Post # 1
I know a lot of people say the Bee doesn’t reflect what they see around them in terms of center stone sizes, so I’m curious what the break down is – not looking for total carat weight, just the size of the biggest stone.
Would you say your stone size is smaller or bigger than what you see among your friends and around town? What’s typical for your area? Thanks!
(Pics are always welcome of course! )
Post # 2
I picked 2.1 to 3 carats/DEW…. (2.5ct) because if I had a diamond that’s what size it would be based of the 10X8 MM measurements, I have a blue sapphy center stone.. sapphires are heavier than diamonds so technically my center stone is 3.5 cts based off the sapphire chart, but you asked for DEW =)
I would say my setting is generally larger than my friend circle, but I am practically the only one with a gemstone e-ring, everyone else has diamonds… except 1 friend has a morganite.
HOWEVER if I did have a diamond/lab diamond/ or moissy mine would be much smaller than what I have now, prob under 2 carats =)
Post # 3
Mine is 2.2 cts. I’d say it’s larger than my friends who got married in their younger years, but close or maybe smaller to some others who got married older.
I’m going on my second marriage and we are older, so therefore have more money, so I got a bigger ring. First one was 1.24 cts.
Post # 4
2 carat DEW (2.2 carat sapphire).
Post # 5
Beautiful ring. I bet you get a lot of compliments! That’s interesting that sapphires are heavier – I really like the feel of a ring with a little weight. I chose DEW so we’d all have some common measurement, but I know it’s imperfect 🙂
Post # 6
My center stone is about 1ct, though it doesn’t face up at quite a carat. It was inherited from my grandmother 🙂
I would say I normally see anything from .50 up to 1.25 in my area (Nashville, TN)
Post # 7
That’s a really good point about age/place in career when getting married. Probably why we see so many up grade threads on here!
I always love your ring – it’s so unique!
What a special ring! I love the setting and the sentimental connection of the stone. I have a RHR that was my grandma’s that is very special to me.
Post # 8
Mine has a 0.6ct center round brilliant, it’s a classic three stone. We got engaged young though I’d say my diamond is average to slightly larger than most I see, even among older women (my and my family’s social circles are well off but not outwardly blingy people). Style of ring has a lot to do with center stone size as most people I see have complicated twist bands, double halos, split shanks etc and that makes up for the smaller center stones.
I agree with PP’s on age; although my engagement ring center stone is 0.6ct, two years later I received an anniversary ring with a 1.23ct cushion diamond once we’d stabilized our finances more and I’m planning on getting a 1.1ct round diamond solitaire in the future because I just love them!
Post # 9
0.66 diamond. It is bigger than those around me where I live (most are at or below the 0.50 ct mark) and much smaller than my relatives rings in New York… size really is relative to location lol
Post # 10
…you missed from 2.01-2.09
If each of your options were the same size, you would get better results
Post # 11
Mine’s a 1.18ct sapphire which equates to a 0.88ct DEW. I honestly feel like the proportions are perfect for my hand ☺️
Post # 12
I think the .6ct looks quite substantial on your hand and the whole set is really beautifiul.
I’ve heard NYC rings are out of this world huge. Defninitley agree about location.
Post # 13
Couldn’t agree more – perfect finger coverage!
haha good catch, I’ll leave it to you to do the rounding. More interested in the breakdowns at the smaller sizes – certainly nothing scientific here
Post # 14
Thank you so much! I do get compliments from other gemstone lovers! Luckily no one has ever challenged the fact I picked a gemstone over the diamond or moissy route… but I did have a few moissy’s none made me swoon like the sapphire! I am kinda a nerd with sapphire facts, I also found it interesting that they weigh more, they are just more dense! =)
Great thread btw! I also love the opprotunity to see all the rings on here!
Post # 15
I have 1.25, but my fingers are small so I think it looks closer to 1.5 on me. Most people in my circle aren’t married, but those who are it really varies. I know people with maybe .2-.3 carat centers and those with probably 2-3 carat rings. I have an economically diverse group of friends, from those buried in student loans and barely scraping by to those who are quite well-off, and those who are somewhere in the middle or whose situations have changed considerably in the time they’ve been married. I actually don’t know a lot of people with mid-size stones — in my limited sample I know either people with .5 and under or those with ~2 carats or more. I live in a major city where I see stones of all sizes.