Weight" is simply the weight of the diamond.
definition, 1 carat is exactly 200 milligrams. Since most
diamonds sold in the jewelry industry weigh less than 1 carat,
the carat is usually subdivided into "points."
There are 100 points in 1 carat, so that a diamond weighing 3/4
carat would be a "75 point diamond." In summary:
carat = 200 milligrams = 100 points
confuse the weight of a stone and its size. The diamonds
proportions are the most critical factor in relation to the physical
size of the diamond. Since optically diamonds are viewed
from the top a poor proportioned diamond that is shallow or deep
will appear considerably different with the same carat size (very
good cut diamonds always have a very good or excellent proportions).
Also, don't confuse the carats of a diamond with the carats of
a different stone. Because different minerals have different
densities, a 1-carat diamond will have a different volume (a.k.a.
size) than, say, a 1-carat ruby. Another common source of
confusion: The karats used to measure the purity
of gold have nothing to do with the carats used to measure
the weight of a diamond. Notice the difference in spelling.
make the mistake of shopping "for the biggest diamond at
the best possible price." You will likely end up with
a stone of such inferior quality in clarity, color, and cut that
it will simply look "cheap" when your partner compares
it to her best friend's diamond. Side by side a diamond
cut that gives the diamond FIRE is crucial. The difference
can be astonishing. Many jewelers claiming to be discount or wholesalers
will sell you a diamond at a low price. Most of the time the diamonds
will not be independantly certified and there will be fundamental
flaws in the diamond cut. When you compare these inferior diamonds
to a premium cut diamond like Wholesale Canadian Diamonds brokers
will you really see what a WOW stone should look like!
size or carat weight is your most important attribute, (for many
people it is very important) that is perfectly acceptable, but
do consider the other 3 Cs especially cut to make sure you understand