(Closed) What is the biggest ring you know of IRL?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
748 posts
Busy bee

@dontknowwhattodo:  The biggest I personally know of is I think about 2.5ct (center diamond).  Said person works in finance.  

Around here (suburban Pittsburgh) it varies; in the affluent suburb next to us where I grew up 1ct-2ct center stones are common.  In general though I’d say about .5-1ct seems the most common.  My 1ct center seems large to me, but then I think it’s due to having short thin fingers makes it seem that way.

Isn’t .5ct the national average?  I thought I read that somewhere.     

Post # 4
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve seen a few 2 Caraters.  I saw a woman at Whole Foods one day who had a ring so huge this guy stopped her with a “holy cow, how many carats is that thing?!”.  She held up 5 fingers.


i live in LA, and I haven’t seen THAT many huge rings.  I guess the average is around a carat, but it’s hard for me to judge because I’ve seen a pretty wide selection of styles used as erings (eternitiy bands, clusters, etc.).

Post # 5
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

the largest that I have seen IRL is my cousins.. It’s this gorgeous 2 ct pear diamond on a simple platinum band… I drool every time I see it…

Post # 6
9692 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@dontknowwhattodo:  The biggest ring I have seen in person is probably my sister’s. I don’t know the exact specs of the diamond, but I do know that it is over 3 carats. Her husband makes quite a bit of money and she likes big sparkly things.

The average? Probably around a carat. Mine is under that, but that was my choice.

Post # 7
7994 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My mom’s friend has a 2 ct. that she got as an anniversary gift (although I think she picked it out and she’s the breadwinner, so…yeah). She’s 50ish though.

Post # 8
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I wish I had a picture of it but it’s a 9.5 carat 3-stone oval ring TCW.   It’s ENORMOUS.  The GYN I work for is the lucky owner.

  • 4.5 carat Oval center (her husband’s grandmother’s stone)
  • two 2.5 side oval stones

The thing is insane.  It looks like it belongs in a museum. 

Post # 9
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@dontknowwhattodo:  I know a girl that has a moissanite ring that is about 2 carats, a lady that has a stunning 4 carat sapphire and I think I may have seen a few 1.50 or 1.25 diamonds.

In Italy there is not much of a tradition for engagement rings and even when people have one it is usually an eternity band or a small solitaire (about .25 or .30). I have a 3 stone diamond ring that I wear on  right had and every one comments on it all the time and I think it’s about .60 or .70 tcw. 

In the UK (where I grew up) rings are also traditionally smaller than the US, I think all my cousins/friends have simple settings with about .50 or .75 diamonds. Only my mother had a 2.50 carat oval sapphire with .50 diamonds on the sides so that’s another bigger ring I saw.

Post # 10
452 posts
Helper bee

A lady who owns a local (successful) funeral home has a 5 carat canary. ERMAGERD it’s gorgeous. 


Post # 11
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@DaisyBelle:  In the USthe national average is .38 but that varies a lot from state to state.


Post # 12
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My aunt – 3.5 carat center.  I’d say average is 1

Post # 13
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

Not many people I know are engaged. My family tend to have plain rings for engagements so mine is probably the biggest. 60 points, so not huge!

Post # 14
1312 posts
Bumble bee

The biggest one I’ve ever seen on someone I know is my great-grandmother’s – I think it’s in the neighbourhood of 8 carats; it’s a diamond solitaire.  It’s not very sparkly though, as the cut is antique.  Unfortunately, it won’t be making its way to me one day as I have a huge family and I’m not significant to her. 😛

The average size of ring in my area is probably about 1 carat – anything between .5-1.5 carats is standard, I think with .5 being the low end and 1.5 being pretty darn impressive.

Post # 15
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@walnutgirl:  Oh man – really?

I wonder what Manhattan’s average is.  Literally, out of everyone I know and work with, I have the smallest stone at 1.07 carats or something.  Mine is considered very “dainty.” 

Sorry – that probably comes off as major Snoot – I’m just surprised because everyone on the bee seems to have large stones as well

Post # 16
2602 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

The largest single diamond I know is 1 carat. 


The average for the people I know personally is 0.25 carat. 90% of my friends have round solitaires and plain bands.


Also, as a side note, I only know one person irl with a halo ering.

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