Bigger Isn't Always Better- A Post About Carats

Carat weight is possibly the easiest of the 4 C’s to understand and the hardest to make decisions about. This is a quick (hopefully) useful guide to carat weight. Once we work together, you will get the 4 C’s in under 5 minutes. It is an exciting 5 minutes packed with details and must know info about each of the 4 C’s. Our chat is totally customized to your specific diamond dreams. It is everything you need to know and nothing you don’t. Your opportunity to sign up to work with me is here. Until then, check out some facts about carat weight.

Carat weight is the physical weight of a diamond when placed on a scale. What happens most often is that carat weight is associated with size. This is true and false. It is true. in that a diamond with a weight of 10 carats will be bigger than a diamond that weighs 1 carat. It is false in that you can have two diamonds that are both round and weigh 1 carat but they may have very different face up measurements and appearances. Their depths and faceting could also be very different. Did you read my blog about color? Similar to color carat weight is a range.

A 2 carat diamond will have a range of face up sizes and bigger isn’t always better.


Each diamond shape has its own optimal configuration of facets that create maximum light return and sparkle. I cover this here, in my blog about cut. It relates to carat weight. A 1 carat round diamond with a larger face up measurement could be less money than a similarly graded 1 carat round with a smaller face up measurement. Bigger isn’t always better when in comes to carats.

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