Carat Weight

A carat is a unit of measurement, it's the unit used to weigh a diamond. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams. The word "carat" is taken from the carob seeds that were once used to balance scales.

"Carat weight" should not be confused with "karat," the method of determining the purity of gold.

The larger the diamond, the more rare it is and have a greater value per carat. Therefore price of a diamond rises exponentially to its size.

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