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Carat weight

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Carat weight

Carat is a diamond's measure of weight, not size. One full carat is equal to 100 points. A 3/4 carat diamond is the same as 75 points. Since larger diamonds are found less frequently in nature, a 1 carat diamond will cost more than twice a 1/2 carat diamond (assuming all other characteristics remain constant). The cut and the mounting can make a diamond appear larger than its actual weight. JewelerWebsites.com will help you find the right diamond and mounting to optimize its beauty.


Choosing a Diamond Size
  This diagram demonstrates the various sizes of diamonds and how they appear when set in a solitaire setting.

The value of a diamond is determined by its rarity. Larger diamonds are not uncovered in the mining process as often as smaller diamonds. Thus larger stones are more precious and rare.

Which carat weight is right for you?

When choosing a diamond consider all the C's. Rank their importance to you and also consider your budget. If this is a gift, maybe the recipient has dropped hints as to what they desire. Find a balance between all of the characteristics of the stone. And keep in mind that the setting or mounting you choose at JewelerWebsites.com, for this stone will also enhance its beauty and the way it is displayed.
 
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