(Closed) Does anybody know??? Carat = mms???

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is 5.4mms for a .60ct diamond......?
    small : (2 votes)
    11 %
    average : (12 votes)
    63 %
    large : (5 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    437 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Weebagpuss:  6 mm for 1 ct is ideal, provided we are talking about round brilliant cut stones.  I am guessing then that 5.4 for a .6 is large (again, for a round brilliant), though I am not 100% sure (pricescope.com might be able to tell you).  Remember that “large” isn’t necessarily good – “good” depends on the light performance of the stone, which depends on the cut, and a shallow cut causing a larger “face-up” might impair light performance.  The very most important thing though is that you love how the stone looks!

     

    Post # 5
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    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    The mm to carat ratio thing only works if the diamond is near ideal cut. So if you have a .50 carat diamond that is more or less than 5mm in diameter, you know that they cut it poorly. Here’s a chart:

    http://www.gemsociety.org/info/chsize.htm

    Post # 10
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    1915 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    @ferdie224:  Actually for a 1ct round, 6.5mm is average.

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