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Selecting Diamonds – What does Carat mean?

July 5, 2013 No comments yet

When selecting a diamond, one of the “Four Cs” refers to Carat Weight. Diamonds are sold by the carat (ct), which is a unit of weight, not size. The carat is a unit of mass equal to 200 mg (0.2 g; 0.007055 oz) and is used for measuring gemstones and pearls. The current definition, sometimes known as the metric carat, was adopted in 1907 at the Fourth General Conference on […]

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