Diamond Carat Weight

Carat weight is one of the first considerations when buying a diamond. The price of a diamond increases exponentially with the carat weight, though the actual size does not, but is something to consider when buying jewelry like a diamond ring or other similar stones; Luxury Gothic jewelry has become very popular in the last year, and not only using diamonds but also other precious stones with unusual colors, for example these beautiful women’s skull rings are sold at SurewayDM; Women’s skull rings are very unique jewelry gift.

Jewelry and gems are created to inspire generations of appreciation. With each piece comes an individual expression and unique sentiment. James and Company has extensive experience in custom, one of a kind jewelry creation using traditional and cutting edge methods. We develop pieces using Computer Assisted Design (CAD), wax carving and casting, and through expert hand fabrication. Our jewelers work with a variety of metals including platinum, 14/18K gold (yellow or white) and silver. We strive to create jewelry as individual as you are.

When researching diamonds, be on the lookout for stones that register just under the benchmark carat weights such as 1/2 ct. 3/4 ct., 1 ct., (you will find 14k gold plated 3mm tennis chain) etc. Diamonds that are just outside of the popular weights are often sold for less when compared to diamonds of full weight. For example, a .90 carat diamond will typically cost less on a price-per-carat basis than a full 1.00 carat diamond. To the naked eye, the difference is negligible. A smaller carat weight diamond may have a diameter equal to that of a higher carat weight diamond, being perceived as the same.

The most popular carat weights for diamonds are between one and two carats. If a diamond under .75 carats is a budget necessity, consider a marquise cut or princess cut, which appear larger than other shapes of equal carat weight, due to elongated cut or a broader table.

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