Learn About
Diamond Carat Size

Learn the meaning behind the carat
and what it indicates.

Definition of Carat

What is a carat?

Despite popular belief, although a diamond carat can give a rough indication of size, it is predominantly an indicator of a diamond’s weight.

The value of a diamond increases exponentially based on weight and size, so all things being equal, a 2 carat diamond ring would be worth more than two 1 carat diamond rings. Whether you are looking for a 1.5 carat diamond ring, a 3 carat diamond ring or a 5 carat diamond ring, don’t forget to pay attention to the other 3 C’s when choosing a diamond: cut, colour and clarity.

Diamond Carat Size Chart

This Diamond Size Chart is the perfect way to visualize the different appearance of diamonds when they vary in carat weights. It is worth noting that as carat refers to weight, diamond shapes will appear different due to their differing measurements.

View Diamond Size Chart

Approximate Carat Weight Size

The below chart shows the approximate size of each diamond carat weight.

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