Post # 32
my ring is around .25ctw, and i have a 3 stone ring with pave accent. my friend just got an almost 2ctw ring from her fiance. my best friend has a ring with three tiny tiny mele size stones. my mother has a 1ct aquamarine with some side stones. my Future Mother-In-Law has around a half carat solitare. my aunt has around 1.5ct total in her ring. those are the people closest to me. however, i also have friends with 2ct solitaires and friends with larger than that.
that being said, i too think that it depends on where you live, and your social circle.
personally? i think anything over 2 carats is BIG. i think anything under .10ct is small. but that’s just my opinion.
Post # 33
We are getting ready to buy a ring and are going to get a .70-.75 stone. After trying them on, that looks best on my hands and will be practical to wear every day (I work with my hands). Here in New York, my ring will look tiny, especially as I don’t like halos. Back home in NC, it’ll look about normal. I think it depends on the area. I don’t mind either way!
Post # 34
Where I live/work, my 1.5 is pretty average/medium…I think >2.5 is big, <.75 is small.
Post # 35
Based on your poll, I would say anything over 2cts is large and anything under .5 is small. Most of my friends/area fall around 1 ct more or less.
Post # 36
I put less an .5 small and more than 1 is big. However, like many people posted, it does depend on your social circle and even on the person’s finger who is wearing the ring. My center stone is .75 but since I have a size 3.5 finger, it looks HUGE on me. I personally think a 1 carat would look way too big and gaudy on my finger even though my fiance can afford it no problem so it definitely varies.
Post # 37
Where I live anything under a 3ct center stone is considered small and no center stone is considered to big…it’s LA and sadly its all about the material things.
Post # 38
under .25 cts is small, over 1 is big.
Post # 39
@swisea01: I don’t know where your ring is from, but I saw a similar one at Kohl’s over the weekend and kinda fell in love.
In my opinion, under .5 is small and over .75 is big (I have small fingers).
In my circle, under .25 is small and over .5 is HUGE. My center stone is .25 and it’s the biggest one in the family (most of them don’t have stones at all, although my great aunt’s is a giant turquoise). My cousin has a large (to me, though not gaudy) ring, but I don’t know the specs on it.
Post # 40
In this area I get comments that my ring is so big… It’s only 1 ct. So I’d say for my area .75 and up is big and .30 and under is small. I guess I’m lucky to live where I do lol.
Post # 41
In my region and social circle anything over 1ct would be considered big. It totally depends though, the last company I worked at was a very successful oilsands company and the ladies I worked with thought anything less than about 2ct was small.
Post # 42
Def depends on the area. I live in greater NYC area – nothing is too big haha.
A friend of mine has almost a 3ct cushion, but another friend of mine has a 1ct Round Brilliant that she absolutely adores. I also work in an affluent town that makes me wish my 2.2ct Round Brilliant was bigger lol!
But in my eyes, anything smaller than a 1ct is “small” and anything like 1.75ct and over is pretty big/substantial.
Post # 43
- Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA
I think .50 carat is the perfect size. So anything smaller is small and anything larger is large. Of course, my opinion is based on the size of my own diamond which is .50 carat, and I think my ring is perfect. 😉
Post # 44
To me, anything less than 1 is small and anything bigger than 1 is big.
Post # 45
It really depends on where you live and what you’re used to seeing as “normal/not normal”
I live in NYC/Westchester , and I see women riding the metro north/walking the streets of Manhattan with 2+ carat rings
Big to me is 3+
AVG to me is 1.5-2.5
Post # 46
im also a 1.01 center and I have the largest stone of anyone in my social circle- I voted over 1 as big.