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The 4 Cs of Diamonds: Carats

As diamond carat weight increases, prices go up. However, prices increase exponentially rather than incrementally. Certain carat values, called “magic numbers,” mark the points where diamond prices jump. Learn how to choose the carat size that’s right for your style and budget.

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Carats for Beginners

What Carat Diamond Should I Choose?
Diamond Buying and the Four Cs, Part 1: Diamond Carat Weight

Carat by Carat Buying Guides

6 Steps to Buying a One-Carat Diamond Ring
Two-Carat Diamond Rings: Buying Top Quality
Three-Carat Diamond Guide: Prices & Tips
Five-Carat Diamond Ring: an Insider’s Guide