In case you missed it, Paris Hilton got engaged over New Year’s weekend. From our perspective, the most interesting part about her engagement to actor Chris Zylka are the conversations people are having about how BIG, or how ridiculous the diamond looks on her finger.
Of course, such statements are largely a matter of perspective, which is something that varies from person-to-person. Speaking of which, what is your perspective about Paris Hilton’s 20-carat pear-shape diamond engagement ring?
Do you think it looks good on her finger? Can you even see her finger beneath that diamond engagement ring? Rumor has it that there are another two-carats of accent diamonds running around the edge of the center stone.
How much is Paris Hilton’s e-ring worth?
Rumor has it that Paris Hilton’s engagement ring cost around two-million dollars, which is actually not that much for a twenty-carat diamond. We know of a 20.5 carat, colorless, high-clarity, pear shape diamond with a dealer cost that is almost twice that amount.
Diamond prices are based on a combination of carat weight, clarity, color, and shape, which people commonly refer to as cut. However, those are just the basic parameters that the Diamond 4C’s are based on.
Characteristics such as diamond cut quality, including the proportions of the diamond, as well as the polish, symmetry, and the degree of optical precision can affect the value of a diamond by as much as sixty percent.
The presence or absence of fluorescence also factors into the price of diamonds and can affect our perception of diamond color.
How big is Paris Hilton’s engagement ring?
Paris Hilton’s pear shape diamond is reported to weight twenty-carats, which means that it weighs approximately twenty grams. Based on the specifications of some other pear-shape diamonds that are currently available, it is likely that Paris Hilton’s pear shape diamond measures somewhere between 23-25 millimeters in length, by 14.7 – 15.0 millimeters in width.
With this in mind, it is reasonable to conclude that Paris Hilton’s pear shape diamond probably measures around 24 millimeters or 2.4 centimeters in length, which is about one inch. According to an article on Spruce about How to Measure Without a Ruler, the distance from the top knuckle of your thumb to the tip of your thumb measures approximately 2.5 centimeters.
Of course, the length of everybody’s fingers and thumbs are going to be different. So, whip out a ruler and lay it across your fingers lengthwise to see how large one inch looks on your hand. Or drop a quarter down on top of your hand, because a quarter measures approximately 2.5 centimeters across.
Can you imagine wearing a diamond that big?
Round brilliant cut diamonds continue to be the most popular shape diamond for engagement rings. Fancy shape diamonds tend to ebb and flow in popularity from year to year. Pear-shape diamonds seem to be increasing in popularity again, so they might be making a comeback.
No doubt that Paris Hilton’s pear-shape diamond engagement ring will inspire a slew of pear shape diamond engagement rings this year. However, if the buying trends of our customers are any indication, cushion cut, emerald cut, and princess cut diamonds remain the most popular fancy shape diamonds.
What is your favorite diamond fancy shape? And can you imagine wearing a diamond as big as Paris Hilton’s engagement ring? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!