As with all precious stones, a diamond’s weight is measured in carats, which is equivalent to .2 grams. One carat is divided into 100 “points” so that a half carat stone may be referred to as “50 points.” Size is the most obvious factor in determining the value of a diamond, but two diamonds of equal size can have very unequal prices depending on their cut, clarity and color. However, remember that diamonds of high quality can be found in all size ranges.
Here are some other examples that show the approximate size of diamonds of varying carat weights
Determining the carat weight that is right for you is often a balancing act. Considerations include the size of her finger, the width of your engagement setting and your budget. The experts at Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange and CGDE Inc. can help you choose the stone that is right for you. Visit the store to speak with one of our certified diamond experts today or view our inventory online.