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Carat

The name carat is derived from the carob tree as the seeds were of a constant weight, 1ct equals 1/5th of a gram. The name is used to describe the weight of the diamond rather than its size.
Carats are divided into 100 points, so a diamond weighing half a carat is described as 50 points or 0.50ct.
The heavier the diamond the higher the cost.

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Carat

The name carat is derived from the carob tree as the seeds were of a constant weight, 1ct equals 1/5th of a gram. The name is used to describe the weight of the diamond rather than its size.
Carats are divided into 100 points, so a diamond weighing half a carat is described as 50 points or 0.50ct. The heavier the diamond the higher the cost.
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Looks can be deceiving!

It is not possible to gauge the weight of a diamond just by looking at the width, as the depth of the stone and the thickness of the girdle will vary with each diamond.
A diamond twice the size of another can be as much as four times the price, this is due to larger diamonds being rarer. Please note, images are indicative and do not reflect actual sizes.
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Looks can be deceiving!

It is not possible to gauge the weight of a diamond just by looking at the width, as the depth of the stone and the thickness of the girdle will vary with each diamond.
A diamond twice the size of another can be as much as four times the price, this is due to larger diamonds being rarer. Please note, images are indicative and do not reflect actual sizes.
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Your choice

Two diamonds of the same carat weight can vary in price depending on the other factors of the diamond colour, clarity and cut.
Carat weight is not to be confused with the metal carat which describes a particular metals fineness, for example 9, 18, 22 and 24 carat gold.
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Size matters

Some diamond weights are considered “magic sizes” e.g 0.50ct, 0.75ct. On appearance you’ll notice little difference between a 0.99 carat diamond and one that weighs a full carat, but prices vary significantly.
We’ll help you navigate all these factors to source a diamond perfect for you.
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Size matters

Some diamond weights are considered “magic sizes” 0.50ct, 0.75ct, 1ct and so on. To look at, you’ll notice little difference between a 0.99 carat diamond and one that weighs a full carat, but prices vary significantly.
We can help you to navigate all these factors to source a diamond perfect for you.
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Say forever

The 4 Cs of Diamond Quality is the globally recognised method for assessing the quality of diamonds. A diamond’s value is gauged using all the 4 Cs and not just the carat weight. Larger diamonds are more valuable as they are rarer and more desirable.

Universal symbol of love

Historically diamonds were worn as a symbol of strength and invincibility. Today they are accessible to all and known as a symbol of love.
Combining natural beauty with incredible hardwearing properties, diamonds are the perfect gemstones for any occasion. We can help you find the diamond that’s right for you.
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Universal symbol of love

Historically diamonds were worn as a symbol of strength and invincibility. Today they are accessible to all and known as a symbol of love.
Combining natural beauty with incredible hardwearing properties, diamonds are the perfect gemstones for any occasion. We can help you find the diamond that’s right for you.
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“Looking for the perfect engagement ring? We have an incredible range of samples and styles to choose from and a wealth of knowledge and experience to share, we can help to find the perfect ring for you”

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