Cut and Shape | Color | Clarity | Carat Weight

The associates at Dominion Jewelers can guide you through the process of choosing your diamond, showing you, in detail, what makes your stone special. We’ll then work with you to create a spectacular piece of jewelry that is as unique as the person wearing it.


A diamond’s weight is measured in what is known as a ‘carat’, which is a small unit of measurement equal to 200 milligrams. Carat is not a measure of a diamond’s size, since cutting a diamond to different proportions can affect its weight. Here is a diagram that shows the relative size of various carat weights in a diamond that is cut to the same proportions:

Note: the diamonds illustrated are shown ACTUAL SIZE.

Carat Weight Scale

The most important thing to remember when it comes to a diamond’s carat weight is that it is not the only factor that determines a diamond’s value. In other words, bigger does not necessarily mean better. All four Cs—Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight must be balanced in order to select the ideal diamond.

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