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Half-carat diamonds are among our most popular, commonly used in engagement rings, necklaces, and earrings. They make a dazzling statement without breaking your budget. This size comes in a traditional round cut, as well as all nine of our fancy shapes. Maximize the brilliance of your 0.5-carat diamond by choosing an ideal or Astor ideal cut.
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A carat is a unit of measurement that refers to the weight of a diamond. The carat of the diamond affects the price of the diamond more than any other of the 4Cs.
The cost of any diamond is based on a number of factors, including carat, cut, color, and clarity. Depending on these factors, a half-carat diamond value can range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.
Because a carat is a measurement of weight, not size, a half-carat diamond size varies based on the cut of the diamond. For a round cut, a 0.5 carat diamond averages 5.1mm in diameter.
The two best ways to make a diamond appear larger than its actual carat weight are with the diamond’s cut and setting. A thin, delicate setting will make the diamond seem larger in perspective. Featuring the diamond in a halo setting is another way to make a diamond appear larger.