Charles & Colvard About
Charles & Colvard is redefining luxury with the world’s most brilliant gem, moissanite. We offer a huge assortment of fine jewelry and loose gemstones via our website, https:www.charlesandcolvard.com.
We have a very strong brand presence in the United States, and also service customers from all over the globe. We specialize in higher end fine jewelry including engagement and wedding rings, classic jewelry such as stud earrings and necklaces, and gift ideas crafted in white, yellow and rose gold.
Since 1995, Charles & Colvard has been driven by an ethical promise: create the world’s most brilliant gem, while leading the way for environmentally and socially responsible choices in the jewelry industry at a revolutionary value.
As the original creator of moissanite, we strive to remain firm in our innovative roots, making products that exceed expectations, providing a first-rate customer experience, operating with integrity and transparency and using business as a force for good.
That’s why the steps of our process – from creating and cutting the gems to selecting the metals used in our jewelry and choosing the suppliers we partner with – meet the ethical and environmental standards we share with our consumers.
We are dedicated to generating better products and developing better techniques for cutting and polishing. In short, we do everything we can to enhance the stunning brilliance of this amazing stone. Our customers expect, and deserve, nothing less.
What is Moissanite?
Moissanite is a rare, naturally occurring mineral also known as silicon carbide, which was first discovered at the site of a massive meteorite strike in Arizona. It wasn’t until the late 90’s that scientists – working in a research laboratory located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina – developed the innovative thermal growing process that creates silicon carbide crystals. These crystals are fashioned into the moissanite gemstones we know today. With a refractive index of 2.65-2.69 and a dispersion that’s 2.4 times higher than that of a diamond, moissanite gemstones surpass any natural gemstone for fire and brilliance. Additionally, our man-made gems are more durable than diamond, sapphire, ruby or emerald.
We have been creating moissanite for over 20 years and have spent this time tirelessly refining the way we produce this beautiful, man-made gemstone. From our original, classic gems to our unrivaled Forever One gemstones, we are dedicated to creating better products and developing better techniques to enhance the stunning brilliance of our moissanite.