(Closed) What is the average center stone size for engagement rings in your area?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What is the average center stone size for engagement rings in your area?

    Under .25 Ct

    .25 Ct

    .5 Ct

    .75 Ct

    1 Ct

    1.25 Ct

    1.5 Ct

    1.75 Ct

    Over 1.75 Ct

  • Post # 62
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I live in Northern Kentucky/Southwestern Ohio and I selected .5 carat because that’s what I’ve seen in my age range. HOWEVER, my impression from the jewelers we visited when picking out my ring was that most women in my area have 1-2ct stones. The large local jeweler we visited was aghast and very judgemental of us when we asked to see what a .5ct stone looked like. I have very small fingers (my ring size is 3.5) and the 1ct center stones in a lot of the rings looked very large on my hands. 

    Post # 63
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    i would say .5-1 carat A lot of people my age getting engaged have I’d say around .5 (I have a .5 as well) but of course a lot of older couples have larger rings

    Post # 64
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I live in illionis around the chicago area and im 19 and my 1.07 people consider a rock.

     

    To me its average not to big or to small.

    Post # 65
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    It’s hard to say without having facts to back it up.  But, similar to what @alyssa.christin1 says, I think it’s about 1.0 cts in the Chicago area.

     

    My two best friends have 1.0 ct center stones.  Mine is just over a 1.0 ct stone. 

    Post # 66
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @winklkr:  I rarely see people with 2+ carat in the chicago area unless there loaded!

    Post # 67
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @RayKay:  I’m from Calgary! I have a 1ct, but I’ve been noticing that a lot of girls my age have rings that seem to range between .75ct and 1.5ct. Lots of my girl friends either work in the oil patch or have FI’s that do, and they usually have larger stones. Larger stones seems to be ‘trend’ in the younger generation, as many older women I know have much smaller rings.

    Post # 68
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Among my immediate area I’d say up to 1/2 carat. Above that is quite unusual unless its costume jewelry

    Post # 69
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would say the average is .5 ct to 1 ct. in my area. It’s odd to see someone with a 2 ct ring around here. My first engagement ring was a .25 ct solitare 20 years ago and this one is a 1 cttw with a .56 center stone.

    Post # 70
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I live in the UK and it’s very rare to see large rings here. Most women stick to fairly small diamond rings.

    Post # 71
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    Busy bee

    Most people i now notice have somewhere between a .5 or .8

    I have a 1.01.  And i have had ALOT of comments about how big the diamond is.  

    Post # 72
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m from Kingston, Ontario and there’s a good amount of variety here. It’s a university town, so if grad students are engaged their rings are quite small, like under 1/4 carat. However my eye has been trained to see that as average! So when I see a 1 carat it looks gigantic to me! We have a military base here and I’ve noticed military wives tend to have 1-1.5 carat or larger. And all the professors I know only wear veyr plain wedding bands, if that. lol.

    Post # 73
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    Busy bee

    Des Moines, Iowa – about .75 -1.0ct for college graduates. But it’s probably a little higher here in the capital city than it would be in the rural areas (I’m guessing.) Also, we’re kinda in the “Bible Belt” so kids get married young and have smaller stones.

    Post # 74
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

    We used to live in West Texas and I saw anything from 1/3-1ct. I got engaged with a .75 and then upgraded to a 1.16. We now live in Colorado and 1ct is still pretty big.

    Post # 75
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2007

    Honestly, I don’t know. I’m in Austin. It’s a pretty liberal, non traditional city, but all my friend here were engaged much younger than I was (between 23-24 years old instead of 27-30 years old like me), so affordability was an issue.

    My sister got engaged at 29 and she has a small sapphire set in a sterling silver band. I have a 1.51 carat oval cut diamond. Both from Austin. However, my sisters-in-law (DH’s sister and his brother’s wife) have 1.50 carat center diamonds.  They’re in Dallas and I’d say in their social circles, 1.50 is a minimum stone size.

    Post # 76
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’m from Edmond, OK and I would say it varies around here as well.  A lot of my married friends seem to have .5-.75 ct center stones but one of my good friends has a new upgrade that’s a little over 2cts. I’m recently engaged and mine is 1.54.

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