About Diamond Weights

Diamonds are measured in Carat Weight.
One carat weighs 200 milligrams. If a
diamond is known as 4 grains, this
additionally implies that it’s a one carat diamond.
The phrase Carat comes from the phrase carob.
A carob is a bean that grows on a tree within the
Mediterranean. In instances previous, if a diamond
weighed the identical as a carob bean, it was
one carob, or one carat.
Nevertheless, within the far east, the place Carob timber
don’t develop, rice was used to measure the
weight of a diamond. If a diamond weighed
as a lot as 4 grains of rice, it was 4
grains – or one carat as we all know it to be
now. The vast majority of diamond purchases
are for diamonds which are 1/three of a carat.
Beware when purchasing for diamonds that
are already set or mounted. If multiple
diamond is used within the piece, the tag on the
jewellery will give the CTW or Carat Complete
Weight – it doesn’t let you know the carat weight
of every stone within the piece. That you must ask
the jeweler for the whole carat weight of the
largest diamond within the piece to actually
perceive what you’re shopping for.
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