How Much Does a 1 Carat Diamond Ring Cost?
In the minds of many diamond shoppers, the carat weight (or size) of a diamond is one of the biggest factors when buying engagement rings. Going with a full carat (or slightly above) is a statement: big enough to make an impact and dazzle you and your partner’s friends when you show off that rock. But with dazzle comes the drawbacks: that price tag.
You can expect a good quality 1 carat diamond ring to cost between $6,500 to $7,500 in retail stores, while the same diamond will cost about $3,000 - $4,000 online! On the other hand, the highest quality 1 carat diamond (D color and Flawless) will set you back $10,000 or more (add 40-70% when purchased at a jewelry store).