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What does the carat of a diamond mean?

Diamond Carat Weight Measures a Diamond's Apparent Size
A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat is subdivided into 100 'points. For instance, the jeweler may refer to a diamond that weighs 0.25 carats as a 'twenty-five pointer.

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Regarding this, how much is a 0.25 carat diamond worth?

A 0.25 Carat diamond is worth between $275 to $440. However, this price is subject to fluctuation and change based on market factors.

Likewise, is carat the size of the diamond? Carat simply refers to how much a diamonds weighs, whereas size is about its dimensions. Conversely, you can have stones with either the same diameter or the same depth, for example, and these diamonds can still have different carat weights.

One may also ask, what carat diamond is best?

Prices of 5 carat diamond rings
Type Total Cost Setting Cost
5.01 Carat Cushion Cut Ring $41,115 $855
5.01 Carat Cushion Cut Ring $81,330 $2,420
5.09 Carat Emerald Solitaire $179,689 $740

How much is a 1 carat diamond worth?

Rule of thumb: A 1-carat diamond can cost as low as $2,000 and as high as $25,000. That means a middle-of-the-range diamond should be $11,000 - $12,000. Sounds simple, but that is overpaying. A good value, good quality 1 carat diamond should cost you around $4,500 - $6,000.

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