How to use Carats in a sentence
At Mount Werong a stone weighing 29 carats was found in 1905.
It weighs 1944 carats, is of a somewhat yellow tinge, and is among the Russian crown jewels.
In 1869 a stone weighing 83* carats was found near the Orange river; this was purchased by the earl of Dudley for £25,000 and became famous as the " Star of South Africa."
The largest specimen found (1895) weighed 3078 carats.
India was no doubt the source of all the large stones of antiquity; a stone of 67* carats was found at Wajra Karur in the Chennur group in 1881, and one of 2102 carats at Hira Khund in 1809.Advertisement
A crystal weighing 23* carats was found in Virginia in 1855, and one of 214 carats in Wisconsin in 1886.
It then weighed 186carats, but was recut in London by Amsterdam workmen, and now weighs 106416 carats.
The Mogul Baber in his memoirs (1526) relates how in his conquest of India he captured at Agra the great stone weighing 8 mishkals, or 320 ratis, which may be equivalent to about 187 carats.
The Akbar Shah was originally a stone of 116 carats with Arabic inscriptions engraved upon it; after being cut down to 71 carats it was bought by the gaikwar of Baroda for £35,000.
The Nizam, now in the possession of the nizam of Hyderabad, is supposed to weigh 277 carats; but it is only a portion of a stone which is said to have weighed 440 carats before it was broken.Advertisement
The Great Table, a rectangular stone seen by Tavernier in 1642 at Golconda, was found by him to weigh 242 1 - 3 6 - carats; Maskelyne regards it as identical with the Darya-i-nur, which is also a rectangular stone weighing about 186 carats in the possession of the shah of Persia.
Another stone, the Taj-e-mah, belonging to the shah, is a pale rose pear-shaped stone and is said to weigh 146 carats.
The Pigott, 49 carats (?), which cannot now be traced.
Two other blue diamonds are known, weighing 13* and 14 carats, which may also be portions of the French diamond.
The Dresden Green, one of the Saxon crown jewels, 40 carats, has a fine apple-green colour.Advertisement
The Florentine, 1331 carats, one of the Austrian crown jewels, is a very pale yellow.
Also a diamond belonging to Mr Dresden, 119 carats before, and 762 carats after cutting.
The Stewart, 2888 carats rough, 120 carats cut.
The Porter Rhodes from Kimberley, ` "of the finest water, weighed about 150 carats.
The Victoria, 180 carats, was cut from an octahedron weighing 4572 carats, and was sold to the nizam of Hyderabad for £400,000.Advertisement
The Tiffany, a magnificent orange-yellow stone, weighs 1252 carats cut.
A yellowish octahedron found at De Beers weighed 4282 carats, and yielded a brilliant of 2882 carats.
Some of the finest and largest stones have come from the Jagersfontein mine; one, the Jubilee, found in 1895, weighed 640 carats in the rough and 239 carats when cut.
This extraordinary diamond weighed 30254 carats (13 lb) and was clear and water white; the largest of its surfaces appeared to be a cleavage plane, so that it might be only a portion of a much larger stone.
From the use of gold and silver as a medium of exchange, it followed that they should approximate in all nations to a common degree of fineness; and though this is not uniform even in coins, yet the proportion of alloy in silver, and of carats alloy to carats fine in gold, has been reduced to infinitesimal differences in the bullion of commerce, and is a prime element of value even in gold and silver plate, jewelry, and other articles of manufacture.Advertisement
The first diamond, a stone of 50 carats, was found in August of that year, and digging immediately began.
Forestry and mining are both undeveloped, but the syndicate which since 1908 has worked the Kasai diamond area of the Belgian Congo has also concessions on the Portuguese side, and in 1920 the output of diamonds from Angola was estimated at 120,000 carats.
Included was an oil barrel packed full of loose diamonds totalling 150,000 carats.
We recently bought another 12 carats of fancy colored diamonds, but could get no green ones.
Nevil Story Maskelyne has shown reason for believing that the stone which Tavernier saw was really the Koh-i-nor and that it is identical with the great diamond of Baber; and that the 280 carats of Tavernier is a misinterpretation on his part of the Indian weights.
Among the famous stones found in the mine are the "Excelsior" (weighing 971 carats, and larger than any previously discovered) and the "Jubilee" (see Diamond).
If you're selling jewelry, do you know your clasps from your carats?
These stones can be as large as 8 carats and come in colors from pale pink to a deep rich pink.
As word spread of this new stone, miners rushed to the area to seek out the stone and between two million carats of gem quality tanzanite had been mined.
