- Wallet Guide
- Ring Sizing
- Actual Carat Chart
Wallet guide coming soon! For now, check out our other diamond resources or contact us for additional information!
One of the biggest challenges a man faces when trying to surprise his significant other with an engagement ring is finding her correct finger size. Too small and the ring will not fit on the finger. Too large and the ring will not stay on her finger. To help you find her perfect size (or to get close enough) here are some guidelines to follow:
- Whatever method you select, make sure you are measuring her ring finger on her left hand. The ring finger on the right hand is usually a different size!
- Try asking her friends to see if she has ever been sized for an engagement ring.
- If she happens to wear a ring on the correct finger, try to "borrow" the ring for a day and let us find the size for you.
- Another effective method is to tie a small piece of string around her finger and measure that length. We can then determine the correct finger size from that measurement.
A carat is a measurement used to signify the weight of the diamond. It is the most precise of the four C's.
Diamonds are weighed in metric carats; one carat equals 1/5 gram or approximately 0.007 ounces. It takes a little over 142 carats to equal 1 ounce. Every carat is divided into 100 points. Therefore, a 50-point diamond is also called a ½ carat.
Diamond weight is so precise that polished diamonds are weighed to a thousandth of a carat and then rounded off to the nearest hundredth (point). Diamonds weighing less than 20 points are often called melee. Another term often used is the term grain, or grainer.
A grain equals one-quarter (0.25) of a carat. For example, a 75-point diamond would be called in the trade a three grainer and a one-carat stone may be called a four grainer. Loose stones are weighed directly on a scale but mounted stones can only be estimated by plugging their measurements into a mathematical equation. Another quick way of estimating mounted round diamonds is by measuring the diameter of the diamond and comparing it to a size chart.