(Closed) What is considered a “large” ring where you live? (or among your friends)

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Where you live/among your group of friends/family, what is considered a "large" diamond?

    Something under .50 could be considered large

    .50 to 1 carat

    1 to 1.5 carats

    1.5 to 2

    over 2

  • Post # 32
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

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    @JennyW1: lol! love the fine print on your post! 🙂

    Post # 35
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    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
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    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
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @YSQueen: thanks for the info!

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    @Beluga: hey, I’m in academia too, maybe that’s why!

    Post # 39
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    why is everyone concerned about ring size?  that’s NOT what’s important…

    Post # 44
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’d say 1.5 – 2 carats is considered “large” but not definitely not uncommon where I live in CT (metro NY).

     

    Post # 45
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

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    @rlsh86: 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.

    Sigh.

    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. Tongue out

    Post # 46
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I’d say anything over 1 carat is considered ‘large’ here. Maybe 1.25 and up.

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