Post # 32
Are we all talking diamonds here? It seems on this board that there are many rings with diamond alternatives? Here in Calgary, Canada there is a LOT of bling, so lots of women, even young/ non-professional seem to have 1-2 carats and there is an expectation to keep up the Jones even if you’re young and not making much money. That being said most of my circle (mostly professionals, married to other professionals) are around the 1 carat mark. Partially because they felt having a HUGE honking ring would be very flashy in a conservative work environment (law firms, banks, hospitals)
Post # 33
I would say that the average is about .25-.50 carats. Mine is quite a bit larger than that, but it’s also a moissanite.
Post # 34
For me it GREATLY varies- I work with wealthy clients that have 1.5-2 carats at a minimum while I live in a pretty hood area so people often just have plain bands, maybe with very very small diamonds. I’ll have a 1.4 carat cushion moissy in a blingy antique inspired halo, but I’ll hopefully be moving to a nicer area where I don’t have to take my rings off and shove them in my bra while going to work -_-
@oishiioishii: SEVEN CARATS?
Post # 35
It’s hard to say. Depends of who you hang out with and how old are they when they got married.
I think women around me, their e-ring ranged from 0.5 to 1.5. The older the bigger, women who married in their mid 20s are ranged from 0.5 to 0.8
Post # 36
I am in Manitoba, and I can think of 3 people who has a center stone over .5 carat. Most of my friends have between 0.1-0.5 center stones. Even my mother’s friends have smaller stones, lots of clusters! Also, I know very few people who have diamonds in their wedding bands.
Post # 37
I have no idea what the average carat size is in my area, but here’s a picture of my ring! 🙂
It’s the Cartier ballerine ring, 0.82 carats, VVS1…
Post # 38
@Caddyshack: Not from Calgary, but I’d say the same thing. I live in a city where I’d guess 1-2.5 (I know, huge range) is the norm, but most of the working professional women that I know opted for the 1-1.5 range and lower-profile settings.
That, and I see a lot of women I work with opt for the plain band + eternity look (a favorite of mine) while on the job.
Post # 39
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I don’t pay attention to other people’s rings, nor do I ask carat size when I am interested in someone’s ring.
Post # 40
I am from a wealthy NY suburb, where the average size tends to be 1.5+. In fact, I regularly see some that are so large I’m not even sure of the size!
I recently moved to Florida and it is a LOT different here, at least in my age range (early to mid 20s). I would say here it ranges from .5-.75.
Post # 41
I’m in NYC and I’ve seen rings of all sizes. In general I’d say people in my social circle have rings in the 1 -2 carat range.
Post # 42
@lawyerbride15: I’m also a lawyer and I found my law friends tended to get mis-matched sets if they had a larger e-ring so they could wear a plain/ eternity band to work most of the time. I am sort of doing the same, opting for a band I can wear seperately to the office. Interesting that it seems the same approach even in other cities at law firms.
Post # 44
I would say most that I see around town (grocery store, post office, mall, work, etc) appear to be anywhere between .50 – 1 carat center stone.
Post # 45
Every one around here in the south, have 1.3 carat diamond rings with halo’s to make it look like a 1.5, its kind of annoying bc i feel like every girl has the same looking ring:(
Post # 46
3+ carat rings in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gotta love that Facebook, Apple, etc. money. I feel like a pauper living here. Engaged/married women give me sympathetic looks when they see my ring, but whatever. I love what I have and wouldn’t trade it in for anything.