The pendant boasts over 2 carats of round diamonds arranged in a circle, mounted in stunning 14k white gold and hung from a matching 16 inch long 14k white gold chain.
Natalia also offers a smaller version of this pendant, with 0.85 carats of sparkling diamonds.
Just like any other gemstone, you want to consider the color, cut, clarity, and carats when determining ruby quality.
It shows the diamonds a lot clearer on the lens and the size allows for more carats to be set by myself.
When shopping for an engagement ring, one quality always discussed is the diamond carats.
Raw diamonds are often many carats in weight.
The most familiar of the four C's of diamond quality, diamond carats measure the weight of the gem.
While many people equate a high number of carats with high value, it is crucial to consider all the aspects of a stone - its shape, cut, clarity, color, and setting - when choosing the appropriate engagement ring.
Learn about the 4 Cs of diamond quality (color, cut, clarity and carats) before ring shopping.
At 5.5 carats, the ring is far larger than most brides, but not as ostentatious as many celebrity and Hollywood rings, which often reach double digits in carat weight.
Sizes generally range from one-fifth to two carats, though more unusual rings are offered occasionally.
The diamonds used in each ring vary in carat size, though mid-range rings (1/2 - 3/4 carats) are popular choices.
Bridal sets are available in sizes from one-tenth of a carat to two full carats of diamonds.
Medium quality stones may be up to .66 or .75 carats though the ring is usually comprised of a smaller center stone flanked by accent stones with a total weight of up to .75 carats.
Stones up to .5 carats may be certified or a single stone up to .75 carats of a slightly lower quality may be used.
Large carat weights are certified in this price range, even exceeding two or three full carats.
The meticulous design process only uses the highest quality diamonds, and every stone is a minimum of one-half carat, with exorbitant designs exceeding ten carats.
The Tiffany Diamond, for example, was discovered in 1887 and weighed in at more than 280 diamond carats.
The Allnatt Diamond is a cushion cut, 101 carat stone, while the amazing Oppenheimer Diamond on display at the Smithsonian Museum is an uncut canary diamond with the spectacular weight of more than 250 carats.
Theoretically, gems up to five carats in size could be grown in about one week, but the company is working on perfecting the process of growing single-crystal diamonds before exploring larger size stones.
By understanding just what diamond carats are, individuals interested in buying an engagement ring or any piece of gemstone jewelry can better appreciate the value of these sparkly stones.
When the history of carat weight adjusted to the standardized measurement, additional quantifiable measures were needed to compare stones of different weights and partial carats.
A half carat stone, then, may be measured as .498 carats but rounded to .50 carats.
After a diamond is mined it may be measured to weigh several carats, but that is only the beginning of its processing.
Zales' bridal sets ranges from one-sixth to three full carats, and the cost starts at $400 and goes up to $6,000 or more.
The 18 diamonds have a total weight of 6 carats and are individually set in handmade platinum v-tip prong mountings.
The 21 diamond ring also totals six carats and is set in the same elegant, handmade platinum v-tip prong mountings.
Diamonds may be cultivated in different carat weights ranging from one-fifth of a carat to stones larger than 1.5 carats.
Intuitively, more carats equal a bigger size and a higher number of points.
A one-carat emerald cut diamond will still be 100 points, since points are based on number of carats, but the measurements should be 7 x 5 millimeters.
It's easiest to determine the diamond carats based on the diameter of a round stone rather than that of a pear shape, for example.
It's a common misconception that a gemstones physical size is equivalent to its carat value, when in fact carats are a measure of weight rather than dimensions.
The Tri-Color 18k Gold Ring is a very distinct rose that weighs in at 2.6 carats.
The Jewelry Exchange offers more than 10,000 loose diamonds for sale with carat sizes ranging from less than one-fifth of a carat to more than five carats.
Over a time period of 10 years, Ekati produced an estimated forty million diamond carats.
Scientists have estimated that the Ekati Mine reached its production peak in 2004 and production has declined to an average of three million carats per year.
The mine produces an estimated eight million carats of diamonds a year and has an expected life span of 16 to 22 years.
Diamond production at Jericho is much smaller by comparison than Ekati and Diavik, producing around 400,000 carats per year.
De Beers spent nearly $1 billion in capital costs for the mine, but they estimate that it will produce 1.4 million carats per year.
Construction of the mine began in 2006 and De Beers estimates that it will produce about 600,000 carats of diamonds annually at full production.
The Gahcho Kue Mine is expected to churn out an estimated three million carats of stones per year.
