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

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 122
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@southsun:  

Victoria, Australia.

Average is about .5-.75ct

“large” – .75-1ct

“big” – 1-1.5ct

“huge” – 1.5-2ct

“holycrapitsfreakingmassiveshemustbeindebtwhatanidiotshellgetrobbedsoonohmigoshimstillsojealous” – 2 and up.

I think 1ct is perfect, above 1.5 is silly big and never have I seen one around here so big. I had a coworker who had a three-stone, which would have been about 4ct all up. No one thought it was real, especially because the metal was white gold. It looked like costume jewellery, but I know it is real because her Fiance, although young, comes from a millionaire-rich family (now bankrupt for the second time)

I think when rings get too big the don’t only look gharish and silly, they look reeeeeeeeeeally fake.

Post # 123
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Another Toronto girl here! Im 20mins away from the downtown core. 

The average amongst my group of friends range in age from 22-25 and have rings from 1.0-1.25 ct. Im the only one out of my friends who DOESNT have a halo, so of course my ring looks smaller than everyone else even though my center stone is 1.1

What is considered big in our area (and for our age) is 1.5. Huge is 2.0+

Post # 124
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Blushing bee

I am from Eastern Canada and I would say that the average stone is 0.5-1.0ct. I have a 3-stone ering 1.0ct and it draws a lot of attention. I was told it was a “10 table ring”. I asked what’s a 10 table ring? My friend said: A ring you can see from 10 tables away.

Post # 125
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m from the South East of the UK too. 0.5 is about par for the course with 1ct being huge. Anything that was more than 2ct would be assumed to be costume jewellery.

Post # 126
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Lizard Island, Australia

@Steampunkbride:  I’m in the Uk and I agree with you about 0.50 being quite a popular size but is it just me or have you started to notice much bigger diamonds becoming popular? I am a bit obsessive and probably look at rings more than is normal but I’m sure I’ve started seeing much bigger ones

Post # 127
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Agree. I’m also noticing less traditionally British settings and I think that there may be a gradual move towards some of the designs that I most customarily associate with US bees. If that makes sense! 

Post # 128
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I live in the U.S., Virginia specifically.

I guess 2+ct. would be considered big around here. Most people I know have stones ranging from .50ct to 1.5ct. So since I’ve never seen anyone in or around my social circle with a 2+, I’m assuming most people I know would think that was large.

I don’t think 2 or 3 ct. is huge, but it’s definitely not small. However, anything over that would be considered huge in my mind.

Post # 129
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@southsun:  I’m from Eastern Ontario and I would say the average ring that I have seen is .35-.4: .7 and up are considered huge and is also somewhat rare.

Post # 130
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m from Long Beach California

Average is 1-1.5 carats. Big is 2.5-3.  

Anything over 1.5 looks big to me.  My stone is 1.65 and people often comment that it’s big.

Post # 130
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m from North East England and most women I know have a 0.25 – 0.50 centre stone (more often than not a solitaire). Anything over this would be classed as big… Over a carat would be a huge rock! 

Post # 131
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Blushing bee

I’m from TN. I’d consider anything over 1ct to be big (for the area), and that’s only because I rarely see woman with anything over .75ct. 

 

With that being said, personally, I consider a “big” diamond to be 2ct and above.

Post # 132
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

southsun:  I live in Italy where girls don’t receive engagement rings most of the time. the few that do usually have solitaires with .10 or .20 centrestones.

Anything above a .30 is considered huge. My centrestone is about 1 carat and the tcw is about 2 carats and everyone comments on my ring.

In england where I grew up and my family lives my ring is still above average. I’d say the average engagement ring is a solitaire with a .50 or so diamond.

 

Post # 133
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Colorado Springs ……It’s a lower income military town…..sooo

Avg- .05

Big-1+

Huge 1.5+

 

Post # 134
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Lilada: I think you mean rent, not salary that’s overinflated 😉

Post # 135
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Newbee

I am from Lebanon and have been passed on my mom’s solitaire which is 0.5 and that is average around here! 

The average is between 0.3 and 1.5, since my mom passed on her solitaire to me, my fiancé chose to propose with a sapphire centerstone ring of 1.8 carats which doesn’t seem huge to me but rather looks beautiful! I’m not sure I would be comfortable wearing the same size diamond though!

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