Karats, Carats, Carrots?
What's the Difference?
Carats are a weight measurement based on grams for diamonds and other gemstones. The higher the carat count, the more expensive the rock, especially in regards to precious stones.
A pointy root vegetable, usually orange, although they can be other colors. Carrots are crunchy, delicious and improve your night vision. But they have absolutely nothing to do with rings.
Karat (singular) is a purity measurement for GOLD. 24k is 100% pure, but too soft for jewelry. It must be alloyed with another metal. 14k Gold is most common. 18k and 10k are also popular. Higher Karat count = higher price point.