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Diamonds were first discovered in India
around 500 B.C. The first unit of weight used for diamond was
the carob seed; the weight of a seed from the seed pod of the
carob or locust tree was equivalent to one grain, a 0.25 ct. diamond.
Note: Do not confuse carat with karat. Carat refers to stone weight
while karat refers to fineness of gold.
Determining the Carat Weight
The weight of a diamond is measured in
carats. This is the easiest factor to determine. One carat is
divided into 100 "points", thus a diamond with 75 points weighs
.75 carats. However, two diamonds of equal weight may have a very
unequal value, depending on their cut, color and clarity. Quality
is not determined by weight alone.
Diamonds, today, are weighed using the
metric system and the resulting weights are still converted into
the carat as the unit of Diamond weight. Devices used for calculating
weight are the screw micrometer, the Moh gauge and the leverage
gauge to mention a few.
Below is a graph illustrating Weight,
in Carats, Diameter and Height.