What Is Diamond Carat Size?

Hello, dear friends of Fuller's Jewelry! Today, we're going to dive into the fascinating world of diamonds, specifically the concept of "carat size." It's a term you may have heard while exploring our extensive collection of nostalgic jewelry, but what does it really mean? Let's find out.

Understanding Carat and Its Origins

A carat, in the diamond world, is a unit of weight rather than size. This unit has a rich history, dating back to the ancient markets of the Mediterranean where diamond traders would use the uniform seeds of the carob tree as a weight comparison for their precious stones. The word 'carat' itself stems from 'keration,' the Greek word for carob seeds. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams.

The Importance of Diamond Carat Size

In our family-owned and operated business, Fuller's Jewelry, we emphasize the significance of understanding carat size. It plays a crucial role in determining the value of the diamond. However, it's worth remembering that a diamond's carat size is just one aspect of its overall appeal and worth. Trusted craftsmanship also takes into account the cut, color, and clarity - the remaining three Cs of the diamond world.

How Diamonds Are Measured

Measuring a diamond's carat weight requires meticulous precision. At Fuller's Jewelry, we rely on expertly calibrated scales to measure diamond weights to the hundredth of a carat. It's part of our commitment to quality service and customer satisfaction that we provide accurate measurements for our customers.

Different Carat Sizes and What They Mean

Carat sizes vary widely. From dainty 0.25-carat diamonds perfect for delicate earrings to impressive 5-carat stones that make for stunning centerpieces in engagement rings, our collection at Fuller's caters to a broad range of preferences and styles. It's important to note that the size of the diamond does not increase in the same proportion as the weight due to the diamond's cut, shape, and type of setting used.

Common Misconceptions about Diamond Carat Size

A common myth we often hear is that larger carat sizes always mean better diamonds. However, a diamond's worth isn't defined by its carat size alone. At Fuller's, we believe in a holistic approach to choosing a diamond, taking into account all four Cs: carat, cut, color, and clarity.

Choosing the Right Carat Size

When it comes to picking the perfect carat size, it all boils down to personal preference and budget. At Fuller's Jewelry, we treat our customers like family, assisting you in finding the perfect piece that suits your style and budget. Whether you're looking for a small, nostalgic piece or a grand, statement item, our dedicated team is here to guide you every step of the way.


Understanding diamond carat size is key to appreciating the beauty and value of each piece in our diverse collection. At Fuller's Jewelry, we're committed to providing not just exquisite jewelry, but also the knowledge and guidance you need to make informed decisions.

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