• Carat Weight is the unit weight of the diamond. A carat is further subdivided into a 100 points (0.01 carat+1 point). One carat is equal to 0.20 grams. Value of carat increases with carat size, because larger rough diamonds occur less frequently.

    10 facts you need to know before buying a diamond

    1. Never compromise on the cut as it determines the brilliance of the diamond.

    2. Consider only certified diamonds by independent labs like AGS, GIA or EGL

    3. Fluorescence — What is good and bad. Know the difference.

    4. Be aware of treated diamonds – clarity and color enhancement

    5. Only buy loose diamonds

    6. Deal with a reputable company and is a member of the AGS – American Gem Society

    7. Avoid sales or promotions

    8. Know the return policy.

    9. Know the upgrade policy.

    10. Make sure that everything is written down.