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C is for Carat: Figuring out your diamond’s weight

You’ve heard the ads, “1 carat total weight diamonds.” But what does it mean and how is it measured? Here’s the low-down on carat weight. Diamonds (along with other gemstones) are measured in metric carats, abbreviated as “ct.” A carat equals 0.2 grams, or as the GIA puts it, “about the same weight as a […]

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