Carat and Karat are both popular measurement units in the world of Jewelry. Though they are pronounced alike, they mean different things and are used to measure different things.⠀⠀
Karat is used when measuring the purity of gold on a scale of 1-24. It is usually denoted as “K”.
Carat is the actual weight of Gem/Precious stones i.e Pearls, Diamonds, Emeralds, Ruby etc. it is often denoted as “Ct”.
Unlike Karat which is on a scale of 24, A carat is one fifth of a gram and is divided into 100 points. If a diamond stone is 0.5 carat, then it is 50 pointer. ⠀
The word CARAT originated from “carob bean” which was used to measure Precious gemstones. Carat became the legal standard for measuring gemstone in 1907.
Diamonds are mostly set in 18K gold as the gold needs to be hardened more to achieve the diamond’s secure setting more than a piece of gold jewelry.⠀
At Saint Tracy, we have the most amazing set of gemstones and diamonds on 18karat gold Engagement rings.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