For some reason, **people always get confused with Carat Weights**.

They have a tough time with **fractions and decimals and points**.

What the heck are Carats and Weights and Points?

**Can’t they make this stuff simpler to understand?**

Well the good thing is, you don’t need to learn math to understand a Diamond’s Carat Weights. **If you can count money, then you can count Carats!**

## Let’s begin…

One Carat is written as** 1.00**. It should be familiar looking since it actually looks like a** 1 Dollar Bill** minus the **$ symbol**. And if you think about it as Dollars, then you’re already on the right track. (**There are no Cents… But there are Points!**)

## 1.00 = 100 Points

One Carat or 1.00, is made up of **100 Points**. Once again, 100 Points = One Carat (1.00) Are you still with me?

Think about Points as **Pennies**. 100 Pennies equals One Dollar right? **So 100 Points equals One Carat!**

## Makes sense eh?

**100 Points = 1 Carat**. If you think about relating Carat Weights as money, it’ll be so much easier to **comprehend**.

## More Weights

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- A Half Carat or .50 is like 50 Cents or a Half Dollar (1/2)
- 25 Points = 1/4 Carat. (or .25 Cents)
- 10 Points = .10 Cents or a Tenth of a Carat, .1/10. Wow, is it really that simple? Yep!
- 75 Points = 3/4 Carat or .75 Cents. See how easy it is?

When a Jeweler says that a Diamond Solitaire is **58 Points**, you’ll know that it’s a little bit **bigger than a Half Carat** (50/100), but smaller than a 3/4 Carat. (or 75 Points)

A 95 Point Diamond is just 5 Points, or .05 Carats shy of a Full Carat. (Remember 1 Carat is 1.00 Points)

## It really doesn’t get any simpler!

As long as you compare Carats and Points to **Dollars and Pennies**, you’ll quickly grasp all there is to understand about a Diamond’s Weight and Carats.

Now that you grasp Weights and Carats and Diamond Points…

**My Point is made!**