Diamond Carat Weight

Carat is a unit of weight most commonly applied to diamonds. One carat equals 0.2 grams or 200 milligrams and is also known as 100 'points'.

Carat is abbreviated as 'ct' or 'cts'.

Carat versus Dimension and Shape

Carat weight is not the same as the size or measurements of a diamond. While each stone has specific dimensions, they vary from stone to stone depending on the cut proportions and shape.

Different shapes have carat weight distributed differently throughout the stone. A round brilliant has a good overall balance of weight distribution, while a princess cut holds more weight in the depth of the diamond.

While carat weight does not translate exactly to measurements, it is possible to obtain average dimensions based on production and grading weights.

Carat Weight Availability

Currently, we can offer fancy yellow diamonds up to two carats, blues are available up to 1.50ct., and whites are available up to 1.0ct. These sizes are more of an upper limit, with average weights typically being lower.