Rings on weddingbee vs rings you see in person

posted 2 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

Eh. I guess it depends on where you live etc. Nearly all of my close engaged/married friends have a 2ct+ solitaire. We apparently all like solitairesđŸ¤£.. I think one might have small halo. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

l1989 :  Which part of the country do you live in? I live in the southwest and I too see 0.5-0.75

Post # 4
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Helper bee

It’s wealthier people who tend to plan the larger formal weddings that WB was designed for, so keep that in mind about the sample group you’re you’re seeing. There’s a lot of moissanite on here as well. 

I live in nowheresville, so rings are usually modest to average. I’m actually surprised I don’t see more moissanite TBH. It seems like most people still don’t know about it. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I live in Midwest US and see a lot of 1ct and under. Rarely more than that. 

Usually more populus areas/cities tend towards bigger rings it seems.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - .

I completely agree! I live in California and have a 1ct moissanite. On this site it seems to be on the smaller side of average, but in real life, it’s larger than about 80% of the stones I see.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I second that it depends on major cities. 

Almost every woman here has a 1-2 carat diamond soliataire.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Everything on bee is well above average.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I live in Asia and most does not even have engagement ring lol. Big flashy rings are belong to our mom/grandma lol.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Big city in the midwest and I see mostly .75 – 1.5ct… I remember seeing a huge one once in a casino here but I haven’t seen anything big big ever again. 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

In the UK barely anyone has heard of moissanite and most people have a diamond, which is the reason the rings I see here are bigger. I know one person in real life who has a moissanite and she also is the only other person I know with a larger stone.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I’m in the UK too, and among the people I know, solitaire rings don’t seem to be as popular as they are on this site. I know a few people with them, but there’s definitely a wider variety of styles and stones.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I live in the Bay Area, definitely a very wealthy place. But I see a wide range of ring sizes. A carat is kinda the norm, but I see plenty of larger ones, smaller ones (like mine, at 0.43 c), and even no engagement rings at all. For perspective: My friends and coworkers have rings ranging from plain bands to around 1.5 c, and those not renting live in homes ranging in price from 1.5 to 3 million..because real estate prices don’t really go lower for single family homes in decent school districts, sigh.

My circle is mostly 30 something, two income couples with young kids, but an important factor is that they’re from all over the world, so most didn’t grow up with a cultural expectation of a big rock. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

l1989 :  re the diamond market and moissanite? I doubt things will change. Apparently average ring prices just keep going up every year, and we are up to almost 8k for 2018 despite the rise of moissanite. Social media and Instagram apparently play a huge role in this size trending. 

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