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Moissanite Jewelry - Forever Brilliant!

#The Romance of Moissanite
 
What if there was a stone that surpassed the luster, brilliance and fire of a diamond or any diamond simulant? Moissanite does that and more. Introduced to the earth by a meteor, Moissanite possesses the same unearthly beauty so coveted in diamonds, but blazes even brighter with superior sparkle. Moissanite doesn't merely match a diamond's beauty or durability, it transcends it. The mesmerizing beauty of its appearance, remarkable durability and affordable price point make Moissanite Diamonds the perfect choice of stone for any occasion. So whether you want to propose with a Moissanite Ring or give the gift of Moissanite jewelry, you will find no other gemstone on earth that compares to the lasting beauty of Moissanite.
 
#What Is Moissanite?
 
Moissanite was first discovered in trace quantities that were carried to Earth from a spectacular meteorite. Possessing fire, brilliance, and luster far greater than that of a diamond, Moissanite sparkles unlike any other gemstone on earth. Composed of carbon and silicon, Moissanite is also one of the hardest and toughest known elements on earth, making it extremely resistant to scratching, chipping and breaking. Its durability and incomparable beauty make it an ideal center stone for an engagement ring or jewelry gift. Moissanite Diamonds come in many fancy shapes and sizes and can be used to create a one of a kind Moissanite Ring or used in other unique Moissanite Jewelry.
 
#The Unsurpassed Sparkle of Moissanite
 
When shopping for a Moissanite Ring or Moissanite jewelry, the spectacular sparkle is what really stands out. Moissanite's signature sparkle is more than just a surface trait, it speaks to the superior science behind Moissanite Diamonds. What makes Moissanite so magnificent is it has more fire, brilliance and luster than any other gemstone on earth. But the beauty and quality of Moissanite goes deeper than just the surface of the stone. The superior qualities of Moissanite is actually a scientific and quantifiable fact. 

Moissanite is known for its high refractive index of 2.65, which is notably higher than diamond, sapphire, CZ and other gemstones known to be very brilliant. Brilliance is the flashes of white light exiting the top and sides of a gemstone. The higher the refractive index of a gemstone, the more brilliance the jewel emits. Moissanite's superior refractive index makes Moissanite the most brilliant fine gemstone on earth. Moissanite's fire, the flashes of colored light, is even more impressive, being more than twice that of a diamond. Luster is the amount of light that is reflected back to the observer from the surface of the gemstone. In addition to superior fire and brilliance, Moissanite has 18% greater luster than a diamond and 50% greater luster than CZ.
 
#Propose with Moissanite
 
Surprise her with a stunning Moissanite Ring, and give her so much more sparkle than that of a traditional diamond or other diamond simulant. Moissanite Diamonds come in many fancy shapes and sizes so you can create a personalized Moissanite Ring that is one of a kind. She deserves a ring that sparkles and stands out just like she does and a romantic Moissanite Ring will be a unique heirloom she will treasure forever. Moissanite is also perfect for couples who are looking to achieve a superior look to diamonds but pay far less. When it comes to the overall value Moissanite can't be beat. Proposing with Moissanite will ensure she has a ring of incomparable beauty that will last a lifetime.
 
#Moissanite: Beauty that Endures
 
When proposing with a Moissanite Ring or giving the gift of Moissanite Jewelry, you can be confident that you are not only giving a gift of surpassing beauty but one that will endure a lifetime and beyond. There aren't many materials that can boast being tougher than diamonds, but Moissanite is one of them. The unique atomic structure of Moissanite differs that of a diamond. Its durability allows the Moissanite to be exposed to heat and chemicals during the manufacturing or jewelry repair that often damage other gemstones. One of the hardest gemstones on earth, Moissanite has more than double the hardness of any popular diamond simulants, making it extremely difficult to scratch or damage. The beauty and value of Moissanite make it the clear choice for best sparkle and overall value.
 
#Forever One Moissanite
 
We are pleased to introduce Charles & Colvard's newest premium line of Moissanite gemstones: Forever One. 

Forever One captures all of the same amazing properties as classic Moissanite but is now available, for the first time, as a colorless gem, grading D, E, and F on the GIA diamond color scale. 

Forever One Moissanite should not be confused with diamond simulants that attempt to mimic the look of a diamond. Forever One Moissanite is truly a diamond replacement as it surpasses a diamond in brilliance, fire, toughness and luster. It also matches some of the world's most rare and value diamonds in colorlessness and near flawless clarity.
 

Why Moissanite?

  • Made in the USA  

  • Conflict Free

  • Ethically Sound Choice  

  • Affordable Alternative

  • Sustainable Product

 

MOISSANITE FAQ:

What is Moissanite?

Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® is a unique near-colorless jewel made from silicon carbide (SiC) that outshines all others with its unsurpassed fire and brilliance. Moissanite, also known as silicon carbide (SiC), is a naturally occurring mineral found in limited quantities or as small particles in the earth. Moissanite is not a diamond simulant or diamond substitute; it is its own jewel. The rarity of large natural moissanite crystals prohibits their use in jewelry making.

 

For years, scientists tried to re-create this extraordinarily brilliant material. Only recently through the power of advanced technology has Charles & Colvard® developed a way to duplicate this unique and near-colorless jewel by producing large, gem-quality crystals. Moissanite is truly a unique and beautiful blend of art and science.

 

How is Charles & Colvard Moissanite® made?

Single-crystal moissanite is manufactured through a patented thermal growing process, the specifics of which are proprietary. The process is very difficult and expensive, thus preventing mass production. Today, Charles & Colvard® is the sole source and global distributor of created moissanite, with proprietary patents for the manufacturing process itself, as well as for its use as a jewel.

