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Diamond Carat Weight

Avital & Co.

If you can imagine it, we’ll create it since 1957

Diamond Carat Weight

The way gemologist measures a diamond is called a carat.  Carat weight is often confused with the visual size of the diamond even though it is actually a measurement of weight.  This small unit of measurement is equal to 200 milligrams.  When considering the diamond size, Avital & Co., located in the heart of the world famous Diamond District in New York City (NYC), recommends that you look at two other factors:

  • the diamond's cut grade
  • the distance across the top of the diamond measured in millimeters.

The reason why Avital & Co., located in the heart of the world famous Diamond District in New York City (NYC), recommends this is because how you will view your diamond is by looking at it from the top.

After the other 4C's have been ascertained, the carat weight of a diamond can be easily established to fit within your budget.  Due to the fact that larger diamonds are more rare, the larger the carat, the more expensive the diamond.  For example, a 1.00ct diamond could cost 4 times more than a 0.50ct diamond.

When cutting a raw diamond, a diamond cutter uses “magic numbers” (as they are known in the industry) or cutoff weights.  The diamond cutoff weights are 0.50 ct., 0.75 ct., 0.90 ct., 1.00 ct., 1.50 ct., and 2.00 ct.

When you purchase your diamond engagement ringdiamond wedding banddiamond eternity banddiamond necklacediamond braceletsdiamond pendantsdiamond earrings, or diamond studs, the jeweler will refer to the weight of the ring in total carat weightThis phrase represents the complete weight of all of the diamond stones in the ring including the setting and the center stone.  For example, a diamond engagement ring that has a 1.50ct center diamond stone and 0.50ct side stones will have a total carat weight of 2.00ct.  Click Diamond Carat Weight Table to see a comparison of the various shapes and cuts of diamonds.  

We here at Avital and Co., located in the heart of the world famous Diamond District in New York City (NYC), want to stress to you the importance of all of the 4C's when choosing your perfect diamond. What determines the value of your diamond is the combination of the 4C's. After making your appointment, one of our gemologist will help you decided which diamond stone is perfect for you based on these qualifications and on your budget.

Here at Avital & Co., located in the heart of the world famous Diamond District in New York City (NYC), we believe in taking care of our current and future customers.  Therefore, Avital & Co. offers many beneficial services that are free included but not limited to our Referring a Friend Program, our free Client Loyalty Rewards Program where you earn free loyalty dollar points towards future purchases, free jewelry cleaning, free verbal appraisals, free consultations, and many other free services.  In addition use our free and convenient layaway program where you may be eligible for an additional free 2,500 client loyalty dollar points (cash value of $25) towards your future purchase here at Avital & Co.  Register with us and receive your first free 2,500 client loyalty dollar points (cash value of $25) towards your first purchase valued at $150 or more here at Avital & Co.

To all of you, from all of us at Avital & Co. - Thank you and Happy Shopping.