August 30, 2022

How Big is a Carat Diamond?

A one-carat diamond is usually around 6.4 to 6.5mm wide, which is the perfect size for the center stone—not too big, not too small. It’s one of the more common sizes of diamond, due to its wide availability and generally lower price point, however, this can be affected by a diamond’s other qualities, namely its cut, color, and clarity. In terms of diamond price and size, the cost isn’t linear. A two-carat diamond isn’t the price of a one-carat diamond, as prices ascend exponentially. Take these two diamonds. The first is a beautiful 1.00 ct D VS1 Round Cut Loose Diamond currently priced at $9,390.
August 30, 2022

A Guide to Filigree Diamond Rings

A Guide to Filigree Diamond Rings Filigree is a design method full of heritage, and has stood the test of time. The word ‘filigree’ is generally used to describe metal which has been given an intricate and ornamental design style. However, in the realm of fine jewelry, filigree has a more specific definition. In this realm, filigree is the use of pliable threads of either white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, or platinum, which are finely and delicately made to twist into complex, organic designs. Scrollwork, tiny motifs, lacework, natural forms—these are all created through the use of filigree in jewelry.