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What is a diamond carat? A guide for buying and selling diamonds in Chicago, What's a carat?

A carat is a unit of weight that is used to measure the mass of gem stones and pearls. 1 carat = 200mg. The word "carat" comes to English from the Greek and Arabic words for "carob seeds" Way back when, traders used carob seeds as a balance on their scales when they weighed gold.

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