Carat Weight

Diamonds are weighed by carat units. A carat is 0.2 grams, so a five carat diamond weighs one gram. The carat unit is divided into 100 points, so that a half carat diamond is 50 points in weight or 0.50 ct. and so on.

The weight of the diamond corresponds to a certain size in diamonds, mostly referring to round brilliant diamonds, so that a one carat diamond of a good cut should measure about 6.3-6.5 millimeters in diameter and so on.

It is important to know that when asking for a certain carat weight, you are buying a weight unit and not size, because what determines the size ultimately is only the Cut, or proportions of a diamond. A diamond cut too shallow will have a larger look. A diamond cut too deep will have a smaller look, a smaller size. But both will weigh the same.

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