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

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 107
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Bumble bee

I have a friend at my pilates gym that is turning 60 this year (she does not look it AT ALL!) and her husband bought her an early bday present of a 5.6 round diamond solitaire.  It’s enormous and she wears it to class!  I can’t stand to wear any jewelry when I work out. 

Post # 109
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 1993

@dontknowwhattodo:  Your post came at the EXACT right time for me.  I recently upgraded my ering/band to what I consider to be an amazing set, with a .93 ct center stone.  I have admired the rings of two of my coworkers for many years, and I was really going for a beautiful, blingy yet elegant look in white gold because of how beautiful their rings looked.  I saw both of them at different times on the same day this week….and I let each of them know how much I had always admired their rings.  When they showed their rings to me and I got a closer look, I realized that now, at this point, my ring is nicer than EITHER of theirs!!!!  So because I work with a lot of guys, older single women, conservative-ish women….MY ring is the biggest one I know of IRL.  And now I can never move/change jobs because I kinda like it! 🙂

Post # 110
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I worked with a woman who had a huge ring, I would guess something like 2-2.5 carats.  My former SIL’s e-ring was, I think, 2.3 carats.

I guess I don’t know what the average is in my area, but I would guess it’s somewhere around 1 carat.

Post # 111
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

I have an aunt who has a 2ct round solitaure with a wrap and my cousin has a 2ct emerald cut…both are not of excellent quality. I have another cousin who has a 1ct round and I have a 1ct princess…everyone else in my circle has smaller than that.

But just being out and about I se 2+ cts all the time. ,75-1ct is the norm.

 

Post # 112
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

it depends on if you are talking about just diamonds or overall stones in rings.

well, i have seen the crown jewels irl so those about take the cake for any diamonds or gemstones.

as for diamonds, i tried on a 4ct solitaire once.  it was not a good quality stone at all though.  as for other stones, i have seen a lot of large carat ones but i am not sure of the sizes.  i have an 8 ct padparadscha sapphire.  that is the largest one that i own.

Post # 113
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My grandma’s center stone is 5 carats. It’s not her original e-ring, it was for their 40th anniversary I think. 

 

Post # 114
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Sugar bee

The biggest of people I actually know is about 1 carat. 0.50 to 0.75 are most common in my area in my age range

Post # 115
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m reading all of these responses, and I realize that I don’t know anybody’s e-ring specs, size of the diamond, or clarity, or nothing! Is that normal? LOL.

Post # 116
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

My aunts. Either 2-3 carats round ,not sure, with a halo. So pretty. I’ve never seen otr noticed anyone w an engagement ring here before.

Post # 117
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

About 2-3 when I was working in Silicon Valley back in the early ’00.  Also San Francisco Pacific Heights district. Piedmont, Tiburon and other affluent towns in the Bay Area. 

I see mostly .5-1  on average, “regular” folks – not just regular in income but also not all wealthy people want to flaunt it.  

Post # 118
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Myself as well as most of my close girfriends have rings with 2-2.5 ct centers…But I think it happened because our fiances were trying to compete with each other in a way..But in general, in my city  I see rings with 0.5-1 ct centers..

The biggest ring I’ve seen in person was a ring with a 5ct center..My friend’s father gave it to his mom for their 30th aniversary..

Post # 119
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@dontknowwhattodo:  I have seen a 3.5 carat but it is from my mothers friend who works with wholesale and is getting my 1 caract solitare enhancer for cheaper than my 1/2 carat AND of better quality! 

Post # 120
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

i see a lot of 2cts but i work in a pretty affluent suburb. the biggest i’ve seen were about a month ago i was talking to a lady whose rock must have been about 4ct solitare and years ago back when i worked in a tanning salon one of the clients had i think like a 6ct center

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