The ideal weight of a diamond: how to choose the perfect cut
The relationship between the weight and the quality of a diamond
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct), and it is an important factor to consider when buying a diamond. However, the weight of a diamond should not be confused with the quality of a diamond. The quality of a diamond is determined by factors such as color, clarity, and cut, which influence a diamond's brilliance, clarity, and symmetry.
It is important to note that the price of a diamond is strongly related to its weight, the heavier the diamond, the more expensive it will be. However, a lighter diamond may have a higher quality and be shinier than a heavier diamond. In fact, a smaller but high quality diamond can have the same price as a larger but lower quality diamond. It is therefore important to find a balance between the weight and the quality of a diamond to obtain the best value for money.
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The ideal weight for an engagement ring diamond
For engagement rings, an ideal weight for a diamond is generally considered to be between 0.30 and 1 carat. This size is popular because it's big enough to grab attention, but not too big to be ostentatious or expensive. However, the ideal weight will also depend on personal preferences and budget. Some people prefer a smaller diamond for a more understated look, while others prefer a larger diamond for a more extravagant look. It is therefore important to consider your preferences and budget when selecting the ideal weight for an engagement ring diamond.
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The ideal weight for a diamond pendant or earrings
For pendants and earrings, the ideal weight for a diamond can vary depending on the size and shape of the piece of jewelry. For pendants, a weight between 0.30 and 0.70 carats is often considered ideal because it is small enough to be inconspicuous, yet large enough to be noticed. For earrings, a weight of around 0.20 to 0.50 carats is often considered ideal because it is large enough to attract attention, but not too large to be bulky. However, it is important to consider your preferences and budget when selecting the ideal weight for a diamond pendant or earrings.
The ideal weight of diamonds for a wedding band
For wedding rings, the ideal weight for a diamond is generally considered to be between 0.01 and 0.20 carats. This size is popular because it's small enough to be discreet and suitable for everyday use, yet large enough to be noticed. However, the ideal weight will also depend on personal preferences and budget. Some people prefer a smaller diamond for a more understated look, while others prefer a larger diamond for a more elegant look. It is therefore important to consider your preferences and your budget when selecting the ideal weight for a diamond for a wedding band.
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In conclusion, the ideal weight for a diamond will depend on your personal preferences and your budget. It is important to strike a balance between the weight and the quality of a diamond to get the best value for money. It is also important to consider the type of jewelry and the use for which you are buying the diamond. It is recommended to consult a professional to help you make a wise choice and to fully understand the quality criteria of diamonds.
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Carats / Diamond weight
Information about the relation between the weight and the diameter of a diamond
Equivalence for round brilliant diamonds
Examples of different diamond measures
White degree from D to Z
Purity from IF to P
VVSVery very small inclusion(s)
VSVery small inclusion(s)
|Cut Grade||Excellent (EX)||Very Good (VG)||Good (G)||Fair (F)||Poor (P)|
|Polish Grade||Excellent (EX)||Very Good (VG)||Good (G)||Fair (F)||Poor (P)|
|Symmetry Grade||Excellent (EX)||Very Good (VG)||Good (G)||Fair (F)||Poor (P)|
We only offer natural diamonds accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and quality issued by one of the 3 most prestigious and world-renowned laboratories: GIA, HRD and IGI. The certificate number is engraved on the girdle (circumference) of all our HRD, IGI and GIA certified diamonds.
The three major diamond certification laboratories HRD, IGI and GIA laser engrave the certificate number on the girdle (circumference) of the diamond. The certificate number is therefore engraved on all our HRD, IGI and GIA certified diamonds. This is a proof of the good match of the diamond and its certificate. The inscription is very small (to preserve the purity of the stone) and very difficult to read with the magnifying glass 10X. If you order only the diamond (without the jewel), it will be delivered under seal in a rigid plastic pouch (see photo below) for diamonds certified by HRD or by IGI. For GIA diamonds, the seal must be specifically requested in the comments field during the ordering process.
Fluorescence is a luminous effect that some diamonds exhibit when exposed to ultraviolet light. They show visible light, usually blue.
None or Nil
Absence of fluorescence
Very little fluorescence
Slight or Faint
Very strong fluorescence
Since fluorescence may in some cases give a milky diamond appearance, prefer a diamond without fluorescence ("None" or "Nil")
Polish describes the finish of the diamond's surface. After the diamond is cut, each facet must be polished. This process can leave scratches or marks on the surface. If a diamond has no scratches or very minor scratches, the polish is high level. Scratches, lines, burn marks created by excessive heat, or rough sheathing can lower a diamond's polish rating. Polish is rated as Excellent (EX), Very Good (VG), Good (G), Fair (F) or Poor (P). The better the polishing, the more it allows the transmission of light through the different facets of the diamond. We recommend that you choose an Excellent (EX) or Very Good (VG) quality polish to ensure the best finish and shine.
Symmetry describes the symmetrical accuracy of the diamond facets in terms of dimensions and angles, as well as the centering of the table and the centering of the diamond breech tip. The more precise the symmetry, the better the cut of the diamond. A higher level of symmetry creates optimal shine and scintillation. If the facets are misaligned, the diamond can reflect light poorly. Symmetry is rated as Excellent (EX), Very Good (VG), Good (G), Fair (F) or Poor (P). We recommend that you choose a diamond with a symmetry score equal to Excellent (EX) or Very Good (VG) to maximize sparkle.