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Diamond Buying Guide

Diamond Carat

Diamond carat refers to the diamond’s weight, it is often presumed that carat is a diamonds size, but it is not, it is actually a measure of the diamond weight. A metric carat is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat is sub-divided into ‘100 points’. A 0.50ct diamond is the same as a ‘50 pointer’ or a half carat diamond.

It is often presumed that a 0.50ct diamond costs half of the price of a 1.00ct diamond, but this is not the case at all. Since larger natural diamonds are found less frequently, a 1.00ct diamond will cost much more than twice the price of a 0.50ct diamond, assuming that the other characteristics are the same or remarkably similar. To make things simpler online we offer diamonds in 0.33ct, 0.50ct, 0.75ct or 1.00ct.

The following video will provide you with more information about diamond carat weights….

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