Where does the word carat come from?
Carat with Diamonds
The term “carat” originates from ‘keration,’ the Greek name for the carob tree.
In ancient times, traders of luxury goods discovered that the seeds of this tree had a consistent weight of 0.197 grams. Due to their precise weight, they were used as counterweights when weighing diamonds, gold, and gemstones.
In 1907, our metric carat, equivalent to 0.200 grams, was established based on these seeds. A one-carat diamond weighs 0.200 grams, exactly the same as one seed!
Carat with Gold
For gold, carat does not express weight but rather purity.
This practice traces its origins to the ‘Solidus,’ a pure gold coin from the late Roman era that always weighed the same as 24 seeds of the carob tree.
As a result, 24 carats became the standard for pure gold.
Liqueur made from the pit of the carob tree.
Our gift with the purchase of a piece of jewelry for Christmas or New Year.
This Carob liqueur is worth its weight in gold!
To be enjoyed with or without an ice cube, or try one of our signature cocktails.
1/4 Carob Liqueur
3/4 Elderflower Tonic
Finish with a sprig of thyme and lemon zest
2/5 Carob Liqueur
1/5 Dry Gin
2/5 White dry Vermouth
Finish with lemon zest
Enjoy your drink! Cheers!