C1: Carat Weight

A carat is the unit of measurement which the jewelry industry uses to weigh a diamond. One carat is equal to .20 grams. Often diamond weight is declared in points. One carat is equal to 100 points. Thus, a .75 carat diamond is equivalent to 75 points.

Larger Diamonds by weight are not necessarily more valuable. Retail and wholesale diamond are valued based on a stone’s color, clarity, and cut, as well as carat weight. Pricing can be subjective depending on color, shape and rarity of the stone. As a buyer you need to prioritize each characteristic when considering a stone as an investment or for a piece of jewelry. Choosing diamonds is a passionate experience.


Diamonds on the Web Best Value : Carat

When selecting the best carat weight, take into consideration her taste & style, her finger size, the type of band or setting, and your budget.