We at Astteria provide an ensemble of jewelry products. We specialize in diamonds and if you browse our site, you would know that we have quite the selection. But nowadays, we know that customers like to shop for diamonds based on the carat.

The lower the carat, the lower the price. It's an effective way of filtering your diamond search out of the thousands on offer.

However, the common misconception on the carat is defined by the size when in fact it refers to the weight of the diamond.

But even with this said, it can still get confusing as there are several colors to choose from. In this article, we would like to put the green diamond as our case study to explore the 1 carat diamond ring.

The green diamond

You're probably wondering why this diamond? Well, it turns out that it has a pretty immersive backstory and it's all-natural. Although it isn't essential to know why the diamond turns out to be green. It may provide a bit of context.

It's good to know that the green color occurs after it has been completely crystallized. You will be able to read more on the process of how these diamonds are formed on our site.

But for now, let's say the severity of its color is based on how long the diamond is exposed for, in terms of radiation. For the radiation, you have two types.

  • Alpha particle radiation
  • Beta and Gamma radiation

The biggest difference between the two is that one penetrates the surface of the diamond, known as Alpha particle radiation and the other penetrates the diamond through its surface and body.

With this option, the color is usually a lot more intense and you will be able to find diamonds that have a fainter outer coating to ones that are more severe in green right through the body.

Both give a different look. But the important takeaway from green is that it is the cheapest option out of the rare selection of colors.

The pricing of a 1 carat diamond ring

Typically speaking, you will be able to find a 1 carat diamond for over £10,000 and under £20,000, but this may sound a bit vague, which is why we need to look over a few more specific requirements. These include:

  • Saturation
  • Hue
  • Tone

All of these three are going to heavily dictate the price of the diamond.

The hue represents the main primary color. The rarer the color, the more likely it is going to be in price. For example, you will be able to distinguish between diamonds that use green for their primary hue and secondary hue.

The intensity of green in secondary hues is noticeable.

Saturation refers to the intensity of the color. If the saturation is intense then it will be more expensive.

Lastly, the tone is about how the color is presented and refined on the diamond. For each color, you have a scale and with each color that is chosen, there is a way of balancing the colors shades to give a specific style.

Coming back to the price, you will be able to buy diamonds that go under the £10,000 mark, if you choose this route, I recommend that it is not too far low of that mark to get a decent quality.

However, with these 3 points considered, we can use a more finer way of defining the price. It's with the 4 C’s

  • Cut
  • Clarity
  • Carat
  • Color

We have discussed these before already as you are already looking at a smaller price range with 1 carat and the rarer the color, the more expensive it is.

But what about the cut and clarity?

The clarity refers to how pure the diamond is on both the outside and inside. The better the clarity, the more expensive it is. You really want to choose a diamond that is clean on the eyes, it makes the world of difference.

The cut is heavily dictated by the color. The more vivid the color, the less likely it is that a round shape will be utilized. Look for out more square and rectangle shapes such as Pearl.

A good GIA report will be able to give you an authentic look at each diamond, with reports on the 4C’s and more.

For each diamond, you purchase, make sure it comes with that reporting.

Diamond necklace

Diamond necklace

The features of a 1 carat diamond ring

In this case, for the color green, it is very common that the carat is specific. For example, you may find a 1.40-carat ring as well as your standard 1 carat.

And the pricing of a 1-carat diamond is very much determined by the 4 C’s.

1 carat diamond rings can be used for engagement rings and its style can be altered to fit that particular occasion.

Although for engagement rings, several people choose to purchase diamonds that are lower than 1 carat, with these sizes you are dealing in fine margins. You are taking a small risk.

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