1.50 CARAT ROUND DIAMOND PRICES – Jewelry Secrets (2023)

1.50 CARAT ROUND DIAMOND PRICES – Jewelry Secrets (1)

1.50 Carats (A Carat and a Half), is a GREAT size of Diamond to buy.

1.50 (150 Points) looks HUGE!

Anytime you get into Carat Weights above 1.00, they really do look very grand and very impressive. It will make her Girlfriends Jealous! :)

1.50 is the half way mark between One Carat and Two Carats. It allows you to get an incredibly large stone, but still stay somewhere in the affordable range.

After all, if you’re looking at stones this size, you’re probably doing pretty well financially. You probably already have a great Career, a great House, a Luxury Car (or 4) and everything else you could think of.

Diamonds like this are a Luxury as well.

Very few women will ever own one or wear one in their life.

Welcome to the Elite Club!

Buying 1.50 Carats is a Huge Investment and one that should not be rushed. Take your time to really study the 4C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat WeightYou already got the Carat Weight handled! :)

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Here are a few pointers to help you decide which stone to buy. Things that not many people would think about.

I See Black Spots

In Diamonds this large (approx. 7.25 mm), Inclusions and Flaws are much easier to spot with the naked eye.

(Video) Diamond Size & Price Comparison (0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.5, 2 Carat Diamond Ring)

So even though I normally advise buying an SI1 or higher in Clarity, the truth is, even in an SI1 Clarity Diamond you MAY see the flaws without magnification.

That’s just how large Diamonds go.

There’s more to see and small Pinpoints, Lines, Clouds and Carbon Spots get easier to spot.

This isn’t always the case with SI1 Diamonds. In fact, most people won’t see anything in an SI1 stone without 10x Magnification (Jeweler’s Loupe or a Microscope). But some will! (Some People really do have Bionic Eyes!)

Unless the Flaws and Imperfections fall beneath the outer facets of the Diamond (not directly under the Table), they could be seen if you look really hard or have really great eye sight.

You may have to step up into higher Clarity, like VS2, to assure that your small Flaws remain invisible!

Color is Intense!

The larger the Diamond is, the more Color will be seen.

When Color covers a larger area of mass, the Color deepens and is more visible.

Hence a J Colored Diamond will look more like an L or an M in Color.

Everything in a larger stone gets more exaggerated and noticeable. I would advise sticking with G or H (or higher) just to make sure the Yellow Hue stays away!

Girdles Chip!

Diamonds this big take a lot of abuse. You can’t help it, it’s big! It gets hit and bumped more often. The Diamond stands up higher off the finger and the Girdle (edge) of your Diamond becomes Vulnerable to Damage. You have to be more careful and have it cleaned and inspected more often.

(Video) Diamond Carat Size Comparison with Pricing for Round Diamonds .50 -.75 to 1 carat- to a 3 carat

You also run the risk of pulling back your prongs (the things that help protect the Diamond Girdle), bending them and breaking them off.

Good Preventive Medicine would be to purchase a Diamond with a Thin-Medium (or just Medium) Girdle. This gives the Diamond a little bit more of an edge (versus None or Thin) and keeps it from chipping through normal wear and tear.

A Diamond with a Very Thin Girdle, or No Girdle could cause you a lot of problems, headaches and money in the future.

Check the Girdle, try not to get too Thin (or too Thick for that matter).

Get your Diamond Insured!

Not that I need to say it, but I do. Many people believe that all they need with their ring purchase is a Diamond Guarantee (some stores offer Lifetime Guarantees) to protect their stone. This is silly thinking!

Anything can happen to that stone that a Warranty won’t cover:

  • You could Lose the Entire Ring
  • Your Ring could get Stolen
  • You could Crack the Diamond
  • The Warranty could Expire
  • The Store could go out of Business
  • Your Diamond could be Switched

The list goes on and on…

You MUST get your Diamond insured so the entire Ring and Diamond is covered.

In life, there are no guarantees!

Pay Cash

If there is any way possible to pay cash for your Diamond, do so!

Otherwise you may end up paying for extremely high interest rates, fees, penalties

And all that does is jack the price of the Diamond up. It makes getting a good deal on a Diamond worthless!

