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Diamond Carat Weight

The “Carat” is a diamond’s measure of weight, not size. One full carat is equal to 100 points. A 3/4 carat diamond is the same as 75 points. Since larger diamonds are found less frequently in nature, a 1 carat diamond will cost more than twice a 1/2 carat diamond if all other characteristics remain constant. The cut and the mounting can make a diamond appear larger than it really is. At Starnes we will help you find the right diamond and mounting to optimize its beauty.

Diamond Rings Carat Weight

The value of a diamond is determined by its rarity. Larger diamonds are not uncovered in the mining process as often as smaller diamonds. Thus larger stones are more rare and precious.

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