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We are excited to say that all of our gemstones (both precious & semi-precious) as well as diamonds are all individually handpicked and selectively filtered by our Gemological Institute of America (GIA) graduate team members.
Numerous hours of intensive search are put into our selection process to ensure that our gemstones are superb in all facets of cut, color, fire, luster, and brilliance. Please note that we do not use synthetic, heated, or treated diamonds unless it is specifically indicated on the listing or requested by our valued customers.
Here is a detailed description of this custom-made jewelry piece.
Center Stone: Asscher Charles & Colvard Moissanite
Gem Type: Forever ONE
From 6mm (1.25 cts. dia equivalent) to 9mm (3.25 cts. dia equivalent)
*You can choose in the drop-down menu.
*Please message us if you wish to set a different size and/or shape center stone other than the options available in the drop-down menu.
Side Stones: approximately 0.5 CTTW
22 Qty of Natural Diamonds (Princess – 1.5mm – SI Clarity – G to H Color)
Carat Total Weight: 1.75 Carats to 3.75 Carats Dia Equivalent
Precious Metal Type for Ring: (Drop-Down Menu)
14k White Gold = 14KW
14k Yellow Gold = 14KY
14k Rose Gold = 14KR
Palladium = Pall
Platinum = Plat
Forever One = F1
Size: Please select the finger size that you need in the drop-down menu. We will custom this ring to fit your exact finger size.
* If it is not available in the drop down menu then please feel free to message us for your specific finger size.
Made To Order:
All of our custom pieces are made to order. Each piece will be professionally crafted by our internal jewelers to fit your exact finger size. Therefore, custom-made pieces are final and are non-refundable.
Processing Time: 14-20 days after order is placed.
US Shipping Time: 1-3 business days after processing time.
International Shipping Time: 7-10 business days after processing time. (Depends on Country)
Made in the USA:
All custom orders are 100% made in the USA from design to the finish.
This item comes with:
* Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite Certificate of Authenticity
* Manufacturer’s Warranty: You may register the moissanite on www.charlesandcolvard.com for the manufacturer’s warranty.
To further enhance the shopping experience, each piece of jewelry and loose stone is carefully inspected by a professional jeweler to follow industry standard grading procedures prior to every shipment. We focus heavily on our internal quality assurance protocols in the effort to make certain that every customer is a satisfied customer.
Customer Courtesy Appraisal Reports:
Our Gemological Institute of America (GIA) graduate members can provide an appraisal report with each purchase for insurance purposes upon request. This service is free of charge as a customer courtesy.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have. We are here to help.
—|| CHARLES & COLVARD FOREVER ONE ||—
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.
The crowning achievement in gem innovation Charles & Colvard Forever ONE, is the newest addition to the Charles & Colvard family. A triumph of art, science, and sustained effort, Forever ONE is an unprecedented achievement – an unfailingly pure, white colorless gem in the premium D-E-F range, with the extreme hardness and robustness inherent in all Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite. Forever ONE is available in limited quantities and shapes. You will be thrilled to be the proud owner of an heirloom quality gemstone that fulfills your desire for purity and brilliance.
The promise of forever…it truly is The World’s Most Brilliant Gem.
Artfully crafted from silicon carbide, one of the hardest minerals in the world, Forever ONE created by Charles & Colvard is guaranteed to last forever. Each gem comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and Limited Lifetime Warranty ensuring that it will maintain its fire and brilliance, without ever fading.
—|| BRILLIANCE AND FIRE ||—
Moissanite’s characteristic sparkle is more than just a show of beauty, it’s 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 jewel’s refractive index and its brilliance. Simplified, the higher the refractive index, the more brilliance the jewel emits. In other words, moissanite’s brilliance outrivals diamond. What’s more, moissanite’s fire of 0.104 is more than twice that of diamond’s (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 ||—
Moissanite’s brilliance outshines every jewel, yet its exceptional durability should not be overlooked. Durability is commonly described to consist of both hardness and toughness; however, a third component of durability is stability. Hardness refers to the jewel’s 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. Moissanite’s ability to resist abrasion outranks many popular colored gemstones and is second only to diamond.
The ability of a jewel to remain intact, withstand force (pressure) and resist breaking or chipping is known as toughness. Determined by a substance’s 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. Moissanite’s 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 is a material’s 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 jeweler’s 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.
—|| COMPARE MOISSANITE ||—
Moissanite vs. CZ
At first glance, moissanite resembles diamond and might be mistaken for diamond, a synthetic diamond or diamond substitute, but in fact, moissanite isn’t 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 world’s most popular diamond similant), the differences are obvious and moissanite’s 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, there’s no comparison between moissanite and CZ. Moissanite continually stands out as superior.
Moissanite vs. 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 doesn’t 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. Lab-created moissanite, however, is best known to be in a category of its own and is marketed and sold as a unique jewel.
Moissanite vs. Diamonds
Brilliant, durable and near-colorless diamond and moissanite are often compared. However, under closer examination, you can see that these two unique stones have several key differences. The most obvious difference is that moissanite and diamond are two entirely different jewels with distinctly different chemical compositions, physical characteristics and optical properties. Moissanite’s 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. Moissanite’s measurement of brilliance or refractive index (RI) of 2.65-2.69 is about 10% higher than diamond’s 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 diamond’s (0.044). Interestingly, diamond has a natural affinity to grease and therefore it easily attracts grease which builds up on diamond’s surface and can reduce its luster appearance. Moissanite is less likely to attract grease, sparkling brightly even when it hasn’t 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. What’s more, today’s commonly promoted engagement ring diamond is lower in quality and moissanite’s exceptional cutting is evident by the way moissanite outshine many diamonds. In every way, moissanite is a superior choice for beautiful, unique jewelry.
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