6 Carat Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
June 14, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

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Here at Estate Diamond Jewelry, we’re excited to show you our unique collection of 6 carat diamond engagement rings. Our craftsmen have been producing these stunning rings for over 35 years. We also have a collection of vintage six carat rings.

We understand that looking for 6 carat engagement rings is a huge investment which is why we want to give you top advice for choosing your ring. 

How Big Is a 6 Carat Diamond? 

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Above is a picture to demonstrate the size of a round 6 carat diamond. 

On average, a human finger is around 17mm wide. And the approximate size for a 6 carat round diamond is 11.70mm. Therefore, a diamond of this size will take up around 60% of your finger. And that is without having a halo setting or any additional diamonds around the central piece. 

For this reason, we don’t recommend adding decorations to your center diamond piece. No matter where you go, 6 carat engagement rings will undoubtedly make a statement on their own. 

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Here’s some of the 6 carat diamond rings from our collection.

How Much Does a 6 Carat Diamond Ring Cost? 

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Below is a table featuring 6 carat diamond ring prices. Note that the prices here are for a round cut diamond. Also, the prices only show a 6.00-carat round diamond ring value. So if you opt for a 6.10-carat, be ready to cash out much more. 

?Color Range SI1 Clarity VS1 Clarity IF Clarity 
K Color $81,360 $101,334 $125,862 
J Color $103,014 $129,234 $158,016 
I Color $115,248 $176,820 $203,592 
H Color $136,494 $217,260 $271,230 
G Color $172,476 $261,210 $351,432 
F Color $178,512 $345,450 $450,354 
E Color $197,826 $376,770 $500,436 
D Color $214,116 $415,914 $679,050 

Note that you can probably find a 6 carat, K color, SI1 clarity round diamond for half the price, but those aren’t high-quality diamonds. 

What Determines a Diamond’s Price 

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Many factors determine a diamond’s price. However, some of the most common ones are its 4Cs: cut, clarity, color, and carat. 

Let’s have a quick look at how a diamond’s price depends on its carat number. For example, let’s say that the diamonds from the table below all have a J color grade and a VS2 clarity grade. Thus, the only difference is in the carats. 

Carat  Approximate price 
1-carat $5,700 
2-carat $17,000 
3-carat $37,000 
4-carat $64,000 
5-carat $107,500 
10-carat $215,000 

You can see how the price more than doubles when only one of the 4C’s changes. 

Learn more about our other ring collections by carat: 2-carat3-carat4-carat, and 5-carat

Useful Technical Terms Worth Knowing

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Buying 6 carat diamond engagement rings is undoubtedly the purchase of a lifetime. You’ll most likely cash out thousands of dollars, and you want to be sure you’ve made the right choice. For this reason, it wouldn’t hurt to know some of the basic terms you’ll come across. 

Carat vs. Karat 

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You might be confused to learn these are two completely different things. We use carats to measure a diamond’s weight. For example, a 1 carat diamond ring weighs 200 milligrams. Accordingly, a 6 carat round diamond will weigh 1.2 grams. And this is the weight you can definitely feel on your finger. 

On the other hand, karats are not related to diamonds in any way. We use karats as a measurement unit for gold purity. For example, pure gold is 24 karats. However, due to its soft structure, golden jewelry makers usually add at least 25% alloys, which makes it 18 karats. 

Hopefully, you now understand the difference between a carat and a karat. 

Carat Weight (CW) vs. Total Carat Weight (TCW) 

Carat Weight (CW) vs. Total Carat Weight (TCW) 

This is another thing worth mentioning. Some jewelers will measure all diamonds inside the ring and call it the carat weight. However, we don’t believe in listing rings this way. With us, your central diamond piece has a separate weight (CW), and an additional diamond setting will add to its total carat weight (TCW). 

Diamond Size vs. Diamond Carat 

Diamond Size vs. Diamond Carat Chart Explained

People commonly mistake these two different characteristics. As we explained earlier, carat is the unit we measure diamond’s weight with. 

On the other hand, a diamond’s size will be different depending on its shape and cut. Also, its surface area and depth have a significant influence. For example, a diamond with a larger surface area and less facets will appear smaller than the same carat diamond of a different shape. 

6 Carat Diamond Ring Shapes 

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Your diamond ring shape will depend mostly on your personal likings. Or the likings of your girlfriend, for that matter. In either case, you can find a stunning 6 carat ring shape to match anyone’s taste. The most common shape has to be the round brilliant. That’s because of its timeless appeal that fits any occasion. However, you can go for a more elongated or a pear diamond shape. 

Here’s a quick overview of the most popular diamond shapes you can find in our collection: 

Old European Engagement Rings 

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We present you our specialty, the Old European cut diamond rings. This cut type has been around ever since the 1800s. All diamond rings from this collection are extremely rare and you’ll be sure to cherish them for a lifetime. We make these exquisite jewelry pieces using the tools and techniques of the old European Jewelry Masters. 

You can see our 6+ carat Old European Cut ring collection here

Cushion Cut Engagement Rings 

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Wearing a cushion cut diamond ring is just so special. Firstly, the diamond cutters make these rings in the square or rectangular shape as they don’t use the machines for more precise cutting. This makes the rings extremely authentic. What is more, these rings have a timeless appeal and are bound to win the heart of your future wife. 

You can see our 6+ carat Cushion Cut ring collection here

Asscher Cut Engagement Rings 

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You can also find these rings under the “square emerald cut” name. These rings first appeared in 1902, and have remained popular ever since. These are step-cut diamonds, and their facets come in a series of parallel rectangular (or square) shapes. Undoubtedly, this ring would make a nice addition to your jewelry collection. 

