Post # 32
I live in south Alabama. 0.25 to 0.50 ct. rings are what I see on a day-to-day basis. I also see a lot of women who just wear their wedding bands. 1ct is considered large among my group of friends because they’re mostly recent college graduates working their first “real” jobs.
Post # 33
I voted for 2+ because I see quite a few 1-1.5 ct rings in the area when out in public. Just think that 2+ is LARGE. However, i do see some under 1’s, too. I have a 1.2 ct and mine seems to be the largest in my social circle.
Post # 34
lol! love the fine print on your post! 🙂
Post # 35
It definitely looks like rings are bigger in america:)
I live in London and all my colleauges/friends thought that my ring was huge – in fact it is a 1.3 carat (1.6 with shoulder stones), so not so big by american standards i guess…
Post # 36
I’m from New England and I think anything over 1.5 carats (for a single diamond) would get noticed but nothing would get a major reaction unless it were over 2 carats.
In Ireland where I live it’s much less – 1 carat seems to be most noticeable size for a larger single stone – smaller than that doesn’t seem to get much notice but larger does…
Post # 37
I’m in Missouri – 1/3 c – .5 c is pretty standard for the middle of the state, but near St. Louis or Kansas City it rises (just like the cost of living) to around 1 – 1.5 cs. Then you get some of the baseball players wives, who have ridiculous rocks. It’s just a matter of where you live and the cost of living, as well as the demographic 🙂
Post # 38
thanks for the info!
hey, I’m in academia too, maybe that’s why!
Post # 39
In Saint Louis, I’d say 1 carat is probably “big”–it’s what a lot of women upgrade to. There are some wealthy older women running around here with some boulders, though! It’s not very often I see a 1.5 or 2 carat sparkler.
The midwest is relatively “modest” by all standards. I don’t see a lot of high end designer items, either.
Post # 40
I live and work in DC and I think anything ranging from 1-2cts is the norm and anything over that as large (not so large if you’re a member on the Hill).
Post # 41
I work in academics so I think anything over a half carat looks big.
Mine is a half carat and a few people have commented on how big it is!
Post # 42
I honestly have no idea. I’ve never once sat around with my girlfriend’s discussing the size of anybody’s ring. Sure, sometimes you see a ring and you think “BAZINGA! that’s a big rock” but I wouldn’t know what the carat size is and I’d certainly never be so rude as to ask. I really don’t understand why is such an issue for some folks.
Post # 43
why is everyone concerned about ring size? that’s NOT what’s important…
Post # 44
I’d say 1.5 – 2 carats is considered “large” but not definitely not uncommon where I live in CT (metro NY).
Post # 45
I don’t know why you felt the need to make this post?! I don’t think that anyone is claiming that size is or is not important people are just sharing information that they find interesting. If you aren’t interested then don’t post.
I live in Manhattan working in a fairly lucrative field, I would guess that on the street the average size is about 2-2.5 but at my work its closer to 3 -3.5.
Post # 46
I’d say anything over 1 carat is considered ‘large’ here. Maybe 1.25 and up.