Not Only Carats Matter

Carat is a measure of weight, not size. One carat (abbreviation ct) is equal to 0.20 grams. Only one in 1,000 diamonds weighs more than a carat.

Since larger diamonds are rarer than smaller ones, diamond value rises exponentially with carat weight.  Therefore, a one carat diamond will generally cost more than two half-carat diamonds, assuming all other specifications are equal.

Two diamonds of the same carat weight may have different prices based on their colour, clarity and cut. A heavier diamond isn’t automatically more valuable.

Frequently Asked Questions about Diamond Carat

What does diamond carat weight mean? Diamonds are measured in carats, which refers to the weight rather than the actual size of a diamond

How are diamonds weighed? Metric carats are used to weigh diamonds and other gemstones; 1 carat equals 0.2 grams. The carat was named after the carob seed, and now a carat weighs the same in every part of the world.

How much does 1 carat diamond weigh? A carat is equal to 0.2 grams. Depending on the form, two 1 carat diamonds may not appear to be the same size. It is also worth mentioning that the price of two one-carat diamonds might vary greatly depending on the other attributes of the stones.

Is diamond weight and size the same? A diamond’s carat is merely a measurement of its weight. Diamond size relates to the height and width of a certain stone, as well as the dimensions of several of its essential aspects. Carat merely refers to the weight of a diamond, whereas size relates to its measurements.

Which carat diamond is best? One of the most important selections you will make when purchasing jewelry is the carat weight of the diamond. Diamonds under 0.50 carats are likely to be considered for a diamond budget of less than € 2,000.