Karat or Carat, Which is Correct?
These two terms can be confusing to many. People frequently use them in similar contexts, concerning precious items. However, these two words are each distinct with specific reasons for use.
Karat: This is a measure of purity for gold. The maximum number of karats that gold can be is 24. Therefore, a 10 Karat piece of gold is only 10/24th gold or 41.7% gold and the rest is typically a mix of other metal such ...