A 1.5 carat diamond ring is “bullseye” for those who look for more than 1 carat, but still want to stay within their budget. This type of diamond is similar to 2 carat one: difference between theirs diameters in a round cut is only 0.6 mm. Now, let’s compare 1 and 1.5 carat round cut: the difference now is over 1 mm. That’s how you can have visional 2 carat-ish diamond engagement ring and pay for it twice as less.
As it’s been said earlier, 1.5 carat diamond seems similar to 2 carats. That means 1.5 carat ring will be looking good on any feminine finger – and on miniature hand 1.5 carats seems even larger. This is definitely a win-win situation.
Diamonds might seem complicated for the first time, and partly they are so. Likely, customer does not need to know much to feel comfortable about pricing. The main point every potential diamond owner should remember is the Diamond “4C” rule. “C”s in this rule are: carat, cut, clarity and color. We will take a brief look upon each of these aspects a bit later.
Firstly, we all need to memorize: the price of a gem cannot be given by the seller only. 4C are the international diamond standards. Those are marks of approval from world-known diamond-specialized laboratories. One of the most recognizable facilities of such kind is GIA – Gemological Institute of America. GIA examines every diamond and assigns him with unique certificate. Aside clarity, cut, color and carat expertise, GIA also records the whole history of the particular diamond. A diamond without such safeguards probably will not appear to be legal. That is why before buying a diamond customer always has a right to request GIA or another well-respected laboratory certificate. Now, let us fulfill our promise and give you a short course on diamonds.
Carat is a well-known word to almost everyone. Most of commoners assume carat is equal to the size of a gem. That is not completely correct. Carat is a unit for diamond weight measurement. It takes its name from Antics, when ancient Greeks were sizing jewels by the Carob tree seed – keration. Merchants of that time were convinced kerations always had had the same size and weight. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Humanity later discovered seeds of Carob are all different – just like any others. However, tradition to name the gemstone weight as Carat remains.
1 carat nowadays is worldwide stable unit. 1 carat equals 200 milligrams, 0.2 grams or 0.007 ounces – depend on what system you prefer to use. Unit can be divided into 100 points – this was made in terms of measuring “imperfect” stones – such as 1.23 carat diamond, for instance.
Carat is also important to calculate wholesale price of the gemstone. Jewelry professionals use price per carat to value jewels correctly. Speaking of 1.5 diamond ring, to understand its wholesale price you need to take price per carat and multiply it by 1.5.
One more curious thing: quantity of carats is not always equal. For example, two 1.5 carat diamonds on a one ring will cost less than 3 carat single stone.
Diamond is the hardest material on Earth. It takes 1500 points by the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Its closest opponent, corundum, has only 400. In other words, diamonds are extremely difficult to scratch. So difficult, in fact, that only diamond can scratch another diamond. That makes craft of a jewelry master tremendously hard task to successfully achieve. But wait, there is more: only 15% of rough diamonds have a chance to appear in your local store. Just like these factors are not enough, comes a diamond body loss: gemstone usually loses something around half of itself during the procedure.
There are ten general jewel cut styles masters globally use:
1.5 carat round cut diamond ring is the most valued among these cuts. Other forms can have up to 40% lower prices, so we consider this information as a little hint to browse 1.5 carats less expensively. More than that, cuts in the same weight category might be visually bigger than others. This works with pear, oval and marquise cut, basically because they are more elongated.
Different cut means different facets number. Classical round one, for instance, will have 57 facets, while old-fashioned rose cut only has 24. Cut is the first thing diamond professionals look at – ideal saw and polish are more valued for them than size of the gem. Sharp cut and perfect technique give a diamond maximum light reflecting capacity.
As we mentioned before, natural diamonds are cut by humans. And a craftsman, just like any other person, doesn’t have a life-long warranty against mistakes. Cut process is an art and operational process at the same time. Something can go wrong any second. And as we remember, scratch on the diamond is so tough to make once it there it can’t be undone. That’s why there are stages of cut quality.
If you are looking through a few options and the cut is the main question, we humbly recommend you to browse from and ideal cut to a very good cut. These diamonds won’t lose their value and some of them even have increasing capability.
Diamonds are mined in various color conditions: some of them have bright tone while others are almost hyaline. Gemstones with intense coloring fall into their own category and their pricing are often calculated uniquely. Diamonds used in engagement rings are mostly transparent-ish and gathered as “Colorless”. This, however, in not very accurate because colorless diamonds have several tone categories delivered in an alphabetical order. This gradation starts with a “D” – totally colorless, and ends with a “Z” – significantly yellow tone which is the least valued. To help customers in their search diamond coloring system is divided into following groups:
There is a common fallacy inexperienced jewelry professionals fall into: to consider a “Z” diamond with a yellow tone so intense it probably has its own color and to move it from Colorless to Colored market zone. Colored diamonds are much more valuable as if compared to colorless there are only a few on a market. Truth be told, the line between Zs and Colored diamonds is very thin indeed.
Clarity factor shows how much light a diamond can naturally reflect without any interference. In fact, clarity is a combination of several patterns such as blemishes presence, location, intensity and kind. Gemological Institute of America sets Clarity gradation system from Flawless to Imperfect.
A 1.5 carat diamond engagement ring price
Finally, when we see all the factors affects the 1.5 carat diamond ring pricing, we can calculate the exact cost. A 1.5 diamond ring costs from 5,000$ to 40,000$ per carat. It is necessary to remember in terms of finding the wholesale price you need to multiply it by 1.5 and add the cost of the ring itself. So the final price for the 1.5 carats will be from 7,500$ up to 60,000$ plus the ring.
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