When it comes time to choosing the perfect engagement ring for your future wife or husband, the biggest worry for most is cost. How much do you have to spend to get the ring they’ll love? Does it have to be bigger than her best friends? Does it have to be bigger than her finger?

Do I even need to care about the size?

According to YourDiamondTeacher.com, the average engagement ring purchased in 2015 was 0.9 carats! I’m sure that means well, nothing, to you. But what the average female considers big according to WhoWhatWear.com is 2.4 carats. Now that’s a pretty big difference.

Here is what the two look like side by side:

I don’t know about you, but to the naked eye – the size difference doesn’t look as big as it sounds (although I’m sure in person, it may). And let’s be honest, both rings are beautiful in their own unique way!

Well, enough guessing and statistics for one day. Here are some real responses to the question:


“No I don't think it does at all. It shouldn't be about the ring, it's about the fact that you get to spend the rest of your life with the one you love.” - B.B

“I think the size only shows how much wealth you have, not how much you love the person.” - M.D

“I think it is more about style than size. The right style for the right girl.” -K.H

“Definitely. And I mean that both ways. If it's too big, some people can see that as ridiculous, or even irresponsible. Do you have enough cash to pay for that? Mind you, you'll be needing savings for the wedding as well! At the same time, I wouldn't want my partner to cheap out either. Let's be real here- we're going to spend the rest of our lives together, meaning, I'm going to wear that ring for the rest of my life; I want it to look perfect! I want to see the stones!” -A.U

“No, I don't think so. I'd be happy with something small. For me, it's about the person you’re engaged to and what you guys share together. The size of the ring doesn't matter to me.” -K.M

What matters more than anything is knowing what the love of your life likes, enjoys, and needs. Care for them in ways other than carat size, but actually caring enough to plan a memorable moment, and keep the romance alive for years to come.

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