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Guide to Buying a 9 Carat Diamong Ring: Everything You Need to Know

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Diamonds weighing 9 carats are very uncommon. This entails a higher price. It also implies that poor cut, color, and clarity ratings stand out more.

When purchasing a 9 carat diamond ring, your objective should be to strike a balance between price and quality. At this pricing range, it's easy to overpay by tens of thousands of dollars for grades that aren't visible to the human eye.

We suggest searching for a diamond with a color grade of G to I, a clarity grade of VS1, and a cut grade of Excellent or Ideal. This 9.05 carat round brilliant diamond from James Allen is an exceptional example of a magnificent 9 carat diamond that is also a good bargain.

Look for a diamond with a GIA or AGS certificate to boost your chances of acquiring an outstanding diamond at a reasonable price. Please don't hesitate to contact us, and we'll assist you in finding the ideal ring for your budget.

Where Can I Find 9 Carat Diamond Rings?

Your options for purchasing a 9 carat diamond are limited due to its rarity. You won't find a diamond of this size in just any jewelry shop. If you did, there's a good chance you wouldn't obtain one with the color and clarity ratings we're looking for.

In most circumstances, purchasing online is the most efficient method to get the most bang for your buck. When it comes to purchasing diamonds online, James Allen, Blue Nile, and Brian Gavin Diamonds are the gold standard. All three provide excellent service and high-quality diamonds with GIA or AGS certificates.

These online jewelers also have a larger selection of diamonds than any brick and mortar shop. Although the range for unusual diamonds of 9ct and higher is clearly much narrower, you can expect to discover a good variety of properly graded gems. Check out James Allen's 9.00ct E VS1 princess diamond.

Diamond Registry in New York City and Hong Kong is one actual shop we suggest. They provide individualized services to assist you in selecting the ideal diamond, with a focus on big, unusual gems. They will work with you remotely from anywhere in the United States or Hong Kong, even if you arrange an appointment and meet with them in person.

9 Carat Fancy Colored Diamonds

Diamond Registry is the place to go if you're looking for a colored 9 carat diamond. When it comes to exotic colored diamonds, Diamond Registry is simply the finest. They have the widest selection, and their knowledge of colored diamonds is unrivaled.

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Price Of A 9 Carat Diamond Ring

A 9ct diamond costs roughly $19,000 per carat, assuming color and clarity grading of K/SI2. For an excellent grade 9 carat diamond, you should expect to pay between $20,000 and $40,000 per carat. Even for a really high-grade diamond, the price is much more (like this 9.03ct F VS1 Emerald cut from Blue Nile that costs almost 55k per carat).

Because diamonds of this carat weight are exceptionally uncommon, a 9 carat diamond ring will be highly costly. Anything under $19,000 per carat is almost certainly too good to be true. You're most likely looking at a diamond with a low grade.

The exception is a low color diamond, like as this 9.03ct K color cushion. If you choose K and lowe colors, the price will, of course, be lower.

The greater the price difference, the better the color and clarity. You can save a lot of money by sacrificing a few grades while still getting a diamond that is visually gorgeous.

However, we wouldn't advise going any lower than the grades shown above. Although you will save a lot of money, the diamond will most likely be dull and lifeless. In such situation, it's best to go with a smaller carat weight but choose a stone that sparkles as a diamond should.

Diamond Size Vs Carat: What Is The Size Of A 9 Carat Diamond Ring?

One widespread misunderstanding is that carat relates to a diamond's size. Carat is essentially a weight measurement. A carat is the same as 0.2 grams. A 9 carat diamond, for example, weighs 1.8 grams.

There is clearly a link between carat weight and carat size. Any diamond weighing 9 carats will be enormous. However, the size of the diamond is determined by how it is cut. The most popular diamond form, the round brilliant cut, is roughly 13.20 mm in diameter. Different forms have a bigger table and hence a larger look, such as an oval or pear shape. You may see a comparison of the average sizes of the most frequent forms in 9ct next to a US quarter in the picture below:

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Diamond Rings With 9 Carats Clarity Rating

When choosing a 9 carat diamond ring, clarity is an essential factor to consider. The clarity grade of a diamond relates to how clear the diamond appears. A high grade means that the diamond is free of visible flaws or inclusions. A poor clarity grade indicates that the diamond contains defects that are visible to the human eye. The GIA's clarity grades are as follows (from best to lowest):

  • Flawless (FL)
  • Internally Flawless (IF)
  • Very Very Small Inclusions 1 (VVS1)
  • Very Very Small Inclusions 2 (VVS2)
  • Very Small Inclusions 1 (VS1)
  • Very Small Inclusions 2 (VS2)
  • Small Inclusions 1 (SI1)
  • Small Inclusions 2 (SI2)
  • Inclusions 1 (I1)
  • Inclusions 2 (I2)

It's important to understand that buying a diamond with the greatest clarity grade available isn't always essential. Above a certain point, there is no discernible difference between one grade and the next. So, until you check a diamond with sophisticated equipment, a FL grade will look to be identical to a VVS1 or VVS2. The better quality, however, will come at a larger cost.

