How Many Carats in a Diamond Is Good?

If it’s your first time to shop for a diamond, it might be nerve-wracking to figure out what to look for.

One of the many questions that might be in your mind is how many carats in a diamond is good. We can look at this from different angles!
How Many Carats in a Diamond Is Good?

The Most Popular Carats

What carats do people favor? That would be the intervals 0.5 ct, 0.75 ct, 1 ct, 1.5 ct, 2 ct etc, sometimes called the magic intervals. Most people will go for anything over a carat. If you’re looking for an average-sized diamond, then you can never go wrong with 1.5 carats!


Carats that fall just under the popular carat weights are often sold at a lower price than the full weight. Why? They are less desirable, for example, a 0.9-carat diamond compared to a full carat. Away from the books, the visual difference would be negligible to the naked eye. 


For some people, a diamond is a status symbol and is considered a sign of wealth. Such people will go for the rocks, typically over 5 carats. Statement diamonds are ones to turn eyes and command attention and respect.

All said and done, the answer is….drumroll please…..none! ;) What I mean is there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to selecting diamond carats. Rather, it depends on what’s most important to you! :)

References: International Gem Society, Who What Wear, The Diamond Pro, Lumera

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