Carat Definition

Jewelry Defined – Carat

Carat (with a C) refers to the weight of a gemstone.

Abbreviation: ct. Example: 2.30ct emerald ring.

Fun fact: Karat (with a K) refers to the percentage of gold in fine jewelry.

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About Calla Gold

Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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