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Carat Weight

After you have decided on what Cut, Color, and Clarity Grade suit you, determining a Carat Weight that corresponds with your budget is painless and easy.

Large gems are a more rare discovery than smaller gems, which is why large diamonds are much more valuable. The price of a diamond rises in relation with its carat weight. For example, a 2-carat diamond of a certain excellence will always be more valuable than two 1 carat diamonds of the same excellence.

The below table show you how the various carat weights look when set and worn as a ring.


Take a moment and consider:

  • Size of Diamond
  • Size of your Finger
  • Size of your Setting
  • Your Budget

Lifestyle is very important when determining Carat Weight. If your recipient has an active lifestyle, it is probably best to either choose a smaller Carat Weight or to select a protective setting if you choose a larger Carat Weight diamond. The more active one is, the more likely she is to bump or nick her diamond ring against other surfaces. Choosing a smaller Carat Weight or a more protective setting will help preserve the diamond.

The smaller and thinner fingers are, the larger a diamond will look on them. A 1.5 carat diamond ring looks a great deal larger on a size 4 finger than on a size 8.

If you have already selected a setting, make sure you choose a diamond that will fit in it. Ask Robert Freidson or his team at Incendia Diamonds about the diamond size specifications so you can select a diamond that best suits your setting.

If you have a set budget, explore all your options and you'll find that there is a wide range of diamond Carat Weights and qualities available in your price range.

If a larger Carat Weight is important to you and you are working with a set budget, consider a diamond with a Good Cut, SI1-SI2 Clarity, and H or I Color.