When designing your dream engagement ring, the carat weight should actually be at the bottom of your list in terms of concerns. So before we satiate your curiosity by revealing the average engagement ring size, we'll give you the rundown on why you should be focused less on the carat and more on the other Cs. Things like color and clarity will have a greater impact on the beauty of the diamond. Visually, varying carat weights can render similar effects, meaning what matters more than the measurement is how the diamond looks and spreads. This is especially important to remember when deciding where to allocate your budget.
That said, the average diamond size for engagement rings in the U.S. is around one carat. At Ring Concierge, our average diamond size is three carats. To get a better grasp on one this number means, we've rounded up photos of three-carat engagement rings in different diamond shapes for you to compare. As you'll be able to see, every shape spreads differently, affecting the visual size. Furthermore, even with the same diamond shape and carat weight, there can be variance in dimensions which will also affect how the stone appears to the eye.