The mine produced an astounding two million carats of diamonds annually during operation.
For example, find out about the four Cs of diamond quality - Carats, color, cut and clarity.
The quality of gold is defined by carats.
The weights of gemstones such as diamonds and sapphires are measured in carats as loose stones (unmounted).
There are 100 points within a carat, or 0.01 carats.
Many people mistakenly believe a carat reflects the size of a stone, and so therefore, two stones with the same number of carats will appear to be the same size.
Carats alone aren't a predictor of a diamond's value.
When purchasing a gemstone for a ring, especially a diamond for an engagement ring, you should place your priority on clarity and quality of the diamond before the carats or size.
Just don't expect to be able to gauge how many carats your friends' rings contain by looks alone!
Diamonds are measured in carats, and the average size for an engagement ring diamond is about half of a carat.
Also, if you go any bigger than 3 carats, you end up with a stone that could get ungainly, especially if your bride to be has small or delicate fingers.
If you want something larger than 3 carats, you may even be looking at tens of thousands.
It is oval cut, which is very common for moonstone, and the entire ring is about 18 carats in weight, meaning it is pretty large and sure to be noticed.
This ring has a high polish yellow gold and rose setting and a moonstone of 7.17 carats.
If you are wondering how many carats to choose for a solitaire diamond, it helps to understand the meaning of a carat.
Carats refer to diamond weight, not size.
Since carats refer to weight, 3 carat diamonds may vary in size to some degree.
The stone weight is 1.5 carats and the clarity is I1.
Common gold wedding bands are either 14 carats or 18 carats.
Remember to judge each diamond's quality by the four Cs - cut, clarity, color and carats.
Only about 0.1% of the diamonds produced by the Premier Mine are blue in color, and most are less than two carats.
Even after the practice was abandoned during the 21st century, diamond weight is still referred to as carats.
One carat is divided into 100 points, with five carats making up a gram.
The ring is a 16.5 carat emerald cut white diamond center stone with two 2-carat side trapezoid white diamonds set in a platinum band for a total of nearly 20.5 carats.
Computers could see "hidden" code within carats (the < and > symbols) which dictated when a new paragraph would be used, what the font should look like, how big the letters should be, and more.
The carats (< and >) let the browser know that HTML code was coming, and the "A" stood for "anchor".
On the 27th of January 1905, the largest diamond in the world, weighing 30254 carats, over 12 lb avoirdupois, was found in the mine and named the Cullinan.
The output was about 90,000 carats in 1917 and over 200,000 carats in 1920.
Here was discovered in January 1905 a diamond - the largest on record - weighing 30254 carats.
The opal was mined here Boo years ago, and the largest piece hitherto found, weighing 2940 carats and estimated to have a value of £175,000, is preserved in the Court Museum at Vienna.
Like all the precious stones, the diamond was credited with many marvellous virtues; among others the power of averting insanity, and of rendering poison harmless; and in the middle ' Diamonds are invariably weighed in carats and in z, 4, a, 1, s, of a carat.
Rock drilling is the most important industrial application; and for this, owing to its freedom from cleavage, the carbonado is more highly prized than diamond; it is broken into fragments about 3 carats in weight; and in 1905 the value of carbonado was no less than from £10 to £14 a carat.
The old mines have now been completely abandoned, but in 1891 about moo carats were being raised annually in the neighbourhood of Hyderabad.
The diamond here occurs in river gravels and sands associated with the same minerals as in Minas Geraes; since 1844 the richest mines have been worked in the Serra de Cincora, where the mountains are intersected by the river Paraguassu and its tributaries; it is said that there were as many as 20,000 miners working here in 1845, and it was estimated that 54,000 carats were produced in Bahia in 1858.
African mines the diamonds are not only crystals of various weights from fractions of a carat to 150 carats, but also occur as microscopic crystals disseminated through the blue ground.
In 1905 the year's production from the Orange River Colony mines was more than 320,000 carats, valued at £938,000.
The large Borneo stone, over 360 carats in weight, known as the Matan, is in all probability not a diamond.
The Regent or Pitt diamond is a magnificent stone found in either India or Borneo; it weighed 410 carats and was bought for £20,400 by Pitt, the governor of Madras; it was subsequently, in 1717, bought for £80,000 (or, according to some authorities, £ 135,000) by the duke of Orleans, regent of France; it was reduced by cutting to '3614 carats; was stolen with the other crown jewels during the Revolution, but was recovered and is still in France.
It weighed 971 carats, and was ultimately cut into ten stones weighing from 68 to 13 carats.