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Buying Guide: 6 Carat Diamond Ring

Want to impress your soul mate with a stunning diamond ring that symbolizes your undying devotion? Any woman would be delighted to say yes to a stunning 6 carat diamond ring. The purchase of a captivating 6 carat diamond is not as simple as it sounds, even with all the money in the world.

Check out our 6 carat diamond ring buying guide to learn what qualities to look for in a diamond, where to buy large diamonds, how much to spend, and much more, so that you can find a stunning diamond engagement ring that she will cherish for the rest of her life.

6 Carat Diamond Ring Price

"How much should I pay for a 6 carat diamond?" may be the most pressing question on your mind. Traditionally, a couple's wedding band should cost at least two months' salary. However, this "rule" was just a marketing ploy by diamond marketers a few decades ago.

The truth is, you should only buy a 6 carat diamond if you are willing to spend that much money on it. 4Cs, origin, and brand will all influence the diamond's price. Even the most basic 6 carat diamond can cost as little as $2,000, whereas a truly exceptional 6 carat diamond from a top luxury brand can cost as much as $300,000.

Search for 6 carat diamonds in your favorite diamond shape and preferred grade on websites at Diamond Registry to get an idea of how much your diamond will cost. Color, cut, and clarity grades can be adjusted to find a diamond and price that suit your needs while looking at the prices. One grade down can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in tuition. To top it off, most color and clarity changes are imperceptible to the naked eye.

Make sure you factor in the cost of the engagement ring's setting (and mounting, if you're getting a custom one) before finalizing your diamond budget. From $200 to several thousand dollars more can be expected depending on the design, metal, and additional gemstone adornment, such as a pave band or side stones.

Where To Buy a 6 Carat Diamond Ring

6 carat diamonds are unlikely to be available for purchase at your neighborhood mom-and-and-pop jewelry store. Luxury diamond brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers both offer a variety of 6 carat diamonds for sale.

It is possible to shop for diamonds from the comfort of your own home without having to deal with salespeople. In both cases, you can easily check the diamond grades because the diamonds are certified by reputable labs and are available from both online retailers. Online jewelers typically have lower overhead costs than brick-and-mortar jewelry stores, which means that their savings are passed on to you as a customer.

The Best Grades for a 6 Carat Diamond Ring

You've probably heard of the 4Cs of diamond grading before even starting your search. A diamond's cut, color, clarity, and carat weight are all described in these four grades. To help customers make informed purchases, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) established the 4C's as a universal method of understanding diamonds.

Despite the fact that you are aware of the ideal carat weight of a diamond, let's take a moment to clarify what the various diamond cut, color, and clarity grades entail and which ones are best for a 6 carat diamond.

  1. Cut Grade

    Among the 4C's, the cut grade holds the most weight and is the most widely misconstrued. It is common for people to confuse the cut grade of a diamond with its actual shape, such as a round or oval stone. To put it another way, a diamond's cut grade refers to how well it was shaped.

    The cut grade has a huge impact on how light travels through the diamond. It is the ability of light to travel through a diamond efficiently and bounce off its facets before exiting the crown of the diamond that gives it its mesmerizing radiance.

    When light escapes from the sides and bottom of a poorly cut diamond, it appears lifeless and dull. It is possible for a poorly cut diamond to appear smaller than an excellently cut diamond of the same carat weight because of the poor distribution of carat weight during the cutting process. We recommend purchasing a 6 carat diamond with an Excellent cut.

  2. Color Grade

    As a general guideline, the higher the grade, the whiter the diamond is. Color grades range from D (colorless) to Z (slight yellow or brown tint). For a colorless diamond to be beautiful, you don't need the best color grade. We recommend purchasing a 6 carat diamond with a color grade of G, H, or I because the stone will appear colorless without the hefty price tag that comes with a flawless D-colored diamond.

    The color of your diamond should be checked in a variety of light conditions, including natural and fluorescent lighting. To save money, some people may choose a J or K colored diamond and mount it on a yellow or rose gold band to make the diamond appear whiter.

  3. Clarity Grade for 6 Carat Diamond Rings

    A diamond's clarity grade tells you how many inclusions it has. For example, inclusions may appear as black spots, cloudy areas, or pinpricks within the stone itself. From best to worst, we've graded clarity on a scale of 1 to 11:

  • Flawless (FL)
  • Internally Flawless (IF)
  • Very Very Slightly Included 1 (VVS1)
  • Very Very Slightly Included 2 (VVS2)
  • Very Slightly Included 1 (VS1)
  • Very Slightly Included 2 (VS2)
  • Slightly Included 1 (SI1)
  • Slightly Included 2 (SI2)
  • Included 1 (I1)
  • Included 2 (I2)
  • Included 3 (I3)

An I3 diamond will have visible inclusions, whereas a Flawless diamond will be inclusion-free. A diamond with a VS1 or VS2 clarity grade is the best option for a 6 carat diamond because these imperfections will be invisible to the naked eye and can only be viewed under high magnifications.

Eye-clean diamonds are those whose imperfections can't be seen with the naked eye. It's important to inspect diamonds very closely to determine whether or not any flaws can be hidden beneath a well-placed prong.

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