Diamonds are forever. And that’s precisely why you should choose your diamond smartly and intelligently. Before you make the dazzling decision ensure that you are acquainted with the 4 C’s of the diamond, namely the Carat Weight, the Clarity, the Colour and the Cut. These four interlinked parameters determine the value of a diamond.
The Carat Weight is the standard unit of weight used for weighing all gems including diamonds. The term carat is derived from the kuara seed, from the African Coral tree or from the Greek word Keration or the kernel of the Carob bean that comes from the Locust tree. These seeds had a uniform weight so the gem traders used them as counterweights in their balance scales.
1 carat equals to 0.20 grams and 100 points. 5 carats equals 1 gram. In the diamond industry, even a fraction of a carat causes remarkable cost difference and hence precision is crucial.
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