Carat Scale

The carat of a diamond refers to the diamond’s weight. A carat is a unit of measurement and each carat is divided into 100 parts. These parts, or points, are commonly written out as .01 carat or 1/100 carat (1 carat=100 points). A diamond’s weight is typically discussed in the fraction form, and each fraction refers to a decimal range. For example a diamond that weighs 9/10 carats will weigh between 0.90 and 0.95 carats. The more a diamond weights, the higher number of carats it is, the more expensive it will be. While carat is an important quality of a diamond, it is equally important to remember to consider the other three factors, as two diamonds of equal weight might have very different cut, color, and clarity.