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iwantsparkle

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(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:
 

PintoBean

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Size 9. BAHAHAAHAHHAA - 3 carats does NOT look like that on a size 9 :wall:
 

ac117

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Size 7 and my 3.24 doesn't come close to covering my finger :wall:
 

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Re: I never knew what plus-sized hands I have until this pla

Eek! I'm one of the guilty parties... :oops: I'm actually need to have my ring sized down to a 4.25.
It's not all rainbows, though! My fingers are man-sized when it comes to length. They're just REALLY skinny. I have creepy, alien-like fingers!
 

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Re: I never knew what plus-sized hands I have until this pla

Checking in at a loose size 6--thank goodness for upgrade policies!
 

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I'm a loose 5.5, and also a rare bird around here because I downsized my center stone...twice.
 

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Re: I never knew what plus-sized hands I have until this pla

Go to the South Pacific, particularly Rarotonga! I am a size 5.75, my friend is a size 8 - none of the rings there fit me, but they all fit her perfectly or with a little room to spare. We call it "Island Size".
 

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Re: I never knew what plus-sized hands I have until this pla

JMK|1476217744|4085814 said:
Go to the South Pacific, particularly Rarotonga! I am a size 5.75, my friend is a size 8 - none of the rings there fit me, but they all fit her perfectly or with a little room to spare. We call it "Island Size".
Fascinating!

I am "only" a 5.75 as well, which is up from the last time I was engaged (12 years ago). I was 5 1/3 then, I believe.

Google tells me I am pretty average - still! - I cannot believe all the tiny little baby hands around here. :)
 

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Re: I never knew what plus-sized hands I have until this pla

Add me to the big hands club. Depending on the day, I can wear anything from a 7.75 to an 8.5. The reason why I love colored stones so much is because you can get some massive finger coverage without going broke! :cheeky: (it also depends on what stone you're talking about to! ;-) )
 

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Re: I never knew what plus-sized hands I have until this pla

Well let me tell you it's not all roses having small hands! I come in at 3.75 and honestly everything looks oversized and ridiculous on my fingers!! I love the look of stacking but pretty much can't cause my fingers are also really short so just wearing 3 rings looks crowded (I do it anyway!). Also having detailed galleries etc is kind of a waste of time because they're so miniature you can't really make out the detail. :cry: I'd love to have size 5/6 hands, I'd be in stacking heaven *sigh* :)
 

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i started off a 7, am now an 8.5.. and I that was part of my pitch to upgrade my 2ct... it looked SMALL... BIG FINGERS NEED BIG rOCKS:)
 

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iwantsparkle|1476212807|4085732 said:
(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: OMG you are so right!
 

kb1gra

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GeorgieQ|1476222822|4085862 said:
Well let me tell you it's not all roses having small hands! I come in at 3.75 and honestly everything looks oversized and ridiculous on my fingers!! I love the look of stacking but pretty much can't cause my fingers are also really short so just wearing 3 rings looks crowded (I do it anyway!). Also having detailed galleries etc is kind of a waste of time because they're so miniature you can't really make out the detail. :cry: I'd love to have size 5/6 hands, I'd be in stacking heaven *sigh* :)
Maybe not, I'm a 5.5 and I can't stack much, just not a lot of room between palm and knuckle. Can have wide, short fingers just as easily as tiny, short fingers ;-)
 

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"Plus-sized hands"?

I thought we couldn't talk about politics here. :lol:
 

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iwantsparkle|1476212807|4085732 said:
(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:
The avg ring size is 5.5 and the avg weight of the center stone is 1.27ct.
 

iwantsparkle

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kb1gra|1476231318|4085930 said:
GeorgieQ|1476222822|4085862 said:
Well let me tell you it's not all roses having small hands! I come in at 3.75 and honestly everything looks oversized and ridiculous on my fingers!! I love the look of stacking but pretty much can't cause my fingers are also really short so just wearing 3 rings looks crowded (I do it anyway!). Also having detailed galleries etc is kind of a waste of time because they're so miniature you can't really make out the detail. :cry: I'd love to have size 5/6 hands, I'd be in stacking heaven *sigh* :)
Maybe not, I'm a 5.5 and I can't stack much, just not a lot of room between palm and knuckle. Can have wide, short fingers just as easily as tiny, short fingers ;-)
Agree. I don't have wide fingers so much as I just don't have a lot of real estate in this area. Stacking makes for a not so great look on me.
 

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I share your pain. I once had a slim size 5 finger, now, due to age and medical conditions, I'm a puffy size 8. One benefit though was I got my engagement ring restyled (and extra blinged) because the original setting couldn't be up sized enough.
 

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Keep in mind that we have posters from all over the world. I, too, was initially surprised by ring sizes even smaller than mine (5.25) when I joined back in 2007, because I literally have the smallest ring size of anyone I know in real life (literally nobody I knew could try on my engagement ring when I got it). But then I realized that some of the posters are Asian. In jewelry stories, I believe most sample rings are a 6 or 7 so more people can try them on.
 

