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

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
15 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

My future SIL’s Mother-In-Law has a 7ct center stone diamond ring.  Every time I see her, I find myself staring at her ring!!  LOL

Average size for the area where I live is probably .5-1ct. as we live out in the country.  In-law’s do too, however, they are much closer to a larger city than we are.  I would say there the average is probably 1-2ct.

Post # 18
6375 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I saw a 0.75 once. I’ve seen bigger ones in the shop.

I would guess that the average is around 0.4 or something? Maybe less.

Post # 19
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I saw a lady that came into my work once with a 4 ct diamond. My jaw dropped what I saw it!

Post # 20
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I live in Toronto and I used to work in the beaches, its a very well off area with a lot of stay at home moms with lots of large rings, a lot over 2cts. I worked in a photo printing company and woulld often interact with the ladies but I didnt know them personally.

In my circle of friends/social circle I would probably have the largest stone at 1.30.

Post # 21
371 posts
Helper bee

@mrsmay07:  I’m with you; I have never seen a halo on someone’s hand IRL. Only on the Bee. 

Oh, and I guess average size around here is probly .75-1 carat.

Mine’s 2.01 (that .01 is essential lol). So it’s probably on the large size. In fact, two of the women I work with don’t wear ERs or WBs at all (even though they are married), two have just bands (diamonds and sapphires), one has a traditional solitaire that’s about .25 carats and one isn’t married. I’m def in the minority at the office.

Post # 22
2683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have an antique family heirloom ring that was my kind of Grandma’s. My real Grandma wears it now, and it’s about 3-3.5 carats. It looks freakin’ HUGE to me! My mom has a 3 stone antique ring from the same grandma too, and it’s about a 2 carat cushion cut (it’s actuall kind of an odd cut, i wouldn’t say it’s cushion, but it’s not quite oval either) in the centre with probably 1 carat on the sides. Also pretty darn gorgeous.

Post # 23
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Mine is the biggest I’ve seen IRL and it’s a moissanite, so super sparkly! It has made me self-conscious enough to get a smaller solitaire for everyday wear. I have a 0.85ct cushion with a halo. I’m also the only person I know IRL to have a halo ring. Everyone I know has about 0.3 – 0.6ct round solitaire, or a small three-stone. I love having a unique ring for special occasions, and a smaller solitaire for every day 🙂

Post # 24
2265 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@dontknowwhattodo:  probably just a little larger than mine (mine is total ~1.7 carats)

i believe my friend said hers is a 1.2 center stone with almost a carat of halo & side stones, so around 2-2.2 carats total. i’d say average in my area is from 1.5.

Post # 25
7414 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Most of my friends are right around 0.8ct-1ct, mine is in the 0.8ct category.  I’m sure I know people who have larger, I just dont really pay attention.  I own on that’s 1.18ct but it’s not my ering, it’s an heirloom.

Post # 26
240 posts
Helper bee

I work in a jewellery store, and the biggest I’ve seen on a customer is 2 carats. Out of people I know personally,  everyone is under 1 carat, and most are around 0.3 to 0.5.

Post # 27
5979 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

One of my friends has a center stone that is almost one carat. I have a couple Facebook “friends” with larger stones but have never seen them in person.

Post # 28
96 posts
Worker bee

In person…1 carat

Post # 29
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

26 carats. Saw it at a gala and got one of our friends to go up and ask her how big it was.

Post # 30
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

Two of my friends have 3cts. I find myself staring at their rings when they talk and move about with their hands. Lol. 

Post # 31
3146 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

One of my coworkers has a 6 carat total weight wedding set.

Her engagement ring is a 3 carat center stone with a half carat on either side – so 4 carats total

Her wedding ring is 5 stone half eternity band – about 2 carats total weight (she’s not fully sure).


ETA: Most of my friends have about 1 carat. That’s about average for here – DC metro area

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