That’s .90 carats…
The sweet-spot for diamonds.
For this size of this diamond is perfect in so many ways:
- They look big
- They appear just like a 1 carat diamond
- They’re cheaper
- And they’re cheaper… No really!
The size and appearance of a 90 point (just ten points smaller then a 1.00 carat diamond), can save you hundreds and THOUSANDS of dollars!
And here’s why…
It’s under the mark!
Once a diamond hits that precious 1.00 carat mark (a magic size), the price of that stone escalates (after all, 1 carat is the “dream diamond“).
So staying slightly under (called “light carat weights“, or “buying shy“) is the best way to get yourself a large diamond, one that looks just as glorious as a full carat, and saving money at the same time.
Most people could never tell the tiny visual difference between a 90 and a 100… (unless you put them side by side, and even then, it’s very slight)
It’s the sweet spot!
Any diamond in the 90 point range (.90-.99) is going to be less inexpensive than the 100 point dreams.
Compare the prices of 90 pointers to 1 carats below…
See these diamonds here:
|CARAT, CLARITY, COLOR, CUT, POL, SYM, FLUOR||PRICE||VIEW|
|.90, SI1, G, EX, EX, EX, NONE||$4,050||VIEW|
|1.00, SI1, G, EX, EX, EX, NONE||$5,580||VIEW|
|.90, SI1, E, EX, EX, EX, NONE||$4,400||VIEW|
|1.00, SI1, E, EX, EX, EX, NONE||$6,760||VIEW|
|.90, VS1, F, EX, EX, EX, NONE||$5,830||VIEW|
|1.00, VS1, F, EX, EX, EX, NONE||$7,760||VIEW|
It’s huge savings!
No matter what the color or clarity is (I usually advise SI1+, G-H+) you’ll always come out ahead.
And if you really want to knock her socks off, then buy “True Hearts“. True Hearts is the finest “Hearts and Arrows” cut there is; GIA triple excellent, AGS triple ideal 0’s, with extraordinary sparkle, beauty, brilliance and fire.
They really do shine like a thousand stars in the sky!
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