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Dancing Fire|1476237702|4085979 said:
iwantsparkle|1476212807|4085732 said:
(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:
The avg ring size is 5.5 and the avg weight of the center stone is 1.27ct.
These are the averages just for PS, right?
 

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I'd like to break down barriers and be the first plus-sized hand model to be jewel of the week. :whistle: :naughty: :lol:
 

kb1gra

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LadyMCh|1476292972|4086196 said:
Dancing Fire|1476237702|4085979 said:
iwantsparkle|1476212807|4085732 said:
(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:
The avg ring size is 5.5 and the avg weight of the center stone is 1.27ct.
These are the averages just for PS, right?
Pretty sure the length of the under 1ct thread says that number is made up.
 

LadyMCh

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kb1gra|1476295674|4086230 said:
LadyMCh|1476292972|4086196 said:
Dancing Fire|1476237702|4085979 said:
iwantsparkle|1476212807|4085732 said:
(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:
The avg ring size is 5.5 and the avg weight of the center stone is 1.27ct.
These are the averages just for PS, right?
Pretty sure the length of the under 1ct thread says that number is made up.

That's what I would think, too. My original e-ring is a hair over a carat, and I rarely see any larger when I'm out-and-about everyday. For the record, I live in a large metropolitan area. When I go home to my small, Southern town, a half carat seems to be the norm among the upper middle class ladies. I remember having a family friend who had a 1.5ct diamond that she had received for a big anniversary, and everyone ooh-ed and aah-ed over it because a ring like that was so rare! PS has definitely changed my perception of what is "big" and well-executed.
 

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PintoBean|1476295272|4086222 said:
I'd like to break down barriers and be the first plus-sized hand model to be jewel of the week. :whistle: :naughty: :lol:
LOL. I am laughing like a loon at this.
 

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LadyMCh|1476292972|4086196 said:
Dancing Fire|1476237702|4085979 said:
iwantsparkle|1476212807|4085732 said:
(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:
The avg ring size is 5.5 and the avg weight of the center stone is 1.27ct.
These are the averages just for PS, right?
Dancing Fire likes to invent "stats" for PS. These are entirely made up (read: false).
 

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LadyMCh|1476292972|4086196 said:
Dancing Fire|1476237702|4085979 said:
iwantsparkle|1476212807|4085732 said:
(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:
The avg ring size is 5.5 and the avg weight of the center stone is 1.27ct.
These are the averages just for PS, right?
Yes, center stone only.

avg in the U.S.... .95 ct
avg PS......1.27 ct
avg in NYC....2.56 ct
avg in No.Cal & So.Cal.......2.4 ct
avg in the midwest... .60 ct
avg in Texas...1.77 ct
avg in Florida ...1.67 ct
 

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kb1gra|1476295674|4086230 said:
LadyMCh|1476292972|4086196 said:
Dancing Fire|1476237702|4085979 said:
iwantsparkle|1476212807|4085732 said:
(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:
The avg ring size is 5.5 and the avg weight of the center stone is 1.27ct.
These are the averages just for PS, right?
Pretty sure the length of the under 1ct thread says that number is made up.
Now go look at those over 2 ct. threads... ;))
 

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rubybeth|1476308294|4086357 said:
LadyMCh|1476292972|4086196 said:
Dancing Fire|1476237702|4085979 said:
iwantsparkle|1476212807|4085732 said:
(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:
The avg ring size is 5.5 and the avg weight of the center stone is 1.27ct.
These are the averages just for PS, right?
Dancing Fire likes to invent "stats" for PS. These are entirely made up (read: false).
Prove me wrong... :tongue: A few yrs ago there was a survey here on PS and it prove that I was correct... :praise:
 

LadyMCh

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Re: I never knew what plus-sized hands I have until this pla

Dancing Fire|1476314850|4086384 said:
LadyMCh|1476292972|4086196 said:
Dancing Fire|1476237702|4085979 said:
iwantsparkle|1476212807|4085732 said:
(Mostly kidding!) I feel like 90% of PS has 4.5 ring finger and 3+ carat center stone. :lol:
The avg ring size is 5.5 and the avg weight of the center stone is 1.27ct.
These are the averages just for PS, right?
Yes, center stone only.

avg in the U.S.... .95 ct
avg PS......1.27 ct
avg in NYC....2.56 ct
avg in No.Cal & So.Cal.......2.4 ct
avg in the midwest... .60 ct
avg in Texas...1.77 ct
avg in Florida ...1.67 ct

No way! Those are not "middle America" and "average person" numbers. According to James Allen's website, the average diamond engagement ring center stone in the U.S. comes in at less than half a carat, and the average carat weight that James Allen has sold over the past year is 0.9. Ritani says the average ring they sold in 2015 is 1.18 TOTAL carat weight.
 

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Interesting but DF's average for US closely corresponds with James Allen's .90 average! I tend to think, though, that a lot of smaller diamonds are sold at mall stores and other local jewelers.
 

LadyMCh

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diamondseeker2006|1476332035|4086487 said:
Interesting but DF's average for US closely corresponds with James Allen's .90 average! I tend to think, though, that a lot of smaller diamonds are sold at mall stores and other local jewelers.
Ditto!
 
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