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Some interesting figures of the carat weight of diamond

When you ask someone what they want in a diamond, usually the first thing they’ll say is “big.” So let’s talk first about carat weight.

What is a “carat”? We already know it’s a measure of weight, not size, but it’s also a word with a fascinating history. Carat is derived from carob, the bean that’s often used as a chocolate substitute. Carob trees grow in the Mediterranean region, and in ancient times a diamond of one carat, or carob, was equal in weight to a single bean, or seed, of the carob tree. In the Far East, rice was used – four gains equaled one carob bean. Eventually the carat was standardized at 50 milligrams. Sometimes you will hear a diamond dealer refer to one-carat diamond as a “four-grainer.”

Diamond weights are also referred to in points. One carat equals 100 points, so a 75-point diamond would weigh 3/4 of one carat. (It’s not a diamond with 75 points on it, as some people think!) If you’re looking at two diamonds of the same shape and quality, how much larger does diamond B have to be than diamond A to look bigger? The answer is when you have two diamonds of the same shape and quality and wants one of them to look noticeably larger than the other one; it must have a minimum of 20 percent more in carat weight. This is known as the 20 percent rule.

The “Magical” One Carat. You’ve no doubt heard or seen the marketing slogans, “A diamond is forever,” “Say you’d marry her all over again with a diamond anniversary ring.” And , “A one-carat diamond is one in a million.” These all come from ad campaigns by DeBeers, the world’s largest diamond conglomerate. Through their clever marketing, they have established the one-carat diamond as the minimum size to buy. That’s one reason for the substantial price jump when a diamond reaches one carat. Another reason is that a good one-carat diamond is one in a million. But don’t be swayed by advertising. There no magic in size, and the average diamond purchased in the world is 38 points – just over 1/3 of a carat.

The biggest diamond ever found in the world is the Cullinan diamond from South Africa, 3,106 carats. The biggest diamond ever found in the United States is the Uncle Sam from Arkansas, 40 carats. On May 17, 1995, a flawless 100.10 carat diamond was sold by Sotheby’s in Geneva for $16.5 million, the highest price ever paid at auction for a diamond.     

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