Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 'points.' This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place.
The most well-known and misunderstood characteristic of the 4Cs is Carat Weight. It actually refers to the diamond's weight, not its size.
A diamond's cut impacts how large the Carat Weight will appear. Smaller carat weight diamonds will appear larger with higher cut grades.
Maximize your budget by buying a diamond that is slightly below your ideal carat weight.