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Carats - What are They?
Carats or Karats
Two Different Meanings
The word carat (or karat in the USA) has two distinctly different meanings, both used in the jewellery industry.
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When the word "carat" is applied to gemstones, including diamonds, it means a unit of weight. A carat is equal to one fifth (0.20) of a metric gram. It is actually incorrect to refer to a "1 carat sized" diamond, it should be referred to as being a "1 carat weight" diamond.
Carat Gold Alloys
A carat is 1/24th by weight
A carat as applied to gold alloys means a proportion by weight of one part in twenty-four, 4.166%, or 41.66 parts per 1000. The higher the carat value, the higher the proportion of gold in relation to the base metal content. Pure gold is therefore 24 carat.
Diamond Quality - The 4C's and More
One Carat Diamond - How Much?
Gold Alloys - What is a Carat?
Allergies to Gold Jewellery
Hardness & Durability of Gold Alloys
What is White Gold?
White Gold Turns Yellow
Density of Gold & Other Metals
Weights including those used for precious metals.
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