The Diamond 4 C's: Carat
The carat system is a standardised unit of measurement used for weighing diamonds and other gemstones. It provides a consistent way to quantify a stone's weight, which is a significant factor in determining its value.
The carat-weight of a diamond is equivalent to one-fifth of a gram which means 1 carat is equal to 0.2 grams, this is approximately the weight of a paperclip.
However, it's crucial to note that two diamonds with the same weight can have significantly different values based on the other components of the Four C's: clarity, colour, and cut. These factors play a pivotal role in determining a diamond's overall worth.
Large-sized diamonds are so rare that the value of diamonds does not increase in proportion to their weight. This means that a two-carat diamond will cost more than double that of a one-carat diamond.
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