Cushion Forever One Charles & Colvard Loose Moissanite Stone
Charles & Colvard Forever One is the fulfillment of a strategic vision, a breakthrough that exceeded all expectations. Ongoing innovation continued, and out of their diligent efforts, Charles & Colvard created a gemstone with such purity and composition that is inherent in its newest creation Forever One. A gem so pure and so white that it exceeds that of any ordinary gem. The promise of revolutionary brilliance and colorless beauty.
Artfully crafted from silicon carbide, one of the hardest minerals in the world, Forever One created by Charles & Colvard is guaranteed to last forever. Charles & Colvard Forever Line. CHARLES & COLVARD FOREVER ONE. CHARLES & COLVARD FOREVER BRILLIANT. For ten years Charles & Colvards ongoing research to improve upon the original gemstone to create a whiter, brighter, finer grade of moissanite produced Charles & Colvard Forever Brilliant® gemstone, and is available in a broad selection of near-colorless gems.
Artfully crafted from silicon carbide, one of the hardest minerals in the world, Forever Brilliant® created by Charles & Colvard® is guaranteed to last forever. Forever Brilliant Moissanite was created with a patented two-step process. Each silicon carbide stone is grown in a state of the art lab at Charles & Colvard which is exposed under tremendous heat and pressure until the crystallization of moissanite takes shape. Internal quality control will only select the best stones out of this crystallization process to create Forever Brilliant Moissanite.
The fulfillment of decades of development Forever Classic provides affordable luxury at a fraction of the cost. With its characteristic faint color, JK designation, the original Forever Classic gems are available in an array of shapes and sizes.
Simply put, we are a growing family-oriented business, a team of artists with expertise in our own respectable fields that absolutely love what we do! As 2nd generation jewelers, we continue to share the same passion and excitement for everything sparkly under the sun. We enjoy catering to your needs and being witness to the awe-inspiring stories that may unfold in the process of helping you get there. Fire & Brilliance specializes in customization, making the aesthetically appealing more personal to you. Our selections of conflict-free and/or fair-trade gems including Morganite, Diamond, Sapphire, Topaz, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Ruby, Tanzanite, Tourmaline, and Moissanite (and more) set on jewelry are available to meet a wide range of stylish tastes.
Our customers have the option to decide on the length of term that is best for them between 1 to 6 months. An initial deposit of 10% is required to start the layaway plan. Layaway store credit expires exactly 1 year from the original date of cancellation.
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Custom orders will typically take longer to process since we need to craft it from scratch. What are your processing times? The item must be in its original and unworn condition. It cannot be altered in any way or form.
Item(s) sized by a third party will not be refundable nor exchangeable. There are no exceptions to this rule. The right to negate the terms of this policy exists if there is evidence of fraud or wrongdoing. Moissanites characteristic sparkle is more than just a show of beauty, its also a testament to the superior science behind the jewel. Moissanite is known for its high refractive index of 2.65, greater even than the refractive index of diamond at 2.42.
There is a correlation between a jewels refractive index and its brilliance. Simplified, the higher the refractive index, the more brilliance the jewel emits. In other words, moissanites brilliance outrivals diamond. Whats more, moissanites fire of 0.104 is more than twice that of diamonds (0.044).
This means that moissanite emits more fire, or flashes of rainbow colored light than diamond. With more brilliance and fire than that of diamond or any popular jewel, moissanite is truly impressive. Durability is commonly described to consist of both hardness and toughness; however, a third component of durability is stability. Hardness refers to the jewels resistance to being scratched or abraded and is commonly expressed as a number ranking (1 being the softest and 10 being the hardest) on Mohs relative hardness scale. Therefore, if you were to compare hardness between gemstones, a jewel can only be scratched or abraded by a material that has the same hardness or a higher Mohs hardness. Although diamond is the hardest substance known to mankind, ranked as 10 on Mohs, moissanite is the second hardest jewel known to man, at 9.25. Moissanites ability to resist abrasion outranks many popular colored gemstones and is second only to diamond. Toughness The ability of a jewel to remain intact, withstand force (pressure) and resist breaking or chipping is known as toughness.
