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0.50 CT Diamond Engagement Ring

For couples working with a tight budget, a half carat diamond ring is a good option. The smaller size will keep costs down while still achieving a decent amount of finger coverage. In fact, in Europe and Eastern countries, the 0.5-carat diamond is the average size for an engagement ring

What Does a Half Carat Diamond Ring Cost?

Since one carat equals 100 milligrams or 0.1 gram, therefore, a half carat equates to about 0.05 grams. Jewelers use different descriptions, but they all refer to the exact same size:

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A Half Carat Diamond Engagement Ring

 

There is not one definitive answer regarding the exact price of a half carat diamond ring. However, expect to pay between $700-$1,500 for a ½ carat loose diamond in a simple setting. Of course, it all comes down to the shape and 4Cs.

What is the Exact Size of a Half Carat Diamond?

A round cut ½ ct. the diamond engagement ring is about 5 mm x 5 mm. You can accurately measure the exact size of a stone with a ruler. Keep in mind, a one-carat diamond offers twice the weight of a half carat stone, but they aren’t all twice the size.

Helpful Guidelines for Purchasing a ½ Carat Diamond

It is a common misconception that most beautiful diamonds must have D color and IF clarity. This is not always the case. Truth is, the cut is more important because this is what determines the diamond’s brilliance. A quality cut half cut diamond would shine brighter than a D color/IF clarity diamond with a poor cut.

A good rule of thumb when working with a strict budget is to avoid paying more for facets that are not visible to the naked eye. This strategy will get you the most diamond for your money.

Factors to consider when looking for the perfect half carat diamond ring:

• SI1 or higher for eye clean clarity
• H or higher for color

These are simply guidelines, clarity and color are always subjective to personal taste. If you prefer a warmer diamond that displays a hint of color, go with down to a J or K. But, the quality of cut is the one C that should never be compromised. Cut quality has the strongest impact on the sparkle and aesthetic appeal of a half carat diamond. More sparkle means more ability to mask inclusions.