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5 Carat Diamonds: A Complete Buying and Price Guide

Alicia Briggs | February 1, 2023

Alicia Briggs | February 1, 2023

5 carat diamonds are an ideal carat weight for those with maximalist style and who love to make a statement. While every diamond is beautiful, a 5 carat diamond has an undeniable brilliance and beauty to it. When it comes to buying a 5 carat diamond, it’s important to understand how to choose a high-quality diamond that you can cherish forever. Use this article as your complete 5 carat diamond buying guide. Book an appointment with our VRAI Diamond Experts for personalized guidance before you make your purchase.

How Big Is A 5 Carat Diamond?

How big a 5 carat diamond is will largely depend on the diamond's shape and size. While carat weight is often mistaken for diamond size, carat refers to the diamond’s weight. A 5 carat diamond weighs 1,000 milligrams or 1 gram. 5 carat diamond size will vary depending on the diamond’s measurements.

Is a 5 Carat Diamond Big?

By all accounts, a 5 carat diamond is considered big – your diamond will certainly attract attention at this carat weight. Certain diamond shapes are bigger at 5 carats, due to their measurements, while other diamond shapes will appear larger due to how they display their carat weight.

Which Cut Appears Largest For A 5 Carat Diamond?

If you’d like your 5 carat diamond to look bigger, consider diamond shapes that maximize their carat weight. A Round Brilliant Cut diamond will appear truest to size, while a Marquise Cut diamond will look the largest. You may also want to consider an Oval Cut diamond, Emerald Cut diamond, or Pear Cut diamond if you’d like your diamond to appear larger.

You can compare how a 5 carat diamond ring on finger will look at different diamond shapes when you view VRAI created diamonds online. Simply select the diamond you love and you can see how big it will look on a sample size 6 hand.

Why Is A 5 Carat Diamond A Popular Choice?

The higher the carat weight, the more rare and valuable the diamond. So those who choose a 5 carat diamond, be it for an engagement ring or on its own, do so because they love and prefer rare diamonds. 5 carat diamonds are a popular choice for those who like to indulge and prefer jewelry that demands attention.

5 Carat Diamond Price

Several factors determine the price of a 5 carat diamond. The best way to ensure you’re getting a high-quality diamond at a good price is to get personalized guidance from our VRAI Diamond Experts.

How Much Is A 5 Carat Diamond Worth?

A 5 carat diamond’s worth will depend on the diamond 4Cs and the diamond shape. A 5 carat diamond will be worth more than a diamond of a lower carat weight. A higher quality 5 carat diamond or a popular diamond shape will also be worth more than a lower quality diamond or less popular shape.

In general, a Round Brilliant diamond, the most popular shape, is at least ten times the cost of a 1 carat diamond.

How Much Does A 5 Carat Engagement Ring Cost?

5 carat diamond engagement rings will vary in cost depending on the diamond you choose, as well as the setting and metal choice. As an example, a 5 carat Oval diamond created by VRAI with an excellent cut costs $10,129 at the time of publication.

Once you choose your diamond, the total price of your engagement ring will be determined by the ring style and metal color you choose.

The Signature Oval
The Halo Oval
The Three Stone Oval

How to Choose A 5 Carat Diamond

The best 5 carat diamond for you will be the one that suits your taste, budget, and preferences. Our VRAI Diamond Experts can help you select the perfect diamond for you or you can view our full selection of VRAI created diamonds online.

5 Carat Diamonds And The 4Cs

The remaining 4Cs- cut, color, and clarity, are all important when it comes to determining the quality and appearance of your 5 carat diamond. However, consider diamond cut and clarity for a diamond of this size. It’s harder to hide blemishes at a higher carat weight, so a poor quality cut and a low clarity rating can affect your diamond’s appearance, and its brilliance, as well as make your diamond appear smaller. You can use our diamond table to view the 4Cs of each diamond to easily compare them.

How To Buy 5 Carat Diamonds

If you’d like to buy a diamond, you can do so on our website or at one of our VRAI showrooms. You can purchase a 5 carat loose diamond on its own, or select a diamond to design your engagement ring.

To buy a 5 carat VRAI created diamond: 1. Visit our VRAI diamond table and use the filters to compare 5 carat diamonds by shape, color, cut, clarity, and price. 2. Select your favorite 5 carat diamond. 3. Click “purchase without setting” to buy as a loose diamond, or tap “select” to create your engagement ring.

If you need help deciding on the best 5 carat diamond for you, take our diamond quiz or book an appointment to speak with a VRAI Diamond Expert.

All VRAI created diamonds come with a lifetime warranty, so you can make a sustainable investment without worry.

Why You Should Buy A 5 Carat Lab Grown Diamond

When you choose a VRAI 5 carat lab grown diamond, you’re choosing a guilt-free, beautiful diamond you can wear for years to come. All VRAI created diamonds are made in our zero-emission foundry. Unlike mined diamonds, VRAI created diamonds have a guaranteed point of origin, and quality, and are free from human or environmental toll.

If budget is of concern, VRAI created diamonds have some of the most competitive diamond prices available. Since we are there for the entire journey of the VRAI created diamond, with no middlemen, we can offer excellent, brilliant 5 carat diamonds for less than mined diamonds.

Shop 5 Carat Diamonds Sustainably Created By VRAI

Discover VRAI created 5 carat diamonds online or in person at one of our VRAI showrooms. Whether you’re looking for a diamond engagement ring, wedding ring, or to purchase a loose diamond, our VRAI Diamond Experts are here to help. Book an appointment for personalized, complementary guidance in selecting the best 5 carat diamond for you.

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