A diamond's weight is measured in carat (not to be confused with karat, as in 18K gold, which refers to gold purity).
A single carat is comprised of 100 points. So 50 points equals ½ carat, 25 points a ¼-carat, and so on.
Carat weight on its own tends not to be an accurate reflection of a diamond's size. It is important to note the size of the face on the top of a diamond, as this is how a stone is viewed once it is set.
A diamond's cut grade should also be considered as stones which are well-cut will have the maximum amount of light reflected out of the top, thus having the most 'sparkle', and beautifully making it appear larger.
With Eight & Diamond's in-depth understanding of the rigorous grading systems and features of the diamond industry, our clients can be confident that their timeless investment will be well-informed, professionally guided and eminently worthwhile.
Click on the Diamond Carat Size Chart to see how diamonds of different carat weights and shapes will appear