What the Average Girl Considers a "Big" Engagement Ring

Bobby Schuessler

With all the fashion-girl engagements lately, we've been noticing a wide range of ring shapes and sizes. Most of these gems in question have been spotted on celebs and style setters—in other words, they're massive to our standards (ahem, Mariah Carey's stunner).

But what constitutes a "big" ring in the real world? Well, to get a sense of what you and I would consider a large rock, Who What Wear Australia tapped five diamond experts to spill on the size they think average girls would consider big. Then, we pooled their answers to find the average carat number.

Keep scrolling to see the final result and learn more from our panel of experts, including why girls think this specific size is so jaw-dropping, and which other factors go into how large a ring actually appears. Plus, go a bit further to check out recent "big" celeb diamonds and to shop engagement rings of any size.

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