Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Diamond Carat Weight

Carat weight is the diamond weight calculated in carats. One carat is separated into 100 points, so that a diamond of 75 points (carat) weighs 0.75 carats. Carat weight is the clearest factor in determining the value of a diamond. But two diamonds of equal carat weights can have extremely different prices, depending on their excellence. Diamonds of high worth can be found in all size ranges.

The scale over depicts the carat weights and diameter sizes of round shape diamonds. Other shape of diamonds will differ. For example, whereas a 1 carat round shape diamond is 6.5mm on average, a 1 carat princess shape diamond is frequently 5.5mm instead.

Since diamonds are calculated by carat weight, and not measured by size, two diamonds of the equal weight could have different sizes. Why? If a diamond is cut too low it will have a better diameter but a slighter depth. Similarly, if a diamond is cut too bottomless (or bottom heavy) it will have a lesser diameter and thus emerge smaller when viewed from the top.

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