The Carat weight of a diamond refers to only the weight of the diamond but is often confused with the actual physical size and look of the diamond. Carat weight is not a measurement in size ie; millimeter sizing, but only a weight measurement the same as a Kilogram or gram weight. Unlike gold, where carat refers to purity of metal, in diamonds as well as in most precious stones, carat refers to the weight only which means the spread of a stone can vary.
The word “carat” has come about by past methods of weighing diamonds. One carat was equal to one seed from a carob tree. This has since been standardized and one carat is equal to 0.2 grams. One carat is divided into 100 ‘Points’ so that a diamond of 50 points (.50ct) is described as half a carat.
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