Poll: How many carats (or what equivalent) is your engagement ring center stone?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Poll: How many carats (or DEW) is your engagement ring center stone? (not TCW)

    Under 0.5 carat/DEW

    0.5 to .75 carat/DEW

    0.76 to .90 carat/DEW

    0.91 to 1 carat/DEW

    1.01 to 1.25 carats/DEW

    1.25 to 1.5 carats/DEW

    1.51 to 2 carats/DEW

    2.1 to 3 carats/DEW

    3+ carats/DEW

  • Post # 2
    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    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
    4521 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    2 carat DEW (2.2 carat sapphire).

    Post # 6
    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    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 # 8
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    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
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2020

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    baileybagels :  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
    1264 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    …you missed from 2.01-2.09

    If each of your options were the same size, you would get better results

    Post # 11
    1381 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2021

    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 # 14
    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

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    baileybagels :  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
    2758 posts
    Sugar bee

    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. 

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