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4 Practical Reasons to Buy a 5 Carat Diamond Ring

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By Stephanie Dore

First of all, no matter how many carats you buy, there’s nothing truly practical about a diamond ring. Diamond rings are about love, and display, and luxury. Practicality has nothing to do with it. That said, if you’re in the market for a sizable sparkler, then we’re here to help. The decision to purchase a 5 carat diamond ring isn’t made lightly, so we’ve compiled a few positive affirmations to help convince you—or, you know, whoever is footing the bill.

You’re Kind of a Big Deal

A 5 carat diamond ring is just big enough to really let the world know you mean business. No more waiting in line. Better service everywhere you go. The black card of accessories—five carats opens doors. Well, maybe that’s a little exaggeration. But a rock of that size is sure to be noticed, so be prepared for stares from friends, coworkers, and strangers on the street. And be prepared to tip even better than normal, too.


Lost on a deserted island with nothing but your bling? Typical. But not to worry. You can use your 5 carat diamond ring to signal a passing airplane, or channel the sun’s energy to start a fire. Smoke signals, anyone? Hopefully you won’t ever end up in that scenario, but it’s entirely possible either of those options could work. We’re pretty sure we’ve seen it in a movie somewhere. 

The Next Pawn Star

We’ll keep all 10 fingers crossed you won’t be in a position to part with your beloved gem, but if times get tough and you need some quick cash, a rock the size of Everest will surely keep you afloat. Just know that pawn shops aren’t really into lab created diamonds, so… you’re only in luck here if your diamond is au natural. 

They’re 100% Affordable

Compared to 6 carat diamonds! And we’re not just being cute. Diamond prices increase exponentially, and drastically so at the full-carat mark. So a 5 carat diamond ring really WILL be so much more affordable than a 6. You know, in case you were torn. Also, shopping fancy shapes, lab grown diamonds, and the lower color and clarity grades can definitely widen your selection if size is really what matters.

Bonus Points:

No matter what size diamond ring you buy, shipping is free! So, throw a little extra carat weight around. It won’t cost you extra.

All humor aside, shopping for a spectacular 5 carat diamond ring is the real deal. And we’re here to help. Check out our diamond search where you can view 360-degree images of more than 10,000 diamonds and compare diamond clarity grades, or book a virtual or offline appointment at our New York salon to view certified lab-grown and natural diamonds in person. 

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