Diamond Jewelry Carat Weight

"Carat Weight & Size Aren't THAT Important
- Vital facts about carat weight and diamond size"


Well, that's what I think about the perceived importance of diamond carat and weight after encountering diamond jewelry with the naked eye and looking at my girlfriends diamond rings.


Bigger Doesn't Always Mean The Better

Before we get into the basics of diamond carat weight and size chart - let's take a closer look at how this means for you as a buyer...

Now don't let the size of a diamond fool you. The carat weight and size alone are almost meaningless unless you also consider the last 3 C's (Cut, Clarity and Color).

Fashion note Select Diamonds According to Your Personal Preference:

Like for example, a yellow-tinted diamond is placed at a lower grading when it comes to high-grade color, but heck, you might love that kind of effect. And that's what matters most.


Because you see, a large diamond no matter its weight (circuit, length etc.) can be less beautiful and pleasing to the eye if it lacks brilliance, clarity and high-grade color.

But unfortunately, since larger diamond stones are rarer than smaller ones, diamonds value rises exponentially with carat weight no matter how "ugly" it is. A diamond weighing 4.0 carats will always be more worth than four 1.0 carat stones of the same quality.


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Now let's look at the basics when it comes to diamond jewelry carat weight.

How Diamond Carat is Weighed

Diamonds, and other gemstones, are evaluated for worth and classification based on their carat weight.

The weight of a diamond (and as of other gemstones) is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points.

For example:

    1ct.= 100 point
    1/2 ct. = 50 points
    ¼ carat = 25 points
    1/8 carat = 12 ½ points

Anything less than one whole carat is measured in points - as there are one hundred points to a whole carat.

That means a 50 point carat diamond is actually a ½ carat diamond, a 75 point diamond is really a ¾ carat diamond, and so forth.

Carat refers to the weight of the stone - not its size - so do not be surprised to see two differently sized stones of different kind in the same size.


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So Which Size Is Right For You?

If your budget can handle it, you can see yourself wearing it often and you absolutely love that glam and expensive-look then go for bigger sizes!

If you're the type who doesn't accessorize and wear jewelry that much but need something that you can wear at special occasions, a 0.25ct is the best for you.

To give you a clearer idea, check out this diamond comparison chart (approximate exact visual and printed sizes by screen size 1280 x 800 pixels):

Diamond weight size mm chart





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