A 1.5-carat diamond is a good value choice if you’re looking for a slightly larger stone. It looks almost as large as a 2-carat diamond, but at only half the price.
It’s big enough to be eye-catching, but still not so big that you get crazy attention. Many girls think it’s a perfect size.
A 1.5-carat stone can cost anywhere between $5,000 and $40,000. The price depends on the quality of the stone.
A flawless and colourless 1.5-carat diamond will cost tens of thousands. While a diamond with visible flaws and a yellow tint will be on the low end of the spectrum.
Luckily, you don’t need a perfect diamond. For the best value, we recommend an ideal cut, VS2 clarity, and colour H. This will give you a sparkling, eye-clean, white-looking diamond. And it’ll cost around $8,000 to $12,000
A 1.5-carat diamond will definitely stand out. The size will look good on any hand. On smaller hands, it will look even larger.
The diameter of a round 1.5-carat diamond is 7.4 mm.
This is significantly larger than a 1-carat diamond (diameter 6.4 mm). And only 0.6 mm less than a 2-carat diamond (diameter 8 mm). The face-up surface area is 43mm2, which is just 18% smaller than a 2-carat diamond.
This makes the 1.5-carat diamond very good value. It looks a lot larger than a 1-carat diamond, and only a little bit smaller than a 2-carat diamond, but just half the price.
The size also depends on the shape of the diamond. Some shapes appear larger even if they’re the same carat weight. Round and Asscher cuts tend to look the smallest. Elongated shapes like oval, marquise, pear, and emerald cuts are known for appearing larger
Colour for 1.5 carat diamond. Larger diamonds reveal tints of colour more easily. But it doesn’t mean you need to splurge for a colourless diamond. If you love the icy white look for your jewellery, we recommend at least H colour.
Any lower colour grade will have a more noticeable yellow tint, especially against a platinum or white gold ring. If yellow gold or rose gold is more your style, then a J or K diamond could look beautiful. The warmer diamond colour will complement the colour of the ring.