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Carat

 

CARAT

    WHAT?    

The standard unit of measurement for the
weight of diamonds and precious gemstones.

1
CARAT
= 0.2
GRAMS

ONE CARAT IS DEFINED AS ONE FIFTH OF A GRAM


CLARITY SCALE

The table below illustrates how diamonds of different carat weights
and shapes will appear when viewed from the top down.



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NOTE!

Your diamond may differ in length/width ratio, table, and depth.

POINTERS WHEN SELECTING A CARAT WEIGHT

PRICE


The price of diamond rises as
the diamond weight increases.

SIZE VARIATION


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


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.

STONE SETTINGS


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.