What's the biggest ring you've seen on someone IRL?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4932 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My step brothers fiance. Her centre stone is huge, and she has many layers of small diamonds wrapping around it. It basically goes to her knuckle. Massive. 

Post # 4
3424 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

MY SIL has a 3+ carat center. Very pretty and the largest I’ve seen IRL so far. 

Post # 5
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve seen a lot of big rings, but I have no idea how large they are. 

ETA:  We had a 4 ct diamond at the jewelry store I used to work at, so I guess that would be largest I’ve seen that I know of.  No one bought it while I was working there. 

Post # 6
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The woman working at the store where I bought my wedding ring had a cushion cut solitaire over 3 ct. easily. In my area, 1 ct. is considered a pretty big rock, so that seemed huge to me. It made me wonder if she gets a good discount!

Post # 7
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have seen an 8 ct. before. It was massive. However, I was not a very good quality stone. It was very milky looking. Not pretty. But I have seen a gorgeous 5ct radiant cut. retailed for $250,000.

Post # 8
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

About 3 carats was the largest, but she was married to the son of the owner of the company I work for.

1 carat around here is considered pretty large!


Post # 9
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I was at the jewelry store with my mom and the lady shoved a 7ct ring on my finger (picture below)…other than that my mom’s best friend had a 5ct from her first marriage and she just got engaged last week with a 3ct center and tons of smaller diamonds on the sides….


Sorry its so big! I’m at work and can’t resize it!

Post # 10
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I once tried on Elizabeth Taylor’s diamong ring, its 33 carats. It was bizarrely huge and felt incredibly heavy.

Post # 11
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

DH’s grandma has a two carat radiant cut ring. It’s sooo gorgeous. I probably look like an idiot around her occasionally because I just can’t look away, haha.

Post # 12
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

A guy where I grew up had a Native American turquoise ring that went from his hand to his knuckle.I was 6 or 7 at that time, and it amazed me that the stone was as big as my fist.

Post # 13
37 posts

When I was a freshman in highschool my science teacher had this massive diamond ring, I would guess it was 4ct (or even more) rectangular cut.

One day a male friend of mine noticed it and said “Oh my god, that rock is massive!” and she burst into tears and left the room.  We all felt horrible and apologized later.  Come to find our her husband had been a very successful banker and had just passed away that summer (just a few weeks before).

Honestly, I think if we had sad anything at all about her ring the same reaction would have happened but it really taught me to try and be polite and think about how to react to women’s rings, they can be such an emotional subject!

Post # 14
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

A family friend has 5 carat that she just got for her 40th anniversary! It’s round set on a wide band and it’s stunning! On her other hand she has a 2 carat blue diamond in a halo setting…. I stare at her hands everytime I see her 🙂

Post # 15
8613 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My mom’s friend has a 2 carat, I think that’s probably the biggest I’ve seen on a regular person and not in a jewelry store. Most women in this area have between .5-1 carat I would say.

Post # 16
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Well, I’m not sure if this is what you mean as I’m not talking about stones, but there is a TON of gold nugget jewelry in Alaska and it gets ridiculously huge/intricate. 

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