Want to wow your soul mate with a stunning diamond ring? A stunning 6 carat diamond ring would entice any woman. Buying a 6 carat diamond is not as easy as it sounds, even with unlimited funds.
Our 6 carat diamond ring buying guide will help you find a stunning diamond engagement ring that she will cherish for the rest of her life.
6 Carat Diamond Ring
"How much should I pay for a 6 carat diamond?" may be your main concern. A wedding band should traditionally cost two months' salary. Historically, this "rule" was a diamond marketer's marketing ploy.
In reality, you should only buy a 6 carat diamond if you can afford it. Prices are influenced by the 4Cs, origin, and brand. Unexceptional 6 carat diamonds from top luxury brands can cost up to $300,000.
Search for 6 carat diamonds in your preferred diamond shape and grade on Diamond Registry websites to get an idea of price. Color, cut, and clarity grades can be changed to find a diamond and price that meets your needs. Enrolling in a lower-level class can save you hundreds or even thousands of Not to mention, most color and clarity changes are imperceptible.
Before settling on a diamond budget, consider the setting (and mounting, if you're getting a custom one). A pave band or side stones can add $200 to several thousand dollars to the price.
Buying A 6 Carat Diamond Ring
6 carat diamonds are unlikely to be found in your local mom-and-pop jeweler. Both luxury diamond stores and online retailers sell 6 carat diamonds.
You can shop for diamonds online without having to deal with salespeople. The diamonds are certified by reputable labs and are available from both online retailers. In general, online jewelers have lower overhead costs than traditional jewelers, which means savings are passed on to you, the customer.
The Best Grades For A 6 Carat Diamond Ring
Before even starting your search, you've probably heard of the 4Cs. These four grades describe a diamond's cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) developed the 4Cs to help customers understand diamonds.
The best diamond cut, color, and clarity grades for a 6 carat diamond are cut, color, and clarity.
- Cut Grade:
The cut grade is the most important and misunderstood of the 4Cs. It's common to confuse a diamond's cut grade with its shape, such as round or oval. In other words, a diamond's cut grade describes its shape.
Light travels through the diamond depending on its cut. Luminescence is the ability of light to efficiently travel through a diamond and bounce off its facets before exiting the diamond's crown.
A poorly cut diamond appears lifeless and dull when light escapes the sides and bottom. The poor distribution of carat weight during cutting can make a poorly cut diamond appear smaller than an excellently cut diamond of the same carat weight. We suggest a 6 carat Excellent cut diamond.
The higher the grade, the whiter the diamond. D (no color) to Z (colorful) (slight yellow or brown tint). The best color grade does not make a colorless diamond beautiful. A 6 carat diamond with a color grade of G, H, or I will appear colorless without the high price tag of a flawless D-colored diamond.
The color of your diamond should be checked in both natural and fluorescent light. Some people save money by mounting a J or K colored diamond on a yellow or rose gold band to make it appear whiter.
Clarity Grade for 6 Carat Diamond Rings:
A diamond's clarity grade describes its inclusions. Inclusions can be seen as black spots, cloudy areas, or pinpricks within the stone. On a scale of 1 to 11, we rated clarity.:
- 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 has visible inclusions, while a Flawless diamond is flawless. The best choice for a 6 carat diamond is VS1 or VS2, as these imperfections are invisible to the naked eye and can only be seen under high magnification.
Eye-clean diamonds have no visible flaws. Diamonds should be closely examined to see if any flaws can be hidden beneath a well-placed prong.