(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 # 62
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve noticed that alot of my friends have unde a carat but the norm here is a carat. Over 2 carat is considered big. I have a 1.75.

    Post # 63
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Mine is 2.2 (center) and 2.7 tw. I live in KY, but as raised in Ohio, FI’s family is from NY. 2.2 is quite large in all of those areas. I would say average for KY/OH/NY is probably .5-1 from what I’ve seen and what FI’s told me.

    Post # 64
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The average in the Carolinas is around a carat.

    Post # 65
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m a NYC girl as well and I agree with the other posters.  I would say large is anything over 3 carats. Average is 2.

    Post # 66
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    Helper bee

    Another NYC girl here!  Over 3 carats is considered big here!

    Post # 67
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

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    @moderndaisy: wow–what kind of social circle are you in? 2 karats avg, that is crazy to me! 🙂

    i would say among my group of professional ladies in NC, about a carat is the norm, I would say anything 1.25-1.5 and above is considered really large.

    Post # 68
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Really interesting to read all the responses.

    I currently live in VA/work in DC and agree that 1 1/2 is pretty standard. However, I’m from NY, LI to specific, and boy do we love us some diamonds. I would consider 3+ to be large at home.

    Shout out to all my NY ladies b/c I miss home so much and want to get back up there. Stupid job market. On the bright side, I’m close and visit all the time. 🙂

    Post # 69
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m in Los Angeles, which can include a very wide variety of neighborhoods (think Beverly Hills vs. South Central LA).  Amongst my group of friends, I’d say we average around 1 carat center stones.  That’s just me making a guess though… not like I take a poll of how big their stones are. Undecided

    Post # 70
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Even though it has already been stated… Living in NYC, I would say that 2 is pretty normal. A friend of mine just got engaged, and I am guessing hers is about 3, maybe 3.5. Nobody seemed to think is was HUGE. I personally can’t stop staring at it 🙂

    Post # 71
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I live in LA and work in a pretty lucrative profession.  I would say 1.5-2.5 is considered normal or average.  Most of the women I know have rings that fall in that range.  Over 2.5 would be large.

    But as another bee pointed out, the LA demographic is so varied that I bet in another area or professional field, this might be totally different.

    Post # 72
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    Bumble bee

    @Quatchi: I live in Nashville and work in the Financial Industry. I think the average diamond size among my friends are 2 carat center stone with a nice band. A large ring to me is a 3 carat center stone anything that starts with 2 is normal but nice:0)

    Post # 73
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I live in San Francisco and it’s rare that I see a ring that is under 1 carat, but I think a lot of it has to do with age instead of geography.  I have seen a huge difference in rings from friends that got married in their early 20’s in comparison to my friends that are getting married now in their late 20s/early 30s.  

    Post # 74
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m from San Antonio TX and I’d say that .5-1carat is the standard size for rings here. When you see a 1 carat solitaire though, it’s a sign that you probably are doing pretty well for yourself. I’d say that 1.5 would for sure be considered “large”

    Post # 75
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m from South Africa, one of the world’s leading producers of platinum, gold, palladium and of course diamonds! You’d think we’d all be sporting a lot of flashy jewellery, but the majority of large diamonds (and by this I mean 1+ carat) are exported to markets that purchase in Dollars or Pounds Sterling – in fact, diamond prices are quoted in USD and prices here fluctuate depending on the exchange rate. For this reason, the cost of diamonds relative to the average South African income is much higher than compared to the average American income.

    Most engagement rings here have centre diamonds between .25 and .75 carat.

    Post # 76
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Im also out in colorado and anything over one here is large. Never seen anything over 1.5

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