Diamond carat weight is the measurements of how much a diamond weight. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams.
Each carat can be subdivided into 100 points. This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place.
A jeweler nay describe the weigh of a diamond below one carat by its ‘points’ alone. For instance, the jeweler may refer to a
Diamond that weights 0.25 carat as a ‘twenty-five pointer’. Diamond weighs greater than one carat are expressed in carats
And decimals. A 1.08 carat stone would be described as one point oh eight carats.
All else being equal, diamond price increases with diamond carat weight, because larger diamonds are rarer and more
Desirable. But two diamonds of equal carat weight can have very different values (and prices) depending on three other factors
Of the diamond 4CS: clarity, color and cut.
It is important to remember that a diamond’s value is determined using all of the 4cs, not just carat weight.