 

How do you ensure the product and quality in the production of created Moissanite?

Every Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® gemstone is produced within exacting specifications and high quality control standards. The Charles & Colvard® Certificate of Authenticity ensures that every Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® gemstone is an original product which has been manufactured in controlled facilities by highly skilled specialists using the latest technology. Moissanite created gemstones are released for sale only after having met stringent quality control standards.

 
 
 
 

Will Moissanite's brilliance ever fade?

No. Charles & Colvard® provides a Limited Lifetime Warranty which guarantees that every Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® gemstone will maintain its brilliance and fire for its lifetime.

 

Does Moissanite have any identifying characteristics such as inclusions?

Though moissanite is not sold with eye-visible inclusions, needle-like inclusions are inherent to the crystal growth process and can be seen under magnification.

 

How is Moissanite graded for clarity?

Using a 10x loupe, each individual jewel is examined for inclusions that may affect moissanite's optical performance.

 

Is Moissanite available in different colors?

Most moissanite sold today is near-colorless.

 

Is Moissanite graded on the GIA diamond color grading scale?

No. The standard GIA diamond color grading scale is not designed to rate moissanite. Unlike diamonds, which range from colorless to brownish to fancy yellow, Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® can have slight undertones from green to yellow to gray to teal.

 

Can the color of Moissanite change?

No. There are no likely situations in which the color of moissanite will be permanently changed. A temporary color change will occur when moissanite is exposed to heat (torch) during jewelry repair techniques. However, with proper bench techniques, there is no resulting damage and moissanite returns to its normal color after the jewel cools to room temperature.

 

Are Moissanite gemstones hand-cut or mass produced?

Every Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® gemstone is precisely hand-cut by a master gem cutter to create maximum brilliance which intensifies its ultimate fire.

 

What shapes are available?

While round brilliant continues to be the most popular cut for moissanite, fancy cuts such as castle, cushion, heart, marquise, octagon, oval, pear, princess, radiant, square brilliant, triangle and trillion are also available in limited quantities.

 

What gives Moissanite its "fire"?

A gemstone's "fire" is caused by dispersion - the property by which light is spread out according to its wavelengths (colors) as it passes through an object. Moissanite's dispersion is 0.104 and can be calculated scientifically.

 

How does Moissanite's dispersion compare with that of other popular gemstones?

Moissanite displays 2.4 times more dispersion or fire than diamond (0.044) and much more dispersion than ruby (0.018), sapphire (0.018) and emerald (0.014).

 

Will a Moissanite jewel ever lose its fire?

No. Charles & Colvard® provides a Limited Lifetime Warranty which guarantees that every Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® will maintain its fire and brilliance for its lifetime.

 

Is Moissanite resistant to scratching?

Yes. Moissanite is durable and tough. It is extremely resistant to scratching and abrasion. Diamond is the hardest gemstone used in jewelry but moissanite, with a hardness of 9.25, is harder than all other gemstones including ruby and sapphire.

 

Can Moissanite break easily?

No. Based on measurable scientific studies in high pressure research, moissanite is extremely resistant to breaking and chipping. In fact, moissanite is one of the toughest jewels known to man and can stand the test of time.

 

Is Moissanite heat tolerant?

Yes. Moissanite has heat resistance properties superior to many other jewels. Tests prove that at 2000ºF, higher than the equivalent intensity of a house fire, moissanite remains intact and as brilliant as the day it was created. High heat tolerance makes moissanite less likely to experience heat damage during jewelry repair.

 

How can Moissanite be distinguished from other colorless jewels?

There are four (4) methods for distinguishing moissanite:

  • Test using the Tester Model 590 or other testing devise used to distinguish moissanite.

  • Determine if doubling of facet junctions is visible through magnification.

  • Unique needle-like or micropipe type inclusions that typical are perpendicular to the table facet are visible only under magnification in a percentage of moissanite.

  • Specific gravity and refractive index are important attributes in gemstone identification useful for a gemologist with appropriate equipment to identify moissanite.

 

Is it true that created Moissanite can test positive as diamond using conventional testing equipment?

Yes. Near-colorless created moissanite has many similar physical properties to those of diamond and will test positive for diamond when using a thermal diamond tester.

 

Why is Moissanite sold my millimeter and not by carat weight?

Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® is listed in millimeters because it is easier for a jeweler to order moissanite in millimeters to be able to determine the size needed for mounting. Also used is diamond equivalent weight (dew). This is the method by which most retailers are used to selling and consumers are used to buying.

Carat is the traditional measuring unit of a diamond's weight. Moissanite stones are slightly lighter than diamonds. For example, a 6.5mm round diamond would weigh 1.0 ct, while a 6.5mm round moissanite would weigh 0.88 ct. The two stones would be the same size - 6.5mm in diameter. All stones on Moissanite.com are listed with their actual size in mm and/or the diamond equivalent in carats.

 

Does Moissanite retain its value over time?

Because of its rarity, unmatched beauty, and patent protection, Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® is expected to retain or increase in value over time.

 

How do you clean Moissanite?

You can clean moissanite the same way you would diamond or any other fine gemstone. As with any fine jewelry item, you would not want to dump all of your jewelry into an ultrasonic cleaner at once to guard against possible chipping, but your moissanite jewel is perfectly safe under normal ultrasonic cleaning. You can also clean moissanite with a commercial (non-acid based) jewelry cleaner or mild soap and water using a soft toothbrush.

 

How does Moissanite hold up in repairs and sizing?

Moissanite is a highly stable material. It is durable and tough, extremely resistant to scratching, abrasion, breaking, or chipping. In addition, high heat tolerance makes moissanite less likely to experience heat damage during jewelry repair.

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