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Getting engaged is a big deal, so it should be a special moment. If you're the one who's about to pop the question, then you want to make sure your diamond engagement ring is everything it can be. And if you're about to receive an engagement ring from someone who loves you and wants to get married? Then your diamond should be perfect!
If you're about to get engaged, you might be thinking about the perfect diamond carat for your engagement ring. Whether you have a budget in mind or not, there are several factors to consider when choosing the right size diamond. Here are some tips we've gathered from the experts on how to choose between carat weights:
When you're shopping for your engagement ring, it's easy to get swept up in the excitement of finding THE perfect diamond—but don't forget the cost. If you have a budget, stick with it. If you don't, set one and consider the cost of everything (the ring itself and the entire setting) before choosing a diamond carat. Many people buy rings that are too large or too small because they want something whose size matches their own ego rather than anything else. Remember, wearing an engagement ring is supposed to be about celebrating your love with your partner instead of showing off how much money you can spend on yourself!
This is probably the most important rule. Before you go shopping, make sure you know your finger size. If you don't have a ring that fits well, use a ruler and measure the diameter of one of your fingers (in millimeters). If you're looking for an engagement ring that will last a lifetime, it's worth investing in having this done at a jeweler if necessary!
Once you have your measurement—and only then—you can start shopping around for an appropriate diamond carat weight for it. Remember that there are many factors besides carat weight that contribute to determining how much sparkle each stone has (the cut and clarity) so keep this under consideration as well when searching through our collection!
It’s important to make sure that the size of your diamond is what you want. You may have seen in a magazine or on TV, a diamond ring with an extremely large carat weight, but if it doesn't look good on you, then what's the point? If you like smaller diamonds, then opt for one with fewer carats.
If you love big diamonds, go for it! Don't be afraid to ask for something larger than what your partner initially suggested because he or she might be pleasantly surprised at how beautiful your larger stone looks on your finger and how happy they are to pay more money for it. Plus there are many different shapes of diamonds—round, emerald cut and princess cut—that can help create different sizes!
To determine how wide you want your diamond to be, you have to first figure out its carat weight. A diamond's carat weight is a measurement of its size based on the mass of its carbon atoms (not the physical stone). The more carbon atoms in a diamond, the denser it will be and the larger it will appear. For example:
To calculate how wide you want your diamond to be, divide its carat weight by 100 points and then divide that number by 10 millimeters. That will give you an estimate of how wide in millimeters your ring should be. For example:
A 1-carat diamond weighs 100 points (1 point = 0.001 carat). If we divide this number by 100 points to get 0.1cm, then multiply that number by 10mm = 1cm; so if our ring is 10mm wide with a 1-carat center stone it would equal about 5mm each side for total widths at 2cm total for both sides combined!
When choosing a setting, it’s important to consider your personal style and personality. You want the setting to reflect you and your relationship. For example, if you like a more traditional look, then try out a traditional setting. If you are more modern in nature, then try out a modern setting.
The size of the diamond is also important when determining which setting works best for you. If you have a large diamond or another large gemstone on your engagement ring, then it might not look good with an intricate filigree design or other fine detailing that comes with many modern settings.
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