With all the engagements lately (’tis the season, after all), we’ve been noticing a wide range of ring shapes and sizes. Most of these gems in question have been spotted on celebs and trendsetters—in other words, they’re massive by our standards. 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 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.