Have a look at our 6+ Carat Asscher cut ring collection here

Emerald Cut Engagement Rings 

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Here at Estate Diamond Jewelry, we have been curating emerald cut engagement rings for over 35 years. If you are all about shiny and light reflections, you’ll enjoy an emerald cut ring. Due to their long step cuts, they usually come in a rectangular or square shape. 

Have a look at our 6+ Carat Emerald cut ring collection here

Other shapes 

Our unique collection includes some other elegant ring shapes such as oval or pear. 

Oval cuts are becoming more and more popular today. They seem larger due to their shape, but they might reveal some inclusions for that very reason. 

Similarly to the oval cut, the pear cut’s popularity has grown recently. It comes with an elongated shape which can be quite challenging at times. So you’ll have a harder time choosing your ideal shape as some tend to be wider and sharper than others. In the case that you opt for a pear cut ring, make sure to talk to a professional jeweler about choosing the perfect shape for you. 

6 Carat Diamond Ring Color

6 Carat Diamond Ring Color GIA Diamond Color Scale

Yet another important consideration when choosing your 6 carat diamond ring is the color. 

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) grades diamond colors from D to Z. 

You probably know that the perfect diamond is colorless. This diamond has a D color grade. So if you were to dip it in a glass of water, you wouldn’t be able to notice it. 

On the other hand, if you see a grade Z next to a diamond ring, it means that it leans towards a brown or yellow hue. However, you probably won’t be able to tell the difference with a naked eye between, say, an F and G diamond hue. For this reason, we highly recommend choosing anything in the range from G to I. Ultimately, you’ll be able to save some money on higher color grades that wouldn’t really make any visual difference. 

Why Buy a 6 Carat Vintage Ring? 

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Firstly, what you should know is that all diamonds above 2 carats are extremely rare. If you’re looking for a 2+ carat diamond, you most likely want to buy an antique ring. For this reason, we couldn’t recommend them more. These rings will certainly make you stand out from the crowd anywhere you go. 

There are several reasons why vintage rings are a better purchase than a modern ring: 

1. Ethical reasons 

Maybe you’re familiar with the term “blood diamonds.” These are diamonds that originate from conflict-zone areas around the world. As their mining has been active for the last 100 years, antique rings are your best ethically clean choice. 

However, no matter what ring you buy, you should always ask about its origin and specifications. For this reason, we’ll always provide you with the essential details about any ring from our collection. 

2. Manufacturing 

Obviously, nothing can match a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind diamond engagement ring. Yes, by using technology and lasers, you can make a perfectly round (or any other shape) diamond. And you can make thousands of them exactly the same. However, this is not the case with antique engagement rings. These rings are all unique, so you can be sure that no one else will have the same diamond shape as you. 

You can have a look at our collection of vintage engagement rings here

3. It Has a Story 

Having a hundred-year-old ring on your finger is like wearing history. There’s just something irresistible and romantic about wearing jewelry from another era. For example, a Victorian-era ring might feel like it came straight out of the Queen’s jewelry box. 

Symbolically, a vintage ring on your fiancée’s hand will be like the bridge between the past and the future. And the future that is made by the two of you. 

How to Buy a 6 Carat Diamond Ring? 

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Buying a diamond ring sure isn’t the easiest of tasks. Add a 6 carat to it, and you’ve got yourself a lot more to consider. 

Actually, ring hunting is what makes vintage rings even more appealing. You want to be sure to leave no stone unturned until you find what is right for your better half. 

For that reason, we’re here to help. Below, you can find top advice on how to make your search for the perfect 6 carat ring as smooth as possible. You should know that each piece of advice is equally important, and you’ll make no mistake by following them all. 

Our Advice 

  • Firstly, get familiar with your ring’s physical characteristics. You can start by doing your research online. Check for different diamond shapes, cuts, prices, and anything you can think that’s important when buying a ring. You can also read our blog for detailed information about engagement rings. 
  • Then, research your jewelry retailers. Always check for reviews, comments, and recommendations online. Don’t settle for sellers that have a questionable reputation. For example, if you found a shop with more negative than positive Google reviews, you don’t want to risk being their, yet another, unsatisfied customer. 
  • Once you’re in the store, ask for your ring’s documents or certificates. You’ll want to double-check that all ring characteristics match. Additionally, it would be best if the rings also have a GIA certificate. So take your time to go through the documentation, and if you find something suspicious, be sure to ask the seller for clarification. 
  • Then, always ask about your ring’s origin. You don’t want to risk bringing a blood diamond back home, or worse yet, putting it on your girlfriend’s finger. However, if you decide to buy a vintage ring, you’ll have one less thing to consider. This is because these rings’ history dates back way before a conflict diamonds’ one. 
  • Finally, insure your ring. The last thing you want is breaking or damaging your ring and having to figure it all out on your own. 

If you’re interested in any of our rings, we’ll provide you with all the documentation available. Our staff will be more than happy to guide you through your engagement ring purchase. You can reach us via phone at (212) 265-3868. Also, you can send us an email at info@estatediamondjewelry.com

Custom Make Your Own 6ct Ring 

Custom Make Your Own 6ct Ring Estate Diamond Jewelry

Here at EDJ, we’re proud to offer you the make-your-own-dreamy-ring service. All you need to do is describe what you’d want your diamond engagement ring to look like. You can also send us pictures so we can see your ideal design more clearly. Then, we’ll send you a quote, and if you’re happy with it, we’ll begin handcrafting your ring. 

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