When a ring has cttw what does that mean?

The abbreviation ct is a shortened way to write carat, and refers to the weight of a single diamond. The abbreviation ct TW means carat total weight, and is used to express the total weight of multiple diamonds used in a piece of jewelry.

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Updated on Monday, October 13 2014 at 11:04AM EDT

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