Carat (Weight) is one of the 4C’s for Diamond Grading
Carat refers to the weight of a diamond and is one of the 4 main criteria used for grading diamonds. One diamond carat equals approximately 200 milligrams in standard weight.
A carat can be further broken down into points. There are 100 points in 1 carat. This measurement is used to establish the weight of smaller diamonds.
When it comes to diamonds keep in mind that carat weight isn’t the same as size. Some stones have a higher density than others, so a small diamond can weigh more than a bigger one that is less dense.
Generally, diamonds weighing less than 1 carat are often less expensive than diamonds that weigh 1 carat or more. However a diamond with a larger carat weight and a bad cut will be less luminous than a diamond with a lower carat weight and a good cut.
In this case, the diamond with a lower carat and better cut grade will look bigger than the diamond with a higher carat weight and bad cut grade.
Diamond certificates, also referred to as the 5th C, provide important information about your diamond’s unique elements that attest its authenticity and value. Whether you are buying or selling, when you have a diamond certificate from a reputable company, you ensure that you are getting exactly what the diamond is worth.
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