Diamond FAQs

Q. What is the difference between carat (written with "c") and karat (written with a "k")?

A. The “k” stands for karat and is a purity measurement associated with gold and relates to the percentage of gold that is contained in a piece of gold jewelry.  It should not be confused with the term carat (written with “c”) which is a weight measurement for diamonds (One diamond carat equals 200 mg).  One carat is divided into 100 pts.  For example, an 80 point weight diamond is .85 ct.