The standard unit of measurement for the
weight of diamonds and precious gemstones.
CARAT = 0.2
CARAT = 0.2
ONE CARAT IS DEFINED AS ONE FIFTH OF A GRAM
Move the slider to view different diamond carat grades or view the Carat Grade Chart below
DIAMOND CLARITY GRADE CHART
The table below illustrates how diamonds of different carat weights and shapes will appear when viewed from the top down.
POINTERS WHEN SELECTING A CARAT WEIGHT
The price of diamond rises as
the diamond weight increases.
Diamond of the same carat weight can vary in size.
There are some aspects of a diamond that can affect how large an individual stone can appear- most importantly, being the cut and shape of the diamond.
WEARER’S RING SIZE
When choosing a carat weight, be sure to consider the ring size of the wearer. A one- carat diamond will appear larger on a US size 5 finger than on a US size 7 finger.
Proportions to which an individual diamond is cut, such as table and depth percentages must be taken into account, as shallower stones can appear larger than deeper stones of the same weight.
Similarly, diamond shapes can have an impact, as elongated shapes tend to maximise carat weight, making them appear larger than rounded stones of the same weight.
The appearance of a diamond’s size can also be affected by how the stone is set in a piece of jewellery.
Delicate and slender settings tend to enhance the size and prominence of diamond centrepiece while larger and more solid settings can make the stone appear smaller.