Carat is a weight measurement (one-fifth of a gramme to be accurate), not a size measurement. The carat weight does not always determine its size since each diamond shape carries its weight differently. A one-carat diamond can cost anything from $1,800 to $12,000. Nevertheless, the size of a diamond does not determine its quality. When choosing the value of a stone, the four c’s of diamond quality always are adequately considered. Thus, a diamond carat weight & quality makes a big difference in a diamond engagement ring price.
How much is 1ct Diamond Ring Value?
1ct diamond ring value depends on the following factors:
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) assigns grades to diamonds based on the GIA diamond colour scale, which categorizes them into letter groups. The colour scale is as follows: D colour diamonds are the highest, while Z colour diamonds are the lowest.
Cut grade, yet the most important of the four c’s directly impacts a diamond’s appearance. But, it’s important to remember that a diamond’s cut refers to more than just the shape of the stone.
When judging a diamond’s cut quality , three characteristics are considered: fire, brilliance, and scintillation. The way a diamond glows in the light is represented by fire, and the white light reflection on a diamond’s external and internal surfaces is known as brightness. Finally, scintillation is characterized as light and dark patterns which can be seen whenever a diamond is shifted or tilted.
Everything in a diamond which might alter how light goes through it is referred to be diamond clarity.
From highest to lowest, the clarity grades are as below:
● Flawless (FL)
● Internally Flawless (IF)
● Included (I1, I2 and I3)
● Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2)
● Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2)
● Slightly, Included (SI1 and SI2)
A carat is a weight unit used to measure the size of a diamond. The primary point to note is that because large diamonds are rare, the greater the carat weight of a diamond, the more precious it is.
The diameter of a 1 carat round cut diamond is approximately 6.5 mm. This number, though, can fluctuate based on the shape and the quality of the cut. Furthermore, specific diamonds are filed deeper than others, resulting in a concealed carat weight close to the bottom of the stone.