How Big is a 1 Carat Diamond Ring? The Size of 1 Carat Diamond Rings
1 Carat diamond rings
A 1-carat diamond ring can be achieved in different ways. For example, a diamond cluster, or three-stone ring will be a very different size to a single 1.00ct diamond solitaire ring.
The shape of the diamond will also affect the physical size. For example, the Marquise cut has a longer axis compared to the width and provides a completely different ratio of size to the round brilliant cut.
Example of a 1 Carat Marquise diamond ring. Marquise diamond engagement rings
Gaining a better idea of the physical size of a diamond ring is much easier when a ring is seen in the flesh.
Where this is not possible photographs are a great alternative.
Finding the perfect setting for a 1-carat diamond
With so many ring designs and styles available it can be very tricky to work out which style will be best for a 1-carat diamond. Traditionally, we see Round Brilliant diamonds set into simple 6 claw ring settings.
However, this shouldn’t be a setting style to settle for if it really isn’t to your taste. Shown below is our Unity diamond engagement ring. Holding a 1.00ct diamond tensioned between each side of the setting. The Diamond is open to the passage of light – revealing brilliance and scintillation.
1 carat diamond ring – our Unity Diamond Engagement Ring
Are 1 carat diamonds considered big?
Many buyers consider a 1 carat diamond to be a big diamond. But diamonds go far larger than just one carat. Personally, the largest diamond I have sold came in at just over 5 carats! Now that is big!
1 carat Princess cut engagement rings
1-carat Princess cut diamond rings measure approximately 5.5mm across the diamond. Their size contrasts with slim ring shoulders. For this reason, a 1-carat Princess cut makes quite a show.
The Skye engagement ring – a beautiful example shown with a 1 carat diamond
Alternatives to 1-carat diamond rings
Two of our recent additions gives buyers the chance to own durable, hard-wearing alternatives to diamond.
Both lab-grown diamonds and our latest Starlight Moissanite options make 100% ethical alternatives with equal sparkle to diamonds.
Anyone looking for the look of a big 2-3 carat diamond might consider a Starlight Moissanite. This choice comes at a mere fraction of the cost of a 1 carat diamond.
2 carat Starlight Moissanite available from Serendipity Diamonds
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