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Individual diamond prices vary and depend on the characteristics of each stone. Established in the 1940s, the grading system currently in use weighs each stone's color, clarity, cut and carat weight in determining its pr... More »

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The price range for 1-carat diamonds is between $3,080 and $26,950 per carat. The price of a 1-carat diamond depends on many factors and can therefore vary greatly. More »

A 1-carat diamond ring is a piece of jewelry that features a 1-carat weight diamond or multiple diamonds totalling 1 carat affixed to a circular band, which is usually made out of a precious metal. The ring is meant to b... More »

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You can tell whether a diamond is real or fake by looking at certain details of the diamond, such as presence of imperfections, the shape of the edges and the stone’s refractivity. Other tests include the "fog test" and ... More »

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To identify if a diamond is real or not, first look at the stone through a magnifying glass, called a loupe, for any imperfections in the stone. Next, check the stone's edges to determine if they are sharp or smooth. More »

A diamond's value is determined by cut, color, clarity and carat weight, so the mounting's metal, such as white or yellow gold, may influence the color and appearance of the stone, but not its value. Diamonds are graded ... More »

To determine if a diamond is real, test it with a diamond testing device that also tests for electrical conductivity within a stone. You can also place the stone over printed text as diamonds refract too much light to al... More »