In Determining Carat Weight, Consider the following:
- Finger size
- The size of the ring’s setting
- Your overall budget
Diamond size or carat weight is often an important factor in your final choice. To fit within a strict budget, you may choose a diamond with a good cut, but move down on clarity and color slightly to find a large “clean” stone.
Diamond prices differ as they jump from one full carat size to the next. A 2.95 carat diamond will see a significant jump in price when compared to a 3.01 carat diamond with similar grading. The total value for a stoneis given by its “per carat” value, which is determined by its characteristics.
Finger size can also affect how large a diamond appears. A size 3.5 finger will make a 2 carat round solitaire look much larger than the same ring on a size 9 ring finger. Let us help you find the perfect balance as you weigh the many different characteristics of the diamonds you have to choose from.