Sunday, May 22, 2011

diamonds- carat

The weight of a diamond is measured in carats. The word carat originated from the carob tree. This might sound rather weird but  they tiny seeds  of this tree are known for their uniformity and consistent weight. Therefore all gemstones were weighed against these seeds till the system was standardized... 

 Though carat is often confused with the size of the diamond it is a measure of weight.As the carat weight of a diamond increases so does its rarity and therefore its price...

One carat is divided into 100 points - a diamond of 75 points weights .75 carats. The carat-weight of a diamond is the easiest measurement to determine. Most importantly, two diamonds can be of equal carat-weight, but their value can differ greatly due to their cut, color, and clarity. 

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