Diamond Carat Weight

A diamonds Carat weight refers to the weight of the diamond but is often confused with the actual size of the diamond. It is not a measurment in size as this woud be a millimeter sizing but more similar to a gram weight. Unlike gold, where carat refers to metal purity, in diamonds, as in all precious stones, carat refers to the weight only.

The word carat originated in past methods of weighing diamonds. One carat was the equivalent to one seed from a carob tree. This has since been standardised and one carat is now equal to 0.2 grams (one fifth of a gram). One carat is divided into 100 'Points' so that a diamond of 25 points is described as a quarter of a carat or 0.25 carats.

We will be happy to further explain the importance of Diamond Carat Weight, Diamond Colour, Diamond Clarity and Diamond Cut, all characteristict that determine the value and beauty of a diamond.

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Today's Date: 20th January 2018