(Closed) Where you're from what's a 'big' stone?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 77
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Helper bee

@jenilynevette:  It’s funny when trying to explain The Bee to outsiders, huh? 🙂

I’ve seen some larger rings on wives of maybe the college football coach or a local car dealer that I know are probably real, but def look fake. No one has (yet) questioned whether mine is real or not! (it is!) It’s a radiant, so it faces up a little smaller. I have an oval solitaire pendant… about .8 carat that has the about the same finger coverage as my Ering stone.

 

Post # 78
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Newbee

Hi bees, I’m an italian girl and i live near Venice.

in Italy there is not a tradition about ering, so not every girl has one and our ering are often different from the Classic solitaire ring (lots of girls have only gold rings or gemstone).

by the way, i suppose that the avarage size here is about .30-.40 and diamonds over .50 are considered huge.

i have a .55 cluster ring (here is common this type of ring) and it looks like 1.25 carats.. People says it’s very huge!

Post # 79
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

MD/DC area: 3+ carats

Post # 80
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@southsun:  I think that around here, in Vermont, anything over 1 ct is considered “big” by the people I associate with. However, due to there being some very wealthy retirees in my area, I would say that 1 ct is probably also the average size– while most people have stones that are somewhere around 0.5- 0.8 ct (very rough guess, mine is 0.5), there are some people who have multi-carat stones. I’ve seen one I thought was truly outrageous– it must have been 5 ct!! On an older woman who has retired to the vacation town next to mine.

Post # 81
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Vancouver – I’d say that anything over 0.75 is large.  Might just be my friend group though.  We are low key. 

I feel like my ring is massive at 1 ct equiv (it’s moissy, not diamond).  When I tried things on at the stores I thought that 0.5-0.75 looked like a nice size – respectably large, but not too in your face.

Post # 82
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2003

1) So what county(and/or region in said country) are you from/live in? Northern Virginia. 

 

2) What is considered a ‘huge/large/big’ gemstone by people around you?  In the last few years, normal is 1+ carat with a halo, or 1.5+ with or without a halo.  Huge/big is 1.75 carats or larger.

 

3) Do you agree with most around you that thstated size is a big stone? To me, anything over 2 carats is big, over 3 carats is huge.  Less than 2 carats is average.  

 

 

 

Post # 83
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@jcent:  this surprises me because I spend a lot of time in the Southern prairies, including Alberta.  Outside say Calgary, I have never seen big rings. And I tend to notice rings quite a bit. I would say rural Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba I see similar trends in rings.

Of that area, the largest rings are in the West where there has been longer oil activity and ‘new money’, with smaller rings as you head East into Manitoba. This has just been my observation though, so we probably run in different circles!

Neat to see how different people in the same areas perceive what is ‘normal’.

Post # 84
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@priyawouldntwannabeya:  The area I was in on the weekend was West 85th, there is so much money there, I always see lots of great bling.

Post # 85
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

1) So what county(and/or region in said country) are you from/live in?

New Mexico (southwestern United States)

2) What is considered a ‘huge/large/big’ gemstone by people around you?

Anything over .5 carat.

3) Do you agree with most around you that thstated size is a big stone?

I would say anything over .5 carat is a big stone. Overly big IMO.

I’ve never seen so many people with 1+ carat stones before coming to the Bee. You just do not see it here. It’s a very low income area, so maybe that’s why.

Post # 86
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m from Vancouver, BC.  

Average engagement rings are 0.5 to 0.8, anything beyond 0.85 is consider big and anything 1 carat and over is huge in our city 

Post # 87
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@gpiglet:  this is cool. I would have expected Vancouver to have giant rocks.

Post # 88
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Live in Las Vegas, NV, USA – gambling capitol (woo?)

Average here is about 1.  Large is 2.  HUGE is 3+

People here are either working-class, or WEALTHY and I have seen pictures of some rediculous 5+c diamonds, that I couldn’t imagine wearing.  I mean, don’t you worry every 5 minutes about theft, if it’s clean, how heavy your finger is, etc??

My mother never had a diamond wedding ring, my parents were very poor when they married.  My mom just inherited her grandmother’s wedding and engagement ring set, which is 2.5 I think.  Seriously the biggest diamond I have seen in-person!  The thickness of the band, and the four-diamond wedding band makes the diamond look smaller, I think.

My little sister recently got engaged, (and will be married 3 months after me this year!) and hers is .6 I think.  A good friend of hers has a 1.5c pear, which seems so big!

Mine is a .5, but it is IF and I color with a channel band, and a matching wedding band.  FI said that he saccrificed size for quality, and I am thrilled he did!  He got it from Blue Nile too, and I am telling you, they are AWESOME!

Fiance told me that he is going to upgrade my ring to a 1-1.5 for our 10 year anniversary.

Post # 89
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

1. Dallas, TX

2. Average is 1.5, big is 2.5 and huge is 3+

3. Since my ring is 1 ct (aka measly compared to all my friends’ rings) anything 1.5+ is big to me.

 

Post # 90
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I live in the Northeast and I think anything over 2 carats is considered a big stone. Most people I know have 1.25-1.5 carats.  DH got me a 1.25

Post # 91
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

priyawouldntwannabeya



Well, living cost in Vancouver is very expensive; especially housing. 

That being said, I noticed women in their 50s – 60s have giant rock at 1.5 to 2 cart.  

I’m in my 30s, and I think average size are 0.7 – 0.8, I have a 1.02 and constantly have people staring at it.  I was at Metrotown with Fiance during boxing day, a weird lady literally follow me and stare at my left hand until I reach the escalator (I was holding my purse) 

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