I’m backkkkk…I wanted to share with you some of the fabulous colored moissanite that we can source now. We can get any shape or size in all of the colors shown in the pics above and below. For starters, feast your eyes on this delightful pear shape in a medium shade of teal/blue green. We can also source lab created sapphires that are just spectacular, and they are a bit less expensive than moissanite. Same deal, any shape/any size for those as well. Sapphires paired with colorless moissanite and diamonds is my absolute fav gemstone combo.
Speaking of sapphires, check out these French cut lab grown sapphs – they are adorable. And the ring they are being set in (as we speak) is this gorgeous custom design we did recently, named Clara. It’ll have an Old European cut center, those sexy French cuts, and diamonds. Yum.
The best part about the new sapphires, along with our colorless moissanite, is that we can get any shape/any size now, so the only limitations you have are your imagination! Hmmm. That was cheesy. Imma roll with it though. 😉 We cut these huge rose cut sapphire cushions for a jeweler and they came out amazing. Been dreaming about them ever since. (Mama needs one, me thinks.)
BACK TO MOISSANITE, AS ALWAYS
For many years the only colored moissanite available was a medium to dark green and occasionally yellow. There were a few other colors available – but those were coated on the pavilion, and the coating scratched off quite easily. We’ve never carried coated moissanite for that reason. All of the colors that we can get now are a solid (permanent) color throughout.
GEM NERD ALERT
At the lab, they leak argon into the reactor to create gray boules, and nitrogen for green. A boule is the hockey puck looking thang in the photo – that is how moissanite crystal grows in the reactor, into a disk like shape, and then they are cut down into triangular preforms. Then the gems are faceted on a lapidary wheel. Pretty cool process. We have some preforms in our stash, and a super talented gemstone cutter friend of ours is going to have us to his shop for mimosas and a lapidary lesson. Can’t wait!
AND, THE MOMENT YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR…
Moissanite makes a killer alternative to mined green emeralds – they are far less expensive, and much harder – mined emeralds are not idea for a daily wear ring. Natural emeralds usually have a fair number of inclusions, unless you want to spend a bloody fortune for a high end stone.
Our greys are gorgeous too. One of my fav. personal pieces is our Atlas ring, with a killer cool kite shaped moissanite center, surrounded by diamond melee. We can also do a version with moissanite melee, to save you a few sheckles. (Melee is the industry term for tiny ass round gemstones.) And here are a few more pieces with our gray ZAYA Moissanite(r) in them.
So, until next time – tag, you’re it! Comment below your fav color and shape, I’m game for having some new drool-worthy colored moissanite cut, to share on social – let me know what you guys would like to see, and I’ll see what I can do. *insert evil grin*