(Closed) Ring size and specs by demographic

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Ring Center Stone Size by Area
    >.25-.5 : (31 votes)
    11 %
    .5-.75 : (41 votes)
    14 %
    .76-1 : (42 votes)
    15 %
    1-2 : (134 votes)
    47 %
    Larger : (36 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 62
    3208 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @Shina:  I’ve noticed this. I have a 1.01 hearts & arrows cut and VS clarity. My stone is so clear and sparkly, though it is smaller than average for my area (Toronto). Even on my size 4 finger, my 1 carat looks undersized, though every larger diamond I see is no where near as sparkly as mine. Some are downright cloudy! My jeweller said that the great majority of clients rank carat size as a top priority instead of cut or clarity.

    Post # 63
    24 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Hi! Happy to play!  My engagement ring center is a GIA 3.52 brilliant cushion, little round diamonds on band around .70 so total is I suppose 4.22 carats.  Wedding ring is made of 5 round diamonds totaling 2.01 carats. Live in Atlanta! 

    Post # 64
    1192 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Mine doesn’t have a center stone, but it’s .25 tcw. We got engaged in Orlando where it was roughly average for our friends there, but then moved to South Jersey and I’m definitely on the small side here.

    Post # 65
    472 posts
    Helper bee

    The center stone is 2 carats and I have no idea what the total carats are. I have 64 tiny diamonds along the band and setting. 

    I live in California. I’m originally from Orange County and my fiance is from San Diego. 

    Here’s an article from 2008 with a bit of information on this topic:


    Post # 66
    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I live in the Boston area (originally from San Diego). My ring is slightly larger than .5 carats– the fiance won’t tell me exactly, haha. I would say it seems to be comparable to most people in the area. But, I would say at my Christian grad school, this is on the larger side.

    Post # 67
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @weddingbound:  LOL I love the style as well, just done last week. Go to get a same one sweety~

    Post # 68
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My center stone is just slightly under 1.5 carats, and I live in Ohio. I have no idea what the average stone is around us though – I definitely know tons of people with larger stones, and a few with smaller. I think it’s probably smaller than the majority of people we are friends with, but I’m okay with that.

    Post # 69
    742 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    At work I see more diamonds above 1/4 carat because the other teachers tend to live in the posh town up the road. In my home life I know people with a 1/3 carat blue topaz, a 1/2 ct emerald cluster and a 1/4 ct diamond. I have a 1ct moissanite. I like gemstones and have many in different types and sizes up to about 8ct ish, some natural some lab made. I’ve never been really questioned on them in regular society because that just isn’t *done* round here. It would be like asking someone about money! 

    I’ve never seen a jeweler bar one exception stock a ring with anything bigger than a 1/2 carat diamond in the window. I know from working with the education authority that this is one of the most deprived areas in the country. Aside from that UK highstreet jewelers even the expensive ones have I/J SI2 or lower diamonds and rarely anything other than Round Brilliant or Princess. There are places to choose a diamond yourself or find a bigger one, like the jewelry quarter in Birmingham and I guess York would have places because it’s so expensive there. 

    Post # 70
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have a 1.2 ct centre stone and 0.4 ct stones in the band, I live in NE Scotland where there is a fair bit of money so this isn’t unusual for my immediate area

    Post # 71
    6290 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @lunalyra:  Exactly!

    For example, Ernest Jones have a 1ct HI VS2 ring in platinum, for £12500.

    The company I used for my engagement ring have a very similar ring with the same specs, for just £6000. Or, you could get an E coloured VVS1 1ct solitaire for £11300 with the company we used, giving FAR superior specs, and giving you a nice £1200 change!

    The high street is crazy expensive; since I’ve discovered the wonders of Hatton Garden there is no going back, I would only now buy cheap and cheerful jewellery from high-street stores (or gem stones rings which can be OK value for money). I’m just annoyed that it took me so long to realise :-s

    Post # 72
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    2 ct center in Detroit. I live in a pretty nice part of town and have definitely seen rings bigger than mine, but I think it’s above average.

    Post # 73
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2000

    1.5 center stone and I live in OH

    Post # 74
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Probably irrelevant:

    .47ct, E-F, vs1, excellent cut… midwest good sized college city.

    But it was an heirloom ring, so it means nothing :).  And my parents and his parents are from opposite sides of the US… we met in the middle lol.

    Personally, when he thought he’d pay for a ring (at 40 he forgot the promised ring from parents engagement) I didn’t want anything much smaller than I have but no bigger than .75… I wanted a 24/7 ring that I didn’t have to worry about.

    What we had made from the heirloom ring, so you know how seriously low maintenance I am :). :

    ETA: I almost voted .5-whatever, cause I’m constantly told “.47 is the same as half a carat” but I’m technical… and it’s not .5… and I’m super happy with what it is!

    Post # 75
    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @petalpetal:  I’d love to see a pic of yours – I’m trying to find bands with tiny diamonds in for inspiration to design mine 😉

    Post # 76
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee

    My ring is 2.25ct center/2.5 tcw and I live in Montreal, Canada. I would say that it’s above average size for this area, but average for our community/group of friends.

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