Diamond Size Guide
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Diamond Carat And Carat Size
Carat, one of The Diamond 4C’s (carat, color, clarity, cut), is the unit of measurement used to describe the weight of a diamond. The word carat originated from the carob tree – the tiny seeds of this tree are well known for their uniformity and consistent weight. Traditionally, diamonds and gemstones were weighed against these seeds until the system was standardized, and 1-carat was fixed at 0.2 grams. 1-carat is divided into 100 points, just as 1 dollar is equal to 100 pennies. A diamond weighing one-quarter of a carat can also be described as weighing 25 points or 0.25 carats or 1/4-carat. Points are generally not used to describe weights over 1 carat.Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.
Scarcity of Larger-Size Diamonds
Weighing the Diamond
Size Versus Weight
Carat Affect on Cost
carat weight times per carat cost = total cost of the diamond.
To calculate the diamond’s per-carat cost, divide the total cost of the diamond by the weight. For example, if a diamond costs $1,500 and the weight is 0.75 carats, the per-carat price is $1,500 divided by 0.75 carats or $2,000.
Usually, the greater the weight of the diamond – the rarer it is and the greater the price. Expect to pay a premium for diamonds that are above 1-carat in weight. For example, a .95 carat diamond will cost quite a bit less than a 1-carat stone. See Save Real Money.