What the Average Person Considers a Big Engagement Ring

With all the fashion-girl engagements lately, we've been noticing a wide range of ring shapes and sizes. Of course, most of the 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? 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 people 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 people 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.

Next, explore some recent "big" celeb diamonds and then shop engagement rings of any size.