(Video) 1.50 ct Round Diamond Engagement Ring

If you pay cash, you’ll not only keep your great deal, BUT with some Jewelers, paying cash will also get you a better deal! It doesn’t hurt to try!

Money Talks!

So let’s take a look at some Diamonds of different qualities that I have found at James Allen. After the actual photo of the Diamond, I’ll discuss why it’s a great stone to buy. :)

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1.50, SI1, I, GOOD, GIA$10,280VIEW

This is probably one of the BEST Prices you could ever find for an SI1 Clarity Diamond of this Carat Weight. $10,280 is an incredible price for a 1.50 Carats. It’s GIA Certified, has a Good Cut, Excellent Polish and Very Good Symmetry. The only thing that brings this price down to this range is Fluorescence. This Diamond has Faint Fluorescence.

Now I normally advise staying away from stones with Fluorescence, but in many Diamonds, Fluorescence is not noticeable (and in most stores not even discussed). Since this Diamond has Fluorescence that is Faint, the odds are good that most people would never notice it. The only thing they would notice is the savings!!!

This Diamond is the only Diamond I have chosen that has Fluorescence. All the rest do not…

So let’s see more…

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1.52, SI1, G, PREMIUM, GIA$12,670VIEW

This Diamond is a Great Buy!

SI1 is a Great Clarity and G is a Great Color. Plus, it’s Premium Cut with Very Good Polish and Very Good Symmetry (And No Fluorescence).

Anyone buying a Diamond like this would be very happy.

But why stop here. Take a look at this VS Diamond…

(Video) 1.50 ct Round Diamond Engagement Ring

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1.51, VS2, H, PREMIUM, GIA$12,920VIEW

VS Clarity is a Very high Quality of Diamond. VS2 is a wonderful Clarity with very small Inclusions that are even hard to find under 10 magnification. VS is Very impressive! It has H Color, so it’s a Fine White Stone. It’s got a great Premium Cut with Excellent Polish and Excellent Symmetry.

Polish and Symmetry are important because they help make your Diamond Shine, Sparkle and come to Life with Brilliance and Fire. The price is very reasonable for a Diamond of this quality, and it’s GIA Certified! That’s the Best there is! :)

Other 1.50 Diamond Deals

Now lets take a look at some other Diamonds, Quality and Prices!

1.50, SI1, H, PREMIUM, GIA$12,300VIEW
1.52, SI1, F, IDEAL, GIA$15,770VIEW
1.51, VS1, E, GOOD, GIA$21,110VIEW
1.51, VS1, E, IDEAL, GIA$25,520VIEW

The VSI, E Diamonds listed above are my favorite Clarity and Color. I just LOVE Colorless stones. They add a lot of Brightness and POP to the Stone.

The only difference between the two VS1 Diamonds is the Cut, Polish and Symmetry. The $21,110 Diamond has a Good Cut with Very Good Polish and Symmetry… While the $4,000 jump up into the Ideal Cut Diamond, $25,520 gets you an Excellent Cut and Excellent Polish. That is Awesome!

If you really want a Diamond that will knock her socks off, that’s the Diamond to get!

But, if you really want the best of the best, the cream of the crop… Check out this Diamond Carat Weight of 1.51 Carats with an IF Clarity, and D Color…

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The rest of the details are here:

1.51, IF, D, PREMIUM, GIA$50,170VIEW

All in all, it’s just Money, right?

(Video) Rose Gold Diamond Ring | Setting A 1.50 Carat Round Diamond On A Rose Gold Diamond Ring

The Bottom Line

Buy from James Allen if you buy online. They give you a full 60 day money back guarantee and they are the only Jeweler to actually show you the real Diamond, 10x Magnified, along with the Diamond Certificate, so you can view them BEFORE you Buy!

Check them out today. :)


How much should I pay for a 1.5 carat diamond? ›

A 1.5-carat diamond can cost anywhere between $5,000 and $35,000. The cost depends on the quality of the stone and how well cut it is. In general, the best value to be somewhere between $8,000 and $12,000. This is where you can find a good balance of quality, beauty, and price.

