4 C's of Diamonds: Carat

Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat -- everyone knows these are the 4 C's of diamonds. In this blog, we are going to take a closer look at one of those C's to help you become a diamond expert!

Diamond carat refers to a diamond’s weight, not necessarily its size. Larger diamonds carry a higher value because they are discovered in nature less often than smaller diamonds. Carat is not the lone factor in determining a diamond’s price. Often a 1.00 carat diamond of a certain quality is worth more than two .50 carat diamonds of that same quality. The general rule is that a diamond of double the weight costs around four times more, as it is much rarer. Total carat weight is an expression referring to the total weight of all diamonds or other gemstones in a piece of jewelry, when more than one stone is used. To maximize your budget, consider both cut and carat together, as smaller diamond with a higher grade cut can appear larger than a larger diamond with poor cut grade.




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