Choosing between 0.50 Carat and 0.60 Carat Princess cuts for an engagement ring
Amongst the many popular diamond options available for Princess cut engagement rings, there are reasons why some carat weights are more advantageous than others. Sometimes our own guidance will be governed by the size differences between close carat weights of diamond. In our best efforts to guide and advise in clients’ best interests, we try to convey which choices offer what we ourselves consider to be best value.
Both of the options shown left are popular choices. 0.50cts is a popular diamond engagement ring choice with 0.60cts proving very popular alongside this. But do you really get a noticeable difference for the cost?
Take two choices – both in G colour and VS1 clarity, within Platinum for our Lucida styled Princess engagement ring R1D015, you can certainly see the cost differences.
0.50cts G VS1 Platinum – £1612.00 (at time of this post)
0.60cts G VS1 Platinum – £1911.00 (at time of this post)
When you consider the visible size difference, the £300 leap is significant for such a small increase in overall physical size.
But what about the ring mount size?
When we also consider the setting for the diamond, the 0.60cts diamond size is not great enough to warrant the jump from the typical 4.5mm setting to a 5mm setting (the progressive size up) and is therefore set into the 4.5mm setting, which has a small degree of tolerance for smaller / larger diamonds. There is therefore little difference in the actual ring size for such a diamond.
Verdict – We advise 0.50cts owing to the fractional visible size difference. We do however fully appreciate both the intrinsic value carried by the 0.60cts weight, and a client’s preference happily sourcing any diamond specifications required.