The diamond carat weight measures a diamond’s apparent size. To put it simply, diamond carat weight measures how much a diamond weighs. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams. Each carat is subdivided into 100 ‘points.’ This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. When comparing similar diamonds try to look at the measurements. Some diamonds with similar weights can vary significantly in measurements.
All else being equal, diamond price increases with diamond carat weight because larger diamonds are rarer and more desirable. However, two diamonds of equal carat weight can have very different values (and prices) depending on three other factors of the diamond 4Cs: Color, Clarity, and Cut. Now that you know what carat means, it’s also important to remember that a diamond’s value is determined using all of the 4Cs, and not just carat weight.
At HONN Fine Jewelry we offer diamonds from 0.2 carat and we have no upper limit. All our diamond jewelry over 0.3 carat include a GIA certificate.