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кольцо - 56 карат

English translation: ring - 56 carat

22:58 Jan 9, 2001
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Russian term or phrase: кольцо - 56 карат
I just need the "karat" word in English to describe the units that Russians use to measure golden jewelry.
Jagilya
English translation:ring - 56 carat
Explanation:
The entry in my dictionary: carat сущ. карат (единица веса драгоценных камней = 0,2 г)
Another possible spelling is karat
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na +2ring - 56 carat
Dm_Ch (X)
naCarat, karat
vip
naCarats or Karats
1964
nacarat
artyan


  

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11 mins peer agreement (net): +2
ring - 56 carat


Explanation:
The entry in my dictionary: carat сущ. карат (единица веса драгоценных камней = 0,2 г)
Another possible spelling is karat


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Dm_Ch (X)
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19 mins
Carats or Karats


Explanation:
both form are used
like 24-Karat (Carat)

1964
Turkey
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1 hr
carat


Explanation:
The English translation of «карат» is “carat”, which is a unit of weight in gemstones. One carat is about 3 grains of troy, or avoirdupois, weight. (Possible abbreviation: c. or ct.).

Although very similar in spelling, the other English word, “karat” (Possible abbreviation: k. or kt), is used specifically in measuring the fineness of gold, with pure (100%) gold equaling 24 karats. In this meaning, to denote gold fineness, the word “carat” can also be applicable.

In other words, ct. is more often used with gemstones (e.g. a 0.5 ct. diamond), whereas kt. is more common to describe gold (e.g. 18 kt. yellow gold studs).

In your example, the ring seems to have an exceptionally large diamond (a 56 ct. diamond ring?), since, clearly, 54 cannot stand for gold fineness.

See how these English abbreviations are used at http://www.mondera.com/index.asp?sourceid=MK0BRT7H00

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artyan
United States
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1 hr
Carat, karat


Explanation:
In English, carat has two different meanings:

1. A unit of weight in gem stones (200 milligram, or about 3 grains of troy or avoirdupois weight).

Russian:
- карат, мера веса драгоценных камней (200 мг - метрический карат; 205 мг - британский карат).

2. A unit for measuring the fineness of gold (pure gold being 24 carats fine).

Russian:
- карат, мера содержания золота в сплавах, равная 1/24 массы сплава.

Spelling variant: karat

Etymology:
Keration (in Greek, little horn), carob tree bean (стручок рожкового дерева Ceratonia siliqua, плоды которого служили мерой массы), weight of 3 1/3 g.

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    Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary, 1996
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