This Is the Average Engagement Ring Size

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.

3-Carat Emerald

The emerald-cut diamond in this three-carat ring boasts a ratio that elongates the diamond, making it super flattering to the fingers.

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Emerald Cut Trapezoid Side Stone Engagement Ring - Ring Concierge
Emerald with Epaulette Side Stones Engagement Ring - Ring Concierge
Emerald Cut Pave Band Engagement Ring - Ring Concierge

3-Carat Radiant

This three-carat radiant makes for the perfect solitaire on our Whisper Thin setting.

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Bridal Engagement Rings Radiant with Pink Pave Band Engagement Ring
Bridal Engagement Rings Radiant Halo Engagement Ring
Bridal Engagement Rings Triple Row Micropavé Radiant Engagement Ring

3-Carat Pear

This pear engagement ring may be three carats, but it has a greater spread. More than any other diamond shape, pear-cut diamonds appear the largest for their carat weight.

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Pear Solitaire Engagement Ring - Ring Concierge
Pear Halo Engagement Ring - Ring Concierge
Pear with Pave Band Engagement Ring - Ring Concierge

3-Carat With Halo

A halo will always increase the visual size of an engagement ring. This three-carat number boasts much more wow-factor because of the pavé diamonds that encircle the stone.

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Oval Halo Engagement Ring - Ring Concierge
Cushion Cut Halo Engagement Ring - Ring Concierge

At the end of the day, there are so many ways to make your engagement ring look bigger, so the carat weight isn't an be-all-and-end-all when it comes to your ring.