LEARN THE 4 C's
When speaking of gold, Karat is spelled with a K. When speaking of diamonds, Carat is spelled with a C.
Karat and Carat have no relationship. Confusing, huh?
24-Karat gold is pure gold. Much too soft for jewellery.
14-Karat gold is 14/24ths gold and 10/24ths alloy.
18-Karat gold is 18/24ths gold and 6/24ths alloy.
Carat is a unit of weight used exclusively for weighing diamonds.
There are 141.747616 carats in an ounce.
Now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s talk about diamonds.
The ‘4-Cs’ of a diamond are: Carat weight, Cut, Color, and Clarity.
THE 4 C's
There are five carats in a gram, and a “point” is 1/100th of a carat. For example, a 50-point diamond is half a carat. As a general rule, larger diamonds are more rare and therefore more valuable.