What is a Diamond Carat?

Carat states the weight of a diamond. Diamonds are measured to 1/1000th of a carat; one carat equals .20 grams. We believe diamonds should be cut to maximize beauty, not carat weight.

Diamond Carat Chart

Round brilliant, princess, pear, oval, cushion, marquise, emerald, radiant and heart diamonds may appear different in size due to their shape. A diamond may have a higher carat weight without appearing larger and two diamonds of the same carat weight can vary in size if one is cut deeper than the other.