Post # 1
I have been stalking this board for forever days and have seen some beautiful rings! I have always wondered if your your stone size choice was affected by where you live? Do you have a big stone in a small town? Or a small stone/no stone in a big city?
My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I picked a little larger ring than most of the girls I know but I don’t give a crap! Lol! We love in a good size town, but it’s not a huge city by any means.
So how about it ladies?! Show me your ring and tell me how you came to your decision!
Post # 2
I have around a .3-.4 in a city. But it is Art Deco platinum setting from the 1940s and very high quality .It all depends for me where I am around town, it’s nicer than a lot I see riding the city bus. However, the doctors around the hospital I work… waaaay bigger rings than mine!
Post # 3
I live in a big city and I have what most consider a small stone.
I picked it because I wanted something that I felt comfortable wearing everyday. I use my hands a lot and I am a mom. I like doing projects. My wedding rings have meaning behind them, and rich or not– I wouldn’t purchase a bauble for my finger that sits in a box often. I guess I just don’t see the point.
I wear my rings all the time.
There isn’t an “average” size stone where I live (statistically there is, sure)– but there are super poor, middle class, and weathly people (obviously, because it’s a big city)– I see rings of all sizes.
What I love seeing the most?? When you see couples who are a bit older (50-60’s), and they’re well off and accomplished now, but they married younger and didn’t have much– and she still wears the same ring. I think that’s super cool 🙂
Post # 4
LittleE3: I love rings with history! I feel that it makes it even that much more special. DO you have a picture? I would love to see it!
MrsEME: That is a beautiful ring! I understand having a smaller setting when you work with your hands, but it depends on the person. I love hearing about everyones stories about why they got their ring. Thanks for the picture!!!
Post # 5
soontobesmith87: not quite mine yet- sometime in the next 3 months he said!!
Post # 6
I have a 1.4 ct center stone with 0.3 ct side stones in a palladium setting. My ring is pretty big for where I live now in North Carolina, but I grew up in Southern California and it’s on the small side there. We have a family friend from SoCal with a 6 ct rock, and that’s not that atypical. Around here, my friends have around 1 ct, but they’re also highly educated so that’s higher than average.
Post # 7
My ring is larger than most in my town, it’s not huge or anything but above avergae for my area. Granted I’m in a military town where money is a bit tight.
Post # 8
I live in a somewhat small town but there are many wealthy people here. I have a .83 carat princess cut Leo diamond in a Neil Lane Halo setting with matching band tcw is 2.20 carats. For my age (26) I would consider mine pretty nice as most of the people my age in my town have around 1 carat total weight rings or less, but my husband who is also 26 makes very good money for our area..im told often by older people that im lucky to have such a nice wedding set being so young. Though of I was rocking a 3 carat diamond most people here would assume its fake if your my age.
Post # 9
I live in a large suburb, so most rings are .75 to 1.5 carat diamond rings. However, mine is very unique because it’s not a diamond. I have a band style ring of Australian black opals.
Post # 10
I live in Nashville. It’s in the south, so things arent as pricey here. But there are still plenty of wealthy people.
my center stone is 1.51, and it seems big when I’m on my college campus
Post # 11
I don’t even know how big mine is because we bought it off of a family member and didn’t bother asking, but it’s less that a carat and still pretty sparkly and pretty. In my town people are more into unique and artsy things so diamonds aren’t really a competitive thing around here. Sometimes I even feel like people look down on me for having diamonds in the first place.
Post # 12
My center stone is 1.2 cts but my entire ring is a little over 3 cts. It’s much bigger than what most people around my area have (southern US).
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Depends on the age bracket as well. The trend in my area- suburb about 25 min out of NYC is at least a carat. But compared to my mom and my Future Mother-In-Law, my .7 is pretty big. Honestly- we downsized from a blingy halo and I’m more comfortable with my dainty simple setting.
Post # 14
I’m in Los Angeles and diamond sizea are all over the board. I would say 1carat is considered a very good size to receive. I have a little over 1.5 and I don’t stand out. It isn’t rare to see a 2+ center stone but I also see smaller stones all the time.
Post # 15
I live in a small town in the south and I would say 1.5 is big. my ring is a .5center which for my age is good but def older people in the city have larger center stones.