When it comes to diamond clarity, you want to make sure the stone you're purchasing is eye-clean, which means it has no visible flaws. The look of a VS1 or VS2 diamond should be eye-clean. However, since it is easier to identify imperfections in bigger diamonds, you should err on the higher side than if you were purchasing a 1 or 2 carat diamond. In any event, it's critical to scrutinize the diamond thoroughly before purchasing it to guarantee it's really eye-clean.

Colors Of 9 Carat Diamond Ring

Color, along with clarity, is a critical grading factor for diamonds (particularly one as large and rare as a 9 carat diamond).

Color grades range from D to Z, indicating how much color is seen in the diamond's look. The highest grade, D, indicates that the diamond is entirely clear and colorless. A diamond with a Z color grading has a distinct yellow or brown tinge.

A diamond's attractiveness is greatly influenced by its color grade. A diamond that is colorless or white is much more brilliant and desirable than one that has a trace of discolouration. However, as with clarity, you may get away with a bit less than the highest rating.

For color, we recommend aiming for somewhere between G and I. Your diamond should seem colorless to the naked eye in this range. Diamonds rated D through F are substantially more costly, although the quality does not increase noticeably.

9-carat-diamond-emerald-cut 9.01 Carat, G Color Emerald Cut Diamond
When purchasing a 9 carat diamond ring, another factor to consider is the band's setting. Your goal should be to get a diamond that seems to be colorless or white. A ring comprised of darker metals, such as rose gold or yellow gold, can make a lower color grade diamond look whiter. When the same diamond is set in platinum or white gold, the hue is considerably more evident.

Shapes Of 9 Carat Diamond Rings

Beautiful diamonds come in a range of shapes and sizes. When it comes to unusual 9 carat diamonds, however, your options for diamond form are likely to be restricted. However, if you order from a high-quality online retailer like Diamond Registry, you should still be able to select from a limited number of forms.

The diamond form you choose should reflect the wearer's taste, style, and finger shape. As with grades like color and clarity, one form is neither better or worse than another. Round brilliant diamonds, such as this one from Diamond Registry, are ageless and should appeal to anyone's taste. They're also the most popular, giving you the most options for a lovely 9 carat diamond at a reasonable price. A longer shaped diamond, such as a marquise or pear shape, has a greater "face-up" area, giving it a larger look for the same carat weight (and price).

How Do I Get The Best Diamond Value For My 9 Carat Ring?

9 carat diamond rings are very uncommon and, as a result, may be rather costly. However, at this price range, favoring particular grades in the 4 C's might save you a lot of money on the final price of your ring.

On the other hand, investing your money in the incorrect places or purchasing a diamond from an unknown or untrustworthy supplier might easily result in you paying tens of thousands of dollars more than necessary.

To begin, the greatest piece of advise we can give you for getting the most value out of your diamond ring is to get a diamond with a GIA or AGS certificate. This is to ensure that the diamond is deserving of the ratings it has been assigned, and that these grades have not been manipulated to boost the price.

Before making a selection, it's also a good idea to check the diamond attentively or have a professional evaluate it for you. When purchasing a 9 carat diamond ring, check for the following grades:

  • Cut:  only purchase a 9ct diamond with an Excellent or Excellent cut (round cut) or ideal proportions (other shapes).
  • Clarity:  to reach the sweet spot between price and aesthetics, strive for a VS1 clarity rating.
  • Color:  look for a diamond with a color grading of G to I.

Finally, shop from a reputable dealer like The Diamond Registry to boost your chances of finding a stunning 9ct diamond within your price range.

Final Conclusions

A 9 carat diamond ring will draw attention everywhere it goes. This size and beauty of a diamond is quite unusual. The majority of people will never see a diamond of this size in their lives.

When it comes to diamonds, though, carat isn't everything. To guarantee that you end up with a very gorgeous diamond, pay special attention to the diamond's cut, color, and clarity grades. The disadvantage of purchasing a ring of this size is that flaws will be more visible. You don't want to spend a lot of money on a 9 carat diamond just to find out it has visible defects.

If you're ready to begin your search, give us a call and we'll be pleased to assist you in finding the ideal 9 carat diamond ring.

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