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Moissanites are sold by the carat. which is actually a unit of weight, though most think of a carat in terms of size. a carat is equal to exactly 0.2 grams . Carat weight is unrelated to the similar sounding karat, which refers to gold's purity.
Two Moissanites of equal carat weight can have very different costs based on other factors (such as cut , color & clarity ). the importance of carat weight, carat weight will probably be the most important factor in your search until the desired size is attained. At that point, other criteria will take on more importance. Most women can tell you the carat weight and shape of their ideal Moissanite, and most men can tell you the price. The size comes in very precise cut and therefore their sizes are respective to their carat weight.
As the carat size of a Moissanite increases, the Moissanite's price increases at an increasing rate. Why? Because the larger the Moissanite, the more increasingly rare it is. Fewer than one in one million mined rough stones are large enough to produce a finished 1 carat Moissanite. So, as carat weight increases, you will typically pay more not only in total, but on a price-per-carat basis as well. The table below illustrates the typical relationship between Moissanites of equal quality and increasing carat weights: