Charles & Colvard Moissanite
Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite
More brilliant than diamond, moissanite is a rare, naturally occurring mineral also known as silicon carbide, which was first discovered by the Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dr. Henri Moissan at the site of a massive meteorite strike in Arizona. This intriguing new stone was named moissanite in his honor, and Moissan spent the rest of his life attempting to recreate this rare mineral in his laboratory. It wasn't until the late 90's that scientists - working in a research laboratory located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina - developed the innovative thermal growing process that creates silicon carbide crystals.
Charles & Colvard is driven by an ethical promise: create the world’s most brilliant gem, while leading the way for environmentally and socially responsible choices in the jewelry industry at a revolutionary value.
c&c's Forever One moissanite
Charles & Colvard Forever One moissanite is a triumph of art, science and sustained effort. The structural configuration of this new moissanite material is what yields its unsurpassed, colorless (D-E-F) quality. While chemically it is still silicon carbide (SiC), and its optical and hardness properties remain the same, it is the stacking of SiC material in the manufacturing process that makes Forever One moissanite unlike any of its predecessors.
Forever One. Available in Two Grades.
Through its research and development efforts working with Forever One, Charles & Colvard has developed a second grade of Forever One, in G-H-I quality*. This near colorless gemstone emits a faint, [cooler] hue compared to its Forever Brilliant predecessor, which yields a warm hue. [It is] also cut from this same high quality material, ensuring that no matter what Forever One grade you choose, your stone will be more brilliant than any other gemstone. [The fire, brilliance, scintillation and luster are the same between each; the difference is in the color of the gems.]
*Based on the Gemological Institute of America's diamond grading scale.
Every Charles & Colvard created gem is guaranteed to remain as beautiful as the day you bought it. Whether for an engagement ring, Mother’s Day present, or a gift to yourself — it comes with a limited lifetime warranty that protects against damage to the stone and any changes in color, clarity or brilliance.
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