In determining carat weight, consider the following factors:
– The size of her finger
– The size of the ring’s setting
– Your overall budget
Oftentimes, diamond size or carat weight is an important factor in people’s final choice. If this is the case, in order to fit within a very strict budget, one may choose to find a diamond that has a good cut, but move down on clarity & color slightly in order to find a large and“clean”stone that fits the budget.
It is also worth noting that diamond prices have differences as they jump from one full carat size to the next. For example, a 2.95 carat diamond will see a significant jump in price when compared to a 3.01 carat diamond with similar grading. This is because the stone’s total value is determined based from a “per carat” value determined by its characteristics.
A woman’s finger size can also affect how large a diamond appears. For example, the same diamond on a woman with a size 3.5 finger will make a 2 carat round solitaire look much larger than the same engagement ring on a woman with a size 9 ring finger. In determining the perfect diamond, let us help you find the perfect balance as you weigh the many different characteristics of the diamonds you have to choose from.