Moissanite vs. Diamond – Can You Tell the Difference?

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Hey hot stuff! Moissanite is going mainstream, and you, my sweet, are in on the ground floor. The Today Show just did a piece on moissanite, and they called it a GAME CHANGER. Mm-hmm, you heard that right.Sooooo, you can spend $23,000 for a diamond engagement ring that is a bit pricey (#understatementoftheyear) and isn’t conflict-free, or you can spend … Read More

The Stone Formerly Known As AMADA

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Soooo, here we are. We are working on rolling out our own line of moissanite, which is pretty amazing stuff. We chose a lovely name that was short, easy to spell, and a little bit sexy. However, we need to choose a new name, as another vendor got their knickers in a twist over our original name choice. Rather than … Read More

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

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