Determined by a substances atomic and chemical structure, toughness can vary directionally within a jewel or gemstone. While both moissanite and diamond are rated excellent in toughness, moissanite has a different atomic and chemical structure than diamond.
Moissanites atomic structure does not have a direction of cleavage (which sometimes is considered as a direction of structural weakness) like diamond does. Simply said, moissanite outranks diamond in overall toughness. Stability Stability is a materials ability to remain intact or withstand exposure to temperature and chemicals. Moissanite can easily withstand temperature variations during the jewelry manufacturing process and repairs at the jewelers bench. In fact, moissanite has a higher vaporization temperature than diamond and can withstand temperatures reaching 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Moissanite is also very stable when exposed to various chemicals typically used during both manufacturing and jewelry repair. Moissanite remains impervious to solutions and acids typically used with jewelry manufacturing liquids that commonly damage other less stable jewels such as tanzanite or emerald. With excellent hardness and superior toughness, moissanite is more durable than diamond and an optimal choice for a jewel that will truly endure. CZ At first glance, moissanite resembles diamond and might be mistaken for diamond, a synthetic diamond or diamond substitute, but in fact, moissanite isnt a diamond look-alike or a me-too similant like cubic zirconia. Moissanite is an entirely unique jewel with highly desirable qualities.
And when compared with cubic zirconia or CZ (perhaps the worlds most popular diamond similant), the differences are obvious and moissanites uniqueness become even more desirable. CZ is an inexpensive simulated diamond look-alike and is inferior in almost every gemological property to moissanite. CZ is mass produced under a myriad of trade names and promoted with various brand names.
Compared to moissanite, CZ has a lower Mohs hardness. It scratches and abrades easily which causes many consumers to say that CZ loses its surface luster after just a few years. Although CZ claims to scratch glass, many gemstones and jewels are ranked above glass in hardness and can easily scratch glass.
Truly, theres no comparison between moissanite and CZ. Moissanite continually stands out as superior. Synthetics The difference between synthetics and similants might seem to be confusing as some synthetics could be marketed as similants.
Simply defined, a synthetic gemstone is basically the same as its natural counterpart and has essentially the same chemical, physical and optical properties; however, it is created by man using laboratory processes. For example, a synthetic ruby is essentially the same mineral as a ruby grown by Mother Nature; however, the synthetic variety is grown by man in a lab. On the other hand, simulants are created to resemble other substances or gemstones. Simulants do not necessarily share similar properties. For example, while a rhinestone might resemble a diamond or moissanite, a rhinestone is made of glass and doesnt share similar properties with either diamond or moissanite.
One of the most popular diamond similant or look-alike is cubic zirconia. CZ is also a synthetic as it is manmade. Diamonds Brilliant, durable and near-colorless diamond and moissanite are often compared.
Moissanites chemical composition is silicon carbide and diamond is composed of carbon. While both sparkle, moissanite actually has a higher brilliance than diamond when you compare refractive indices. Moissanites measurement of brilliance or refractive index (RI) of 2.65-2.69 is about 10% higher than diamonds RI of 2.42. Not only does moissanite have a higher refractive index than diamond, but its dispersion (fire) measured at 0.104 is nearly two and a half times more than diamonds (0.044). Interestingly, diamond has a natural affinity to grease and therefore it easily attracts grease which builds up on diamonds surface and can reduce its luster appearance. Moissanite is less likely to attract grease, sparkling brightly even when it hasnt been cleaned in a long period of time. Moissanite is also more durable than diamond and less likely to cleave into two pieces when force is applied. Whats more, todays commonly promoted engagement ring diamond is lower in quality and moissanites exceptional cutting is evident by the way moissanite outshine many diamonds. In every way, moissanite is a superior choice for beautiful, unique jewelry. The item "Cushion Forever One Charles & Colvard Loose Moissanite Stone" is in sale since Friday, July 29, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Other Loose Stones". The seller is "fireandbrilliance" and is located in San Jose, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.