A Tale of Two Carats: Which Diamond is Bigger?

This is one of the best examples in diamonds that we have seen when it comes to educating our clients about carat weight.

Have a look at these two diamonds. Which one do you think looks bigger?

Which of these two diamonds is bigger?

Well the one on the right of course!

But guess what — the one on the right is actually a SMALLER carat weight. The stone on the left is a 1.35 pear shape and the one on the right is a 1.20 pear shape. And the one on the right costs less too, even though the diamond actually looks bigger.

So just because a diamond has a larger carat weight, doesn’t mean that the diamond is going to face-up larger. And let’s not kid ourselves…#sizematters ;)