(Closed) How does your ring size compare to where you live?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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Melithehoneybee:  My center is a over 2.5 also but I do think that is on average a bit bigger than most NYC girls. However, the range here can be very tiny to gigantic. I think that’s probably typical of all major cities though.

Post # 63
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Old Victorian B&B/Restaurant & Gardens

I have really small hands and fingers so I do get a lot of random people oogling it, especially becauise I also look younger than I am (will be 23 soon) I live in a mid sized city in Canada. I didnt have any say in the choosing and would have never gone for something like this but I absolutely love it!!  I did get to pick out my wedding band which is a thin band of black diamonds (like the outer diamonds on my e-ring) ๐Ÿ™‚  108 days to go!

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m in a suburb in Minnesota and the more established and older women tend to have 1 or 1.5 carats. My fiance an I are still pretty young and almost finished with college and my ring is a .71 and that is pretty big compared to my friends who are engaged. Around my age it’s around .3-.5 and they usually have halos.

Post # 65
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a 1.05 stone and live in a medium city.  I don’t know if it is normal or not for where I live, I have always just wanted at least 1ct for my center stone since I was a little girl.

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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jbinlove:  yes. True. Your ring is very pretty by the way. And it has amazing finger coverage. May I ask what’s your ring size?

Post # 67
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Thanks so much – not sure which size Fiance ended up getting but its either a 5 or 5.25

Post # 68
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Blushing bee

I live in a small touristy town, yet it is a wealthy town.

We recently moved here so i’m not sure of the average size since we are only starting to get to know people. Yet where we use to live and all our friends engagement rings were around .50-.70 centre diamond. And another girl I know has a cluster of smaller diamonds, yet it does look beautiful. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone with a 1+ carat diamond. When I received my ring with a .50 centre diamond it was just beautiful. When we were looking I always said to my Fiancé I wanted a bigger diamond, around .70. Yet I’m glad I went with the smaller, it looks perfect on my finger and the halo makes it look so much bigger (not that that matters). 

Enjoy ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 69
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Buzzing bee

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Chaedra:  LMAO, I used to live in NJ and you made me laugh, haha, so true.

I don’t have my ring yet (damn waiting!) but mine will be well under 1 carat, I’m hoping for under .5 carats. We live in Manhattan so this will be considered very small, most of my family has from 2.5-5 carats. I just personally don’t like outward displays of wealth, and I’m also not a super blingy kind of girl, and I’m super duper active (I don’t want to have to take it off for the gym, for dance, for cooking, etc.). I want a vintage art deco setting, and they tend to have smaller stones anyway. I’m sure I’ll get some side eye or comments for having a small stone, but my promise ring is just a plain gold band, so I’m used to that. I just feel that when I see a very large stone, that the wearer really wants me to notice their wealth, I don’t want people to notice my ring first and make that assumption about my personality.  

Post # 70
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Newbee

I live in Connecticut, but I’m not quite sure why people are concerned about the size of their ring, rather than the quality of it. You can get a 3 carat, low-grade diamond in be the “biggest in town”. Personally, I rather have the .85 carat with a diamond halo, D-color VS1… which is what I have ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 71
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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soontobesmith87:  We live outside of a very small town in a cute little house on 52 acres of mixed bush with waterfront. I feel like my ring is average to my friends, but I don’t know the ‘specs’.

I’m amazed by all of the women on here that chose their own ring! My Fiance picked my ring, and I LOVE it. He did ask me for hints, I told him I liked yellow gold, and that I liked princess cut… he took it from there and knows more about rings than I do now!

He chose the setting and style and I’m completely in love and impressed with him. I wouldn’t trade my ring for anything. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 72
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

I live in NYC and my stone is just over 1 carat (1.03) so it’s considered small.  I guess on the smaller side of average.  I don’t know many people that have anything less than 1

Post # 73
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

my ring is just under 1.5 solitaire – were I am from (Midwest/south) it’s quite big as 1 carat is a nice, big size and most people have less. Where I live (just moved to an uber wealthy part of Long Island close to NYC) it’s small! Which is insane! But especially middle aged ladies… WOW some of those rings. 

Also so many people my age have larger halo settings so their rings have more finger coverage, but center is just under/at 1 carat. My ring looks more modest next to those but in reality was probably much more $$.

I just decide to ignore the race to the biggest, the jealousy or coveting- it’s a race no one ever wins! My ring is gorgeous and I Lurve it so I try not to drool too much over the massive stuff I see. 

Post # 74
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Bumble bee

I live in california and my center stone is 1.6 (def smaller compared to the monster stones I’ve seen). My total carat weight is a little over 4 carats, which is considered bigger than average I guess. 

Post # 75
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

I have a 1.09 and it’s the biggest in my office except for 1 woman whom has a 3ct and it is very very cloudy. most have been married 15+ years. Out of my friends, mine is the largest but out of my family, there are 2 who have 2ct diamonds. I’m in TX now

Post # 76
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Industrial/Modern

We just ordered mine so I don’t have it yet but it’s a 1.5 ct center with a halo. I have no clue what the average ring size is in Toronto but it is a major city and has a comparetive cost of living to NYC so I imagine it’s a good wide range. 

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