The word carat comes from the Carob Mediterranean tree whose seed was used for centuries as the standard of weighing precious gems. Each carob seed weighs approximately one-fifth of a gram. A carat is one-fifth of a gram.
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At Walt's Jewelers we believe in free to use software. We also believe creators, or software/web developers, should be justly compensated for their work. Since we are paying our development team that solves one of these items, and to solve the other we may release free tools to the public every so often. This page provides a list of the currently available tools which you are welcome to use at no charge. Enjoy!
This is a work in progress. We will be adding terms to this list from time to time. If there are any words you would like for us to incorporate sooner rather than later, let us know.
Another work in progress. We will be adding diamond dimensions to this list from time to time.
This is a rather jewelry industry specific tool which provides an easy method to lookup gemstone Refractive Index numbers for various types of gems. As with the dictionary tool, we will be adding gems to this tool from time to time as well.