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

Carat Size – How Big Can You Handle It?

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So you’ve found your bae, and want to start shopping for a bit of bling to make it official. Typically one of the first questions that pops to mind is, “how many carats?”. First instinct is to think, well, bigger is always better. But in the case of moissanite, we find our clients want to balance a big delicious stone … Read More

An Interview With The Mad Scientist of Moissanite

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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 source for Charles & Colvard moissanite … Read More

Colorless vs Near Colorless Moissanite

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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, FAlmost As White As All Hell: G, H, I, JWee Smidge of … Read More

5 Things You Should Know About SUPERNOVA Moissanite

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What is a SUPERNOVA Moissanite? The SUPERNOVA is a new moissanite available now, and we are SUPER excited (see what I did there?) to be the first retailer on the planet to sell them! They are gorgeous, and are being cut in a huge array of sizes. Plus, we can also get custom cuts, so if you were interested in, … 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 Gem? … Read More

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