As you can see, diamonds of the same carat weight differ dramatically in their overall appeal and brilliance.
Bottom Line Recommendation:
For 3 Carat Diamonds, only consider those of an ideal cut or an Excellent grade cut on the GIA scale. Choose a Clarity of VS1 or VS2, and between a G-I on the Color scale. Choose from a prominent diamond dealer that offers GIA or ASG certifications with every diamond.
A well-cut, stunning 3 Carat Diamond will capture the heart of the receiver—and all those who view it. Because of its significant carat weight, a 3 Carat Diamond offers extraordinary capacity for brilliance, sparkle and fire.
But buying any 3 Carat Diamond will not get you the results you want.
As you can see, diamonds of the same carat weight differ dramatically in their overall appeal and brilliance. Diamond prices per carat also increase with higher weight categories. Weight ‘category’ should be noted, as prices per carat do not
continually increase as weight increases. Diamond prices are often
driven more by emotion than reason.
follow these expert recommendations:
- A GIA or AGS certificate should accompany any 3 Carat Diamond you are considering.
- Only consider diamonds that are of an ideal cut or GIA grade quality of Excellent. Diamond Cut is the largest indicator of a diamond’s brilliance, beauty and fire.