The tiniest rhinestone is 2mm in size. This size is ideal for paving (where rhinestones are very close together). Furthermore, 2mm crystals produce an eye-catching glittering appearance. Large stones tend to be more matte in finish.
|1 Ct Tourmaline (Round)||1 Ct Diamond (Round)|
|6.51×6.51 mm||6.5×6.5 mm|
|33.29 mm²||33.18 mm²|
The boulder-sized stone is one of the world's biggest stones. It weighs 38 kg and contains 180.000 carats scattered over 9 crystals ranging in size from 220 mm to 140 mm, 130 mm to 110 mm, and 37 mm. It is estimated to be worth $372 million. Catherine Best uses some of the most magnificent jewels available to create absolutely stunning and one-of-a-kind creations. She has been called "the Queen of Swarovski gems" because of her innovative use of crystal beads.
The largest known gem-quality diamond was found in Russia's Antler Ridge mine. It is named "The Star Diamond" and measures 105 millimeters (4.25 inches) across. It was valued at $50 million before it was sold for $40 million.
The second largest known diamond was found in South Africa. It is named "Eternity Ring" and comes with a story that makes it even more special. In 1951, a miner named Jack Hendry was working in his garden on a Saturday morning when he discovered a strange rock. Thinking it was a meteorite, he took it home but later learned it was worth money. He decided to sell it and used the proceeds to buy a wedding ring for his wife. Today, that diamond is valued at $1.5 billion.
The third largest known diamond was found in Canada. It is named "Oro" and measures 98 millimeters (3.94 inches) across. It was valued at $30 million before it was sold for $10 million.
A 2 carat emerald (8.33x6.48x4.35mm) weighs about 77.5 grams.
If you're looking for my advice, I'd suggest don't go too huge, since it might seem tacky. But if the color/clarity is truly amazing, go with the 2.5. If the color and clarity of a larger stone will be impaired owing to financial constraints, choose a smaller stone. A large stone that is not colored or clear enough is worse than no stone at all.
The moral of the story: Go with your heart. If you're convinced that a certain size and quality of diamond means the world to you, then you should put your mind to rest and go for it!
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Sizes of Round Diamonds
|Round MM Size||Round Carat Weight|
|2.75 mm.||0.08 ct.|
|3 mm.||0.10 ct.|
|3.25 mm.||0.14 ct.|
|3.5 mm.||0.17 ct.|
The 5–7.0 mm size offers a little more presence without being too much. The 7.0 mm size is ideal for young females aged 16 to 25 and is frequently purchased as a birthday or graduation gift. The 8.0 mm size is large enough to be noticeable but not so large that it looks out of place on the neckline.
The 9.0 mm size is huge and should only be chosen by people who like to stand out from the crowd. It's not recommended for women below the age of 30 because their necks won't have enough muscle mass to support such a heavy stone.
The 10.0 mm size is even bigger than the 9.0 mm size and is only used when you want your wearer really to stand out from the crowd. It's very popular with body piercers because it can be used to make small, intricate designs on their clients' skin.
The 11.0 mm size is huge and should never be worn by anyone under the age of 40 because their necks don't have enough muscle mass to support such a heavy stone.
The 12.0 mm size is even bigger than the 11.0 mm size and is only used when you want your wearer really to stand out from the crowd.
Per Inch Beads
|Bead Size||Per Inch||16″|