Jewel Matcher – Carat Hello and welcome to another Jewel Matcher Vlog Today I’m going to talk to you about one of the four C’s – namely Carat I’m going to discuss What is it? What I think you need to know AND How it is relevant when choosing a diamond Carat – what is it? Well it’s the Unit weight of a gemstone The name comes from the seeds of a carob tree, as they were a constant weight, which is so important for measuring 1 carat = a fifth of a gram We also break down the 1 carat into 100 points, 50 points is half a carat, and so on. It is important to remember that carat is the weight, not the size, so two diamonds that look the same in diameter may actually be different weights Carat and Price For example, As weight increases so does the price, but to a non-linear scale So a diamond that is twice the size, is more than twice the price as it is more than twice as rare It also spikes at certain popular sizes half and 1ct As a customer, you will see this when even a small increase in size can have a big impact in cost What to choose? I always think there is Fine Line between elegance and vulgar And Big isn’t necessarily beautiful So my advice is Don’t buy a piece of jewellery that you can only wear on special occasions and therefore has to stay in the safe But when you are buying a Diamond engagement ring its one piece of jewellery that should last a lifetime so buy the best you can afford What is best? Just as every diamond is unique, so is every person – I love this tool its great to show what suits my hand, but that’s only half the story A larger diamond may still suit the hand but potentially it will sit much higher of the hand which may too be ostentaious or impractical so really think about the wearers personality, profession and interests and think what will really suit and work for them How to get The Wow Factor? I always advise my clients to think about the Return on investment or the sensible application of the 4’s C knowledge Remember the relationship with price and carat weight…you Pay a lot of money for a small increase in size – However, if it is impact you are looking for understanding two of the other of the 4 C’s colour and cut will have a much larger impact on appearance Join me next time and I’ll tell you why By Helen Dimmick|2020-12-06T05:54:38+00:00December 6th, 2020|Jewel Matching| Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Jewel Matching, the history of Carat weight and Cut Welcome to Jewel Matching !