The 5 C’s, Carat Weight

Carat Weight

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Roll your mouse over the diamonds below to compare their Carat Weight:

Note: Due to the differences between monitors and resolutions settings, the sizes shown here are not accurate. They are only meant to be an educational guide.

The weight of a diamond is expressed in carats. 1 carat equals 0.2 grams. A carat is further subdivided into 100 points.

0.50 ct = 1/2 carat = 50 points.

Weight is the most obvious factor in determining the value of a diamond. But two diamonds of equal weight can have very unequal values, depending on their quality. Furthermore weight only indicates size. Depending on proportions two diamonds weighing the same may appear very different in size. Internationally, the weight of a diamond is mentioned to two decimal places.