What is a 0.2 or 1/5 carat Diamond?
A diamond's size is denoted by its carat (ct) weight. A 1/5 carat diamond weighs the equivalent of 40 milligrams, or 0.04 gram.
While one carat diamonds are the most popular choice when it comes to engagement ring or wedding band center stones, 1/5 carat diamonds are a close second. Known for their elegant appearance and their beautiful natural brilliance, 0.2 or 1/5 carat diamonds are a perfect alternative to the more costly one carat diamond.
What About Size?
A diamond's carat weight will not always be reflected in its appearance. A 1/5 carat diamond may sometimes appear smaller than a 0.18 ct diamond, depending on its cut and shape.
In order to estimate the size of a 1/5 carat diamond, one need only measure the distance across the diamond's crown (its top) to get a general idea of how the diamond would appear set face up. It is important to note that diamonds with a higher cut grade may appear larger than diamonds with a poor cut grade, due to the diamond's symmetry and proportions which influence the amount of light reflected by the diamond, thus affecting its brilliance and general appearance.
1/5 or 0.2 Diamond Prices?
A diamond is valued on its cut, color and cut grades, as well as its carat weight. Generally speaking, a diamond with a higher carat weight will commonly be more expensive than a lower carat diamond. Consequently, 1/5 carat diamonds will be significantly less expensive than two carat diamonds and even one carat diamonds, as a diamond's price increases at each half carat mark.
Though it is true that the most popular diamond used in Engagement Rings is the one carat diamond, 1/5 carat diamonds are the answer for couples looking for a small yet classic and noticible diamond ring. Zoara has made it its mission to offer its valued customers a wide and varied selection of diamonds, in an incredible array of shapes and sizes, to choose form in addition to the 0.2 or 1/5 carat diamond. Our amazing loose diamonds selection includes gemstones ranging in size, from a 1/4 carat to 2 1/2 carats, as well as in cut, color and clarity.
Our selection of 1/5 or 0.2 carat diamonds is sure to please. Perfect for customers who want a sophisticated looking, yet affordable, diamond center stone for their high-end, quality jewelry pieces.0.2 or 1/5 carat diamonds are second only to one carat diamonds in terms of their popularity, and their relative affordability makes them a great substitute to higher carat diamond center stones.
Another great option would be to choose a setting that can accommodate multiple 1/5 carat diamonds, as a number of 1/5 carat diamonds can still cost less than a single high carat diamond center stone, and can create the illusion of one large diamond center stone. A customer who has his or her heart set on a solitaire diamond ring would do well to select a ring setting that is designed to maximize the amount of light reflecting off of the 1/5 carat diamond center stone, a feat which effectively enhances the appearance of a given diamond.
Make sure to browse our detailed Diamond Learning Center pages and learn all about the various diamond characteristics, including diamond cut, color, clarity and carat weight, and how they influence diamond and diamond jewelry prices.
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