Diamond Engagement Ring Sizes

So you’re ready to pop the question. But before you can do so, you must of course have the perfect engagement ring that will have her squealing and crying at the same time.

How do you go about choosing the right diamond engagement ring sizes that will fit her finger perfectly? Since you can’t ask your girlfriend to go with when you when shopping for an engagement ring, there are a few things that you can do to help you pick the right diamond engagement ring.

A few things to consider are:

Diamond Size

While you may want to splurge and immediately think that bigger is better; this is not always the case. Choosing diamond sizes should actually be based more on her lifestyle and her personality.

Back in the day, the standard diamond carat for engagement rings was one carat. But over time, this diamond size has considerably gone lower perhaps due to hard economic times, urging people to be practical in so many ways including buying engagement rings.

These days, the average diamond size is less than a cart, about ¼ of a carat or ½ carat. In some more affluent states however, carat sizes can go higher than one carat; between 1.6 carats up to a whopping 2.75 carats!


You will find that diamond engagement rings do not only come in the usual single diamond in the center of a gold or platinum band. There are styles that have other stones embedded on the band, surrounding the lone diamond in the center of the ring.

There are also engagement rings that have smaller diamonds on the band, again surrounding a bigger diamond in the center of the ring. The carat of these rings includes all the diamonds in the ring, from the smaller ones surrounding the band to the bigger one in the center.

Ring Size

Now the tricky part here is getting the right ring size. There are two measurements that you need to look at when choosing a ring size: the inside diameter and the inside circumference of the ring.

Understandably, you may not want to check for these specific details; all you want is to get the right ring size. Ring sizes are usually measured in inches, starting at one inch and going all the way up to sixteen inches.

Bear in mind that the ring size should also be considered for the size of the diamond that you will be getting. What you can do is to either ask one of her friends to help you pick-out the right ring size or playfully check out one of her rings, see if it fits any of your fingers and then base the size from there.

On the other hand, getting a ring size that’s a bit bigger is better than getting one that’s too small. You can always have the ring adjusted to her size after your proposal if it’s too big, with a smaller ring, this could be harder to accomplish.

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