4 Carat Diamond
By Bryan Boyne (g.g.) , Monday, April 01, 2013
4 Carat Diamond
Considering that the average diamond sold in an engagement ring nationally is a quarter of a carat (0.25 carat), a four carat diamond (4.00 carat) is obviously a very, very large diamond
. Gem diamonds of this size are very rare, representing an almost incomprehensibly small percentage of all diamonds mined. It is estimated that only about 1 in a million make the one carat mark; only 1 in 5 million are 2 carat; and 1 in 15 million are 3 carat. Diamond rarity increases exponentially with size making a 4 carat diamond perhaps a one in fifty million proposition. When it comes to diamonds, size does matter!
The natural rarity of diamonds this size will keep them forever in extremely limited supply. Therefore, a large diamond can be expected to retain more value than more common sizes. And as the value of diamonds in the broad market increases, large diamonds tend to increase in value more than smaller ones.
Of course, rarity is not the only reason for owning a large diamond. Gem diamonds, particularly ideal cut diamonds, are spectacular in their ability to reflect and refract light in dynamic flashes of light and rainbow colors of fire. A brilliant and prismatic effect is created by diamonds cut to very precise specifications resulting in a scintillating blaze of cascading sparkle
unmatched by any other natural material.
Certified ideal diamonds
such as this 4.043 I VS1
A CUT ABOVE® Super Ideal not only exhibit maximum light performance (fire, brilliance and scintillation), but also add another element of rarity to an already exceedingly rare gem. Less than 5% of the large diamonds on the national database have a cut grade of Ideal by the American Gem Society Laboratories, the ultimate pedigree for diamond cut quality. And further rarifying this amazing gem is the fact that it is a hearts and arrows
diamond with perfect optical symmetry. Even AGS ideal cut diamonds do not all possess the extreme level of precision in cut craftsmanship that makes this diamond phenomenally rare and precious. A CUT ABOVE® diamonds are among the elite diamonds in the world, passing the most rigorous array of tests for qualifications and specifications
of any diamond anywhere.
|Click to Enlarge 4 Carat Diamond Certificate
If you happen to find yourself in the Houston area, you can see extraordinary diamonds like this one in the beautiful new Whiteflash showroom
in Sugar Land. While there you can also look at dozens of upscale designer rings
, or talk to a knowledgeable Whiteflash professional about creating your very own design.
For those lucky enough to have the means to acquire an important diamond such as this one, the combination of rarity, stored value, and incredible beauty is a hugely compelling proposition. And the symbolic significance of a 4 ct diamond leaves no doubt that its owner is “living large”!
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