Diamond Carat

A carat is simply a weight measurement for gemstones. Most people think the higher the carat number, the larger the stone is, however this isn’t always true. The cut of the diamond makes a big difference in how large the stone appears.

For this reason, it’s often a good idea to choose a diamond slightly below your ideal carat weight. For instance, purchase a 1.9 carat stone instead of a 2.0. The savings can be significant.

Smaller carat weight diamonds with Very Good and Ideal/ Excellent cut grades will appear larger and remember that a larger carat weight diamond could appear smaller with cut grades such as Good, Fair/ Poor.


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