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1 Ct Aquamarine (Oval)


1 Ct Quartz (Oval)

light blue
light red
8×6 mm 9×7 mm
actual size
Actual size of 1ct Aquamarine   Actual size of 1ct Quartz
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Ring: Skin tone:
Ring width: 3.0 mm
Left finger image
Ring on left finger
Light Blue 1ct Aquamarine on a ring
64 mm
Right finger image
Ring on a right finger
Light Red 1ct Quartz on a ring
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Skin tone
Ring diameter
16.9 mm
Ring width
3.0 mm
Finger length
64 mm
Ring diameter: 16.9 mm
Actual sizes of 1ct Aquamarine Oval (8×6mm, Light Blue) and 1ct Quartz Oval (9×7mm, Light Red) as they would appear on a ring and finger. Adjust the ring and finger size to get an idea of how these gemstones would look on your finger.

Where to buy?

For Aquamarine or Quartz check what Amazon has to offer. You'll usually find quite a selection from many different vendors. Worth a check. For other high quality gemstones (Rubies, Saphhires, Emeralds) and especially Diamonds, I highly recommend JamesAllen.

Face-up Size

All things being equal, Aquamarine will face-up slightly smaller than Quartz for a given carat weight, because it has higher specific gravity (2.7 vs. 2.65 - this means it's "slightly heavier" compared to Quartz of the same size). Face-up size also depends heavily on the proportions of the cut.

Face-up area is a measure of the size of the gem when viewed from above (as set in a ring). It tells you how big the gem is at the girdle plane.

1 Ct Aquamarine (Oval) 1 Ct Quartz (Oval)
8×6 mm vs 9×7 mm
39.36 mm²   51.66 mm²
Face-up size outline
Face-up size outline
1ct Aquamarine Oval (8×6mm)
1ct Quartz Oval (9×7mm)
Difference: 31% (12.3 mm²)
1ct Quartz Oval (9×7mm) has approx. 31% more face-up area than 1ct Aquamarine Oval (8×6mm).

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