Carat Weight

scaleThis is the one feature we all think we understand, right! I mean, obviously, the bigger the better!
That’s why society equates beauty with size and weight.
That’s how we select our cars isn’t it? “I don’t care what it look like, I just want it to be heavy”
What, you don’t agree, bigger is always better, than tell me why do people think a larger diamond must be more valuable than a smaller gemstone?
Weight is one of the 4 characteristics that determines a diamond’s value. Unfortunately, there are times when the consumer puts too much emphasis on weight and actual compromises beauty.
Diamond weight is measured in carats. There are 100 points in a carat. A half carat diamond would weigh 50 points.
One carat = 0.20 grams.
Many mass merchandisers advertise jewelry at a particular carat weight. When they say the ring or earrings weight 1 carat they don’t mean they weigh 100 points. If you should read the small print you would find this is the average weight. Actual weight in the item may vary from 0.97 carats to 1.03 carats. We often begin our discussion of diamonds by listing the 4 C’s, Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut. Unfortunately, these characteristics are often misunderstood.