MOUNTING DIAMONDS WEIGHT DETERMINATION. WEIGHT-ESTIMATION FORMULAS

   When a stone is mounted, one cannot weigh it separately from the mounting. In such a case, the stone weight is calculated by means of special formulas. If the cut parameters of the stone differ from the conventional ones, some corrections should be added to the formulas. If stone is misshaped, the formulas yield a considerably erroneous weight. The formulas used to estimate the weight of a stone cut in one of the most common styles will be given later.

   To increase the accuracy of the weight determination, special computer programs, such as Diamond Calculator by Octonus Ltd. company, are used. These programs are capable of precisely calculating the weight of a diamond with known proportions.

 

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Round brilliant

Weight estimation = mean diameter heigth 0.0061 weight correction.

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val

Weight estimation = mean diameter heigth 0.0062 weight correction.


Triangle

Weight estimation = length wigth heigth 0.0057 weight correction.

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Heart

Weight estimation = length wigth heigth 0.0059 weight correction.

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Baguette

Weight estimation = length width heigth 0.00915

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Trapeceidal baguette

Weight estimation = length mean of 2 parallel edges heigth 0.00915

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   The first step of the weight estimation of diamonds with an emerald, marquise, and pear cut is the calculation of the length-to-width ratio (by dividing length by width). This value is rounded off to one hundredth. Weight corrections should be applied for thick or extremely thin girdle, deep or shallow pavilion (crown), large culet, and significant curvature of facets in fancy cuts. The weight correction can range up to 10% of the stone weight.


Emerald cut

Weight estimation = length width x heigth coefficient weight correction.

Weight correction coefficients

Length/width ratio Coefficient
1.00 : 1.00 0.0080
1.50 : 1.00 0.0092
2.00 : 1.00 0.0100
2.50 : 1.00 0.0106

Marquise

Weight estimation = length width heigth coefficient weight correction.

Weight correction coefficients

Length/width ratio Coefficient
1.50 : 1.00 0.00565
2.00 : 1.00 0.00580
2.50 : 1.00 0.00585
3.00 : 1.00 0.00595

Pear

Weight estimation = length width x heigth coefficient weight correction.

Weight correction coefficients

Length/width ratio Coefficient
1.25 : 1.00 0.00615
1.50 : 1.00 0.00600
1.66 : 1.00 0.00590
2.00 : 1.00 0.00575