Carat may be the most familiar diamond quality for most people. Terms such as ‘half carat’ or ‘one carat’ are common standards that are used by popular culture but a lot of people can’t actually visualize the equivalent diametre size. It’s important to note that carat is a weight measurement, not a dimensional measurement. A one carat stone is roughly equivalent to around 6.5mm in diametre but each individual will have slightly different measurements.
There is no carat size that is a ‘standard’ or a ‘minimum’. Every and all diamonds are unique and beautiful. The best diamond is the one that is right for you.
Carat Size Examples