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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
1682 posts
Bumble bee

I used to work as events staff at very very high end bat and bar mitzvahs ($50,000+), and DAMN, let me tell you about the rings some of these ladies were rocking…I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a 5 TCWT set… 

Post # 48
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

I never paid the slightest attention to other people’s engagement jewelry before we started ring shopping, so I was only familiar with what people I saw every day had. 

I’m sure the biggest would have been in NYC if I would have paid attention to other people’s engagement rings whenever I went there, which was fairly often, especially because I have family who work in the financial sector there (they’re married and I haven’t seen her since I got engaged and nope, I can’t remember her ring at all now, LOL!).

Now that I am engaged I do notice it more so next time I go to NYC maybe I’ll have something huge to report, but I have to admit, it’s not my habit to look at strangers very closely. It probably makes me sound kinda antisocial but if I don’t know them, I don’t really care what they look like and I don’t pay attention, lol! I only “perk up” my stranger-attention when a) I’m worried about my safety or b) I’m sitting waiting somewhere and really bored ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Our jeweler has like a 4ct center stone.. same setting as me, just on steroids!  I tried on a 3.3ct emerald, and I really wish I hadn’t..!

Post # 50
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

my aunts ring has a center stone that a 5ct emerald cut diamond with two baguettes that are 2.5 ct each. GORGEOUS!

Post # 51
2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Not sure carats, but my ex’s mom had a solitare big enough to reach each end of her fingers= 6 ctw+.  She was 5’2″ at most and I doubt her hands were bigger than a 5/6.  She never got to wear it either since she worked at an inner-city school as a teacher.  When I first saw it (with my mom) my eyes nearly exploded and my mom and I excused ourselves to go to the bathroom together and were like WTH.

Her husband later told us (we were pretty obvious about the wow factor) it cost has much as their house- which at the time was probably about 500k.  Not sure if he was telling us the truth, but he began to rattle off it’s specs. Surprised

Post # 52
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A woman I work with has a 3ct round solitare, it’s stunning!

It was left to her by her Mother-In-Law

Post # 53
4176 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@mmr66:  wow what store is that that would carry a 7ct diamond?

largest in person i’ve seen is on a girl at a Seattle Sounders game. It was prob 4 carats or so! Sitting beside me.

Post # 54
6257 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know someone with a 5 ctw emerald cut diamond eternity band (think Kim K)!!

Post # 55
6317 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@debbieotoole:  There’s a lady I work with who has a massive round brilliant. She has long, thin fingers and it looks huge. It has to be at least 3 carats. The setting is really chunky, though, and looks dated.. so overall I don’t have huge ring envy haha.


Post # 56
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Erm, I’m 24. Most of my friends aren’t engaged and most work in service fields. The biggest I have seen was 1cttw.

The largest stranger ring IRL (a jeweler) was 4 cttw and I thought it looked ridiculously huge.

Post # 57
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My boss has a ~5-6 carat princess cut diamond engagement ring with loads of side stones on a thick band. I have to stop myself from staring at the center stone when we have meetings, haha.

Post # 58
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My mom has a 5 carat on one hand and a 3 carat on the other – she is super gawdy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 59
9168 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

my grandmother has a few 3, 4, and 5 carat rings. She has no daughters, so hopefully she will share them with her granddaughters someday! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 60
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I tried on a 6 carat Harry Winston ring in Las Vegas at my friends bachelorette party last year! It was a great time and the sales people were so fun, my friend was shopping for a wedding band for her soon to be husband and the sales people asked us if we wanted to try on rings and they got out a bunch of fun stuff to try on.

Post # 61
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My MIL’s center stone is 4 carats

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