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What is a 0.25 or 1/4 Carat Diamond?
The relative size of a diamond is measured by carat(ct) weight. A 1/4 carat diamond weighs the equivalent of 50 milligrams, or 0.05 gram.
Full one carat diamonds are the most common carat weight used in Engagement Rings and wedding rings. However, some couples may find that one carat diamonds areoverly expensive due to this carat size's popularity. One carat diamonds are substituted by a 0.25 or 1/4 carat diamonds in order to produce a more affordable,tasteful piece of high-end jewelry.
What About Size?
A diamond's carat weight willnot always correlate with its general appearance. 1/4 carat diamonds may, at times, appear smaller than a 0.22 ct diamond, depending on their cut and symmetry.
To delineate the size of a diamond, calculate the distance across the top (or crown) of the diamond (or the diameter in round cuts) to get a feel of how the diamond would appear from above. Also keep in mind that diamonds with a better cut grade are more likely to appear larger as their light return is increased by their symmetry and proportions. A 1/4 carat diamond's appearance may also be enhanced by a jewelry setting specifically designed to create the illusion of a larger sized diamond center stone.
0.25 Carat Diamond Prices?
Diamond prices increase indirect relation to a diamond's carat weight. Generally speaking, the larger a diamond's carat weight is, the higher its price will be. Consequently, 1/4 carat diamonds are considered relatively affordable and can cost significantly less than one carat or 1/2 carat diamonds. The price of a particular 1/4 carat diamond will also depend on the diamond's cut, clarity and color grades. However,in the case of a quarter carat diamond, the difference between its size and a one carat diamond will overshadow the diamond's other characteristics in terms of the precious gemstone's value and will be the deciding factor in evaluating the 1/4 carat diamond's price.See also: 1/5 Carat Diamonds, 3/4 Carat Diamonds, Half Carat Diamonds, One Carat Diamonds, 1.25 Carat Diamonds
Zoara, the premier online diamond and jewelry site, is known for its incredible selection of 0.25 or 1/4 diamonds. Our selection of loose diamonds ranges in size as well as in shape, from 1/4 carat diamonds to 2 1/5 carat diamonds, round cut diamonds to princess cut diamonds, the choices are endless. The 1/4 carat diamond is one of the most popular diamonds used in Diamond Engagement Rings, especially in it's round brilliant form. Nonetheless, Zoara offers its customers diamond center stones in an array of sizes and cuts, for those customers who are looking for truly unique engagement ring center stones, just like a 0.25 carat diamond.
1/4 carat diamonds differ from one carat diamonds in size and appearance, but also, and perhaps most importantly, in price. 1/4 carat diamonds are significantly less costly than one carat diamonds. Since one carat diamonds are so popular with both the younger and the older demographic, their value is increased. While 1/4 carat diamonds are less common in engagement rings and wedding bands. Their tasteful appearance and relative affordability make 02.5 or 1/4 carat diamonds a favorite with customers who are looking for an elegant piece of jewelry and who are on a tight budget.
For those customers who are looking for a larger looking diamond center stone and who are also on a budget, we recommend choosing a jewelry setting designed to give off the appearance of a higher carat center stone by allowing an increased amount of light to travel through the diamond and reflect back to the eye of the beholder, thus enhancing the diamond's brilliance and its appearance.
We at Zoara are committed to helping our valued customers make a wise and informed decision when it comes to selecting their diamond center stone. As such, we encourage our customers to visit our expansive Diamond Learning Center pages for more information on diamond cut, shape, clarity and color.
For more information on our offered selection of 1/4 carat diamonds and our selection of loose diamonds and other diamond jewelry pieces, please feel free to Contact Us and our customer service representatives will be more than happy to assist you in all of your shopping endeavors.