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What does CW stand for?

CW stands for Carat Weight (precious minerals)

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Using these interactive tools, consumers can explore: How diamond colour changes across the GIA D-to-Z Color Scale Typical inclusions and blemishes at various points in the GIA Clarity Scale A diamond's anatomy and how various parameters influence a diamond's cut grade How a diamond's size changes by carat weight and compare the sizes of different diamonds A GIA Grading Report Anatomy to understand the different elements of a GIA report The 'My Diamond Wish List' feature enables a consumer to keep a record of the diamonds they've seen and considered.
The value of a diamond depends on four factors: Carat weight, unmounted this is relatively easy by placing it on a balance scale, but on the whole the diamonds seen are usually mounted in jewellery and then measurements need to be taken in order to arrive at the carat weight.