Moissanite and Carat



Moissanites are commonly referred by their dimension rather than carat.
Whilst they are visually proportionate to a Diamond, they do weigh slightly less which means a Diamond of the same proportions would have a heavier carat weight.

This is where DEW (Diamond Equivalent Weight) comes in to play.
For example, the average 1ct Round Brilliant Diamond would be approximately* 6.5mm. 
The weight would be slightly different BUT visually both stones would have the same 'top view' appearance .

In short, if you were seeking prices for a 1ct Moissanite, we would quote you for the 6.5mm (or 6mm) option.

* We say approximately as the weight can be affected by how it is cut (ie shallow, deep etc)