Quick and Easy Buying Guide

Carat weight: 1 carat = 200 milligrams = 6.5 mm diameter. Doubling weight doesn't double diameter.

Diamond clarity: FL/IF/VVS/VS = super expensive, near perfect. SI = best value if you can check a photo for obvious inclusions (defects).


Color: D-G = colorless, expensive, only if you have money to burn. H-J = best value. Can go lower in gold metal settings than white metal.

Cut: Better cut ratings let more light into a diamond, making it sparkle more. Very important property, don't skimp here.

Set a budget and minimum cut (Premium). Go J color for gold and I/H for white metals. Go searching for SI1/SI2 clarity diamonds at James Allen. Pick a diamond with small/no inclusions. Choose a ring setting and buy it risk-free (60-day returns).

Actual 0.93 Carat Diamond Size on Hand

If you are thinking about how large a 0.93 carat diamond looks on a hand, take a look at this picture which provides a visual guide to this diamond's size. Try to use the 6.4 mm average diameter for this 0.93 carat diamond through measuring the size of your own finger in order to get an appreciation of what a diamond of this size will look like on your finger. The ring pictured is a typical size six ring; of course, the ring you get could be much larger or smaller than this one.

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Your fingers may be quite a bit thicker or thinner than the ones of the woman in the illustration, which are on the slim side - be sure to keep this in mind when you're looking at the picture. The apparent size of the diamond and ring will vary depending on whether you have thin or thick fingers, and also depends on their length. If you are stressed about how expensive diamonds are but are still really set on getting one, here is something to cheer you up - the diamonds often appear bigger when put on a hand, especially in cases where her hand is on the smaller side.

Go searching for diamonds this size at James Allen by clicking on the banner below and dragging the carat slider to the appropriate setting:

Actual Diamond Photos from JamesAllen