The bigger the diamond carat the better. Well…sometimes
Diamond carat is the weight of the diamond measured in carats.
One carat is divided into 100 “points,” so that a diamond of 75 points weighs 0.75 carats.
To get a better understanding, in theory 1 Gram is equal to 5 carats.
Carat weight is the most obvious factor in determining the value of a diamond…..
Two diamonds of equal weight can have very different prices, depending on their quality.
Diamonds of high quality can be found in all size ranges.
Having said that, the bigger a high quality diamond is, the rarer it is.
This is a phenomenon that is found not only in diamonds but in gemstones as well.
Generally, the bigger the diamond, the more expensive it is.
Diamond Carat Chart
Since diamonds are measured by,carat weight, and not size, two diamonds of the same weight could have different sizes.
Why? If a diamond is cut too shallow (or flat) it will have a larger diameter, but shallow depth and appear larger.
Likewise, if a diamond is cut too deep (or pointed) it will have a smaller diameter and deep depth and appear smaller….This is why cut is so important.
You want to make sure the diamond is cut to proper proportions.
Not only does it make a large difference in the diamond’s ability to reflect light, but a poorly cut diamond will not be proportionate in size to a diamond cut to proper specifications.
This will mean that you will have light leaking out of the sides of the diamond and thus getting poor internal reflection .
Sacrificing the cut to get a heavier diamond weight defeats the purpose as all you’ll end up with is a large dead diamond….instead of a fiery stone.
Size matters but not at the expense of cut, clarity and color.