We all have this preconceived idea that when proposing, the bigger the diamond, the better, and while that may be true for some, it does not necessarily apply to all. But what is actually considered an average carat size of a diamond engagement ring and what is thought to be a large engagement ring? And did you know that your location may influence the average size of an engagement ring?





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When is the carat of a diamond engagement ring bigger than average?

When we talk about big diamonds and big engagement rings, we are referring to the carat weight of the diamond, not to the measurements that can vary depending on its shape and cut. Carats are the unit of measurement used to weigh a diamond; one carat is equal to 200mg or 0.20gr.

Carat is the primary feature that determines the value of the diamond, closely followed by colour, clarity and the quality of the cut, commonly called the 4Cs.

Therefore, what is considered a big diamond? An average-sized carat for a diamond engagement ring weighs between 0.50ct and 1ct. Those sizes can be called commercial, not only because they are highly popular but also because they offer all the brilliance and shine people look for in diamonds. Also, they are still big enough to be easily noticed.

But a big engagement ring is set with a diamond that weighs over 1.50ct. From 2cts up, a diamond undoubtedly looks like a shining star.

How can location influence expectations regarding average carat weight?

Whether you live in a large metropolis, such as New York or London, or a smaller city in a rural area, your expectations of the average carat weight of a diamond engagement ring may be different without necessarily being related to your financial situation or taste.

As expectations are primarily influenced by the differences in lifestyles, it makes sense that a person’s expectations in terms of the carat size of an engagement ring may differ.

It seems that in more rural areas, the preferred size varies between 0.50ct and 1ct, with, on average, a tendency towards the lower range of half a carat.

In contrast, people in large cities, such as London, have higher expectations that start with at least 1.50cts.

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