Considering the other parameters that are important, the most important factor for a women was the diamond shape, whereas for men it was clarity. It’s hard to come up with reasons why that is, but my assumption is that women consider the overall design and look of the entire ring whereas men are focused on getting the best bang for their buck, which is crucial to understanding why clarity factors in, and most importantly, why they value the size too. The evidence isn’t strong, but by now we realize that the question of size has to be taken in a large context.
It’s about the Gir…dle
Clearly, if there is one take away from all this, size is important but it isn’t everything. And much like the age-old debate about male genitalia, we have to accept that everyone is different and prefers different things (shhhh). There simply isn’t a clear winner with regards to size. What is apparent though is that many people still underestimate the importance of a diamond's cut, and when the average consumer talks about “quality” or “brilliance” what they really should be talking about is the culmination of all the 4C’s that generates a perceived level of quality, which also greatly impacts the diamond's cut.
Cut is the only factor in which man plays a crucial role in enhancing the allure and beauty of a diamond. Naturally, diamonds begin as rock crystals, not at all shiny and not even that clear. Man takes a diamond in the rough and polishes it to perfection, revealing the natural fire and brilliance trapped in the crystal's depths to sublimely bring out the value of a diamond.
So, once again we seek the answer - does size matter?
Finally, if you are wondering whether to focus on size, it shouldn’t be a topic that you dwell on too much. As a couple, it’s important to try and navigate this area of interest together to make both parties happy. If you’re a traditionalist and prefer to truly surprise your future spouse, the biggest takeaway is to realise that size greatly impacts the price, and thus, go for what makes you feel comfortable. A diamonds ‘quality’ is the perceived value that is a result of the combination of all the 4Cs. At the end of the day, it’s not so much about quality as it is about rarity.
Do you want to know what we really think about size? Let’s take this conversation further.