2016 – What a Wild Ride This Has Been

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Oh man, 2016 has been a wild ride. This time of year I like to take stock of things, personally and professionally, while catching up with friends, attending holiday parties where people still think it’s ok to wear an ugly Christmas sweater – good Lord people for all that is holy please stop doing this – and shopping online to avoid the … Read More

An Interview With The Mad Scientist of Moissanite

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The Man Behind the Moissanite We recently sat down with Guy Stimpson, the brand and trademark owner of the Moissanite NEO, to learn more about him and his delicious gems. J Hollywood Designs has been selling the NEO since it was first rolled out in the fall of 2015, and prior to that Guy and his team were our primary … Read More

Colorless vs Near Colorless Moissanite

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Moissanite Color Grading Let’s start out with a brief lesson in color grading moissanite (I know, I hear ya, snooze, but bear with me), and then we’ll get into which color gemstone is right for you. Here’s a breakdown of the primary color ranges and the corresponding letter grades: White As All Hell: D, E, F Almost As White As All Hell: … Read More

The Time Has Come – Colorless NEO Moissanite

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More exciting news, my loves! We received word last week from the NEO moissanite dudes (#moissaniteman) that the COLORLESS NEO IS HERE. Mm-hmm, that’s right. Not in a large range of sizes yet, but that’s cool! We are only going up from here. There are mostly rounds, in a range from 4mm up to 9mm. In English, those are sizes … Read More

Which Diamond Alternative is Most Diamond Like?

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  There are so many cool diamond alternatives available now, and we will see more coming to market this year. Clients are asking us on a daily basis, which stone is the best? Which one is most diamond-like? Is Charles & Colvard’s Forever One the best diamond alternative? Or a NEO moissanite? How about the SUPERNOVA from Australia? When can I get an Amora … Read More

What the Hell is a NEO Moissanite?

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The NEO – Diamonds From Space What is a NEO moissanite? Ok people, listen up. These are brand new, as in, just came available to us last week! They are rumored to be quite awesome, and we’ll have one mid-week to check out. Look for a video on Instagram, as when it arrives that’s the first thing I’ll do. This … Read More