Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. The word carat derives from the word carob, a Mediterranean seed, which has an extremely consistent weight for measuring. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams. Five metric carats weighs exactly 1 gram.
Each carat can be subdivided into 100 ‘points.’ This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. A jeweler may describe the weight of a diamond below one carat by its ‘points’ alone. For instance, here at Lyght Jewelers, we may refer to a diamond that weighs 0.25 carats as a ‘twenty-five pointer.’ Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. A 1.08 carat stone would be described as ‘one point oh eight carats. The greater the carat weight, the rarer, and more valuable the diamond becomes.
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