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Rachel
Devoted September 2011

Might be rude to ask but how many CT's is your engagement ring? What is average?

Rachel, on August 16, 2010 at 10:13 PM Posted in Planning 0 119
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FH and I are looking at e-rings together. The jeweler said about 3/4 Ct. Center stone is what most people get. What do you think?

Also, feel free to post your e-ring pic. I know this blog has been done many times but I would like to see the pictures along with the sizes.

Thanks Ladies!

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119 Comments

  • Melissa
    VIP December 2010
    Melissa ·
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    Mine is 0.75 ct. and i love it. i think its perfect.


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  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·
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    Mine is somewhere around 2 1/2 Total cw. I think the center stone is between 1/2 and 3/4. Honestly, I don't care! I saw some rings that were only 1/2 carat total weight that were totally gorgeous and some that were 3 carats that were super tacky!

    Find what you love!


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  • Katebonnykate
    Super August 2011
    Katebonnykate ·
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    Mine is about a half carat center stone with another half carat in smaller stones around it (pic attached)... that said, the marquis cut tends to show bigger than it is. It doesn't look like a full carat, but it definitely looks as big as a similar 3/4 ct. round cut.


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  • Sharon
    Master June 2010
    Sharon ·
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    Remember a flawless 1 carat is better than a flawed 4 carat Smiley smile. Don't look at size, look at clarity and color.

    My center stone is a 2.4 radiant cut.

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  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·
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    Sharon has a point! I've seen 1/2 carat that are flawless and 1 carats that look like cubic zirconias.

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  • Hollyann
    Super June 2012
    Hollyann ·
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    Mine is a total of 1 carat weight... i believe my center stone is a 1/2 caret and then the side stones obviously total 1/2 carat to make it one full. originally when we looked at rings I said a 1/2 carat was enough for me but he went a little bigger Smiley smile Honestly it could be any size and Id still love it because its from HIM Smiley smile


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  • L. Turtle
    VIP August 2011
    L. Turtle ·
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    Www.angara.com

    It's a lovely ring, more expensive than I thought it would be given that the center stone is not a diamond (gemstones ain't cheap when they're real), wouldn't buy from them again, customer service sucked. I think the ruby is about 1 ct, and the diamonds together might be .5 ct, could be wrong, platinum setting, but I would just go with white gold next time, saves quite a bit of money.


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  • Sharon
    Master June 2010
    Sharon ·
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    It sits really low, which I like.


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  • AprilBride
    Devoted April 2011
    AprilBride ·
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    Mine is 3/4. Very simple solitaire. I have already picked out my bands. Double bands to fit on each side. Circular diamons all around...to hightlight the solitaire.


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  • fsuchick97
    Expert October 2009
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    I'm not sure what is the average, but my center stone is 5/8 of a carat and the ring as a whole is a full carat. I have a couple of friends that said "you should have held out for a full carat" (meaning the center stone) but I fell in love with this ring when I saw it and couldn't care less how big the stone is or what the clarity is.

    The funny thing is the 2 friends who think I should have a bigger rind are also the only 2 in my group of friends who aren't married or seriously involved. I guess it proves that when you find the right person all the expectations in your head start to mean a lot less.


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  • AprilBride
    Devoted April 2011
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    The way it is set makes it look larger. Cut and clarity are superb. I love it.

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  • Rachel
    Super June 2021
    Rachel ·
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    I dont know the average but my FH's moto is the bigger the better. My e- ring is 3.4 ct total. we got out wedding rings the other day and that one is 1 ct. total.

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  • Sheila
    Master May 2011
    Sheila ·
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    WOW! i totally read the number wrong, i read 3-4 instead of 3/4 ANYWAY mine is a little less than 1/2 for ther wedding and E-ring

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  • Justine
    Master August 2011
    Justine ·
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    My center stone is one carat even, I don't know what the weight of the side stones is.

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  • Devin
    Devoted April 2011
    Devin ·
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    Mine is a 1.21 carat solitaire. clarity and color really are important as others have said. you don't want a yellow looking diamond just because it's bigger!

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  • Jass
    Master September 2012
    Jass ·
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    For me quality of the diamond is more important than the size.

    I have .65, E color, internally flawless diamond, and it sparkles a lot. And the size is perfect for my little hands.



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  • Officially His Mrs P.
    Master October 2010
    Officially His Mrs P. ·
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    Color & clarity were important to me..that being said, the center stone is 1.11 & the eternity band is 1 carat.

    @Sharon...HOLY MOLY!!!!!


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  • Mandy
    Expert May 2011
    Mandy ·
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    Mine in a 3 stone 1 carat e-ring i'm still looking for a wedding band to go with it not really sure if I want a wrap or a single band


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  • Devin
    Devoted April 2011
    Devin ·
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    Here is a pic of mine



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  • Gillian
    Expert February 2011
    Gillian ·
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    Mine is a 2.5 flawless cushion cut center stone with another 1.5 around the band.

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