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1.5 Carat Diamond Ring

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013. | Diamond


Carat obviously seems to be the most important factor that needs special attention when you are purchasing diamond jewellery. It is actually not really true, though since diamonds are valued and graded by 4C’s (cut, colour, clarity and carat) and even though carat is indeed one of the 4C’s, the three others also play important role in determining the quality of a diamond. However, it is not rare to find that people who admire others diamond jewellery usually ask the carat of the jewellery first. Thus, people assume that carat is the most important one in purchasing diamond jewellery. 1.5 Carat Diamond Ring

A carat, which is the unit of weight used to measure precious gemstones such as diamond, is derived from Greek word ‘keration’ which means ‘carob beans’. Carob beans were used for many centuries in Mediterranean in measuring the weight of various goods because these carob beans are uniform in weight and size. In the early 1900s, carat size was standardized against the metric system and internationally adapted. 1 carat, which is also known as 1 ct, is equal to 0.2 grams and is equal to 100 points; therefore, a 1.5 carat diamond ring is equal 150-point stone.

1.5 Carat Diamond Ring

It is important to know that carat refers to the weight of loose diamond, so that carat weight is not an accurate reflection of a diamond’s size. The increase of a diamond’s weight is much faster than the increase of diamond’s diameter. Small round diamonds with the same carat weight are almost indistinguishable in size, and the heavier a diamond is, the less predictable the size is. To know its size, the carat weight of a diamond should be weighed in conjunction with the diameter (in millimetres) and the cut grade of the diamond. 1.5 Carat Diamond Ring

Sometimes, low carat diamonds with high grade cuts even look larger than high carat diamonds with low grade cuts. It is because diamond with higher cut grades reflects the maximum amount of light which hits it, giving the greatest fire and brilliance. This bright sparkle can make the diamond appears larger than it should be, so that create an impression of a large diamond carat size. In the other hand, diamonds with low cut grades can have deep and long pavilions which cause light to leak out, and they may add weight to a diamond which is then covered beneath the setting once the diamond is mounted, and thus, make the diamond carat size appears much smaller. So, it is important for you to choose a good cut for your 1.5 carat diamond ring.

1.5 Carat Diamond Ring


Indeed, diamond prices rise extremely when the carat weight increases. This is because, from about one million diamonds mined, only one produces a full cut and polished one carat diamond. During the process of cutting, about 40% to 60% of rough diamond material is lost. It means that, the larger the diamond is, the rarer the diamond is, and the more expensive it is. So, if you are interested in buying a 1.5 carat diamond ring, you need to save up much money, not only for getting the 1.5 carat diamond, but also getting the 1.5 carat diamond with a great cut, a great clarity and a great colour. 1.5 Carat Diamond Ring

1.5 Carat Diamond Ring