Please share what the average engagement ring looks like where you live

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Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

So, based on my friends, I’d say the most common would be white gold, around 1-2 carats, and either a solitaire or a 3-stone setting.

I’m probably less usual, as I have a classic 3-stone ring, but it’s rose gold, and the central stone is a peach sapphire rather than a diamond.

That said, most of my friends married/got engaged between 1 and 6 years ago, so maybe things are different now. I don’t know any youngsters with yellow gold, as you say.

 ETA – I’m in Sydney, Australia

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

I’d say probably a 0.5 to 0.7ct, white gold round solitaire is still the most common ring I’ve seen and know friends have. Halos were popular a little while ago and morganite but I don’t actually know anyone with those, but then I don’t know all that many people recently engaged.

This seems to be the most common I’ve seen:

Yellow and rose gold aren’t as popular, yellow gold is mostly popular in my parent’s generation (even though personally I love it)

My ring is about as far from the norm as possible though

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

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@melihbee:  I quite like morganite, it’s very feminine. I rather not share the specific country, but it’s not the US ๐Ÿ˜› I actually live in the largest city in the country but even so the rings aren’t larger and fancier than say the rural regions, which seems to be the case in the US. There are a few suburbs in my city where I would expect larger rings but they are outnumber by the rest.

This is my ring, rose gold and not a diamond or a solitaire so definitly not on trend… ah well ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Not too many engaged/married friends in my current town, but in my hometown:

– diamonds are roughly between 0.4 and 0.7 ct

– always white gold

– almost always a solitaire, sometimes a halo or some kind of narrow melee bypass design

– usually a pave shank

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

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@melihbee:  you can’t say that and not post a picture! I love seeing other pear rings ๐Ÿ™‚

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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@melihbee:  I’m in northwest WA and my circle generally has either a plain round solitaire somewhere between 0.5-1ct or a halo which are still SUPER common. I think most people I went to high school with have the typical white gold round brilliant, cushion halo ring with a pave band, their center stones usually look to be about .35-.75ct, but the rings look blingy because of the halo (sometimes double halo) and the pave band. 

I still have yet to see someone irl with my style ring, my engagement ring is a classic three stone and I love it!! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I live in the midwest. Most rings are white gold with a .25-.75 round in some sort of halo, cluster,  split/bypass shank, with some pave. The stones that are larger tend to be 1-1.5 and more of a simple solitaire. Rose gold is gaining traction and most in the 40+ have yellow gold if they haven’t changed their orginal set or gotten remarried. 

I don’t notice much for 2+ carats, non-white stones, stacks, or mixed metals. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

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@melihbee:  diamond or sapphire one stone rings usually the biggest you see is 0.25 (my ring is considered massive at 0.66) or diamond bands (the type many American women use as wedding bands). 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Around where I am, younger folks seem to have diamonds in the .5ct to low 1ct range or colored gems.  White gold/platinum and rose gold are pretty popular, but yellow gold seems to be popping up a bit more lately.  Round, oval and pear are probably the most popular shapes with the younger crowd around here. 

On older folks (myself included LOL), I see larger diamonds (more so in the 1.5-2ct range). My e-ring diamond would be considered on the large size for where I live in general, but is pretty average in my profession and social circle.  Solitaires, three stones and halos (which seem to be going out of favor a bit these days).  More white gold/platinum and yellow gold vs. rose gold in the older crowd and shapes are more varied (in addition to round, oval and pear, lots of emeralds, cushions, etc.). 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I’m from a country in south america and rings here are usually a tiny diamond (.10 ct) in a solitaire setting, or cluster three stone rings too. In general the settings aren’t very well made or delicate, compared to US rings they’re quite chunky, prongs are too big, halos always have that air gap, etc

I’ve never seen anyone wearing a 1 ct or +

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Almost everyone I know has a RB in a halo, about half of them have a split shank, most have pavé. All are white gold. I don’t know anyone my age IRL with a ring that isn’t white gold (except me). If it isn’t the above, it’s an oval halo or a pavé solitaire. Most are between 0.5-1ct or so, I’m sure a couple are a bit larger though. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

In California, I saw 1-2 ct rings often in rose gold and yellow gold. The most common though is platinum or white gold. I also saw more unique rings like marquis shapes and ovals. I saw lots of halos. In Colorado, I see mainly .5-1 ct rounds and princesses with thicker bands all in platinum. Around Denver area, I see similar to what I saw in California. In general, CZ is not that accepted in the US, but a lot of people don’t really care either .

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