Choosing the Best Lab Diamond Carat Weight | Your IGI Report's 4Cs
Most men's first experience with buying jewelry is during Engagement Ring shopping. We understand that the experience can be a bit daunting due to industry jargon—like carat, for example. What does 1 carat (ct) of lab diamond quantify? Does it refer to a gem's weight or dimensions? Discover the answer to these questions and more in this article.
How Does IGI Measure Carats? 💎
Biella Engagement Ring with a 1.50ct E VS1 Ex Lab Diamond in White Gold
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) is the world's expert in lab diamond grading. According to their website:
"The weight or size of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). One carat weighs 1/5 of a gram and is divided into 100 points, so a diamond weighing 1.07 ct. is referred to as 'one carat and seven points.'
It is important to note that diamonds of the same weight don't necessarily have the same size appearance. Those cut too shallow or deep may look small for their weight, or suffer in brilliance."
"Diamond prices rise exponentially with carat weight. So, a 2-carat diamond of a given quality is always worth more than two 1-carat diamonds of the same quality."
How Many Carats Should An Engagement Ring Have? 💍
While there is no absolute rule in buying an Engagement Ring, it's essential to consider the purpose of this piece of jewelry. Her Engagement Ring will:
- Represent your unique kind of love for her
- Serve as the symbol of your commitment to a life together; and
- Tell the world that she's taken and your bride-to-be.
As such, your chosen ring should embody all these things in one brilliant package. Here is our IGI Carat guide to help you find the lab diamond gemstone to represent a love that is pure and true.
2 Carats and More: The Premium Selection 💎
For a love that gives it all, you can never go wrong with a big, bold, and beautiful gem. Engagement Rings with a center stone weighing 2ct and above showcase the outstanding shine of your lab-grown diamond gem at every possible angle.
1.5 Carats: One-Up From the Classic 💫
Lucia Pavé Engagement Ring with a 1.50ct E VS1 Ex Lab Diamond in 18k Rose Gold
For an Engagement Ring that's a great mix of practicality and beauty, we recommend getting a 1.5ct lab-grown diamond. It looks outstanding when worn and a step up from the usual 1ct piece. This is the ring that symbolizes a true love that only gets better with time.
1 Carat: The Classic Option 💍
Miriam Pavé Engagement Ring with a 1ct E VS1 Lab Diamond in White Gold
A 1ct Engagement Ring is the usual choice for women who prefer to keep it simple. We recommend adding a Hidden Halo or a pavé band to add some extra shine. For a 1ct ring, choose better quality for your gemstone's other 4Cs (Cut, Color, Clarity) for a jewellery piece that she deserves—perfect for a love that is simple and true.
Less than 1 Carat: Best for Multi-Stone Rings ✨
Most women prefer a head-turning Engagement Ring, but other prefer a practical choice. Instead of getting one big lab-grown diamond, you can choose a three-stone setting like the Mia Lab Diamond Ring or a Halo Setting like the Montevalle Ring. These designer styles create an illusion of a bigger center stone.
How Lucce's Lab Diamonds Stand Out
Lucce’s Premium Lab-Grown Diamonds is an assortment of the finest IGI-Certified Lab Diamonds with the best light performance at the optimal carat weights. Lucce’s Premium Lab Diamonds are only available in E and G color grades with a minimum clarity of VS1 along with an Excellent to Ideal Cut.
💎 Color: E or G
💎 Clarity: VS1 or better
💎 Cut: Excellent to Ideal
Your IGI Report's 4Cs
In case you missed it, we talked about the other 4Cs that define our IGI-certified lab-grown diamond pieces: Cut, Color, and Clarity
Ready to find the piece that she'll wear for a lifetime? Browse our Roma Lab Diamond Collection today.