Three Carat Vintage Engagement Rings

3 carat vintage engagement rings

Are you in search of a stunning, statement-making engagement ring to make your upcoming nuptials truly special? Read our comprehensive guide and browse through our collection of rare and unique 3 carat vintage engagement rings.

3 Carat Diamond Ring Guide

Our collection of rare 3 carat vintage engagement rings is curated to inspire and enliven any connoisseur. Are you seeking a gift for that special someone or are you looking to add a new piece to your collection? We’re confident that you’ll find your next treasure among our curated rings. Here are a few of our favorite designs from past and present.

* Please note that not all of our 3 carat vintage engagement rings are posted online. If you’d like to inquire about our full collection of 3 carat engagement rings, or if you’re looking for a specific size, setting, color, or design, please contact our showroom.

Why Choose a 3 Carat Vintage Engagement Ring?

3.48ct Diamond and Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring on Brown Surface

The 3ct diamond vintage engagement rings is a popular choice for those with a cultivated taste for fine jewelry. One of the strongest advantages of the 3.00ct – 3.99ct range is its size. A three carat diamond is large enough to be dominant and bold, but not too big to be flashy or get in the way. Since the supply of 3 carat diamonds is very limited and there aren’t many companies that collect them, customers tend to gravitate towards the few collectors that have them in their collection.

Please note that we have not listed all of our 3 ct rings on our website. If you want to see more rings, please inform us of the specific size or color diamond that you want.

How much does a 3 carat diamond cost?

The Difference in Price

3 carat prices chart SI1 VS2 IF clarityIt would be hard to determine the cost for a 3 carat diamond (excluding the mounting) without knowing more information in regards to the details of the diamond. Here is a general guide:

  • A D color, IF clarity and 3.00 carat round diamond should cost approx $240,000.
  • An E, F or G color, VS2 clarity and 3.00 carat round diamond should cost approx $65,000 – $90,000
  • An H or I color, VS2 clarity and 3.00 carat round diamond should cost approx $45,000 – $55,000.
  • A J color, VS2 clarity and 3.00 carat round diamond should cost approx $35,000.

Obviously there are many other factors that can cause the price to ascend or descend, but the above list should be able to give you a general idea of how much three carat diamonds are worth.

How to bring the cost of a diamond down

There are many situations where two very similar diamond will have very different prices. Here are some of the big factors that could change the price of a diamond:

  • The color. The whiter the diamond the more it is worth. The color ranges along a scale of D to Z. D color = colorless, K color = slight tint of yellow, and Z color = very yellow.
  • The carat. The larger the diamond (or more correctly the weight), the better.
  • The clarity. The less inclusions within the diamond, the more it is worth.
  • The caliber of the diamond cut. A more perfect cuts demand a higher premium.
  • The presents of strong florescence will lower the premium by alot.
  • The type of diamond cut. The round cut usually costs more than the other cuts. For example: Round 3.00 carat, J color and VS2 clarity = $37,500. Cushion 3.00 carat, J color and VS2 clarity = $28,500.
  • Face-up. Some diamonds have a more white appearance in spite of their certified color and will fetch a slight premium.

Market Value Prices of 3 Carat Diamonds

Here is a spreadsheet of the price for (good quality round-cut) 3.00 carat as listed at the end of 2017:

 Color RangeSI1 ClarityVS2 ClarityIF Clarity
K Color$27,000$30,000$40,500
J Color$33,000$37,500$48,000
I Color$37,500$45,000$61,500
H Color$43,500$55,500$81,000
G Color$51,000$67,500$109,500
F Color$55,500$81,000$141,000
E Color$61,500$88,500$163,500
D Color$67,500$99,000$243,000

How Will a 3 Carat Diamond Ring Look on My Finger?

The picture below shows how large a 3 carat ring might look on your hand.

The left picture shows a 3ct diamond ring with a halo of diamonds surrounding it. The picture on the right shows a solitaire 3 ct diamond ring.

3 carat engagement ring on finger of hand


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How Can I Buy a 3 Carat Vintage Engagement Ring?

Please contact us to request more information about any of the rings that interest you. Our dedicated staff will be able to give you all the necessary details regarding each diamond. They will also try and provide historical anecdotes behind the piece you’re interested in.

Contact Us Form

We can be reached directly in our showroom, during business hours, at (212) 265-3868. You may also reach us via email at info@estatediamondjewelry.com. Allow our team to help you select an elegant 3 carat ring today.