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The 4th "C" of 4C's of diamonds - Diamond Carat Weight

The 4th

4C’s of Diamonds:

This short article gives you an in-depth knowledge of Diamond Carat Weight. When looking for your perfect diamond, it is necessary to know the ins and outs of each characteristic of a diamond - the 4 C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight. Each "C" contributes to the overall quality of each diamond and influences the price you will pay.

Diamond Carat Weight

Diamond carat weight refers to the carat weight of a diamond or how much the diamond weighs. The metric unit for one carat is described as 200 milligrams or 100 points. The points of a diamond allow for a more accurate measurement because it allows you to read the diamond’s carat weight to the nearest one-hundredth decimal place.

Carat weight is measured by the distance across the top of a diamond in mm and the diamond’s cut density. So one carat weight of a certain shape of a diamond may look bigger than a different shape of the same carat weight. For example, a one carat marquise-shaped diamond will appear to be bigger than a one carat round shaped diamond because of the way each diamond must be cut.



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