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).

0.93 Carat Princess Shape Diamond Actual Size

The image shown on this webpage illustrates the approximate width of a 0.93 carat weight princess shape diamond on the thing that will ultimately be important - a female hand. If you search around on the web to find the actual size of a 0.93 carat weight princess shape diamond, you may notice the numbers are slightly different across different sites - this is because the size (5.4 mm for this 0.93 carat diamond) can depend on the cut, not just the carat weight. The picture in this page shows an L 1/2 ring size; this is around the average size for a female.

Pictures can sometimes be a little dependent on the viewer - this one is pretty clear cut, but don't forget viewing the stone in person will give you a totally different judgement of size to examining it on the web.

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Later after the diamond is purchased, it's likely you may be pleasantly surprised because the diamond appears larger on a woman's hand than you first thought, compared with when viewed by itself .