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

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Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

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@violetstrange:  Wow! One of the most beautiful sapphires I’ve ever seen!

Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m in the Midwest. I feel like most people I work with or see have maybe around .5 to .75 diamond solitaire usually in white gold. I see a good bit of halos with the solitaires the smaller side like I said. I have a coworker who has yellow gold and a bluish sapphire. That’s a little out of the norm. I have a dainty solitaire about .3 with a wrap diamond band. I have dreams of someday getting either a larger diamond or getting a larger gemstone ring. I love all the gemstones that I see on here!! 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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@coffeeeee:  I think it’s so cool how aligned the comments on this post seem to be (at least for us PNW people) Guess there’s something going for the small round brilliant with cushion halos and illusion cluster settings! 

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@violetstrange:  I love the color of your sapphire!! How beautiful 💕 

Post # 34
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Busy bee

All white gold, mostly oval, halo, and around .50 carat.  I had one friend pick an unusual band as an engagement ring, it was rose gold and thin with black and blue stones in it.  All the rings generally come from Kay.  And in my friend/work circle the bigger the ring, the more turbulent the relationship (2 I can think of right now with about 1.5-2 carat rings argue on Facebook and break up often but are somehow still engaged).

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

In my social circle there is a large variety- morganite in rose gold; sapphire in rose gold; vintage diamond band; 1 carat solitaire in platinum; 0.75 oval halo in white gold; blue diamond solitaire in white gold. My friends’ rings don’t have s lot in common with each other!

At work I would say 1-2 carat diamonds are the norm. Lots of larger round solitaires in white gold, or halos in white or rose.

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I live in Northern California (San Francisco area). Rings here are typically solitaires with a white gold or yellow gold band with a round or oval stone. Sometimes you’ll see a halo style. Average carat size is anywhere between 1-2, but I have seen larger stones around 3+

Post # 37
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Newbee

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@thecoffeefiend:  thank you! Yours is stunning too, is it a pad sapphire? I’m in the same boat. I’ve actually purchased two to try as I couldn’t decide. I’m honestly debating being married with both a plain straight white gold band and one with a slight curve. Can mix and match or wear the straight band alone. But it’ll still be ‘the one we were married with’ whatever I wear. I’ve just realised I’ve only made a case for being indecisive and no help at all, sorry! Haha

Post # 38
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Newbee

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@newbeegirl:  how sweet, thank you so much. I honestly didn’t realise they  came in so many colours until recently 🙈

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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@melihbee:  Thanks!! The center is a hot pink sapphire. The halo is diamonds, and the outer stones are blue sapphires. 

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’m in Toronto, Canada. Within my circle the simple solitaire-on-white-gold is less common, and most folks seem to go with something with unique design elements to reflect their personal style. Mine’s a custom design with a half-carat round diamond flanked by tiny diamonds set in small leaf shapes — we worked with a designer to create something with the stones in my Grandma’s ring, and used platinum. Among my other close friends, one has a 1.5ish oval solitaire on yellow gold, one has a vintage ring with a round sapphire set in platinum with some side stones, one has her husband’s grandmother’s deco-style cocktail ring with some diamonds in it, another has a pearl set in white gold, and many have quirky things they found or designed through independent local jewelers.  

Post # 41
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Helper bee

You can see a lot of different rings in Colorado depending on where you are. Most older folks (40+) have large 1-2ct princess cut stones typically with a channel set band in white/yellow gold or platinum. Younger folks (early 20s) get a little more fun with their rings and have claddagh rings, chocolate diamonds, gemstone colored rings. The metal that reigns supreme is white gold/platinum though yellow gold and rose gold are trending upwards. And folks right around 30 are super trendy and you mostly see round or oval diamonds/white stones in a pave setting in white gold/platinum. Barely any mixed metals but the older women do get real crazy with a stack. 

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I live in NY and the average band is white gold with an average size of 1 – 1.5 ct diamond.  I’ll post mine.  My ring is platinum and the diamond is 2.6. 

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

In Turkey engagement ring is a simple gold band, usually yellow.

We consider something like a white gold, solitaire with a plain band, 0.2-0.5 ish diamond a proposal ring.

Most people I know including celebrities ditch their proposal rings and wear the band only. 

Post # 44
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Blushing bee

I live in the UK, in the midlands. Almost everyone I know who has got engaged in the last 10 years has a white gold halo, with the centre stone 0.5ct or under. Mostly round or princess cuts, but there is an occasional oval. Second most popular is a yellow gold round or princess solitaire in an illusion setting. 

Sorry for the giant photos. When I reduce the size it doesn’t seem to make any difference when I actually post the comment. 

Like these: 

In my parents generation, you’ll rarely see anything but yellow gold. Three stone rings were very popular, particularly a centre diamond with two sapphires, emeralds, or rubies on either side. 

e.g. (but with the gems switched)

 

And then “princess di” style rings – a gemstone with a diamond halo – have been popular ever since she got hers. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

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@violetstrange:  thank you! It is a pad sapphire! And I’m also thinking either a straight plain band or a slightly curved one… I’m debating maybe inset/flush set stones, like this, but this in rose gold with peach stones (but I haven’t seen anything quite like it at our jeweller so I don’t know if it will look any good, and who knows how hard it will be to find a matching shade of peach):

White Gold Wedding Ring, White Gold Wedding Band – Capucinne

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