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How Many Carats Is Enough?

“What a beautiful diamond! How many carats is it?” This is probably the most commonly asked question about diamond jewellery. While the size of the carat certainly does not equal the size of one’s affections, even an untrained eye can spot the size difference in diamonds.

So how can you tell how many carats is enough? What are carats? How many should you get?

Consider the wearer of the jewellery. If this person has small fingers, for instance, a larger sized ring may not look as good as something with a smaller carat. The reverse is also true. Choosing disproportionate jewellery for the wearer is not helpful. An experienced jeweller can help you determine appropriate size. Remember, you can always find a larger carat while compromising on some of the other “Cs.”

If you truly want to go with a larger carat piece and still need to stick to a budget, consider compromising on clarity (the flaws in the diamond) or perhaps cut. Similarly, if you want the look of a more “expensive” diamond, carat weight is not the only thing to consider. The most important aspect is the cut of the diamond. This does not refer to a shape, like “pear,” but rather to the way the stone reflects the brilliance of the diamond.

No single factor is more important in the quality of a diamond. So if the “wow factor” is what you’re seeking, choosing a better cut can enhance any diamond, no matter what the carat size!

2 Carat Diamonds and 2 Carat Rings: What’s the Difference?

Possibly quite a bit! Knowing the answer to this question is surprisingly important, more so than one would think. As more and more people are purchasing expensive jewellery over the internet, it is becoming more and more important to pay attention to distinctions such as these to avoid disappointment.
The Key Differences:  A 2 Carat Diamond and a 2 carat ring can mean two very different pieces of jewellery. It is important to know what the 2 carat references to; the actual diamond stone or to the total stones in the ring itself. This is important as it could mean you purchase a completely different ring to the one you intended. A 2 carat diamond refers to the stone itself, not the setting or embellishments. You would be purchasing a stone weighing two carats. A 2 carat ring on the other hand may be any number of things. It could be a 0.75 carat diamond in the center surrounded by smaller diamonds of smaller carat size giving a total of 2 carats combined.
Jewellery is deeply personal and the height of gift giving. Taking the time to understand the terminology before making a purchase ensures that only happy memories will be attached to the ring.
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