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carat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Jewellery
caratcar‧at /ˈkærət/ noun [countable] British English  1 (also karat American English)DCJ a unit for measuring how pure gold is9/18/22/24 carat gold a 22 carat gold chain Pure gold is 24 carats.2 DCJa unit for measuring the weight of jewels, equal to 200 milligrams the Orloff diamond, a stone of 194.5 carats
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caratOf the 26,000 carats of diamonds dispatched, over 23,000 carats were recovered, a success rate of over 90%.The beautiful earrings, also in 18 carat gold, cost £740.Different shades of superfine, 22 carat gold leaf are painted on to the hair during the highlighting process.New from Morphy Richards comes a fabulous, 24 carat gold tong.Arrowcraft have canoe and Kayak figures made from nails and coated in 24 carat gold, ideal trophies at about £10.This ravishing heart-shaped 25 carat rock, at London-jeweller Graff, comes with a millionaire's price tag.It weighs 260. 37 carats.It is often said that Godiva chocolates should not be valued in pounds, but rather in carats.9/18/22/24 carat goldNew from Morphy Richards comes a fabulous, 24 carat gold tong.The beautiful earrings, also in 18 carat gold, cost £740.Arrowcraft have canoe and Kayak figures made from nails and coated in 24 carat gold, ideal trophies at about £10.Made in 18 carat gold it costs £380.Stars and stripes in 9 carat gold Beaverbrooks offers Beaverbrooks offer special incentives for brides on wedding purchases.There was no duty free ... A detail from the mark of service of John-Harrison which includes 22 carat gold leaf detailing.For that price, you get 7.98 grammes of 22 carat gold.Different shades of superfine, 22 carat gold leaf are painted on to the hair during the highlighting process.
From Longman Business Dictionarycaratcar‧at /ˈkærət/ noun [countable]1 (also karat American English) a measurement used to show how pure gold isa 22-carat gold chain2a measurement equal to 200 MILLIGRAMS on the scale of measurement for the weight of jewelsa 23.11 carat yellow diamond
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