(Closed) Difference in .91 ct and 1 ct?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2570 posts
Sugar bee

No one will be able to tell a .9 of a difference mentally people want a 1 carat because it is a standard size but .91 will look pretty much the same as a 1 carat.

The difference in MM is less than .25 of a MM not really notable to the naked eye.

Post # 4
6237 posts
Bee Keeper

Nope. Not noticeable. Colour cut and clarity all effect the ‘pop’ too, so by going a teeny bit under the 1ct mark you’d have got a better deal. The price hikes disproportionately to the carat weight at the whole carat mark as 1ct is what people want to see on the certificate. Wise move you’ve made going for .91 I say.

Post # 5
255 posts
Helper bee

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meggy:  Not noticable. Also, you are paying a premium for that extra .10 carat so you are actually likely buying something at a great price point for what you are getting. Well done! 

Post # 7
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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I think you and your boyfriend made a smart choice.  The price jump is huge between 0.9 and 1 carat.  Once the loose stone set on a ring, nobody can tell the different between 0.9 and 1 cart … 

Post # 8
324 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think you’ll be able to tell the difference at all.  Here’s my 0.91 carat oval diamond.  I think it’s a great size! My finger is 5.5

Post # 9
2691 posts
Sugar bee

Nope. Smart choice. It’s called a “baby carat”. Due to the cut of rounds, you’ll find many different mm sizes for 1 carat stones. Unless someone is going to study the depth  (with a caliper), it will never come up again. 

Post # 10
577 posts
Busy bee

.90 carats, color E, vs1, size 5.5, triple excellent. I think mine faces up larger than it is. Hope this helps! Mine is sst very low, I think if you set it higher, it’ll look bigger

Post # 11
1470 posts
Bumble bee

What’s the price difference?  That’s the question you should be asking yourself.  If it’s not huge, the question is “What’s the difference between $___ and $___?”  That’s what I would be asking myself, considering our finances.  Full disclosure, my center stone is 1.04 ct.

Post # 12
1996 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Mine is a .80 and people always refer to her as a full carat. I dont think anyone notices 

Post # 14
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Sorry it’s kinda blurry but here’s my .94 on 7.5 finger 

Post # 15
9566 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

You would never notice. Higher quality .9 over 1 any day. 

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