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D2B

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Hi

I am on the start of a huge but enjoyable learning curve here and love seeing everyones rings. OK, my very basic question, when people mention points how does that match to a carat eg 10 points and 0.10 carat??
I have tried to search for the answer, but no success.
Thanks in advance for your help
D2B
 

JohnQuixote

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Any consumers know what a grain is?
 

rjdodd

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While I can tell you the answer from wikipedia that''s cheating....

I do know it''s another unit of weight (mass actually but who''s counting). I used to measure the tip of archery target arrows on a grain scale to ensure consitency. Had little metal pellets to attach to the tips if they weren''t.
 

Ellen

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John, thanks for the fun fact for the day!

I actually knew where carat came from.
 
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