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The weight of a diamond is actually an illusion. A diamond is assessed across four fronts – color, carat, clarity, and cut. The weight of the diamond is actually measured in carats, a standard for gemstones.

How the Carat Became the Global Standard of Measuring Precious Stones?

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It all began thousands of years ago when traders set out to define a standard for measuring a unit of weight. It had to be uniform and readily available to everyone. So they turned towards natural products like plants to set identical standards, Carob being preferred for its uniformity.

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