The unit of measurement used to describe the weight of diamonds is called 'Carat'. The 'Carat' weight is commonly expressed in points or fractions.
- 1 carat is equal to 0.2 grams, or 0.007 ounces
- 5 carats is equal to 1 gram
- 141.7 carats is equal to 1 ounce
- There are 100 points in 1 carat. For instance, 0.33 carats is generally expressed as 33 points, or 1/3 of a
Carat means weight of diamond which reflects its size. One carat diamond weighs 100 cents.
(1 ct = 100 cents ) Diamond sizes can be expressed by its weight (unit), pointers or stones per carat.