Diamond Clarity

bride wearing a diamond rose gold ringChoosing the right clarity

Often the mistake is made when buying diamonds for the first time to either weight all 4 C’s equally or to look at them in isolation. This is a classic beginner’s mistake, which you can avoid if you read this article carefully. Let us remember that when choosing the right diamond, besides carat, the clarity of the diamond is also important. This describes how colorless the diamond is and is indicated on a scale from D to Z, where D stands for a virtually colorless, whitish diamond and Z for a diamond with a strong yellow tinge.

 

The more colorless a diamond is, the more expensive it is. Now to have more money available for the weight of the diamond without having to resort to a worse-looking diamond, you can do the following: Choose a gold rose ring instead of a silver one as the basis for your engagement ring. This looks modern but has another much more important advantage.

 

Diamonds quickly take on the color of their surroundings, which in this case means that no matter how colorless your diamond is, it will have a rose golden tinge. It is precisely for this reflection of the surroundings that diamonds are so prized. But what is the point of a very expensive diamond of color category D, if at the end it gets a gold rose color cast through the ring and looks the same as a diamond of color category G? Nothing. In this case you would have wasted money, which should be avoided when purchasing a diamond. So, choose a rose gold ring, save on the color category and invest the money you save in a higher carat number. This way you can quickly get your chosen diamond above the average diamond size without your future fiancée noticing that you have chosen a higher color category. On the contrary: rose gold rings have a vintage look without looking old-fashioned and thus combine the best of both worlds!

 

Summary

In summary, the carat indicates the weight of a diamond, which correlates strongly with the size, but several other factors determine the size and beauty of the diamond. To be above the average diamond size of engagement rings without taking out credit for it, remember to choose a rose gold engagement ring. When choosing a rose gold engagement ring, you can choose a 1.3 or even 1.5-carat diamond, which will make any woman’s heart beat faster. Good luck in your search and write your success in my commentaries!


Average Size of a Diamond Engagement Ring

What the average size of a diamond on an engagement ring is and how you can save money

Many of my readers write me messages and ask me what the average size of a diamond on an engagement ring is. My answer is always the same: it is not only the carat number that matters, but the overall idea of the ring. Let me explain to you what I mean by this and what tips you should follow.

What does carat mean and why is it important?

The four most important criteria when buying a diamond are known as 4 C’s and describe the color, cut, clarity and carat. Carat in turn describes the weight of the diamond, which is closely related to its size. 1.0 carat corresponds to 200 grams, accordingly, 0.5 carat is a diamond weighing 100 grams. The price of a diamond does not increase linearly with carat, but exponentially, since heavy diamonds are rare and very difficult to find. Therefore, it is important to know that with a little research and effort in finding the ring, you can save a lot of money. Follow my advice, read diamondatwork.com and you will save heaps of money.

Average Diamond Size in Europe

happy couple wearing an average size diamond ringBefore I elaborate further on why carat should not be the only criterion for your purchase, I would like to answer your question and tell you what the average diamond size of engagement rings in Europe is. Even though it varies from country to country, it is possible to calculate a total European average diamond size from 0.6 to 0.9. In the UK the average is slightly higher, as is the case in France. This can be explained on the one hand by the fact that there is a lot of emphasis on jewelry there and on the other hand by the fact that these countries are rich industrial nations where the purchasing power is strong enough and heavy diamonds are also bought. This effect is particularly strong in Greece, where the average diamond size for engagement rings has fallen from 0.7 to 0.4 since the Great Depression, putting Greece at the lower end of the European scale. Now that you have an overview of the average size of diamonds in Europe, let me explain what else matters in the selection process.