|The weight of a Diamond is expressed in carats and is the standard measurement for Diamond weight. One carat is equal to 0.2 grams. A carat is divided into 100 points.
For example: 0.50 ct = 1/2 carat = 50 points.
Diamonds are natural stones and therefore the properties of these precious gems cannot be controlled. In the mining process various sized Diamonds are discovered; smaller stones being found more frequently than larger ones. Larger carat sizes are very rare and of extremely high value.
Although weight plays an influential part in determining the value of a Diamond, two Diamonds of equal weight can have very unequal values - depending on their qualities. Furthermore weight does not always indicate size. Depending on the proportions of the diamonds, two diamonds weighing the same may appear very different in size.
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