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

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 16
1505 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I live in the Pacific NW, and my group of friends has various different rings and styles… like morganite, black diamond, moissy, chameleon diamond, I have a sapphire and diamond, solitaire diamonds … my group is kinda all over the map with rings.

BUT the ring I see around the most in my area would be a cushion probably around .6-.8 ct with a cushion halo/double halo in white gold…which is odd to me cause when I was younger (before I noticed everyone else’s rings) I figured that’s what I would get! 

Post # 17
1085 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

It’s very hard to figure out a “norm” because almost everyone I know who’s married or engaged has such wildly different rings! One friend has a 3-Stone princess cut, one has an heirloom toi et moi, one has just a plain wedding band (no e-ring at all), one has a 3-Stone round, one has an heirloom solitaire with a pave band, one has a pear halo… you get the idea! Haha

The settings are all pretty different and the stones range in size. I believe they are all diamonds (or at least, they are clear/white stones!). And white gold is 100% the norm! Only one of them has a yellow gold ring (and it’s one of the heirloom ones).

As far as strangers’ rings, I work a summer job in retail so I often admire customer’s rings, but honestly I don’t notice any big patterns except white gold (or platinum) always reigning supreme! I am the only person I know or have met in real life with a rose gold engagement/wedding ring.

Post # 18
4604 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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@melihbee:  I’m in a big east coast city in the U.S. – the typical ring in both my friend group and collegues is a 1.5-2.5 carat solitaire.  Round and oval are the shapes I’ve seen most often, with rose gold or platinum.  

Post # 19
537 posts
Busy bee

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@newbeegirl:  I used to live in Bellingham!


I’m in Vegas, and honestly it’s all over the map here.

I’ve noticed that in small towns there isn’t much variety, probably due to similar economic status and a more widespread knowledge of ‘who has what’. So there tends to be a prevailing trend.

In a big city (especially Vegas) there’s so much economic diversity that styles and sizes vary a lot. Of course white gold and halos are popular, because they were just popular in general for the past decade or so lol. But I think rose and yellow gold have been having a moment recently too.

I personally have a plain white gold solitaire, but only because I thought it would complement my light blue stone best. I love rose gold, and if I get a chance to upgrade that’s what I would get. I do prefer the classic look of a solitaire though.

Post # 20
93 posts
Worker bee

I am from California, Los Angeles. I would say the average is 1-2 carats.  I don’t really pay much attention to other people’s rings, but when I do, they are usually smaller in carat range. I think minimalist is the thing now. I have a 4 carat diamond ring, but I never wear it. I mostly wear my moissanite or my sapphire ring. 

Post # 21
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2022

In NY i’d say average is 1-2. Many have small fingers so it comes off larger but i think 1.5 is tops and white gold channel band and solitaire round

Post # 22
13 posts

I’m in a large city in West Texas, and where I live, I mostly see around here 1.5 – 2 carat rings. Halos, round & oval cuts tend to be really popular here, and most of the rings I see are either platinum, white gold, or rose gold. Another popular style are round solitaires with the 6-prong setting. Recently, I’ve seen an increase in radiant cuts on a pave band. 

I personally have a yellow gold emerald cut ring, which I love since I never see someone else around me with a similar style

Post # 23
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - Central Park

In Poland, dainty engagement rings are most common. Usually, engagement rings are .25 carat round diamond solitaires with a thin white gold band. Wedding rings are typically just a plain white gold band. I have very different taste and have a large, antique gemstone ring so I and stand out like a sore thumb. wink

Post # 24
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m moving to Missouri at the end of the year, currently in Tennessee. Most people I notice have a mix of ring types, from marquise to princess solitaires, or cluster rings in some circles. Pretty much all diamonds. Mine is definitely not the norm. 

Post # 27
16 posts

This is a fun thread. What beautiful rings too! I live in the UK, in a mid sized town. Rings are almost always a white gold or platinum diamond solitaire .25-.50ct is the norm. There is the odd larger stone or heirloom ring in a mis matched set (which I love) but they’re unusual. We went with white gold but swerved a diamond in favour of a violet sapphire instead. It’s a little usual but I absolutely love it. 

Post # 28
1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

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@violetstrange:  this is so beautiful and sparkly! I love it! Although, mine is VERY similar, so that’s probably why I like it so much, haha!

out of interest, what are you planning on going with, wedding band wise? I’ve got a bunch of ideas but nothing seems quite right yet, plain bands seem a bit dull, but anything with stones in it appears to overwhelm my beautiful sapphire, which I don’t want!

(here’s mine!)


Post # 29
640 posts
Busy bee


Halos, halos, halos. Usually a .25-.75ct diamond or a 1-2ct gemstone.

I also see a lot of emeralds, sapphires, and morganites.

Gemstones are in rose or yellow gold, but diamonds are always in white gold.


When I go out of the city I see more of the illusion cluster settings, like this:

Post # 30
122 posts
Blushing bee

I would say the most common around here is solitaires (carat or under), halos…or no ring. I have noticed that a lot of people around here don’t wear rings. I am on the west coast of Canada for reference.

Oh also I have noticed that older women usually have yellow gold trinity rings seem to be common. 

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