''Gorgeous Carat'' is a BoysLove manga series by You Higuri (mangaka of ''VisualNovel/GakuenHeaven''), set in Victorian-era France. Currently a four-part series and a one-shot sequel, with more on the way.

Paris is in an uproar over the famous and notorious PhantomThief Noir, aka usurer Ray Balzac Courland. A [[ImpoverishedPatrician penniless aristocratic]] woman seeks Ray out to help with her family debts, and is forced to give him the only thing she can as collateral--her son, Florian du Rochefort. Their relationship starts off quite rocky, but, this being BL, things run their natural course as the pair go on treasure-hunting adventures, try (unsuccessfully) to fool the {{private detective}} bent on proving Ray's identity, and have run-ins with the [[TheSyndicate crime syndicate]] Black Hand.

The main story is available in English from Tokyopop's BLU imprint, and the ''Gorgeous Carat Galaxy'' spinoff is licensed by DMP's Juné imprint.

!!This series provides examples of:

* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: The HoYay between the heroes isn't as blatant as other BoysLove series, but that just makes the sweet moments all the sweeter. [[spoiler:Like Florian (and Ray, but it's not quite as poignant when he does it) willing to give his life for Ray. And Ray increasing Florian's debt so that he can never leave him]].
* BloodBrothers: Ray and Azura.
* BreakTheCutie
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Poor Laila, so in love with Ray, starts to fall for his cousin near the end.
* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: Ray to Florian. Needless to say, Florian heard, and Ray is embarrassed.
* CrossDresser: Florian doesn't need makeup or a wig. Just a dress.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Florian. It's [[WhatBeautifulEyes the]] [[PurpleEyes eyes]].
* EveryoneIsBi: Characters' sexualities are never addressed (except for a couple "are you gay?" jokes at Ray's expense). [[EvenTheGuysWantHim The guys just all want Florian]].
* {{Fingore}}: Florian gets a needle wedged under a fingernail during a torture session.
* HeroicBSOD: Florian. Drugs and rape are bad.
* ImpoverishedPatrician
* IntimateHealing: Azura does the MedicineKiss variation. [[spoiler:That ain't medicine, though, and he ain't trying to heal]].
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Azura, many times]].
* KissingDiscretionShot
* {{Loan Shark}}s: Averted and played with. Ray jokes about being this, but he goes out of his way to prevent Florian from being able to pay him back.
* LoveAtFirstSight: The relationship starts off quite one-sided. Ray just needed one look at [[WhatBeautifulEyes those]] [[PurpleEyes eyes]]. More of a "desire for possession at first sight".
* MisplacedSorrow: Played with. Every time Ray is concerned for Florian's safety, no matter how serious he gets, he turns it into a joke along the lines of "Look at how much you owe me, I'd never get that back if you died..." It becomes obvious that it is a cover-up for his feelings, and he never brings up the debt when he's alone when he's worried about Florian.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Very much Florian.
* PaperThinDisguise: Ray's disguise as Noir is a top hat and cape.
* ParentalAbandonment: Pretty much everyone.
* PhantomThief
* PrivateDetective: Solomon Sugar.
* RapeAsDrama: Poor Florian.
* SecretIdentity
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ray kicks ass and wields a mean whip. Florian also kicks ass, but he sure cries a lot.
* SpoilerOpening: Manga variation. [[spoiler:Azura's evil isn't much of a shocking plot twist when it's shown on that chapter's title page]].
* TheSyndicate: The Black Hand.
* TechnicolorEyes: Florian has [[PurpleEyes amethyst eyes]]. For once, unusual eyes in a manga ''aren't'' treated as an everyday occurrence; they're commented on quite frequently.
* UnderwaterKiss
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Poor Laila.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Florian gets it constantly. They're {{purple|eyes}}.
* WhipItGood: Ray.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Ray and Florian aren't the type of couple to fall into bed together by the end of the first volume. [[spoiler:They don't even kiss until the end of the fourth volume, and it isn't really shown. We're still waiting for outright declarations of love and sex]].
* [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi Fanboy]]: Ray and Azura embrace in a Muslim greeting. Everyone misunderstands. It is Noel, the ''five year old boy'', who is squealing with glee, little hearts floating around him.