A diamond's 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.
There are 4 key factors when it comes to choosing the ideal diamond: Carat, Cut, Color, and Clarity. All of these factors have different characteristics that are important to finding the best and ideal diamond.
The cut of the diamond does not refer to the shape of the diamond, but rather the portions, symmetry and polish. The cut of the diamond determines how the ring will sparkle.
Diamonds come in a variety of colors. The color of the white diamond determines the more true color it will reflect.
Clarity is based around how the diamond was created. There are "birthmarks" inside each diamond which are called inclusions. Clarity is rated based on the location of the inclusions.
Clarity is based around how the diamond was created. There are "birthmarks" inside each diamond which are called inclusions. Depending on where the inclusions are, is how the clarity is rated.