge stones.  I still don’t know what size they were. 

Wow, 23?? young!

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