Are you looking to surprise your partner with a unique marriage proposal? Or will you go down on one knee to pop the question traditionally? Whatever proposal you have in mind, make sure you spend enough time in finding the perfect engagement ring. But never an engagement ring without a stunning diamond, of course! But how many carats to choose for the diamond in her engagement ring?
- What does diamond carat mean?
- What does precious metal carat mean?
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What does the carat weight say about the diamond?
Let us start at the beginning: what does carat mean? Carat is the unit of measurement used to specify the weight of precious stones. Although a carat was only officially equated to a weight of 200 milligrams in 1907, the unit of measurement was used before that. After all, the word derives from 'keration'; an Ancient Greek term for the pod of the Carob tree. The Ancient Greeks grasped that this pod had a relatively constant weight and as such was ideally suited for precision measurements. Don't confuse this with gold karat however. Gold karat indicates the clarity of the precious metal, not its weight.
To determine how many carats the diamond in her engagement ring should weigh, we fundamentally go with your personal preference, as well as your budget. Or would you rather take the average as a guideline?
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How many diamond carats does the average engagement ring have?
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Why you don't just look at how many diamond carats your engagement ring has
Given the market is in a constant state of flux, there is no fixed price for a 1 carat diamond. This is why we adjust our prices at BAUNAT every week to reflect market dynamics, ensuring you always get to see the correct amounts.
How to pay less for the same amount of diamond carats in your engagement ring?
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Which other precious stones can I incorporate in her diamond engagement ring?
Blue sapphire, green emerald and red ruby are cheaper than diamond by carat but they are still very rare and as such extremely valuable. Do you want to have more carats but also attain a more unique appearance? If so, opt for a coloured precious stone as the central stone in your engagement ring.