Pounds to Carats Conversion

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1 lb = 2,267.96185 ct
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How to Convert Pounds to Carats

To convert a pound measurement to a carat measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio.

Since one pound is equal to 2,267.96185 carats, you can use this simple formula to convert:

carats = pounds × 2,267.96185

The weight in carats is equal to the pounds multiplied by 2,267.96185.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to carats using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 2,267.96185) = 11,339.80925 ct
conversion scale showing pounds and equivalent carats weight values

Pounds and carats are both units used to measure weight. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


Pounds are a widely used unit of mass/weight in the United States. The National Bureau of Standards approved the international definition of the pound for use in the United States in 1959 after an agreement between six nations referred to as the International Yard and Pound Agreement.[1]

One pound is equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. In the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems, one pound is equal to 7,000 grains.[2]

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbs, lbm, or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbs, 1 lbm, or 1 #.


The carat is a unit of mass/weight equal to 200 milligrams.[3]

A carat is sometimes also referred to as a metric carat. Carats can be abbreviated as ct, and are also sometimes abbreviated as CD. For example, 1 carat can be written as 1 ct or 1 CD.

Pound to Carat Conversion Table

Pound measurements converted to carats
Pounds Carats
0.001 lb 2.268 ct
0.002 lb 4.5359 ct
0.003 lb 6.8039 ct
0.004 lb 9.0718 ct
0.005 lb 11.34 ct
0.006 lb 13.61 ct
0.007 lb 15.88 ct
0.008 lb 18.14 ct
0.009 lb 20.41 ct
0.01 lb 22.68 ct
0.02 lb 45.36 ct
0.03 lb 68.04 ct
0.04 lb 90.72 ct
0.05 lb 113.4 ct
0.06 lb 136.08 ct
0.07 lb 158.76 ct
0.08 lb 181.44 ct
0.09 lb 204.12 ct
0.1 lb 226.8 ct
0.2 lb 453.59 ct
0.3 lb 680.39 ct
0.4 lb 907.18 ct
0.5 lb 1,134 ct
0.6 lb 1,361 ct
0.7 lb 1,588 ct
0.8 lb 1,814 ct
0.9 lb 2,041 ct
1 lb 2,268 ct


  1. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and Pound, U.S. Department of Commerce, July 1, 1959, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/05/09/frn-59-5442-1959.pdf
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight
  3. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Precious Metals Conversion Information, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/laws-and-regulations/precious-metals-conversion

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