So…What exactly is a Carat, Anyway?
18 April 2016 / Blog
If you’re new to shopping for diamonds, one term that you’ve probably heard thrown around a whole lot is “carat.” (If you didn’t know before, you know now–it’s spelled “carat,” not “carrot!”) A carat is a unit of measurement equal to 0.2 grams. It originates in ancient times, back when the seed of a carob tree was used as the standard measure of weight for precious stones. Of course, not every seed weighed the same–which lead to serious problems from time to time! In order to end such disputes and discrepancies, the carat was formally adopted into the metric system in 1913.