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How much is a diamond ring per carat? What should I pay attention to when choosing a wedding ring?

2018-04-04 19:12:34

"Diamonds under one carat are collectively referred to as scrap diamonds and are not valuable." Actress Zhang Yuqi's comments soon became a sensation on the Internet, sparking heated discussions among netizens. So how much does a one-carat diamond ring cost? Is the bigger the better? What should we pay attention to when choosing a diamond ring?

Carat definition

First we need to know what a carat is. Carat (Ct) is a unit of mass for gemstones and was internationally agreed as a unit of measurement for gemstones in 1907. One carat is now defined as 0.2 grams or 200 milligrams. For diamonds smaller than one carat, we use "cents" as a unit, and 100 points equals 1 carat.

The value of a 1 carat diamond ring

The diamond 4C standard is the most important basis for judging the quality of diamonds. The four Cs refer to: color, clarity, cut and carats (weight). Carat is just one aspect of it. But this does not mean that the bigger the diamond is better, things are rare, but also consider the 4C standard. We wear daily, choose a suitable for their own style is the most important, ring selection is good, 30~50 points on the visual effect of the diamond ring is not lost to the big carat.

The 4C standard for diamonds
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In addition to the carats mentioned above, the other three aspects are equally important. The color of the diamond is divided into 23 grades from D to Z, and the closer the diamond is to D color, the closer it is to colorless, the rarer and more shining.

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The cut determines the fire color and visual effect of the diamond, the grade can be divided into EX (ideal cut), VG (very good cut), GD (good cut), F (general cut) and Poor (poor cut), it has to be mentioned here that the cut is the only factor that can affect the 4C, you may have heard of "eight hearts and eight arrows", in fact, this is a cutting standard, From Japan's I-PRIMO, her family's diamonds all use this process standard to ensure that each diamond ring can shine.

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Clarity is also divided into 11 levels according to the number of defects in the diamond FL (flawless), IF (internal flawless), VVS (VVS1, VVS2) and slight inclusion, VS (VS1, VS2) slight inclusion, SI (SI1, SI2) micro-inclusion, I (I1, I2, I3) inclusion, which is also well understood. The higher the grade, the better the quality.

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Therefore, when selecting diamonds, we try to choose diamonds above H color, SI clarity, 3EX (cut, polish, symmetry are EX).

Choose the right diamond brand

In addition to the 4C standard, choosing a good diamond ring brand is also very important. In addition to choosing high-quality diamonds, good brands will also pay more attention to the design of styles, the choice of ring materials and services. You can refer to the previous 4C standards and the influence of the brand on the diamond ring to choose. However, in comparison, big brands are more influential in popularity, but the corresponding brand premium will be relatively high. You can choose some relatively niche brands, such as I-PRIMO, a niche brand from Japan.

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