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 # 16
    2637 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

    My true diamond engagement ring is a 1ct princess cut, however I have several moissy sets I wear and those are all 2ct equivalent. I also have a 1.44ct blue sapphire set. My friend group doesn’t really wear anything other than wedding bands but my coworkers all have under 1ct. So it’s a mixture. Where I live you see any size from .25 all the way to huge size lol Here’s my diamond ring:

    Post # 18
    371 posts
    Helper bee

    I have a 1.03ct round diamond! I’m one of the first in my friend group to get engaged, so I can’t really judge if mine is big/small/average in comparison. I’m also the only person of those who have gotten engaged to have a solitaire, both other girls I know have halos, so I’m sure mine looks smaller at first glance even if their center stones are smaller than mine. 

    Post # 19
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2021

    I’m actually not sure of the ring size, but think it’s perhaps a carat equivalence moissonite? Opinions welcome lol. Below is a photo, my hands are 5.5.

    I would say my ring is average for my area. I rarely see significantly bigger but then, I don’t roll in wealthy circles for the most part. Not that many of my friends are married, but o it of my small sample size, two have non diamond stones and two have diamond-appearing stones.


    Post # 21
    1018 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

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    baileybagels :  Mine is bigger than I see around my circle but I also got married later in life in comparison. My center stone is 2.7


    Post # 25
    11 posts

    I voted for .75-1 but when we first started looking at rings we were looking at .5 carat diamonds which is what was in our budget. I wanted a halo to accentuate the diamond a little more. Unknown to me he was then gifted an heirloom diamond that is .84 carats and faces up like a 1 carat as it’s not a very deep diamond. If I had known we were getting this diamond I would have chosen a solitaire setting but he loves the halo, it just feels a little blingy at times but I do love my ring.

    Post # 26
    1381 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2021

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    newbee5 :  I love the proportions of your ring! It’s perfect. 

    Post # 28
    2637 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

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    baileybagels :  Thanks 😊

    Post # 29
    5978 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have a three stone and the biggest diamond is just under half a carat. I definitely am on the small end at my work and in our circle of friends.

    Most of our friends are professionals who got engaged with a few years of an established career under their belts. I think if we had gotten engaged a few years into our career (vs in college) I would likely have a larger stone but I also think I would have gotten a gem stone if I stumbled across this site earlier so who knows.

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