Is a 1.5 carat diamond considered big? ›

Size. A 1.5 carat round brilliant cut diamond measures about 7.3mm in diameter, while a 1 carat diamond is slightly smaller at 6.4mm in diameter. This size difference is large enough to be quite noticeable on your fiancé-to-be's finger.

What is the best diamond size for the money? ›

0.70 Carats

A sweet spot in the compromise between size and price, diamonds around the 0.70-ct mark make great engagement ring stones. A diamond budget of about $2,000 can get you a fine diamond at this weight.

What is the difference between 1.50 and 2 carat diamond? ›

Overall, the main differences you will find between a 1.5 and a 2-carat diamond are: Size: A well-cut 1.5-carat diamond usually measures around 7.4mm in diameter, whereas a 2-carat measures around 8.1mm. Only slightly more than half a millimeter difference.

What size diamond is considered big? ›

For the average person in the U.S., any diamond at least between 2 and 2.4 carats is considered “big,” i.e., way more than enough.

Is a 2 carat diamond considered to be big? ›

Is a 2 carat diamond considered to be big? The average carat weight for a diamond engagement ring is about 0.9 carat, meaning a 2 carat diamond is definitely considered big.

Why does my 1.5 carat look small? ›

A deeply cut diamond has most of its weight hidden in its depth, making it appear smaller than a well-cut diamond of the same weight. Just because the proportions of a diamond are a little off of ideal is not necessarily a bad thing.

What shape of diamond looks the biggest? ›

The four shapes that look the largest per carat are (in order of which looks the largest): marquise, pear, oval, and emerald diamonds. Among these shapes, oval diamonds are a top choice among those who want a classic-style engagement ring, yet want to maximize the size of their engagement ring's center diamond.

Is 10k too much for an engagement ring? ›

General Rule: You should spend at least 2 months salary on the engagement ring. If, for example, you are making $60,000 per year, you should spend $10,000 on the engagement ring.

How big of a diamond can you get for $50000? ›

I've also included some real-life examples of $50,000 diamond engagement rings that people have previously purchased. As a ballpark figure, it would be reasonable to expect at least a 2 carat size diamond and you can go as high as 5 carats if you go down to lower colors like K or M.

Is VS1 or VS2 better? ›

A VS1 diamond has slightly fewer and smaller inclusions than a VS2 diamond. In other words, a VS1 diamond is slightly better than a VS2 diamond.

Which diamond cut holds its value? ›

Since a round diamond is thought to hold the most value when compared to the other shapes, it will almost always be given a higher price than any other shape with similar clarity, color, and carat weight.

How much should I expect to pay for a 2 carat diamond? ›

On average, you can expect the cost of a 2 carat diamond to widely vary depending on its shape, cut quality, clarity, color, and whether it's a naturally mined or lab diamond. The varying cost can range from $5,000 to $50,000 or more.

How much can I expect to pay for a 1 carat diamond? ›

Based on analyzing market prices, a 1 carat diamond costs between $1,800 and $12,000 (depending on the current market situation). The price depends on factors such as the cut quality, clarity, color and shape of the diamond. Cut quality is the aspect that most greatly impacts a 1 carat diamond's price and its beauty.

How much should you pay per carat? ›

Just How Much is a Diamond?
Carat WeightDiamond Price Per CaratRecommended Price
0.50 carat$1,000 - $8,000$1,000 - $1,500
0.75 carat$1,300 - $9,000$2,000 - $3,000
1.0 carat$2,000 - $16,000$4,500 - $6,000
1.5 carat$2,670 - $20,000$8,500 - $12,000
3 more rows
Oct 9, 2022

How much should diamonds actually cost? ›

GIA. "Diamond Quality Factors."
Cut and Quality of Light.
Diamond WeightPrice Per CaratDiamond Price Range
0.50 Carat$1,100 – $7,690$500 – $3,485
0.75 Carat$1,810 – $8,800$1,360 – $6,600
1.00 Carat$1,910 – $15,650$1,190 – $15,650
1.50 Carat$2,985 – $22,330$4,480 – $33,500
5 more rows
Apr 26, 2022


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