It`s not easy to shop for jewelry online; you have to be very careful when examining images, dimensions, and weights. This article is meant to give you more of a `real world` appreciation for how much a piece of jewelry might weigh if you were holding it in your hand. If you want to convert from millimetres to inches we suggest you read our Jewelry Size Conversion Guide.
Jewelry weights seem designed to be confusing, with several different standards and units being used depending on the product you are shopping for. Here at IceCarats our products are all measured in grams, so you don`t have to worry about those other units like Pennyweights and Troy Ounces and so on. Just in case you`re looking at other sites using other measures, here`s a rough conversion chart:
One question many of our customers ask is "I know it says 2.5 grams, but how heavy does it feel?", which is why we`ve made the chart below. One thing to remember is that some metals are far denser than others, which in turn makes them heavier than others despite taking up the same or less space. For example, a ring made of Platinum is nearly twice as heavy as the same sized ring made of Sterling Silver. Note that the chart below uses the weights for United States currency, produced after 1982. Also note that real world equivalent examples are approximate weights:
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