Diamond Carat Weight

The carat weight of a diamond refers to its weight rather than the actual size of the stone. A measurement of size would be a millimeter dimension whereas the carat weight is similar to gram weight. A diamond carat is different to gold, where the cara refers to metal purity. A diamond carat is purely a weight measurement.

“Carat” originated form the previous methods of weighing the precious stone. A single carat was the same weight as one seed from the carob tree. Since then, this metric has been standardized and a cara is now 0.2 grams. A cara is divided by 100 ‘Points’, meaning that a 25 point diamond is a quarter of a carat, or 0.25.

We can further explain the importance and details of diamond carat weight, diamond clarity, diamond cut and diamond colour. These determine the beauty and value of the diamond.

Today's Date: 23rd January 2018