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Diamond Carat

The weight of a diamond is what measures the carat size. It is not the phsical size of the gem. There are 5 carats to a gram in measurements. So each carat is the weight of 200 mg. The larger the diamond, the more rare it is and thus, higher in price. The shape of the cut and how the diamond is mounted, can affect the appearance of it's carat.

So what's in a carat anyways. Size should not matter when buying your diamond. Yes, it is a factor, but a higher quality cut and clarity diamond with a smaller carat weight is more brilliant than sacrificing quality for it's size.

Carat weight affects the price in an accelerated manner. The rate at which a diamonds price increases rises dramatically as one increases the carat mass.

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