Monday, 23 April 2018

For many people buying diamonds jewellery, 1 carat is the magic number they are looking for. However what often surprises me is that very few people know what a 1-carat diamond or 1-carat weight of diamonds look like. For those that are not familiar with the term carat, surprisingly it means the weight of a diamond rather than the size. In fact, a metric carat weighs 200 milligrams, but this can be across multiple stones or just in one stone.

For many people buying diamonds jewellery, 1 carat is the magic number they are looking for. However what often surprises me is that very few people know what a 1-carat diamond or 1-carat weight of diamonds look like. For those that are not familiar with the term carat, surprisingly it means the weight of a diamond rather than the size. In fact, a metric carat weighs 200 milligrams, but this can be across multiple stones or just in one stone.


I've put together this edit to showcase a variety of jewellery that has 1. carat of diamonds used in the piece.
The Icon Aura drop earrings feature five concentric circles of light grey diamond pavé set in a delicate hue of 14 carat rose gold. Astley Clarke uses a truly modern casting technique for their diamond pavé that allows for a stronger setting and more refined design for these diamond earrings. The light grey diamonds looks really chic against the rose gold tone. UK Jewellery Blog - Jewellery Curated

The Icon Aura drop earrings feature five concentric circles of light grey diamond pavé set in a delicate hue of 14 carat rose gold. Astley Clarke uses a truly modern casting technique for their diamond pavé that allows for a stronger setting and more refined design for these diamond earrings. The light grey diamonds looks really chic against the rose gold tone. UK Jewellery Blog - Jewellery Curated


The Icon Aura drop earrings feature five concentric circles of light grey diamond pavé set in a delicate hue of 14 carat rose gold. Astley Clarke uses a genuinely modern casting technique for their diamond pavé that allows for a stronger setting and more refined design for these diamond earrings. The light grey diamonds looks really chic against the rose gold tone. 
This is another piece of diamond jewellery featuring grey diamonds. It's by Anoushka from the Dusty Diamonds Collection. It's gorgeously tactile, and the dusty diamonds give a serene elegance. The diamond carat weight is actually 1.02 carats, so it's just slightly over the 1-carat maker. I especially like that the grey diamonds have delicate imperfections which give them a natural character. UK Jewellery Blog - Jewellery Curated

This is another piece of diamond jewellery featuring grey diamonds. It's by Anoushka from the Dusty Diamonds Collection. It's gorgeously tactile, and the dusty diamonds give a serene elegance. The diamond carat weight is actually 1.02 carats, so it's just slightly over the 1-carat maker. I especially like that the grey diamonds have delicate imperfections which give them a natural character. 




With diamond earrings, the carat weight refers to the total weight of both earrings. Assuming the earrings are the same or symmetrical then a 1-carat pair of earrings will be two 0.50 carat earrings. I love how these earrings are super elegant without being too feminine. The diamonds aren't too small so you'll get a lot of sparkle with these earrings.  


This diamond ring is by Shaun Leane from the Entwined collection which celebrates the inspirational essence of modern romance in uniquely handcrafted interlocking engagement rings and bridal adornments. Each intertwined piece is fashioned to perfection to represent the eternity of love and the true individuality of human commitment. This piece actually comes to a total of 1.16ct, so it's slightly over the 1-carat marker. UK Jewellery Blog - Jewellery Curated

This diamond ring is by Shaun Leane from the Entwined collection which celebrates the inspirational essence of modern romance in uniquely handcrafted interlocking engagement rings and bridal adornments. Each intertwined piece is fashioned to perfection to represent the eternity of love and the real individuality of human commitment. This piece actually comes to a total of 1.16ct, so it's slightly over the 1-carat marker. 

With 26 interconnected hoops all set with pave diamonds this cuff is a wonderful example of how different 1 carat of diamonds can look. The organic shapes are inspired by the Italian Riviera.  Sometimes I think people can be very focused on the carat weight being across one stone, but this bracelet highlights the scale that pave diamonds can be spread over. 
Be prepared to fall in love with the Kismet Band, which features 1-carat total weight of round diamonds. set in 14-karat gold. This style maximises sparkle and provides a chic, contemporary update to the simple eternity band. I think this would make a really cool alternative to wedding ring band and looks so cool when stacked with other rings. UK Jewellery Blog - Jewellery Curated

Be prepared to fall in love with the Kismet Band, which features 1-carat total weight of round diamonds and set in 14-karat gold. This style maximises sparkle and provides a chic, contemporary update to the simple eternity band. I think this would make a really cool alternative to wedding ring band and looks so cool when stacked with other rings. 
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Written by Odette Schofield

A passionate jewellery lover with a special interest in gemstones and three years of working with fashion and jewellery brands. Jewellery Curated showcases the best of jewellery trends and brands that you didn't know you loved.

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